What Was the Worst Super Bowl of the Past Decade?
Everybody wants the Super Bowl to be a great game. Well, everybody probably wants any game they are watching to be great, but the Super Bowl even more so. It is the championship game of the most popular sport in the United States, and the last chance for football fans to watch the NFL for months. As such, when the game is disappointing, it is extra unpleasant. Fortunately, there have been few less than stellar Super Bowls in the past decade. However, which was the least enjoyable viewing experience?
This really comes down to two games. While some of the Super Bowls weren’t close, they at least had exciting plays. For example, when the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears, the game began with a Devin Hester kickoff return for the Bears. The game may have ended 29-17, but the game still had its moments.
The two games that could answer this question are Baltimore’s 34-7 thrashing of the New York Giants and Pittsburgh beating Seattle 21-10. That first game at least had a few big plays. Duane Starks had a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown. Then, the Giants got a return touchdown, followed by a return touchdown for the Ravens. The Steelers versus the Seahawks had nothing like that. It was lower scoring, it lacked much in the way of excitement, and it is widely considered a terribly officiated game. For all those reasons, it is the worst Super Bowl of the past decade. Sportsbook has the Steelers as the favorite to win the Super Bowl this season. If they do, hopefully it is in a better game than Super Bowl XL.