This wasn’t the peak of the Packers’ dynasty under Vince Lombardi, but it was by far the better of their first two Super Bowl teams. Such offensive greats as Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung were starting to fade; Taylor never played again for the Pack after rushing for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl victory over Kansas City, and Hornung did not play because of a pinched nerve. But the defense was a terror. Six opponents scored fewer than 10 points. Four were held without a touchdown.
A little bit of arrogance and a lot of nasty defense typified Pete Carroll’s team in 2013. Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch kept the offense humming, and the league’s best defense intimidated behind “The Legion of Boom.” This team also took a cue from Richard Sherman, the outspoken leader whose tipped pass against San Francisco was iconic both for the play and the post-game reaction. Seattle then toyed with Denver in a 43-8 blowout in Super Bowl XLVIII, a dominant defensive performance that evoked memories of the 1985 Bears. The Cheap Jerseys Wholesale comparisons continue today.
Aikman cemented the Cowboys’ resurrection with an emphatic win over the AFC’s Bills in Super Bowl 27. The Dallas quarterback only missed on eight of 30 passes, and tossed four touchdowns that amounted to 105 yards to three different receivers, including two to Michael Irvin.
Aikman’s performance helped the Cowboys get their first Super Bowl victory since the ‘77 season, and kickstarted a new Dallas dynasty, only broken up by one fellow NFC team …