NFL The Worst Super Bowls of All Time  

Nick Dimengo
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List Rules Vote for the Super Bowls that weren't so super.

Of the many Super Bowls played in NFL history, not all of them have always lived up to the hype that comes with the Big Game. Sure, the Super Bowl ads still sold for millions of dollars and the halftime show may or may not have featured an aging rock star or a wardrobe malfunction, but the Super Bowl games themselves, (you know, the actual football parts), really blew.

Even though the Super Bowl (the NFL's championship game), technically, matches up the top two teams in the league to vie for the Lombardi Trophy, there have been some real downers. Some were disasters for one team or the other, some were low scoring defensive struggles, and some were such big blowouts that they lacked any kind of on field excitement.

What were worst Super Bowls of all time? These are the biggest Super Bowl blowouts, most boring Super Bowl match ups, and even a few were among the highest scoring Super Bowl ever, but just weren't any fun to watch. Cast your votes below to rank the absolute worst, definitely NOT super, Super Bowls in football history.
1 385 VOTES

Super Bowl LIII (New England Patriots Beat Los Angeles Rams)

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As one of the most hyped Super Bowls in recent memory it disappointed NFL fans on multiple fronts. It was the Super Bowl with the lowest ratings in 10 years and the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history, beating out Super Bowl VIII with 16 total points. Another historic point to come out of Super Bowl LIII is that Bill Belichick is now the oldest coach to win a Super Bowl, adding to his long list of accolades.

The Patriots franchise is now tied with the Pittsburg Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins at 6 championships.

Final Score:
Patriots 13, Rams 3

346 39
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2 469 VOTES

Super Bowl XXIV (San Francisco 49ers Beat Denver Broncos)

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One team that didn't have great Super Bowl luck during the 80s? The Denver Broncos. Although they made the Big Game quite a bit during the decade, they failed to ever really compete in one.

Super Bowl XXIV was no different, as the Broncos couldn't stop the San Francisco 49ers's vaunted offense, getting blown out on the biggest stage and setting an NFL record for the largest point margin in the Super Bowl history.

Final Score:
San Francisco 55, Denver 10
309 160
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3 406 VOTES

Super Bowl XXVII (Dallas Cowboys Beat Buffalo Bills)

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The first of back-to-back match ups between the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys in the Big Game, Super Bowl XXVII proved that the Bills were no match for America's Team.

After an exciting first quarter that included three touchdowns and a 14-7 Dallas lead, the Cowboys turned it on the remaining three quarters, outscoring the Bills 38-10 and routing them for their first title in 15 years.

Final Score:
Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
268 138
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4 738 VOTES

Super Bowl XLVIII (Seattle Seahawks Beat Denver Broncos)

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Super Bowl XLVIII was one of the league's worst for many, many reasons. The pre-game drama included the matchup between the No. 1-ranked defense of the Seattle Seahawks against the No. 1-ranked offense of the Denver Broncos, with both team's units boasting All-Pro talent.

Seattle's defense suffocated Peyton Manning and Denver's offense, though, holding them in check from the first play on - which was a safety after the snap sailed over Manning's head.

Final Score:
Seattle 43, Denver 8
460 278
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