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The 14 Biggest Super Bowl FAILs

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The biggest Super Bowl fails are not any ordinary fails. These fails are committed with the championship of the National Football League on the line and while millions of people are watching on live television around the world. Seriously, the Super Bowl is the last place you want to royally screw up but as these professional football players, teams and owners have shown, Super Bowl fails happen and they are hard to forget.

Just like it's simple to spot the biggest college football bowl game upsets, it's easy to pick on heavily favored teams who were expected to win the Super Bowl but collapsed once they hit the field.

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    The 2007 New England Patriots Loss

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    After completing the first perfect 16-0 season in NFL history, the 2007 New England Patriots collapsed in Super Bowl XLII when they lost to the New York Giants 17-14.

    Was this a big fail?
  • Known simply as "wide right," kicker Scott Norwood missed a 47-yard field goal attempt for the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV. The Bills were down one point to the New York Giants at the time with eight seconds remaining and could have won if the kick would have been successful.

    Was this a big fail?
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    Welker was a hero for most of his time in New England, except for one little drop in Super Bowl XLVI. Had the wide-open Welker caught Tom Brady's pass late in the fourth quarter, it would have given the Patriots a first down and milked the clock to where it would have been tough for the opposing Giants to rally for the victory. Alas, he dropped the pass, Giants got the ball back and the rest as they say, is history.

    Was this a big fail?
  • In a play perfect for the blooper reels for years to come, Garo Yepremian made a costly mistake in Super Bowl VII as the Miami Dolphins battled to complete their perfect season. Yepremian tried to fake a field goal attempt by throwing a pass rather than kicking the ball. Too bad he actually fumbled the ball, which allowed Mike Bass of the Washington Redskins to recover and return it for a touchdown.

    Was this a big fail?