What Are Some Notable Plays of Past Super Bowls?


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In Super Bowl XVII, Washington trailed Miami 17-13 in the fourth quarter when, on fourth down, Washington's running back John Riggs took the hand off and ran 43 yards to score and take the lead. In Super Bowl XLII, the New York Giants trailed New England 14-10 with just more than a minute left in the game when, on fourth down, wide receiver David Tyree secured a pass against his helmet with one hand, giving the Giants a first down.

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What Are Some Notable Plays of Past Super Bowls?
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Trailing Arizona 23-20 at the end of Super Bowl XLIII, Pittsburgh drove down to Arizona's 6-yard line. From there, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a pass to wide receiver Santonio Holmes along the end line. Holmes, covered by three defenders, managed to secure the pass and remain inbounds to give Pittsburgh the lead and the victory.

Down a touchdown with six seconds remaining in Super Bowl XXXIV, Tennessee and quarterback Steve McNair were on the St. Louis 10-yard line. Wide receiver Kevin Dyson caught a pass on a slant pattern from McNair and attempted to turn up field and score. As Dyson neared the end zone, St. Louis linebacker Mike Jones closed-in on Dyson and tackled him at the 1-yard line as time expired.

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