50 Super Bowl Stories is about the 50 best Super Bowl stories from the last 50 years.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
50 Super Bowl Stories - Super Bowl XXXVI - Netflix
Super Bowl XXXVI was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion St. Louis Rams and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2001 season. The Patriots defeated the Rams by the score of 20–17. It was New England's first Super Bowl championship, and the franchise's first league championship of any kind, having suffered two previous losses. The game was also notable for snapping the AFC East's long streak of not being able to win a Super Bowl championship, as the division's teams had lost eight Super Bowls in total (prior to the Patriots victory in XXXVI). The game was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, on Sunday, February 3, 2002. Following the September 11 attacks earlier in the season, the NFL postponed a week of regular season games and moved the league's playoff schedule back. As a result, Super Bowl XXXVI was rescheduled from the original date of January 27 to February 3, becoming the first Super Bowl played in February. The pregame ceremonies and the halftime show headlined by the Irish rock band U2 honored the victims of the September 11 attacks. Due to heightened security measures following the terrorist attacks, this was the first Super Bowl designated as a National Special Security Event (NSSE) by the Office of Homeland Security (OHS). The OHS later established the practice of naming each subsequent Super Bowl an NSSE. This game marked the Rams' third Super Bowl appearance in franchise history and the second in three seasons. St. Louis posted an NFL-best 14–2 regular season record, led by quarterback Kurt Warner and “The Greatest Show on Turf” offense. The Patriots clinched their third Super Bowl berth after posting an 11–5 regular season record, led by second-year quarterback Tom Brady and a defense that ended the regular season ranked sixth in scoring. Although the Rams out-gained the Patriots 427–267 in total yards, New England built a 17–3 third-quarter lead off of three St. Louis turnovers. After a holding penalty in the fourth quarter negated a Patriots fumble return for a touchdown, Warner scored a 2-yard touchdown run and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to tie the game, 17–17 with 1:30 remaining. Without any timeouts, Brady led his team down the field to set up kicker Adam Vinatieri's game-winning 48-yard field goal as time expired. Brady, who completed 16 of 27 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown, was named Super Bowl MVP.
50 Super Bowl Stories - Records - Netflix
Kurt Warner's 365 passing yards was the third highest total in Super Bowl history, behind his own previous record of 414 yards set in Super Bowl XXXIV and later surpassed by Tom Brady's 505 passing yards in Super Bowl LII. This was the commonwealth of Massachusetts' and the region of New England's first major professional championship since the Boston Celtics' NBA title in 1986. The Rams' 4th-quarter comeback of 14 points became the largest in Super Bowl history for a team to tie or take the lead in the 4th quarter, until surpassed by the Patriots' comeback from 19 points down in Super Bowl LI. Also this was the second time a team down 10 or more points in the 4th quarter had tied the game, the other being the Titans against the Rams two years earlier in Super Bowl XXXIV. The Patriots are the second team to have worn three different color jerseys in the Super Bowl: red in Super Bowl XX; white in Super Bowl XXXI, Super Bowl XXXIX, Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI; and blue in Super Bowl XXXVI, Super Bowl XXXVIII, Super Bowl XLII, and Super Bowl XLVI. (Denver Broncos wore orange in Super Bowl XII, Super Bowl XXII, Super Bowl XXIV and Super Bowl XLVIII; blue in Super Bowl XXXII; and white in Super Bowl XXI, Super Bowl XXXIII and Super Bowl 50.)
50 Super Bowl Stories - References - Netflix