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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XXXII
Super Bowl XXXII
Image:SuperBowlXXXII.png
Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot
Packers 7 7 3 7 24
Broncos 7 10 7 7 31
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 68,912
TV in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Dick Enberg, Phil Simms, and Paul Maguire
Nielsen Ratings 44.5
Market share 67
Cost of 30-sec commercial $1,300,000 USD

Super Bowl XXXII was the 32nd Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 25, 1998 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California following the 1997 regular season. Image File history File links Super Bowl XXXII logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... 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High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback 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. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... Jewel performing in Central Park Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is a singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and author, better known by her first name, Jewel. ... 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. ... Joe Gibbs (right) with U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige (left) and former Redskin Darrell Green (middle). ... Doug Williams (born July 28, 1955 in Zachary, Louisiana) is a legendary American football quarterback. ... Edward Eddie Gay Robinson (born 13 February 1919 in Jackson, Louisiana) spent 56 years as the head college football coach at Grambling State University from 1942 until 1997. ... National Football League referee Ed Hochuli signals a touchdown. ... Ed Hochuli Edward G. Ed Hochuli (b. ... A halftime show is a performance given between the first and second halves or the 2nd and 3rd quarters of a sporting event. ... For the Hong Kong Cantopop duo, see Boyz; for the magazine aimed at gay men, see Boyz. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... The Classic 5 lineup of The Temptations, circa 1965. ... The Four Tops circa 1966. ... 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Qualcomm Stadium, formerly known as San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium, is a multiple-use stadium in San Diego, California. ... Nickname: Americas Finest City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ...


The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos defeated the heavily favored National Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers, 31–24. The Broncos' win was their first league championship after suffering four previous Super Bowl losses, and snapped a 13-game losing streak for AFC teams in the Super Bowl. The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ...


Despite suffering a migraine headache that caused him to miss most of the second quarter, Denver running back Terrell Davis (A San Diego native), who ran for 157 yards, caught 2 passes for 8 yards, and scored a Super Bowl record three rushing touchdowns, was named Super Bowl MVP. Migraine is a form of headache, usually very intense and disabling. ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former Denver Broncos running back from 1995 to 2001. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the NFLs league championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...

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Background

Denver Broncos

The Broncos entered Super Bowl XXXII after suffering 4 frustrating Super Bowl losses, the last three under starting quarterback John Elway. In the span of 3 out of four seasons, Elway's ad-libbing skills enabled Denver to advance to Super Bowls XXI, XXII, and XXIV. It took him 8 years to make it back to the championship game, but after reaching the Super Bowl again, he was determined to lead his team to victory. John Albert Elway (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1983 through 1998. ... Date January 25, 1987 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Phil Simms, Quarterback Favorite Giants by 9 1/2 National Anthem Neil Diamond Coin toss Willie Davis Halftime show Salute to Hollywoods 100th Anniversary with Southern California high school drill teams and dancers Attendance 101,063 U... 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 Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National Anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV in the United...


In all of their Super Bowl losses, the Broncos never had the ability to rush well enough or score enough points to be competitive in those championship games. Denver was blown out in each one, losing all 4 by a combined scoring margin of 163-50. After his third Super Bowl loss, Elway was asked if he wanted to go back to the Super Bowl again. He responded that he wanted to go back every year, even if his team kept losing.


That all changed when Mike Shanahan became head coach of the Broncos in 1995. Shanahan was previously Denver's offensive coordinator during those Super Bowl losses, but was fired in 1991 after a power struggle between him and then-head coach Dan Reeves over the offensive personnel. Shanahan then served as the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers from 1992 to 1994, including the 49ers' Super Bowl XXIX win. Under Shanahan, the San Francisco offense ranked first in the league in total yards gained for all three of his seasons there. Mike Shanahan is currently the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Shanahan formerly served as Offensive Coordinator for the Broncos under Dan Reeves and had a brief stint as the coach of the Los Angeles Raiders going 8-12 before being fired and returning to the Broncos... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... An offensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at others levels of American football) who is in charge of the offense. ... The 1991 NFL season was the 72th regular season of the National Football League. ... Dan Reeves (January 19, 1944 - ) is a former NFL player and head coach who holds the record for most Super Bowl appearances as a player or a coach with 9. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18 1/2 National Anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance 74...


When Shanahan returned to the Broncos in 1995, he selected running back Terrell Davis in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Davis became the cornerstone of Denver's rebuilt running game, leading the team with 1,117 rushing yards in just his rookie year. The Broncos finished the 1995 regular season with just an 8-8 record. By 1996, the Broncos had the league's best offense, gaining 5,791 yards of total offense, and recorded the AFC's best regular season record at 13-3, but they were upset by the second-year Jacksonville Jaguars, 30-27, in the playoffs. Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former Denver Broncos running back from 1995 to 2001. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League in the U.S.A. (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Jaxson de Ville Local radio Flagship stations: WOKV (690 AM) and WJGL (96. ...


During the 1997 regular season, the Broncos once again had the league's best offense with 5,872 total yards of offense, and led the league in total points scored with 472. Although they recorded a 12-4 regular season record, they finished in second place behind the 13-3 Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. City Kansas City, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... The AFC West is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ...


Pro Bowler Davis remained the team's leading rusher, recording 1,750 yards and 15 touchdowns, while also catching 42 passes for 287 yards. At 37-years old, Elway still posted a Pro Bowl season with 280 out of 502 completions for 3,635, 27 touchdowns, with only 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 215 yards and another touchdown. Pro Bowl tight end Shannon Sharpe led the team with 72 receptions for 1,107 yards. Wide receiver Rod Smith, who was not drafted by any NFL team and recorded only 22 receptions for 389 yards and 3 touchdowns in his 2 previous seasons, had a breakout year with 70 receptions for 1,180 and 12 touchdowns. Wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, who played in Shanahan's 1994 49ers offense, recorded 45 receptions for 590 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former AFC tight end and wide receiver who played 12 of his 14 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Sharpe is known most for his creative commentary and trash talking as well as for being arguably the... Roderick Rod Smith (born May 15, 1970, in Texarkana, Arkansas) is an American football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Interestingly, he played quarterback and not wide receiver at Missouri Southern State University. ... Edward T. McCaffrey (born August 17, 1968 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos in the NFL. He was drafted by the Giants out of Stanford University in the third round...


On defense, the major acqusition to the team prior to the season was former veteran Chiefs defensive lineman Neil Smith. Smith had another Pro Bowl season with 28 tackles and 8.5 sacks. Defensive end Alfred Williams was also a superb lineman, recording 36 tackles, 8.5 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery. The linebacking core was led by veteran Bill Romanowski, who had 55 tackles and 2 sacks, and John Mobley, who led the team with 97 tackles while also recording 4 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 interception. Neil Smith is a hockey executive who is most well known as a former General Manager of the NHLs New York Rangers. ... Bill Romanowski (nicknamed Romo, full name William Thomas Romanowski, born April 2, 1966 in Vernon, Connecticut) is a former American football player. ...


The secondary was led by veteran defensive backs Tyrone Braxton, who led the team with 4 interceptions for 113 yards and 1 touchdown, and Steve Atwater, who had 53 tackles, 1 sack, 2 fumble recoveries, and 2 interceptions for 42 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensive back Darrien Gordon was also a major defensive weapon, recording 50 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, 4 interceptions, 64 return yards, and 1 touchdown. He also excelled as a punt returner, returning 40 punts for 522 yards and 3 touchdowns. Stephen Dennis Atwater (born October 28, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player who spent most of his career playing strong safety for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He was drafted out of the University of Arkansas by the Broncos with the 20th pick in the... Darrien Jamal Gordon(Born in 1970) is a former professional American Football player who played defensive back for 9 seasons in the National Football League(1993-2002). ...


Green Bay Packers

The Packers entered the 1997 season coming off of their win in Super Bowl XXXI. They then repeated as NFC Central division champions, earning a 13-3 regular season record. 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... The NFC Central refers to the Central Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ...


Quarterback Brett Favre had another Pro Bowl season, leading the league with 35 passing touchdowns. Favre also completed 304 out of 513 completions for 3,867 yards, with 16 interceptions, while ranking second on the team in rushing with 187 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Antonio Freeman led the team in receptions with 81 catches for 1,243 yards and 12 touchdowns. Receiver Robert Brooks was also a major deep threat, catching 60 passes for 1,010 yards and 7 touchdowns. Tight end Mark Chmura was also named to the Pro Bowl for his 38 receptions for 417 yards and 6 touchdowns. Pro Bowl running back Dorsey Levens led the team in rushing with 1,435 yards and 7 touchdowns, while also catching 53 passes for 373 yards and 5 touchdowns. One reason for Levens' success was fullback William Henderson, who provided Levens with excellent blocking. Henderson was also a good ball carrier, rushing for 113 yards, and catching 41 passes for 367 yards and a touchdown. Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced Färv) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) has been the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers American football team in the National Football League since 1992. ... Antonio Freeman is a former American NFL wide receiver. ... Robert Brooks (born June 23, 1970) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1992-1998) and the Denver Broncos (2000). ... Mark Chmura (born February 22, 1969 in Deerfield, Massachusetts) is a former American Football tight end who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1993-1999). ... Dorsey Levens is a former American NFL running back. ... William Henderson (born February 19, 1971) is an American Football player who currently plays Fullback for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He has been with the Packers for his entire professional career, since the organization selected him out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with...


On the Packers defense, the line was led by veteran Pro Bowler Reggie White, who led the team with 11 sacks. Behind him, the Packers had a superb linebacker, Santana Dotson, who recorded 37 tackles and 5.5 sacks. The strongest aspect of Green Bay's defense was their secondary. Pro Bowl defensive back LeRoy Butler led the team with 5 interceptions, while also adding 70 tackles. Safety Eugene Robinson was superb at run stopping and pass coverage, leading the team with 74 tackles while also recording 2.5 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 1 interception. Cornerbacks Mike Prior and rookie Darren Sharper were also big contributors; Prior recorded 4 interceptions while Sharper recorded 2, both of which he returned for touchdowns. Reggie White with the Eagles The Reverend Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004), nicknamed the Minister of Defense (a dual reference to his football prowess and to his Evangelical Christian ordination) was one of footballs most prolific sackers in college, the USFL and the NFL... LeRoy Butler is a former American Football strong safety who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1990-2001). ... Eugene Robinson (born May 28, 1963) is a former professional American football player who played free safety for the Seattle Seahawks from 1985-95, the Green Bay Packers (1996-1997), Atlanta Falcons (1998-1999), and Carolina Panthers in 2000. ... Darren Mallory Sharper (born November 3, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia). ...


Playoffs

For more details on this topic, see NFL playoffs, 1997-98.

The Broncos entered the playoffs as a wild-card team but defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 42-17, the Kansas City Chiefs, 14-10, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-21, making Denver the sixth wild-card team to make it to the Super Bowl. Meanwhile, the Packers were victorious against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-7, and the San Francisco 49ers, 23-10. The NFL playoffs for the 1997-98 season led up to Super Bowl XXXII. Playoff seeds Wild-card round December 27, 1997 AFC: Denver Broncos 42, Jacksonville Jaguars 17 at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado Denver ran over the Jaguars with 310 rushing yards and 511 total yards of offense. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Jaxson de Ville Local radio Flagship stations: WOKV (690 AM) and WJGL (96. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot K.C. Wolf Local radio Flagship stations: 101. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Captain Fear Local radio Flagship stations: WDAE (620 AM), WFUS (103. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Scot McCloughan Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Sourdough Sam Local radio Flagship stations: KNBR (680 AM & 1050 AM) and KSAN (107. ...


Super Bowl pregame news

The Packers came into the game as 11 1/2-point favorites. First, Green Bay had a better regular season record than the Broncos, who entered the playoffs as a wild card team. Secondly, the Packers were the defending Super Bowl champions. Finally, NFC teams had a 13-game winning streak in the Super Bowl.


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by NBC, with play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg and color commentators Phil Simms and Paul Maguire. Greg Gumbel hosted all the events, and was joined by co-host Ahmad Rashad and commentators Cris Collinsworth, Sam Wyche, and Joe Gibbs. The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Dick Enberg (born January 9, 1935 in Armada, Michigan) is an American sportscaster. ... A color (or colour) commentator is a black 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. ... Phillip Phil 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. ... Paul Maguire (born August 22, 1938) is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American television sportscaster. ... Ahmad Rashad (born Bobby Moore November 19, 1949 in Tacoma, Washington) is an Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver for the St. ... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (b. ... Sam Wyche is a former head coach, current assistant coach in the NFL, who is probably best known for introducing the use of the No-huddle offense as a standard offense (as opposed to use at the end of the half). ... Joe Gibbs (right) with U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige (left) and former Redskin Darrell Green (middle). ...


The broadcast drew some 90 million viewers, making it the most-watched Super Bowl game to date. This was the last NFL game that NBC covered before the AFC package moved to CBS in the fall of 1998; as part of its forthcoming prime-time NFL contract, NBC will next televise a Super Bowl in 2009. The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ...


After the game, NBC aired a special one-hour 3rd Rock from the Sun episode. 3rd Rock from the Sun was an American television situation comedy that ran from 1996 until 2001. ...


Pregame ceremonies

The pregame show, narrated by actor and comedian Phil Hartman, celebrated the music and history of California. It featured performances by The Fifth Dimension, Lee Greenwood, and The Beach Boys. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Philip Edward Hartman (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American graphic artist, writer, actor and comedian. ... The Fifth Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes R&B, Soul, and Jazz, best-known during the late 1960s and 1970s for popularizing hits of songwriters like Jimmy Webb, Laura Nyro, Ashford & Simpson, and others, and helping to popularize flower power music with both... Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in Southgate, California) is an American country music singer songwriter. ... The Beach Boys are a pop music group formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961, whose popularity has lasted into the 21st century. ...


Singer Jewel later sang the national anthem. Jewel performing in Central Park Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is a singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and author, better known by her first name, Jewel. ...


To honor the 10th anniversary of the Washington Redskins' win in Super Bowl XXII, the only other previous Super Bowl played in San Diego, the game's MVP Doug Williams and former head coach Joe Gibbs participated during the coin toss ceremony. They were joined by the recently retired, longtime college football head coach Eddie Robinson, who ran the Grambling State University team from 1942 until 1997. City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Joe Gibbs Fight song Hail to the Redskins Mascot {{{mascot}}} Local radio Flagship stations: WJFK 106. ... 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 Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf... Doug Williams (born July 28, 1955 in Zachary, Louisiana) is a legendary American football quarterback. ... Joe Gibbs (right) with U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige (left) and former Redskin Darrell Green (middle). ... 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. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... Edward Eddie Gay Robinson (born 13 February 1919 in Jackson, Louisiana) spent 56 years as the head college football coach at Grambling State University from 1942 until 1997. ... Grambling State University is a historically black university located in Grambling, Louisiana. ...


Halftime show

The halftime show was titled "A Tribute to Motown's 40th Anniversary" and featured Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and The Temptations. For the Hong Kong Cantopop duo, see Boyz; for the magazine aimed at gay men, see Boyz. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known as Queen Latifah, is an American Grammy Award-winning rap artist and Academy Award-nominated actress. ... Martha Rose Reeves (born July 18, 1941), was the lead singer of the American Motown Records group Martha & the Vandellas. ... The Classic 5 lineup of The Temptations, circa 1965. ...


Game summary

On their first drive, the Packers drove 76-yards, scoring on Brett Favre's 22-yard completion to receiver Antonio Freeman. But the Broncos responded by driving 58 yards in 10 plays, scoring on Terrell Davis' 1-yard touchdown run to tie the game, 7-7. Then on the second play of the Packers next drive, Denver defensive back Tyrone Braxton intecepted a pass from Favre. The Broncos converted the turnover into a score with a 1-yard touchdown run from quarterback John Elway on the first play of the second quarter to take the lead 14-7. Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced Färv) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) has been the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers American football team in the National Football League since 1992. ... Antonio Freeman is a former American NFL wide receiver. ... Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former Denver Broncos running back from 1995 to 2001. ... John Albert Elway (born June 28, 1960) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL for the Denver Broncos from 1983 through 1998. ...


Elway's touchdown involved a risky fake handoff to Davis, who was taken out of the game during the drive because the onset of a migraine headache had severely impaired his vision. But head coach Mike Shanahan decided to send him into the game for that third down play because he believed the Packers would not be fooled by a fake handoff without Davis on the field. Davis later said his vision was so impaired that he was afraid Elway would call an audible at the line and try to hand him the ball, but the play worked perferctly and Elway scored the touchdown. By the second half, Davis had taken migraine medication and his vision had returned to normal, allowing him to play the rest of the game. Mike Shanahan is currently the head coach of the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Shanahan formerly served as Offensive Coordinator for the Broncos under Dan Reeves and had a brief stint as the coach of the Los Angeles Raiders going 8-12 before being fired and returning to the Broncos...


On the Packers ensuing possession, Broncos safety Steve Atwater forced a fumble while sacking Favre, and defensive end Neil Smith recovered the ball on the Packers 33-yard line. The Broncos were unable to get a first down, but kicker Jason Elam kicked a 51-yard field goal, the second longest in Super Bowl history, and increased their lead to 17-7. After exchanging punts, Green Bay cut the deficit to 17-14 by driving 95 yards in 17 plays, taking 7:26 off the clock, and scoring on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Favre to tight end Mark Chmura with just 12 seconds left in the half. Stephen Dennis Atwater (born October 28, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player who spent most of his career playing strong safety for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He was drafted out of the University of Arkansas by the Broncos with the 20th pick in the... Neil Smith is a hockey executive who is most well known as a former General Manager of the NHLs New York Rangers. ... Jason Elam (born March 8, 1970 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida) is an American football player, currently a placekicker with the Denver Broncos. ... Mark Chmura (born February 22, 1969 in Deerfield, Massachusetts) is a former American Football tight end who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers (1993-1999). ...


Green Bay tied the game early in the third quarter after Tyrone Williams forced and recovered Davis' fumble deep in Broncos territory, and kicker Ryan Longwell made a 27-yard field goal. Upton Tyrone Williams (born May 31, 1973 in Bradenton, Florida), known simply as Tyrone Williams, is a retired National Football League player who last played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2004. ... • Position: Kicker • Height, weight: 6-0, 199 • Age: 28 • Experience: 7 • College: California • Acquired: Waivers from 49ers, 1997 • Last season: Played in all 16 games. ...


Later in the quarter, Denver marched on a 13-play, 92-yard drive to regain the lead. Aided by a 36-yard reception by receiver Ed McCaffrey, the Broncos advanced to the Green Bay 12-yard line. Then on third down, Elway scrambled for an 8-yard run in which he was hit so hard that he spun sideways through the air (This run has been later referred to as "The Helicopter" because of the way Elway spun through the air after being hit). Two plays later, Davis scored another 1-yard touchdown run to make the score, 24-17. Edward T. McCaffrey (born August 17, 1968 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos in the NFL. He was drafted by the Giants out of Stanford University in the third round...


Freeman then fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and Denver defensive back Tim McKyer recovered it at the Packers 22-yard line. The Broncos tried to capitalize on their first play after the turnover, but Packers safety Eugene Robinson intercepted Elway's pass in the end zone and returned it to the 15-yard line. Eugene Robinson (born May 28, 1963) is a former professional American football player who played free safety for the Seattle Seahawks from 1985-95, the Green Bay Packers (1996-1997), Atlanta Falcons (1998-1999), and Carolina Panthers in 2000. ...


After the interception, the Packers marched 85 yards in just 4 plays, 3 of them passes to Freeman, to tie it up once again 1:28 into the fourth quarter, with Freeman's 13-yard touchdown reception.


Both teams' defense tightened up, forcing 2 punts. But the Broncos got great field position after Green Bay punter Craig Hentrich kicked the ball 39 yards to the Packers 49-yard line with 3:27 left in the game. On the first play of the ensuing drive, Packers linebacker Darrius Holland committed a 15-yard facemask penalty while tackling Davis on a 2-yard run, moving the ball to the 32-yard line. Two plays later, Elway completed a 23-yard pass to fullback Howard Griffith. A holding penalty then pushed the Broncos back to the 18-yard line, but then Davis rushed 17 yards to the 1-yard line with just 1:47 left on the clock. After a Denver timeout, Davis scored his third rushing touchdown with 1:45 remaining, giving the Broncos a 31-24 lead (Packers coach Mike Holmgren would later say after the game that he told his team to let Davis score to give the Packers more time on the clock for a potentially game-tying drive). Michael George Holmgren (born June 15, 1948 in San Francisco, California) is an NFL football coach, and was named as the sixth head coach of the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. ...


The Packers attempted one final drive to try to tie the game before the end of regulation and send the contest into overtime. Freeman returned the Broncos kickoff 22 yards to the 30-yard line, and the Packers advanced to the Broncos' 35-yard line with 1:04 left in the game with a pair of completions from Favre to running back Dorsey Levens for gains of 22 and 13 yards on the next 2 plays. After a 4-yard pass to Levens, Favre's next 2 passes fell incomplete. Then on fourth down, Denver linebacker John Mobley broke up a pass intended for Chmura, enabling the Broncos to take the ball back and run out the clock for the victory. Dorsey Levens is a former American NFL running back. ...


During the post-game victory celebration, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen held the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the air and said, "This one's for John," referring to the fact that Elway's long quest for a Super Bowl victory was finally complete. Categories: American football stubs | American football trophies and awards ...


Elway finished the game with 12 out of 22 pass completions, for 123 yards and 1 interception. He was also the Broncos second leading rusher behind Davis with 17 rushing yards and a touchdown on 5 carries. Levens was Green Bay's leading rusher with 90 rushing yards, and was their second leading receiver with 56 yards on 6 pass receptions. Both Freeman and Favre had outstanding performances for the second Super Bowl game in a row. Favre completed 25 out of 42 passes for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns, with 1 interception. Freeman caught 9 passes for 126 yards, 2 touchdowns receptions, and also gained another 104 yards on 6 kickoff returns, giving him 230 total yards, the third highest total in Super Bowl history.


Scoring summary

  • GB- Freeman 22 pass from Favre (Longwell kick)
  • DEN- Davis 1 run (Elam kick)
  • DEN- Elway 1 run (Elam kick)
  • DEN- FG Elam 51
  • GB- Chmura 6 pass from Favre (Longwell kick)
  • GB- FG Longwell 27
  • DEN- Davis 1 run (Elam kick)
  • GB- Freeman 13 pass from Favre (Longwell kick)
  • DEN- Davis 1 run (Elam kick)

Trivia

  • Denver became the first team to score on four one-yard touchdown runs in a Super Bowl.
  • Each player wore a Super Bowl logo patch on their jerseys. This would become a regular practice in each Super Bowl since.
  • This was the first Super Bowl in which both teams scored on their opening drives (both scored touchdowns).
  • The Packers were the third team to take the opening kickoff down the field and score a touchdown on that drive. The other two being Miami in Super Bowl VIII and San Francisco in Super Bowl XXIX.
  • It would also be the first time in 13 Super Bowls that the AFC team had more takeaways than the NFC team. In the 13-game winning streak for the NFC, the NFC team either led or was even in turnover margin in every game.
  • Terrell Davis is the only player to rush for three touchdowns in a Super Bowl, and the only non-49er to score three touchdowns in a Super Bowl. Roger Craig, Jerry Rice and Ricky Watters are the only other players to do so. Rice had 3 touchdown catches in two different Super Bowls.
  • By catching a touchdown pass, Antonio Freeman became just the 5th player to catch a touchdown in back-to-back Super Bowls. He also became just the 11th player to score a touchdown in back-to-back games. Freeman also became the 9th player with two touchdown catches in a game.
  • Don Beebe became the first player to be a member of six Super Bowl teams. Beebe was with Buffalo for their Super Bowls XXV through XXVIII and with the Packers the year before. Beebe didn't play in either Super Bowl XXV and Super Bowl XXXII.
  • The Broncos became the 7th team to win the Super Bowl over a team with a better record going into the game (15-4 for the Broncos to 15-3 for the Packers).

Date January 13, 1974 Stadium Rice Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Larry Csonka, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 7 National Anthem Charley Pride Coin toss Game referee Halftime show University of Texas at Austin Band Attendance 71,882 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray Scott, Pat Summerall... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18 1/2 National Anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance 74... 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. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL, widely regarded as the best receiver to ever play the game, and arguably the greatest football player ever. ... Ricky Watters (born April 7, 1969) is a former American Football running back who played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and finally the Seattle Seahawks. ... Don Lee Beebe (born December 18, 1964 in Aurora, Illinois) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Bills out of Chadron State College (after transferring from Western Illinois University... 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 Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels, Dan Dierdorf, and...

Officials

  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • Umpire: Jim Quirk
  • Head Linesman: John Schleyer
  • Line Judge: Ben Montgomery
  • Field Judge: Don Dorkowski
  • Side Judge: Doug Toole
  • Back Judge: Paul Baetz

National Football League referee Ed Hochuli signals a touchdown. ... Ed Hochuli Edward G. Ed Hochuli (b. ...

See also

The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs for the 1997-98 season led up to Super Bowl XXXII. Playoff seeds Wild-card round December 27, 1997 AFC: Denver Broncos 42, Jacksonville Jaguars 17 at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado Denver ran over the Jaguars with 310 rushing yards and 511 total yards of offense. ...

References

The Super Bowl
  1. I
    1967
  2. II
    1968
  3. III
    1969
  4. IV
    1970
  5. V
    1971
  6. VI
    1972
  7. VII
    1973
  8. VIII
    1974
  9. IX
    1975
  10. X
    1976
  11. XI
    1977
  12. XII
    1978
  13. XIII
    1979
  14. XIV
    1980
  15. XV
    1981
  16. XVI
    1982
  17. XVII
    1983
  18. XVIII
    1984
  19. XIX
    1985
  20. XX
    1986
  21. XXI
    1987
  22. XXII
    1988
  23. XXIII
    1989
  24. XXIV
    1990
  25. XXV
    1991
  26. XXVI
    1992
  27. XXVII
    1993
  28. XXVIII
    1994
  29. XXIX
    1995
  30. XXX
    1996
  31. XXXI
    1997
  32. XXXII
    1998
  33. XXXIII
    1999
  34. XXXIV
    2000
  35. XXXV
    2001
  36. XXXVI
    2002
  37. XXXVII
    2003
  38. XXXVIII
    2004
  39. XXXIX
    2005
  40. XL
    2006
  41. XLI
    2007
  42. XLII
    2008
  43. XLIII
    2009
  44. XLIV
    2010
  45. XLV
    2011
  46. XLVI
    2012
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