The Jets upset of the Colts in 1969 holds the greatest historical significance in Super Bowl annals. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed a victory, then the Jets went out and became the first AFL champion to beat the NFL champ.
Hall-of-Fame semifinalist Alan Faneca recalls the biggest play of the Steelers’ 2005 Super Bowl season and, predictably, it was made by Ben Roethlisberger. But there’s a catch: It wasn’t one of Big Ben’s passes or scrambles.
The last defensive player to win the NFL MVP award was Lawrence Taylor in 1986. The Steelers haven’t had an MVP since Terry Bradshaw in 1978, and the Raiders haven’t had one since quarterback Rich Gannon in 2002.
Ben Roethlisberger acknowledges that his game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLIII was a “combination” of one of the best throws and catches ever. But he also considers it “the dumbest throw ever,” and let him explain.
Great divisions feature balance with multiple teams having a shot at a division title every year. That’s what makes the AFC North the best division in football these days. Three different teams have won the division over the last four seasons – Baltimore, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
There’s a much shorter road for rookie quarterbacks to travel for starting jobs in today’s NFL. The Talk of Fame Network wants to know which rookie QB in the Class of 2916 will have the greatest impact?