Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers – Denver Broncos is Finally Here … What are the Best and Worst NFL Franchises in Super Bowl History
Super Bowl 50 is finally upon us that matches the NFC champ Carolina Panthers vs. the AFC champ Denver Broncos. But what NFL franchises are considered the best and worst performers in the biggest game of the NFL season?
Who are the best NFL teams/franchises that consistently found themselves in the biggest game of the year and won it all or at least made a game of it when all thought it would be a blow out or loss?
1. San Francisco 49ers (6 appearances: 5-1). Although the 49ers have not won the big game since the 90′s, they reign among all with their near perfection in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XXIV San Francisco destroys Denver, 55 – 10
XVI January 24, 1982 San Francisco 49ers 26 Cincinnati Bengals 21
XIX January 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers 38 Miami Dolphins 16
XXIII January 22, 1989 San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16
XXIV January 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10 [So much for that Joe Montana - John Elway match up ... Montana, the best ever!!!]
XXIX January 29, 1995 San Francisco 49ers 49 San Diego Chargers 26
XLVII February 3, 2013 Baltimore Ravens 34 San Francisco 49ers 31
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (8 appearances: 6-2). The Steelers have been to a record tying 8 Super Bowls and have a 6 wins and competed strongly in the ones they have lost. They have wins in the 1970′s with the famed Steel Curtain and victories in the 80′s, 90′s and 2000′s.
IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6
X January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 21Dallas Cowboys 17
XIII January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31
XIV January 20, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Los Angeles Rams 19
XXX January 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 17
XL February 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Seattle Seahawks 10
XLIII February 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Arizona Cardinals 23
XLV February 6, 2011 Green Bay Packers 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 25
3. Dallas Cowboys (8 appearances: 5-3).
V January 17, 1971 Baltimore Colts 16 Dallas Cowboys 13 [Also known as the Blooper Bowl]
VI January 16, 1972 Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3 [Only Super Bowl with a Defense to never give up a TD]
X January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Dallas Cowboys 17 [Also, one of the truly great games of all times]
XII January 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10
XIII January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31 [Still one of the greatest games ever played, but for a Jackie Smith TD drop, Dallas would have won]
XXVII January 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17 [Cowboys rout Bills and it wasn't even this close]
XXVIII January 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13
XXX January 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh Steelers 17 [Cowboys finally beat Steelers in a Super Bowl]
Tied at 4. The Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants (5 Appearances each and both have a 4-1 record)
Who are the worst NFL teams/franchises that consistently found themselves in the biggest game of the year and came up terribly short.
1. Buffalo Bills (4 appearance: 0-4): The Buffalo Bills found themselves in 4 straight Super Bowls in the early 1990′s where they progressively got hammered worse each year. Their only real chance to win a Super Bowl faded wide right when kicker Scott Norwood missed a potential game winning field goal in XXV.
XXV January 27, 1991 New York Giants 20 Buffalo Bills 19
XXVI January 26, 1992 Washington Redskins 37 Buffalo Bills 24 [The game was not even as close as the score as the Redskins built up a 37-10 lead and game was over]
XXVII January 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17 [It was more of a blow out that the score indicated, final score should have been 59-10]
XXVIII January 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13 [Bills folded like a cheap suit in the second half after a Thurmon Thomas fumble and Cowboys ran it down their throats]
2. Denver (8 appearance: 2-5, 1 TBD) The Denver Broncos are making their 8th Super Bowl appearance today; however, other than two games at the end of John Elway’s career, the final game of the season has been nothing but a blow out and disaster for the Broncos. The Denver Broncos were the original Bill’s losing 4 Super Bowls and none of them were close. The Broncos are rated # 2 even though they have won 2 Super Bowls because they have lost a record 5 of them and in some cases by historic margins. Sorry, but Denver’s losses to the Giants, Redskins and especially 49ers and Seattle were nothing but embarrassing.
XII January 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10 [Orange Crush crushed by Dallas' Doomsday defense]
XXI January 25, 1987 New York Giants 39 Denver Broncos 20 [Giant's QB shreds Denver, 22-25 passing]
XXII January 31, 1988 Washington Redskins 42 Denver Broncos 10 [Redskin's QB Doug Williams rips Denver D for 35 points in second quarter]
XXIV January 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10 [Joe Montana shreds Denver D and John Elway]
XXXII January 25, 1998 Denver Broncos 31 Green Bay Packers 24
XXXIII January 31, 1999 Denver Broncos 34 Atlanta Falcons 19
XLVIII February 2, 2014 Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8 [The game was over 7 seconds into the game when Peyton Manning wilted under the big game pressure]
3. Minnesota Vikings: (4 appearances: 0-4) The only thing that saves the Vikings from finishing higher is that they have not been in a Super Bowl since the 1970′s. The Vikings just never really showed up for any of the games.
IV January 11, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7 [This was over from the outset and the famed NFL films of KC coach Hank Stram and 65 toss power trap]
VIII January 13, 1974 Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7
IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6
XI January 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders 32 Minnesota Vikings 14
Police Open Criminal Investigation into a domestic Violence Assault Complaint Against Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel
WHO DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING … THE FALL OF THE SPOILED HEAD CASE JOHNNY FOOTBALL.
I never could understand why Johnny Manziel was selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, not only because he did not have the talent and size to be an NFL quarterback, but he also lacked the self control and maturity to be one. After all of his previous nonsense, childish behavior and so-called rehab, now Johnny Football finds himself in the cross-hairs of a domestic violence investigation by Dallas police. Manziel is accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, in an incident last Saturday that started at a downtown Dallas hotel. Initially, it appeared that Johnny Manziel was not going to face charges. Now it appears he will. Look for the Cleveland Browns also to release Manziel as they have had enough.
How sad is it that tomorrow is Super Bowl 50 and this no-talent is taking up the sporting news. You know you are a total screw up when you have Charlie Sheen giving you advice … WINNING, not.
Dallas police announced Friday night they are launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
The move comes a day after police said they had closed an investigation into allegations that Manziel had hit his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, in an incident last Saturday that started at a downtown Dallas hotel, and that he would not face charges.
Police said in a release that they received an assault complaint Friday for a Jan. 30 incident, and Manziel was listed as the suspect. It is not uncommon for the victim of domestic violence “to question or delay reporting an assault,” police said.
“This is an ongoing investigation and updates will be made as information becomes available,” the release stated.
Crowley released a statement to WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, on Friday night.
“On Feb. 5, I met with domestic violence specialists at the Dallas Police Department,” she said. “I provided them with a complete description of the events on the night of January 29th and answered their questions. I don’t know what will happen next with this case — that’ll be up to the Dallas Police Department. I am hopeful that everyone will understandably respect my wish for privacy at this time.”
Johnny Manziel’s father: QB twice refused to enter rehab facilities in the last week.
Johnny Manziel’s family is concerned for his well-being as his NFL career and personal life falter, but the quarterback has twice declined to be admitted to area rehabilitation facilities in the last week, according to his father, Paul Manziel.
“I truly believe if they can’t get him help, he won’t live to see his 24th birthday,” Paul Manziel told The Dallas Morning News.
On Friday, Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt also voiced concern for Manziel, 23, and announced that he is terminating their professional relationship.
Remember when Johnny Manziel stated, he was not going to change he he was? I guess that was truly the case, because Manziel is nothing more than an idiot. Soon he will find himself on the outside of the NFL looking in.
BECAUSE FOOTBALL HAS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL IN THE PAST IN LA LA LAND …
As reported at ESPN, the Rams are moving back to Los Angeles and they could have company joining them. This was all about the NFL getting a football team back in Los Angeles, the US’s second largest media market. It had nothing to do with fans. The Chargers also have the option of following the Rams to LA. I will say this, how many times will the NFL put a team in LA and watch it fail? There are reasons why the Rams left in the first place and the Raiders moved there and then left. Now the NFL thinks that LA can support possibly 2 teams. Really? We shall see. As stated previously, I just feel bad for the fans.
As for the Raiders, it appears they will stay in Oakland.
The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders might end up staying where they are, but leadership of the teams didn’t come close to making that commitment Tuesday night. One of them could be headed to L.A. too.
A long day of votes and re-votes ended with 30 of 32 NFL owners approving Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s ambitious plan to move his team from St. Louis to the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, California, about 10 miles from downtown L.A. The Chargers have a yearlong option to join the Rams, followed by the Raiders if the San Diego franchise declines.
The Raiders and Chargers submitted a competing proposal to share a new stadium in Carson, California, but that option also did not garner the 24 votes needed for approval. After another negotiating session in the afternoon, Kroenke’s $1.8 billion project prevailed.
The decision ends the NFL’s 21-year absence from the nation’s second-largest media market.
Speaking on NFL Network, Dickerson said he feels “bad for St. Louis” but believes the Rams belong in Los Angeles.
“I think it’s great to have the Rams back in Los Angeles. They were here 49 years. Not having football in L.A. I think it’s been missed here the last 20 years for sure,” Dickerson said. “I do feel bad for St. Louis. I do go to St. Louis every year. I went to three games this year. They won a Super Bowl in St. Louis — something they didn’t do in Los Angeles.
“The Rams are the Rams and I’ll support them no matter where they go to, but this is where they should be, back in Los Angeles.”
Hmm, as much as I am not a Peyton Manning fan, I think we may have to consider the source of this story … Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. But watch the VIDEO below, it is intriguing, but questionable.
According to a special report from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit via the HUFFPO, NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning,while with the Indianapolis Colts in 2011, received human growth hormone, HGH. The allegation comes in a documentary dubbed ‘The Dark Side,’ in which British hurdler Liam Collins went undercover to expose the widespread nature of performance-enhancing drugs in global sports.
An Indianapolis anti-aging clinic supplied quarterback Peyton Manning with human growth hormone, a performance-enhancing drug banned by the NFL, a pharmacist who once worked at the clinic asserts in a new special report from Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit.
The report, “The Dark Side,” is the result of a monthslong investigation in which Liam Collins, a British hurdler, went undercover in an attempt to expose the widespread nature of performance-enhancing drugs in global sports. As a cover story, Collins tells medical professionals tied to the trade of performance-enhancing drugs that he is hoping for one last shot at glory at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Manning is just one of many high-profile players the report names and raises questions about.
Al Jazeera Investigates – The Dark Side
As part of the investigation, Collins connected with Charlie Sly, a pharmacist based in Austin, Texas, who worked at the Guyer Institute, the Indiana-based anti-aging clinic, in 2011.
Manning missed the 2011 season, when he was a member of the Indianapolis Colts, after undergoing neck surgery. In the documentary, Sly tells Collins, who is taking secret video of his interactions, that he was “part of a medical team that helped [Manning] recover” from the surgery. Sly alleges that the clinic mailed growth hormone and other drugs to Manning’s wife, Ashley Manning, so that the quarterback’s name was never attached to them.
“All the time we would be sending Ashley Manning drugs,” Sly says in the video. “Like growth hormone, all the time, everywhere, Florida. And it would never be under Peyton’s name, it would always be under her name.”
Manning and his wife also came to the clinic after its normal business hours for intravenous treatments, Sly tells Collins on the undercover video.
UPDATE I: Peyton Manning calls the report BS.
Peyton Manning has come out in response to these allegations as said it absolutely never happened.
“The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up,” Peyton Manning said in a personal statement that was provided to PFT by the Broncos. “It never happened. Never. I really can’t believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever said this is making stuff up.”
UPDATE II: ESPN – Manning completely denies the allegations.
“The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up,” Manning told Mortensen on Saturday night. “It never happened. Never. I really can’t believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever said this is making stuff up.”
Manning went on to say, “Yes, I have been a patient under Dr. Guyer. I have had nutrient therapy, oxygen therapy and other treatments that are holistic in nature but never HGH. My wife has never provided any medication for me to take. Ashley and I never attended the clinic together after hours. There were times when I went in the morning and there were times when I went after practice so this thing about ‘after hours’ is so misleading because it may have been 5:15 p.m. because their office closed at 5.”
The Broncos defended Manning in a statement Sunday, saying, “Peyton does things the right way.”
“Knowing Peyton Manning and everything he stands for, the Denver Broncos support him 100 percent,” the team said. “These are false claims made to Al Jazeera, and we don’t believe the report.
“Peyton is rightfully outraged by the allegations, which he emphatically denied to our organization and which have been publicly renounced by the source who initially provided them.”
NFL PLANS TO BEEF UP SECURITY FOLLOWING TERRORIST ATTACKS IN PARIS …
The NFL has announced in the wake of the deadly radical Islamist attacks in Paris, France on Friday that they will step up security on Sunday at stadiums across the National Football League. Although, the NFL beefed up security big time following 9/11 and have kept those practices in place, their focus will probably be more in the parking lots than inside the games. Even in France, the security nabbed the Muslim terrorist trying to enter the soccer match wearing an explosive vest. The video here shows the incident as the game was playing, the terrorist blew himself up after he had been identified.
However, I can say this. If some radical Islamist ever thought to try and kill innocents at a NFL football game, the folks tailgating in the parking lot would beat them to a bloody pulp like no one has ever seen before. I dare you, go to a Raiders game and see if you make it alive out of the Black Hole!
The NFL announced Saturday that it will have “an increased security and law enforcement presence” at games this weekend, a response to terrorist attacks in Paris that included explosions outside France’s national soccer stadium.
The league said in a statement that it has been in communication with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI since Friday’s attacks and “that there are no known threats against NFL stadiums.”
But the NFL announced it has arranged to have additional security both inside the 13 stadiums that will host games Sunday and Monday and in the parking lots surrounding them.
The NFL’s standard security program, which includes metal detector screening, was certified by the Department of Homeland Security in 2008. The league recommended Saturday that fans avoid bringing bags of any type to games to avoid long, thorough search procedures.
The league also said a moment of silence will be held before all games this weekend to honor the victims. Home teams will be moving back opening kickoffs by 4 minutes so broadcast networks can carry the moment of silence and the National Anthem live.