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The Complete History of the NFL Super Bowl

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The Super Bowl has existed for more than 40 years dating all way back to 1967. The Super Bowl is the ultimate NFL football show down between the champions of the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

The Super Bowl is probably the most viewed televised program run every year. Some of the advertisement slots are so sought after that companies are willing to pay a million dollars for a 30 second advertisement.

Millions of Americans gather annually to throw Super Bowl parties to drink beer, eat junk food and cheer on their favorite team.

Below I will outline the entire history of the Super Bowl, including dates, locations, venues, MVPs and the final score.

Super Bowl I

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Date: Jan. 15, 1967
Venue: Memorial Coliseum
Location: Los Angeles, California
MVP: Bart Starr, QB, Green Bay
Results:
Kansas City Chiefs 10
Green Bay Packers 35

Super Bowl II

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Date: Jan. 14, 1968
Venue: Orange Bowl
Location: Miami, Florida
MVP: Bart Starr, QB, Green Bay
Results:
Green Bay Packers 33
Oakland Raiders 14

Super Bowl III

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Date: Jan. 12, 1969
Venue: Orange Bowl
Location: Miami, Florida
MVP: Joe Namath, QB, New York
Results:
New York Jets 16
Baltimore Colts 7

Super Bowl IV

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Date: Jan. 11, 1970
Venue: Tulane Stadium
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP: Len Dawson, QB, Kansas City
Results:
Minnesota Vikings 7
Kansas City Chiefs 23

Super Bowl V

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Date: Jan. 17, 1971
Venue: Orange Bowl
Location: Miami, Florida
MVP: Chuck Howley, LB, Dallas
Results:
Baltimore Colts 16
Dallas Cowboys 13

Super Bowl VI

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Date: Jan. 16, 1972
Venue: Tulane Stadium
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP: Roger Staubach, QB, Dallas
Results:
Dallas Cowboys 24
Miami Dolphins 3

Super Bowl VII

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Date: Jan. 14, 1973
Venue: Memorial Coliseum
Location: Los Angeles, California
MVP: Jake Scott, S, Miami
Results:
Miami Dolphins 14
Washington Redskins 7

Super Bowl VIII

Super Bowl VIII
Date: Jan. 13, 1974
Venue: Rice Stadium
Location: Houston, Texas
MVP: Larry Csonka, RB, Miami
Results:
Minnesota Vikings 7
Miami Dolphins 24

Super Bowl IX

Super Bowl IX
Date: Jan. 12, 1975
Venue: Tulane Stadium
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP: Franco Harris, RB, Pittsburgh
Results:
Pittsburgh Steelers 16
Minnesota Vikings 6

Super Bowl X

Super Bowl X
Date: Jan. 18, 1976
Venue: Orange Bowl
Location: Miami, Florida
MVP: Lynn Swann, WR, Pittsburgh
Results:
Dallas Cowboys 17
Pittsburgh Steelers 21

Super Bowl XI

Super Bowl XI
Date: Jan. 9, 1977
Venue: Rose Bowl
Location: Pasadena, California
MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, WR, Oakland
Results:
Oakland Raiders 32
Minnesota Vikings 14

Super Bowl XII

Super Bowl XII
Date: Jan. 15, 1978
Venue: Superdome
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP's: Randy White, DT, Dallas
Harvey Martin, DE, Dallas
Results:
Dallas Cowboys 27
Denver Broncos 10

Super Bowl XIII

Super Bowl XIII
Date: Jan. 21, 1979
Venue: Orange Bowl
Location: Miami, Florida
MVP: Terry Bradshaw, QB, Pittsburgh
Results:
Pittsburgh Steelers 35
Dallas Cowboys 31

Super Bowl XIV

Super Bowl XIV
Date: Jan. 20, 1980
Venue: Rose Bowl
Location: Pasadena, California
MVP: Terry Bradshaw, QB, Pittsburgh
Results:
Los Angeles Rams 19
Pittsburgh Steelers 31

Super Bowl XV

Super Bowl XV
Date: Jan. 25, 1981
Venue: Louisiana Superdome
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP: Jim Plunkett, QB, Oakland
Results:
Oakland Raiders 27
Philadelphia Eagles 10

Super Bowl XVI

Super Bowl XVI
Date: Jan. 24, 1982
Venue: Pontiac Silverdome
Location: Pontiac, Michigan
MVP: Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco
Results:
San Francisco 49ers 26
Cincinnati Bengals 21

Super Bowl XVII

Super Bowl XVII
Date: Jan, 30, 1983
Venue: Rose Bowl
Location: Pasadena, California
MVP: John Riggins, RB, Washington
Results:
Miami Dolphins 17
Washington Redskins 27

Super Bowl XVIII

Super Bowl XVIII
Date: Jan. 22, 1984
Venue: Tampa Stadium
Location: Tampa, Florida
MVP: Marcus Allen, RB, Los Angeles
Results:
Washington Redskins 9
Los Angeles Raiders 38

Super Bowl XIX

Super Bowl XIX
Date: Jan. 20, 1985
Venue: Stanford Stadium
Location: Palo Alto, California
MVP: Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco
Results:
Miami Dolphins 16
San Francisco 49ers 38

Super Bowl XX

Super Bowl XX
Date: Jan. 26, 1986
Venue: Louisiana Superdome
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP: Richard Dent, DE, Chicago
Results:
Chicago Bears 46
New England Patriots 10

Super Bowl XXI

Super Bowl XXI
Date: Jan. 25, 1987
Venue: Rose Bowl
Location: Pasadena, California
MVP: Phil Simms, QB, New York
Results:
Denver Broncos 20
New York Giants 39

Super Bowl XXII

Super Bowl XXII
Date: Jan. 31, 1988
Venue: Jack Murphy Stadium
Location: San Diego, California
MVP: Doug Williams, QB, Washington
Results:
Washington Redskins 42
Denver Broncos 10

Super Bowl XXIII

Super Bowl XXIII
Date: Jan. 22, 1989
Venue: Joe Robbie Stadium
Location: Miami, Florida
MVP: Jerry Rice, WR, San Francisco
Results:
Cincinnati Bengals 16
San Francisco 49ers 20

Super Bowl XXIV

Super Bowl XXIV
Date: Jan. 28, 1990
Venue: Louisiana Superdome
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP: Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco
Results:
San Francisco 49ers 55
Denver Broncos 10

Super Bowl XXV

Super Bowl XXV
Date: Jan. 27, 1991
Venue: Tampa Stadium
Location: Tampa, Florida
MVP: Ottis Anderson, RB, New York
Results:
Buffalo Bills 19
New York Giants 20

Super Bowl XXVI

Super Bowl XXVI
Date: Jan. 26, 1992
Venue: Metrodome
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
MVP: Mark Rypien, QB, Washington
Results:
Washington Redskins 37
Buffalo Bills 24

Super Bowl XXVII

Super Bowl  XVII
Date: Jan. 31, 1993
Venue: Rose Bowl
Location: Pasadena, California
MVP: Troy Aikman, QB, Dallas
Results:
Buffalo Bills 17
Dallas Cowboys 52

Super Bowl XXVIII

Super Bowl XXVIII
Date: Jan. 30, 1994
Venue: Georgia Dome
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
MVP: Emmitt Smith, RB, Dallas
Results:
Dallas Cowboys 30
Buffalo Bills 13

Super Bowl XXIX

Super Bowl XXIX
Date: Jan. 29, 1995
Venue: Joe Robbie Stadium
Location: Miami, Florida
MVP: Steve Young, QB, San Francisco
Results:
San Diego Chargers 26
San Francisco 49ers 49

Super Bowl XXX

Super Bowl XXX
Date: Jan. 28, 1996
Venue: Sun Devil Stadium
Location: Tempe, Arizona
MVP: Larry Brown, CB, Dallas
Results:
Dallas Cowboys 27
Pittsburgh Steelers 17

Super Bowl XXXI

Super Bowl XXXI
Date: Jan. 26, 1997
Venue: Louisiana Superdome
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP: Desmond Howard, KR-PR, Green Bay
Results:
New England Patriots 21
Green Bay Packers 35

Super Bowl XXXII

Super Bowl XXXII
Date: Jan. 25, 1998
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium
Location: San Diego, California
MVP: Terrell Davis, RB, Denver
Results:
Green Bay Packers 24
Denver Broncos 31

Super Bowl XXXIII

Super Bowl XXXIII
Date: Jan. 31, 1999
Venue: Pro Player Stadium
Location: Miami, Florida
MVP: John Elway, QB, Denver
Results:
Denver Broncos 34
Atlanta Falcons 19

Super Bowl XXXIV

Super Bowl XXXIV
Date: Jan. 30, 2000
Venue: Georgia Dome
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
MVP: Kurt Warner, QB, St. Louis
Results:
St. Louis Rams 23
Tennessee Titans 16

Super Bowl XXXV

Super Bowl XXXV
Date: Jan. 28, 2001
Venue: Raymond James Stadium
Location: Tampa, Florida
MVP: Ray Lewis, LB, Baltimore
Results:
Baltimore Ravens 34
New York Giants 7

Super Bowl XXXVI

Super Bowl XXXVI
Date: Feb. 3, 2002
Venue: Louisiana Superdome
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP: Tom Brady, QB, New England
Results:
St. Louis Rams 17
New England Patriots 20

Super Bowl XXXVII

Super Bowl XXXVII
Date: Jan. 26, 2003
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium
Location: San Diego, California
MVP: Dexter Jackson, FS, Tampa Bay
Results:
Oakland Raiders 21
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48

Super Bowl XXXVIII

Super Bowl XXXVIII
Date: Feb. 1, 2004
Venue: Reliant Stadium
Location: Houston, Texas
MVP: Tom Brady, QB, New England
Results:
Carolina Panthers 29
New England Patriots 32

Super Bowl XXXIX

Super Bowl XXXIX
Date: Feb. 6, 2005
Venue: Alltel Stadium
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
MVP: Deion Branch, WR, New England
Results:
New England Patriots 24
Philadelphia Eagles 21

Super Bowl XL

Super Bowl XL
Date: Feb. 5, 2006
Venue: Ford Field
Location: Detroit, Michigan
MVP: Hines Ward, WR, Pittsburgh
Results:
Seattle Seahawks 10
Pittsburgh Steelers 21

Super Bowl XLI

Super Bowl XLI
Date: Feb. 4, 2007
Venue: Dolphin Stadium
Location: Miami, Florida
MVP: Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis
Results:
Indianapolis Colts 29
Chicago Bears 17

Super Bowl XLII

Super Bowl XLII
Date: Feb. 3, 2008
Venue: U. of Phoenix Stadium
Location: Glendale, Arizona
MVP: Eli Manning, QB, New York
Results:
New York Giants 17
New England Patriots 14

Super Bowl XLIII

Super Bowl XLIII
Date: February 1, 2009
Venue: Raymond James Stadium
Location: Tampa, Florida
MVP: Santonio Holmes, WR, Pittsburgh
Results:
Pittsburgh Steelers 27
Arizona Cardinals 23

Fun Fact:
In the history of the Super Bowl, no home team has ever played in their home stadium!
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