The Biggest Comebacks In NFL Super Bowl History

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates in Super Bowl 51. (Getty)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates in Super Bowl 51. (Getty)

The New England Patriots found themselves in a 21-0 hole in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51.

But New England rallied and tied the game, 28-28, and won in the first overtime in Super Bowl history. The 21-point comeback is the biggest come-from-behind win in Super Bowl history.

So, what are the rest of the biggest Super Bowl comebacks?


Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots Come Back From 10-points down to Beat Seattle 28-20


SUPER BOWL XLIX – Patriots vs Seahawks (4th Quarter)February 1, 2015 – Tom Brady leads the Patriots on 2 TD drives leading to a 28-24 lead late in the 4th Quarter of Super Bowl 49. However, in the last drive of the game, Russell Wilson drives the Seahawks all the way down to the Patriots 1 yard line with a couple of clutch…2016-02-19T23:11:52.000Z

The Seahawks led the Patriots 24-14 and all seemed to be done for the Patriots. But New England responded to the circumstances with Danny Amendola scoring a 4-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Brady hooked up with Julian Edelman for another touchdown with just over two minutes left and the Patriots took a slim lead.

But the Seahawks had a chance to win the game at the end, but Malcom Butler’s interception sealed the victory for the Patriots.

Super Bowl XLIV: New Orleans Comes Back From 10-Points Down to Beat Indianapolis 31-17


Super Bowl XLIV Recap: Saints vs. Colts | NFLTwo of the best offenses in the NFL and the #1 seeds entering the playoffs faced off in Super Bowl XLIII. Peyton Manning and the Colts got off to a fast start versus the Saints, but head coach Sean Payton opened the second half with one of the most daring play calls in Super Bowl…2016-02-01T22:30:00.000Z

In a matchup of Drew Brees against Peyton Manning, the Saints found themselves in a 10-0 hole early in the game.

But Brees and the Saints scored 13 unanswered points to move ahead 13-10 in the game. The Colts fired back with a touchdown of their own, but back came New Orleans to take a 24-17 lead. Manning rallied down the field looking to tie the game, but Manning threw a pick-six interception to seal Indianapolis’ fate.

Super Bowl XXII: Washington Were Down 10 Points to the Broncos, Came Back to Win, 42-10


Super Bowl XXII: Redskins vs. Broncos | NFLJohn Elway and the Broncos got a second crack at the Super Bowl after losing to the Giants the year before. But the Broncos were embarassed on the national stage by the Redskins and quarterback Doug Williams who dominated the game. Subscribe to NFL: j.mp/1L0bVBu Super Bowl Recaps: j.mp/1SSJNbQ Subscribe to the NFL YouTube channel…2016-01-18T21:00:00.000Z

The Redskins were down 10 points to Denver in the first quarter (10-0), and came back to win. Broncos quarterback John Elway struggled in the second quarter, throwing two interceptions, and Washington scored 42 unanswered points to win the championship.


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