TOM BRADY LOOKS FOR TITLE NUMBER 5 AS HE LEADS THE PATRIOTS INTO SUPER BOWL 51

By Sergio Rodriguez

Sports Editor and
Former ESPN Analyst


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t some point during the 4th quarter of the New England Patriots game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers it became very clear that Tom Brady was heading to the Super Bowl for the 7th time in his career.  Brady who is 4-2 in those games was spectacular once again and he will need to continue that terrific play versus the Atlanta Falcons who will be representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.  The Falcons themselves have a quarterback who is red hot in Matt Ryan but they are extremely young on defense which could be a major issue in this game.  

Las Vegas has set the early betting line and has made New England a 3 point favorite.  Most people are expecting a good game but a lot of Super Bowl have disappointed in the past, below is a list of the past matchups and the scores. 


Super Bowl Date Winner Loser

50 Feb. 7, 2016 Denver Broncos 24  Carolina Panthers 10 

XLIX Feb. 1, 2015 New England Patriots 28  Seattle Seahawks 24 

XLVIII Feb. 2, 2014 Seattle Seahawks 43  Denver Broncos 8 

XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 Baltimore Ravens 34  San Francisco 49ers 31 

XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 N.Y. Giants 21  New England Patriots 17 

XLV Feb. 6, 2011 Green Bay Packers 31  Pittsburgh Steelers 25 

XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 New Orleans Saints 31  Indianapolis Colts 17

XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers 27  Arizona Cardinals 23

XLII Feb. 3, 2008 N.Y. Giants 17 New England Patriots 14

XLI Feb. 4, 2007 Indianapolis Colts 29 Chicago Bears 17

XL Feb. 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Seattle Seahawks 10

XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 New England Patriots 24 Philadelphia Eagles 21

XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 New England Patriots 32 Carolina Panthers 29

XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48  Oakland Raiders 21

XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 New England Patriots 20  St. Louis Rams 17

XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore Ravens 34  N.Y. Giants 7

XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 St. Louis Rams 23  Tennessee Titans 16

XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver Broncos 34  Atlanta Falcons 19

XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Denver Broncos 31 Green Bay Packers 24

XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Green Bay Packers 35  New England Patriots 21

XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys 27  Pittsburgh Steelers 17

XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 San Francisco 49ers 49  San Diego Chargers 26

XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 30  Buffalo Bills 13

XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17

XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Washington Redskins 37 Buffalo Bills 24

XXV Jan. 27, 1991 N.Y. Giants 20  Buffalo Bills 19

XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55  Denver Broncos 10

XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16

XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Washington Redskins 42 Denver Broncos 10

XXI Jan. 25, 1987 N.Y. Giants 39  Denver Broncos 20

XX Jan. 26, 1986 Chicago Bears 46 New England Patriots 10

XIX Jan. 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers 38  Miami Dolphins 16

XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 L.A. Raiders 38  Washington Redskins 9

XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Washington Redskins 27  Miami Dolphins 17

XVI Jan. 24, 1982 San Francisco 49ers 26  Cincinnati Bengals 21

XV Jan. 25, 1981 Oakland Raiders 27 Philadelphia Eagles 10

XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 31 L.A. Rams 19

XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31

XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 27 Denver Broncos 10

XI Jan. 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders 32 Minnesota Vikings 14

X Jan. 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Dallas Cowboys 17

IX Jan. 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6

VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7

VII Jan. 14, 1973 Miami Dolphins 14 Washington Redskins 7

VI Jan. 16, 1972 Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3

V Jan. 17, 1971 Baltimore Colts 16 Dallas Cowboys 13

IV Jan. 11, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7

III Jan. 12, 1969 N.Y. Jets 16 Baltimore Colts 7

II Jan. 14, 1968 Green Bay Packers 33 Oakland Raiders 14

I Jan. 15, 1967 Green Bay Packers 35 Kansas City Chiefs 10