The 14 Biggest Super Bowl FAILs
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.
- 1100 VOTES
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.
- 2107 VOTES
Leon Lett's Botched Recovered Fumble
Appearing in Super Bowl XXVII with the Dallas Cowboys, linebacker Leon Lett had an epic fail when he recovered a fumble, but ended up losing the ball before he finished returning it for a touchdown.
- 3123 VOTES
The 2007 New England Patriots Loss
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.
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.
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.
While it was likely not his personal doing, the Dallas Cowboys owner funded the creation of the new Cowboys Stadium, which hosted Super Bowl XLV in February 2011. The massive stadium was advertised to set attendance records with 100,000 people but fell well short after many paying fans were barred from entry due to capacity concerns from the fire marshall. As you can imagine, those fans were not too happy with either Jones or the league for the fail.