51. Super Bowl LV — Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Result: Tampa Bay 31, Kansas City 9
Tom Brady’s first year in Tampa Bay ended with the QB winning his seventh Super Bowl. The showdown could have been epic. The game’s greatest QB of all-time (Brady) squaring off against the reigning Super Bowl champs and its MVP QB — Patrick Mahomes. While Tampa Bay had to win three road games to reach the Super Bowl, Kansas City took care of business at home following a 14-2 regular season. Unfortunately, the matchup failed to live up to the hype. Tampa Bay’s defense stifled Mahomes and the Chiefs — forcing two interceptions and holding KC to just three field goals. A historic showdown, sure. A massive letdown, absolutely.
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50. Super Bowl XI — Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings
Result: Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
Between 1967-1975, the Raiders reached the AFL/AFC Championship seven times. In those seven appearances, the Raiders went 1-6 — and would go on to lose the Super Bowl following their one triumph. After years of failing on the biggest stage, the Raiders reached the mountain top in ’76. Led by All-Pros Ken Stabler, Cliff Branch and Dave Casper, the Raiders finished the year 16-1 and pulverized the Vikings in the Super Bowl. Leading 26-7 in the fourth quarter, Hall of Famer Willie Brown put the final nail in Minnesota’s coffin when he returned an interception 75 yards to the house.
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