With the 52nd edition of the game on the horizon, here are the top 30 Super Bowl moments of all-time.
The NFL regular season is winding down, and the playoff run to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis will soon begin. There will surely be something lasting and memorable about this year’s Super Bowl, be it a team playing in their home stadium, an improbable run by a team that is paid off with a win in the big game or a coaching strategy that will stand out and be recalled.
Through the first 51 editions of the Super Bowl, there have been dynasties, unlikely heroes and upsets, which have brought an array of memorable moments. So it may be hard to narrow the list to a select number, be it 10, 20, 50, etc.
But I’m taking a stab at the 30 best moments in Super Bowl history, and here they are.
30. Doug Williams
In Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos, Williams threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns as the Redskins turned the momentum of the game with five touchdowns in the second quarter on their way to a 42-10 win.
Williams was named Super Bowl MVP, and he became the first African-American starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl. As we started to emerge from an era where black quarterbacks carried a stigma about not being able to play the position at a high level and win big games, Williams offered a statement on the biggest stage that they can. It seems like a trivial issue today, where the depth of talent under center in the NFL is lacking, but for one shining moment Williams lit and carried a proverbial torch for African-American quarterbacks.