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Top Super Bowls Of This Decade

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Super Bowl XLIV – New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts – February 7th, 2010

At the time, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning were known as some of most decorated quarterbacks of their era. Brees was the better of the two on this occasion, finishing the game 32/38 for 288 yards with 2 TD.

This Super Bowl was particularly exciting, as both teams continuously traded the lead. The game changed when New Orleans HC Sean Payton decided elected to execute an onside kick at the beginning of the second half. When it succeeded, the Saints finished the drive with a touchdown.

In the closing minutes, Manning threw an interception to Tracy Porter to give the Saints a 31-17 victory.

Darron Cummings, AP Photo

Super Bowl LI – New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons – February 5th, 2017

Matt Ryan was having one of his best seasons to date with career-high in touchdowns and a career-low in interceptions. As a result, Ryan was rewarded MVP and led the Falcons to the Super Bowl. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were looking to win their second consecutive championship.

Early on, the game was looking like a blowout as the Falcons controlled the first half to take a 21-3 lead into halftime. They were eventually up 28-3 in the late stages of the third quarter. However, their dreams of winning a Super Bowl turned into a nightmare after the largest comeback in Super Bowl history from the Patriots in a 34-28 stunner.

Mark Humphrey, AP Photo

Super Bowl LII – Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots – February 4th, 2018

New England was looking to make history to become the first team to win three consecutive Super Bowls. The Philadelphia Eagles were coming into this game with their backup quarterback in Nick Foles. As expected, the Patriots were heavy favorites.

Both teams scored early and often, as the Eagles took a demanding 21-12 lead to halftime. In the late stages of the fourth quarter, New England took the lead with a four-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski. In response, Nick Foles threw a go-ahead touchdown to Zach Ertz with 2:21 left to give them a 38-33 lead. The game was clinched with a strip sack with 2:16 left on the clock to secure the victory.

The game was particularly special because it broke multiple Super Bowl records. This includes most combined yards (1,151), most passing yards (Tom Brady, 505), most combined passing yards (878), and more.

Photo Credit: Sports illustrated

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