What Was the Best Super Bowl of the Past Decade?
The Super Bowl is the biggest football game of the year, and perhaps the biggest sporting event of the year. As such, it is always nice when the game can be outstanding so that it can live up to all the hype. Fortunately for football fans, the past decade has seen quite a few excellent Super Bowls. While it is a subjective matter, particularly if you had a team that played in any of these Super Bowls, what is the pick here for the best Super Bowl of the past decade?
The most important criteria is a close game. Tampa Bay versus Oakland may have had a lot of scoring, but it wasn’t a terribly engaging encounter. On the flip side, the New York Giants upset of the undefeated New England Patriots was a great story and a close game, but aside from a couple of notable plays the game itself lacked a lot of great moments.
The aforementioned Patriots played a couple of great Super Bowls that went down to the wire against the St. Louis Rams and the Carolina Panthers. However, they didn’t play in the top Super Bowl. That game would have to be the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals. The final score was 27-23 in favor of the Steelers, thanks to a last minute touchdown catch by Santonio Holmes. That game also had a 64-yard touchdown catch by Larry Fitzgerald and a fantastic 100-yard interception return by James Harrison as the first half ended. Sportsbook has the Steelers as the favorite to win the Super Bowl this season. The game probably won’t be as good as their last, however.