The Super Bowl is supposed to showcase the two best teams in the league and come out with the best team in the league on top. It doesn’t always turn out that way, and more often than not the league’s hottest team comes out on top.
It can be that way for players too. You expect the league’s brightest stars to shine on the sport’s biggest stage. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes characters appear out of nowhere to steal the show. Either way, if you have a big game and help your team lift that Lombardi trophy, your name is etched in history and NFL lore forever.
This list here showcases some of the greatest Super Bowl performances of all-time. You’ll see some legends of the game showing why they are the best. But you’ll also see some guys who had great days at work at the best time possible. Flip through and see what you think.
25. OLB Mike Jones, St. Louis Rams – Super Bowl XXXIV
We could go through the whole game play-by-play and dissect Mike Jones’ performance in this game, but it wouldn’t matter. He makes this list for one reason. His tackle of Kevin Dyson on the 1-yard line makes for one of the most dramatic endings of a Super Bowl in History.
For his part, Jones calls the crucial tackle, “just another play.” But if he doesn’t make that stop the ballad of Kurt Warner and his improbable rise doesn’t have its crowning moment. If the Rams lose does the team go on to become “The Greatest Show on Turf”? Thanks to Jones’s title-winning tackle, we’ll never have to find out.
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