Each of the previous seven Super Bowls has included at least one former NFL MVP quarterback. The Chiefs and Mahomes, the 2018 NFL MVP, are favorites to win the Super Bowl again. The Packers and two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers have the greatest odds. NFC Championship: Buccaneers vs. Packers on Fox @ 3:05 p.m. EST Sunday, January 20.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to their first Super Bowl after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-30 in overtime of the NFC Championship Game yesterday afternoon. The game was tied 30-30 with 1 second left in regulation when Winston threw a touchdown pass to Chris Godwin with 33 seconds remaining. It was the first playoff victory for the Bucs, who were picked by many to fail this year after losing all their starting offensive players to injuries.
Quarterback Jameis Winston was 25 of 41 for 348 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for a score as the Bucs dominated time of possession (39:17 - 26:13). On the other side, Matt Ryan was 22 of 39 for 288 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Jacquizz Rodgers.
The NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers was too close to call during the last minute of play. In overtime, both teams traded possessions before Mason Crosby kicked a 43-yard field goal to send the game to a second overtime session.
They are the only two quarterbacks with more than four Super Bowl starts. While making it to the Super Bowl is a great accomplishment, winning is the most important. A single quarterback has won six Super Bowls. The other three quarterbacks have lost one game in the Super Bowl.
The last six Super Bowl games have all been played under the new overtime rule. Under this new rule, if the scoring margin is equal or less than seven points after three quarters of play, then the game will be decided by another period of overtime. The team that wins the toss gets to choose whether to receive or defer. If they receive, they get to kick off again from where they stopped the first ball motion. If they defer, the other team receives an opportunity to score a touchdown or kick a field goal.
The New York Giants and New England Patriots have met in the Super Bowl twice before. They've already played each other once this year with the Patriots winning 21-17. It's also worth mentioning that they've both had their share of controversies during and after the season including several players being ejected from games due to violence outside of the stadium.
Manning, Peyton Peyton Manning is the only starting quarterback who has won two Super Bowls with separate clubs. He led the Indianapolis Colts to two Super Bowls, winning the first in 2007. He then moved on to Denver. However, he returned to Indy in 2014 and helped them win their third Super Bowl.
Other notable quarterbacks who have won a Super Bowl with different teams are Tom Brady (New England Patriots), Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers), Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers), Roger Staubach (Dallas Cowboys), and John Elway (Denver Broncos).
Brady and Montana are the only starters among this group who still play for their original club. They both played their last games for their original teams in the Super Bowl.
Roethlisberger and Staubach were members of the same team but played in different positions during their final seasons before joining other clubs for the Super Bowl. Elway was a member of the other team but also played his last game with another club.
Brady is currently playing his last game for the New England Patriots. If they win tonight's Super Bowl, he will be the first quarterback to win five championships. He is expected to join Montana as one of only three players in NFL history to win more than four Super Bowls.
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady has replaced him at the top of the list. Brady grabbed his fourth Super Bowl ring by shredding one of the finest secondaries in NFL history in the fourth quarter, despite throwing two costly interceptions against the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. That gave him his third Super Bowl MVP trophy.
During the Super Bowl era, 25 quarterbacks were selected first overall in the NFL Draft. Seven of them met that standard, while two more began in Super Bowls later in their careers. Six different teams have won the Super Bowl. So Lawrence will be in good company among the league's active No. 1 quarterbacks.
Yes. Peyton Manning led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl XLII (a 29-17 victory against the Chicago Bears) in 2006, then the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl 50 nine years later (beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10). Manning also lost a Super Bowl to each of his teams (Super Bowls 44 and 48). He's the only player in NFL history with 500 or more career victories.
Manning was born on January 12th, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He played college football at the University of Tennessee from 1982 to 1985. The Tennessee Volunteers won the 1984 National Championship. Manning started seven games as a freshman in 1983 but missed most of 1984 due to injury. He returned for the final three games of that season and threw for 901 yards with eight touchdowns vs two interceptions.
He entered the 1986 NFL Draft and was selected first overall by the Indianapolis Colts. In his first season, he helped lead the team to the AFC South title and a 13-3 record before losing to Miami in the playoffs. In 1987, Manning passed for 3,426 yards with 30 touchdowns vs 11 interceptions while leading the Colts to their second consecutive AFC South title and a 14-2 record. They fell short of reaching the Super Bowl by one game over Miami again.
In 1988, Manning set an NFL record by completing 67 percent of his passes for 7,924 yards with 60 touchdowns vs 20 interceptions. He also ran for six scores that year.