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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XXV
Super Bowl XXV
Image:SuperBowlXXV.png
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 9 0 7 19
Giants 3 7 7 3 20
Date January 27, 1991
Stadium Tampa Stadium
City Tampa, Florida
MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back
Favorite Bills by 6
National anthem Whitney Houston
Coin toss Pete Rozelle
Referee Jerry Seeman
Halftime show New Kids on the Block
Attendance 73,813
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf, and Frank Gifford
Nielsen Ratings 41.8
Market share 63
Cost of 30-second commercial US$800,000

Super Bowl XXV was the 25th Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 27, 1991, at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida following the 1990 regular season. Image File history File links Super Bowl XXV logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... Houlihans Stadium in Tampa opened in 1967 as Tampa Stadium (later changed when the Glazers acquired the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and renamed the stadium after a family-owned restaurant), and saw a number of major sporting teams and events grace its fields over the years. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Spread betting is a form of gambling on the outcome of any event where the more accurate the gamble, the more is won and conversely the less accurate the more is lost. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Nicholson took the copy Key had given him to a printer, who published it as a broadside on 17 September, 1814 under the title Defence of Fort McHenry, with a note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning American R&B/pop singer, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Jerry Seeman Jerry Seeman was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1975 to 1991 and was the NFLs Senior Director of Officiating from 1991 to 2001, succeeding Art McNally. ... A halftime show is a performance given between the first and second halves or the 2nd and 3rd quarters of a sporting event. ... New Kids On The Block (later NKOTB) was a successful boy band of the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... Daniel Lee Dierdorf (b. ... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Houlihans Stadium in Tampa opened in 1967 as Tampa Stadium (later changed when the Glazers acquired the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and renamed the stadium after a family-owned restaurant), and saw a number of major sporting teams and events grace its fields over the years. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ...


The National Football Conference (NFC) Champion New York Giants defeated the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Buffalo Bills, 20–19. The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


Super Bowl XXV was played under much patriotic fervor, due to the Gulf War. The proceedings included a rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Whitney Houston. Patriotism is a feeling of love and devotion to ones own homeland (patria, the land of ones fathers). ... Combatants UN Coalition Republic of Iraq Commanders Norman Schwarzkopf, Peter de la Billière, Khalid bin Sultan, Saleh Al-Muhaya, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Saddam Hussein Strength 883,863 360,000 Casualties 378 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 dead, 75,000 wounded The Gulf War or the Persian Gulf War... Nicholson took the copy Key had given him to a printer, who published it as a broadside on 17 September, 1814 under the title Defence of Fort McHenry, with a note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning American R&B/pop singer, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ...


Giants running back Ottis Anderson, who carried the ball 21 times for 102 yards and one touchdown, was named Super Bowl MVP. Anderson also recorded one reception for seven yards High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


However, the game is best remembered for Bills placekicker Scott Norwood's last second field goal attempt which went wide right, losing the game for the Bills. Placekicker, or simply Kicker, is the title of the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960 in Miami, Florida) is a former National Football League kicker who played his entire career for the Buffalo Bills. ...

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Background

NFL owners voted to award Super Bowl XXV to Tampa during a May 20, 1987 meeting. This was the second time that Tampa hosted the game; the city previously hosted Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984. May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Bills and the Giants entered the game using contrasting styles: While the Bills led the league in total points scored (428), the Giants led the league in fewest points allowed (211).


New York Giants

The Giants were built to head coach Bill Parcells' specifications of "power football": a powerful defense and an offense that sustained extremely long drives. The Giants' defense ranked second in the league in fewest total yards allowed (4,392) and first in fewest points allowed, and boasted three Pro Bowl selections: defensive tackle Erik Howard, and linebackers Pepper Johnson and Lawrence Taylor. The secondary was led by defensive back Everson Walls, an offseason acquisition from the Dallas Cowboys, who recorded 6 interceptions. The Giants' offense was unspectacular, ranking just 17th in the league in yards gained and 13th in points scored. But they wore down opposing teams' defenses with extremely long drives, thus keeping their opponents' offense on the sidelines and preventing them from scoring. More importantly, the Giants set an NFL record by losing only 14 turnovers in a 16-game regular season. A big reason for the team's offensive success was the blocking of linemen Bart Oates and William Roberts, the only Pro Bowlers on the offense. Kick returner Dave Meggett led the NFL in punt return yards (467), while also gaining 492 yards on kickoff returns, rushing for 164 yards, and catching 39 passes for 410 yards. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Erik Howard (born November 12, 1964 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts) is a former American professional football player who played eleven seasons in the National Football League. ... Pepper Johnson (born 1964) is a former American Football linebacker who played thirteen seasons with the New York Giants, the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions, and the New York Jets from 1986 to 1998 in the National Football League. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), nicknamed LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player who played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the NFLs New York Giants. ... Everson Collins Walls (born December 28, 1959 in Dallas, Texas) is a former NFL cornerback, having played for the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, and the Cleveland Browns. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bart Oates (born December 16, 1958) is a former NFL football player for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. ... Dave Meggett (born April 30, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina), is a former professional American Football running back who played for the New York Giants (1989-1994), New England Patriots (1995-1997), and the New York Jets (1998). ...


New York began the regular season by winning their first 10 games, but then went into a tailspin and lost three of their next four. One week after losing to division rival Philadelphia Eagles, 31-13, the Giants were defeated on Monday Night Football in a 7-3 defensive battle with San Francisco 49ers, who had won the previous two Super Bowls and ultimately finished the regular season with an NFL best 14-2 record. Then, in their 17-13 loss to the Bills, New York suffered a major setback when starting quarterback Phil Simms went down for the season with a broken bone in his foot. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955, in Lebanon, Kentucky) is a former quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network. ...


Simms' replacement, Jeff Hostetler, had started only two games in his seven years as a backup with the Giants. However, Hostetler displayed fine passing and scrambling ability in his limited playing time during the season, and threw only one interception and committed no fumbles. With Hostetler at the helm during the final two regular season games, the Giants ended up with a 13-3 record. Jeff W. Hostetler, a. ...


Buffalo Bills

The Bills had a very talented team with 9 Pro Bowl selections on their roster. Their defense was led by defensive end Bruce Smith, who recorded 19 sacks and won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award. Behind him, 3 of the Bills starting linebackers, Darryl Talley, Shane Conlan, and Cornelius Bennett, were selected to the Pro Bowl. And on special teams, Pro Bowler Steve Tasker was a major threat, forcing fumbles, delivering jarring tackles, and blocking kicks. Bruce Smith (b. ... The NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award is given by the Associated Press to the leagues most outstanding defensive player at the end of every NFL season since 1971. ... Darryl Talley (born July 10, 1960) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Minnesota Vikings. ... Shane Patrick Conlan (born April 3, 1964 in Frewsburg, New York) played college Football at Penn State University, where he won two national titles (1982, 1986). ... Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ... Steven Jay Tasker (born April 10, 1962 in Smith Center, Kansas) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Houston Oilers and the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. He was drafted out of Northwestern University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, by...


But as good as their defense was, it was the Bills' flashy, high-powered offense that gained the most attention. Unlike the Giants, the Bills routinely used the no-huddle offense to storm down the field and score points very quickly. Instead of going into a huddle after each play, quarterback Jim Kelly would immediately send his offense back to the line of scrimmage and call the play there after reading the defense. This strategy prevented opposing defenses from properly reading the Bills formation, making substitutions, or even catching their breath. The no-huddle offense is a tactic in American football designed to minimize clock usage and/or to keep defenses off-guard. ... James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. ... In American and Canadian football the line of scrimmage is the imaginary transverse line crossing the football field across its narrower dimension, which passes through the last position of the football, after the end of the most recent play and following the assessment of any penalty yards. ...


The Bills' no-huddle K-Gun offense worked well enough for Kelly to finish the regular season as the top rated quarterback in the AFC (101.2), throwing for 2,829 yards, 24 touchdowns, and only 9 interceptions. One reason for his success was that he had 2 outstanding wide receivers: Andre Reed, who made his specialty going across the middle on slants and crossing routes, recorded 71 receptions, 945 yards, and 8 touchdowns, and future hall of famer James Lofton, who was the deep threat with 35 receptions for 712 yards (a 20.3 yards per catch average). Tight end Keith McKeller contributed 34 receptions for 464 yards and 5 touchdowns. Pro Bowl running back Thurman Thomas had 1,297 rushing yards, caught 49 passes for 532 yards, and scored 13 touchdowns. Thomas led the NFL in yards from scrimmage. A key to the Bills' prolific offense was the blocking of its superb offensive line, led by All-Pro center Kent Hull and Pro Bowl guard Will Wolford. Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ... Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Keith McKeller (born 1964) was an american football tight end for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1993. ... Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with American football. ... Kent Hull (born January 13, 1960) is a former offensive lineman in the National Football League and United States Football League. ... William Charles Wolford (born May 18, 1964, Louisville, Kentucky) is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, and Pittsburgh Steelers. ...


Even though Kelly missed the last 2 games of the season with a knee injury, suffered in the same game in which the Giants lost Simms, the Bills finished with a 13-3 regular season record.


Playoffs

See also: NFL playoffs, 1990-91

The Giants began their championship postseason run by easily eliminating the Chicago Bears, 31-3. In leading the Giants' "power football" offense, Hostetler threw only 17 passes, but he threw for two touchdowns and committed no turnovers. He also directed a rushing attack that gained 194 yards, including 43 (and a touchdown) from Hostetler himself. But New York lost another key player for the season when rookie running back Rodney Hampton, the team's second leading rusher during the regular season with 455 yards, suffered a broken leg. The NFL playoffs following the 1990 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXV. The league expanded its playoff system from a 10-team to a 12-team tournament. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Rodney Hampton (born 1969) was a running back with an eight year career. ...


The following Sunday, the Giants upset the San Francisco 49ers, 15-13, in the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers, an NFL-best 14-2 in the regular season and winners of the last two Super Bowls, were 6½ point favorites at kickoff. Their outstanding defense was led by future Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott and linebacker Charles Haley, who led the NFC in sacks. San Francisco's offense was considered the best in the NFC, led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and wide receiver Jerry Rice. However, with the exception of a 61-yard touchdown pass from Montana to wide receiver John Taylor, the Giants contained the 49ers' offense extremely well. A sack by Giants' defensive end Leonard Marshall early in the fourth quarter knocked Montana out of the game. Despite their great defensive effort, the Giants still trailed 13-9 late in the fourth quarter, but a 30-yard run from linebacker Gary Reasons on a fake punt set up kicker Matt Bahr's fourth field goal, cutting their deficit to 13-12. The 49ers (now led by Steve Young) tried to run out the clock on their ensuing possession, but San Francisco running back Roger Craig fumbled the ball and Lawrence Taylor recovered it with 2:36 remaining. Five plays later, Bahr kicked his 5th field goal as time expired to give New York the win. City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Charles Haley (born January 6, 1964) is a former American Football Linebacker/Defensive End who played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. ... For the U.S. town, see Joe, Montana. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... John Gregory Taylor (born March 31, 1962 in Pennsauken, New Jersey) was an American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. ... Leonard Marshall is a former NFL defensive lineman for the New York Giants. ... Matt Bahr (born July 6, 1956) is a former NFL placekicker. ... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... Roger Craig (born July 10, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a former NFL running back who won three Super Bowls (1985, 1989, 1990) while playing with the San Francisco 49ers. ...


As for the Bills, Jim Kelly returned from his injury to lead Buffalo to a 44-34 playoff victory over the Miami Dolphins. The Bills jumped to an early 20-3 lead, but Miami quarterback Dan Marino rallied his team back and cut Buffalo's lead to 30-27 going into the fourth quarter. However, Buffalo scored a touchdown on their first drive of the period with a five-yard run by Thurman Thomas. Miami then lost a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, allowing the Bills to put the game away with Kelly's 26-yard touchdown pass to Andre Reed. Kelly finished the game with 336 passing yards, three touchdowns, and 37 rushing yards. Reed was also a big factor, recording 123 receiving yards and a pair of touchdown catches. Lofton caught 7 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown. Thomas led the Bills ground attack with 32 carries for 117 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns, while also catching 3 passes for 38 yards. City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, White, and Navy Blue Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Buffalo then crushed the Los Angeles Raiders 51-3, the most lopsided score in AFC Championship Game history. The Bills' defense dominated the Raiders' offense, which was without running back Bo Jackson, who suffered a career-ended injury against the Cincinnati Bengals the week before, limiting them to an early field goal and intercepting five passes from quarterback Jay Schroeder. Meanwhile, the Bills' offense set an NFL playoff record with 41 points in the first half, putting the game out of reach by halftime. Kelly was 17 of 23 for 300 yards passing, and two touchdowns to James Lofton. Thomas had 138 yards rushing, 61 yards receiving, and his backup, Kenny Davis, tied a playoff record with three touchdowns. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... Jay Schroeder (b. ...


Super Bowl pregame news

The Bills were heavily favored to win Super Bowl XXV. Most experts expected that the Giants defense would not be able to contain the Bills' turbo-charged, no-huddle offense, which had scored 95 points in 2 playoff games. Many also questioned how effective the Giants' offense would be after failing to score a single touchdown in the NFC Championship Game. However the Giants had played the Bills tough, albeit in a loss, in their 17-13 regular season matchup in Giants Stadium.


Due to threats of terrorism associated with the Gulf War, extra security measures were put in place at Tampa Stadium, including the positioning of FBI sharpshooters at the upper levels of the stadium.


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by ABC with play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and color commentators Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf. Brent Musburger hosted all the events with the help of then-ABC Sports analyst Dick Vermeil, Musburger's regular color commentator on ABC's college football telecasts. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American television sportscaster. ... A color commentator (or colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst (or colour analyst), is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... Daniel Lee Dierdorf (b. ... Brent Woody Musburger (born May 26, 1939 in Portland, Oregon) is an American sportscaster for ABC. // Educated at Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism, Musburger began his career as a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago American newspaper. ... [1] ABC Sports is a division of ABC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... Dick Vermeil is a former American head coach for the National Football Leagues Philadelphia Eagles (1976-1982), St. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ...


Pregame ceremonies

Singer Whitney Houston's rendition of the national anthem during Super Bowl XXV, backed by the Florida Orchestra, was later released as a single, where it reached number 20 on the Billboard Music Charts, making her the only artist to turn the national anthem into a hit single. Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning American R&B/pop singer, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle joined the coin toss ceremony. Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ...


Halftime show

The halftime show was titled "A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl". It was produced by Disney and featured over 3,500 local children from different ethnic backgrounds and a performance by boy band New Kids on the Block, with special guest Michael Jackson, who were quite popular at the time. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... A boy band is a type of pop group usually featuring three to five young male singers, though it can go up to six, like bands like Shinhwa, KAT-TUN, or (as of 2007) New Edition, which was originally a quintet. ... New Kids On The Block (later NKOTB) was a successful boy band of the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ...


ABC did not broadcast the halftime show live. Instead, they televised a special ABC News report anchored by Peter Jennings on the progress of the war. The halftime show was later shown on tape delay after the game, although most ABC affiliates ran the first episode of Davis Rules following the broadcast. ABC News is a division of ABC television and radio networks (ABC), owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a rock star Canadian-American journalist and news anchor. ... There is also a WFMU radio program called Seven Second Delay. ...


Game summary

To counteract the Bills' no-huddle offense, the Giants' strategy was to use a power running game, aided by quarterback rollouts, bootlegs, and play-action fakes. This enabled them to take time off the clock and limit Buffalo's possessions. The Giants set a Super Bowl record for time of possession with 40 minutes, 33 seconds, including 22 minutes in the second half. On defense, New York wanted to be physical with Buffalo's wideouts, and play with extra defensive backs to concentrate on stopping the Bills passing game, while conceding the running game. Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ...


The contrast in strategies was evident during the first period. After forcing the Bills to punt on the opening drive of the game, the Giants consumed 6:15 off the clock by marching 58 yards in 10 plays to score on a 28-yard field goal from Matt Bahr. In that drive, New York ran five rushing plays and five passing plays. But the Bills struck right back on their ensuing possession with a five-play, 66-yard drive that took 1:23 off the clock, including a tipped 61-yard completion from quarterback Jim Kelly to receiver James Lofton that set up Scott Norwood's 23-yard field goal to tie the game at 3-3. Matt Bahr (born July 6, 1956) is a former NFL placekicker. ... James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. ... James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960 in Miami, Florida) is a former National Football League kicker who played his entire career for the Buffalo Bills. ...


After forcing the Giants to punt on their ensuing possession, the Bills' offensive strategy started to work to perfection. Kelly led the Bills on a 12-play, 80-yard scoring drive that consumed 4:27 and moved the ball so effectively that the team never faced a third down. Kelly completed six consecutive passes (four to Andre Reed) for 62 yards, and running back Don Smith capped it off with a one-yard touchdown run to give Buffalo a 10-3 lead. Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). ... Don Smith (born October 30, 1963) was an American football player. ...


After trading punts, the Giants were pinned at their own 7-yard line. On second down, defensive lineman Bruce Smith sacked quarterback Jeff Hostetler in the end zone for a safety, increasing the Bills' lead 12-3. On the play, Smith had a chance to force a fumble since Hostetler was holding the football with only his throwing hand. But to his credit, Hostetler held the ball away from Smith, helping to ensure that only 2 points would be surrendered. Bruce Smith (b. ... Jeff W. Hostetler, a. ...


The Bills started out on their next drive with great field position following the free kick, but were forced to punt after 3 plays. Taking the ball at their own 13-yard line with 3:43 left in the second quarter, the Giants abandoned their long drive strategy and employed a quick strike attack of their own. Hostetler led the Giants 87 yards, scoring on a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide recieiver Stephen Baker with just 25 seconds left in the half to cut New York's deficit to 12-10. Stephen Baker (June 30, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the New York Giants in the 3rd round of the 1987 NFL Draft. ...


The Giants then opened the third quarter and resumed their original game strategy by driving 75 yards in 14 plays to score on Ottis Anderson's one-yard touchdown run, taking their first lead of the game at 17-12. The drive consumed a Super Bowl record nine minutes and 29 seconds, and included four successful third down conversions. The highlight was a 14 yard pass to wide receiver Mark Ingram on 3rd down and 13 yards to go. Ingram caught a short pass and broke five Buffalo tackles to get the first down and keep the drive alive. Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ... Mark Ingram is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the New York Giants (1987-1992), Miami Dolphins (1993-1994), Green Bay Packers (1995), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1996). ...


After forcing Buffalo to punt on their ensuing possession, New York drove to the Bills' 35-yard line. But on fourth and two, Smith tackled Anderson for a 2-yard loss. Buffalo then took over and stormed down the field, advancing 63 yards in just four plays and scoring on a 31-yard burst from running back Thurman Thomas on the first play of the fourth quarter, regaining the lead at 19-17. Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ...


However, before the Bills' defenders had a chance to catch their breath, they found themselves back on the field trying to contain another long Giants drive. This one went for 14 plays and 74 yards, half of which came off passes from Hostetler to tight end Mark Bavaro, and took another 7:32 off the clock. The Bills managed to halt the drive at their own 3-yard line when linebacker Cornelius Bennett broke up Hostetler's third down pass, but Bahr kicked his second field goal to give New York a 20-19 lead. Mark Bavaro (born April 28, 1963) is a former American Football tight end who played for the New York Giants (1985-1990), Cleveland Browns (1992), and Philadelphia Eagles (1993-1994). ... Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. ...

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Scott Norwood's kick that would miss wide right towards the end of Super Bowl XXV.

On the Bills' ensuing possession, they could only advance to their own 41-yard line before having to punt, enabling the Giants to take more time off the clock. The Bills finally forced New York to punt and took the ball at their own 10-yard line with 2:16 remaining. Kelly then led them down the field with a mix of scrambles, short passes, and Thomas runs. Buffalo drove to the Giants' 29-yard line, setting up Norwood for a 47-yard field goal attempt with eight seconds left. However, his kick barely sailed wide right, sealing New York's victory with 4 seconds left. Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960 in Miami, Florida) is a former National Football League kicker who played his entire career for the Buffalo Bills. ...


There were many impressive performances in the game by players from both teams. Jim Kelly completed 18 of 30 passes for 212 yards with no interceptions, while adding another 23 yards on six rushing attempts. Jeff Hostetler completed 20 of 32 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 10 yards. Dave Meggett recorded 129 combined net yards (48 rushing, 18 receiving, 37 punt return, 26 kickoff return). But the best performances came from both teams' starting running backs. Ottis Anderson rushed for 102 yards, caught a pass for seven yards, and scored a touchdown. Thurman Thomas scored a touchdown, rushed for 135 yards, and caught five passes for 55 yards, giving him 190 total yards from the line of scrimmage. James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. ... Jeff W. Hostetler, a. ... Dave Meggett (born April 30, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina), is a former professional American Football running back who played for the New York Giants (1989-1994), New England Patriots (1995-1997), and the New York Jets (1998). ... Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ... Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ...


Scoring summary

First Quarter

  • NYG - FG Matt Bahr 28 3-0 NYG
  • BUF - FG Scott Norwood 23 3-3 tie

Second Quarter Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960 in Miami, Florida) is a former National Football League kicker who played his entire career for the Buffalo Bills. ...

  • BUF - Don Smith 1 run (Scott Norwood kick) 10-3 BUF
  • BUF - Safety, Bruce Smith sacked Jeff Hostetler in end zone 12-3 BUF
  • NYG - Stephen Baker 14 pass from Jeff Hostetler (Matt Bahr kick)12-10 BUF

Third Quarter Bruce Smith (b. ...

  • NYG - Ottis Anderson 1 run (Matt Bahr kick) 17-12 NYG

Fourth Quarter

  • BUF - Thurman Thomas 31 run (Scott Norwood kick) 19-17 BUF
  • NYG - FG Matt Bahr 21 20-19 NYG

Starting Lineups

Source:[1]

Buffalo Position N.Y. Giants
OFFENSE
James Lofton WR Mark Ingram
Will Wolford LT Jumbo Elliott
Jim Ritcher LG William Roberts
Kent Hull C Bart Oates
John Davis RG Eric Moore
Howard Ballard RT Doug Riesenberg
Keith McKeller TE Mark Bavaro
Andre Reed WR Stephen Baker
Jim Kelly QB Jeff Hostetler
Thurman Thomas RB Ottis Anderson
Jamie Mueller FB Maurice Carthon
DEFENSE
Leon Seals LE Eric Dorsey
Jeff Wright NT Erik Howard
Bruce Smith RE Leonard Marshall
Cornelius Bennett LOLB Carl Banks
Shane Conlan LILB Steve DeOssie
Ray Bentley RILB Pepper Johnson
Darryl Talley ROLB Lawrence Taylor
Kirby Jackson LCB Mark Collins
Nate Odomes RCB Everson Walls
Leonard Smith SS Greg Jackson
Mark Kelso FS Myron Guyton

James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Mark Ingram is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the New York Giants (1987-1992), Miami Dolphins (1993-1994), Green Bay Packers (1995), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1996). ... William Charles Wolford (born May 18, 1964, Louisville, Kentucky) is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, and Pittsburgh Steelers. ... John Jumbo Elliott (born April 1, 1965) is a former NFL football player with the New York Giants and New York Jets. ... James Alexander Richter (born May 21, 1958) is a former American football player. ... William Roberts (born August 5, 1962 in Miami, Florida) is a former American football guard who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League. ... Kent Hull (born January 13, 1960) is a former offensive lineman in the National Football League and United States Football League. ... Bart Oates (born December 16, 1958) is a former NFL football player for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. ... John Davis (born August 22, 1965) is a former NFL offensive lineman who played nine seasons in the National Football League, manly for the Buffalo Bills. ... Eric Moore (born January 28, 1965 in Berkeley, Missouri) is a former NFL Guard who played for the New York Giants (1988-1993), the Cincinnati Bengals (1994), the Cleveland Browns (1995) and the Miami Dolphins (1995). ... Howard Ballard (July 30, 1903 in Toronto, Ontario - April 11, 1990) was a Canadian general manager and owner in ice hockey. ... Doug Riesenberg (born July 22, 1965 in Moscow, Idaho) was a tackle in the National Football League for the New York Giants. ... Keith McKeller (born 1964) was an american football tight end for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1993. ... Mark Bavaro (born April 28, 1963) is a former American Football tight end who played for the New York Giants (1985-1990), Cleveland Browns (1992), and Philadelphia Eagles (1993-1994). ... Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). ... Stephen Baker (June 30, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the New York Giants in the 3rd round of the 1987 NFL Draft. ... James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. ... Jeff W. Hostetler, a. ... Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ... Jamie Mueller (born 1964) was an American football running back for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1990. ... Maurice Carthon is the current offensive coordinator for the NFLs Cleveland Browns. ... Leon Seals (Born January 30, 1964 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former defensive tackle in the NFL. Seals attended Jackson State University, and joined the Buffalo Bills in 1987, playing with the team from 1987 until 1991. ... Eric Dorsey (born August 5, 1964 in Washington, D.C.) is a retired American football player. ... Jeff Wright (born June 13, 1963 in San Bernardino, California) was a 5-time NFL nose tackle during a 7-year career with the Buffalo Bills. ... Erik Howard (born November 12, 1964 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts) is a former American professional football player who played eleven seasons in the National Football League. ... Bruce Smith (b. ... Leonard Marshall is a former NFL defensive lineman for the New York Giants. ... Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. ... Carl Banks (Born August 29, 1962) was a former National Football League linebacker who played for three teams from 1984 to 1995, the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. ... Shane Patrick Conlan (born April 3, 1964 in Frewsburg, New York) played college Football at Penn State University, where he won two national titles (1982, 1986). ... Steven Leonard DeOssie (born November 22, 1962 in Tacoma, Washington; raised in Quincy, Massachusetts) is a former American football linebacker and long snapper. ... Ray Bentley is a former NFL and USFL linebacker. ... Pepper Johnson (born 1964) is a former American Football linebacker who played thirteen seasons with the New York Giants, the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions, and the New York Jets from 1986 to 1998 in the National Football League. ... Darryl Talley (born July 10, 1960) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Minnesota Vikings. ... Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959, in Williamsburg, Virginia), nicknamed LT, is a retired Hall of Fame American football player who played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the NFLs New York Giants. ... Kirby Jackson (born February 2, 1965 in Sturgis, Mississippi), is a former professional American Football defensive back who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1987) and the Buffalo Bills (1988-1992). ... Mark Collins (born January 16, 1964) was an American football player who played in two Super Bowls for the New York Giants. ... Nate Bernard Odomes (Born in 1965) is former professional American Football defensive back who played for the Buffalo Bills (1987-1993) and the Atlanta Falcons (1996). ... Everson Collins Walls (born December 28, 1959 in Dallas, Texas) is a former NFL cornerback, having played for the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, and the Cleveland Browns. ... Leonard Smith (born September 2, 1960) was an American football player who played for the Buffalo Bills. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Mark Alan Kelso (born July 23, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), was a former American football player who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 10th round of the 1985 NFL Draft. ... Myron Guyton (born August 26, 1967 in Metcalf, Georgia), is a former professional American Football defensive back who played for the New York Giants (1989-1993) and the New England Patriots (1994-1995). ...

Trivia

  • This is the first Super Bowl involving two teams representing the same state (though the New York Giants play in East Rutherford, New Jersey).
  • Don Smith's 1-yard touchdown run was his only carry of the game and the last carry of his career.
  • Andre Reed's 5 first quarter receptions were a Super Bowl record.
  • Buffalo became the first team to record a safety in a Super Bowl and lose the game.
  • This was only the second Super Bowl to have two 100-yard rushers (Thurman Thomas and Ottis Anderson). In Super Bowl III, New York Jets running back Matt Snell recorded 121 rushing yards while Baltimore Colts running back Tom Matte ran for 116.
  • Thomas' 135 yards are the most yards rushing for a member of a losing team.
  • This Super Bowl started a trend of beginning the game shortly after 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (6:18 p.m.). Subsequent Super Bowls never have started earlier. This was the first outdoor Super Bowl that did not have a single play under sunlight.
  • Giants head coach Bill Parcells retired shortly after winning his second Super Bowl with the Giants. However, he has coached three other teams since then: the New England Patriots (whom he helped bring to Super Bowl XXXI) from 1993-1996, the New York Jets from 1997-1999, and the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-2006.
  • This was the first Super Bowl to have zero turnovers.
  • For the first time, each player wore a Super Bowl logo patch on their jerseys. This, however, would not become a regular practice in Super Bowls until Super Bowl XXXII.
  • The Super Bowl XXV logo was painted at midfield and the NFL logo was placed at each of the two 35-yard lines. For the past Super Bowl games since Super Bowl VI, the NFL logo was painted on the 50-yard line.
  • The win by the Giants gave the NFC a 3-0 record in Super Bowls broadcasted on ABC (after the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XIX and the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII).
  • This is currently the only Super Bowl that has ended with a one-point margin of victory.
  • The Defensive game plan for the Giants (written by defensive coordinator Bill Belichick) has been included in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[2]
  • The Giants' triumph helped Belichick and wide receivers coach Tom Coughlin make their names and eventually land head-coaching jobs with the Cleveland Browns and Boston College, respectively. Currently, Belichick is head coach of the New England Patriots, while Coughlin is the head coach of the Giants.
  • This was the last Super Bowl to feature both kickers having one bar facemasks on their helmets
  • This Super Bowl was the inspiration for the Ray Finkle character in the 1994 movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and provided a critical plot point for the 1998 Vincent Gallo film Buffalo '66.
  • This was the final game for referee Jerry Seeman who would retire to become the league's Senior Director of Officiating, a position he held until 2001.

Map highlighting East Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ... Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). ... Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. ... Ottis O.J. Anderson (born January 19, 1957), is a retired American football running back. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970... Though New York Jets owner Sonny Werblin made history with his 1965 acquisition of Joe Namath, Werblin’s first coup over the NFL was the 1964 signing of Ohio State‘s powerful fullback Matt Snell (born 1941). ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Dark Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... Tom Matte (born 1939, near Pittsburgh) was an American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1960s and 1970s and earned a Super Bowl Ring. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Date January 25, 1998 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Terrell Davis, Running back Favorite Packers by 11 1/2 National anthem Jewel Coin toss Joe Gibbs, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Tops Attendance 68... Date January 16, 1972 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Roger Staubach, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 6 National anthem U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Salute to Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and the U... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... Date January 20, 1985 Stadium Stanford Stadium City Stanford, California MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 3 National anthem Childrens Choir of Los Angeles Coin toss Ronald Reagan (via satellite from the White House) and Hugh McElhenny Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show World of Childrens Dreams with... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is the American football coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... For information on the former Wal-Mart executive, see Tom Coughlin (Wal-Mart). ... ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Ray Finkle is a fictional character in the 1994 comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... Ace Ventura, Pet Detective is a 1994 wacky comedy movie, directed by Tom Shadyac. ... // February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Promotional poster for Buffalo ’66 Buffalo ’66 is a 1998 film, and is writer/director Vincent Gallos semi-autobiographical full-length motion picture debut. ... Jerry Seeman Jerry Seeman was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1975 to 1991 and was the NFLs Senior Director of Officiating from 1991 to 2001, succeeding Art McNally. ...

Officials

NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Jerry Seeman Jerry Seeman was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1975 to 1991 and was the NFLs Senior Director of Officiating from 1991 to 2001, succeeding Art McNally. ... Art Demmas was an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) for 28 seasons from the 1968 to 1996 NFL season. ... Larry Nemmers (20) Larry Nemmers is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1985 NFL season. ...

See also

The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1990 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXV. The league expanded its playoff system from a 10-team to a 12-team tournament. ...

References

  1. ^ Neft, David S., Cohen, Richard M., and Korch, Rick. The Complete History of Professional Football from 1892 to the Present. 1994 ISBN 0312114354
  2. ^ http://www.profootballhof.com/gallery.jsp?gallery_id=299&photo_number=6
  • Super Bowl official website boxscore
  • 2006 NFL Record and Fact Book. Time Inc. Home Entertainment. ISBN 1-933405-32-5. 
  • Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League. Harper Collins. ISBN 1-933405-32-5. 
  • The Sporting News Complete Super Bowl Book 1995. ISBN 0-89204-523-X. 
  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com - Large online database of NFL data and statistics
  • Super Bowl play-by-plays from USA Today (Last accessed September 28, 2005)
  • All-Time Super Bowl Odds from The Sports Network (Last accessed October 16, 2005)
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