Rank 'Em: Super Bowl Moments

Created: January 18, 2011, 4:36 PM

David Tyree's catch helped set up one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.

The Super Bowl often produces classic plays that are discussed and debated for years.

Giants fans will never forget wide receiver David Tyree's incredible on-top-of-his-helmet, third-down snag that helped defeat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Steelers fans will never forget Lynn Swann's acrobatic 53-yard catch in Super Bowl X against the Cowboys.

And Bills fans will forever have Scott Norwood's field goal miss with seconds remaining against the Giants in Super Bowl XXV burned in their memories.

All of the above have legitimate claim as the most memorable play in Super Bowl history.

Courtesy of ESPN.com NFL senior writer John Clayton, below are 10 great Super Bowl plays. Clayton, who has covered 35 Super Bowls, witnessed each one. Refresh your memory by scrolling over the images and then click to rank each moment.

You must rank at least five moments to cast your ballot.

  • Super Bowl X
    Lynn Swann's acrobatic 53-yard reception helped him earn MVP honors as his Steelers defeated the Cowboys.
  • Super Bowl XVIII
    Marcus Allen picked up 74 of his 191 yards rushing for the Raiders on one picture-perfect scamper on the way to a 38-9 win over the Redskins.
  • Super Bowl XXV
    The Bills never won a Super Bowl. But they had one in their grasp. Scott Norwood's kick went wide right and Super Bowl XXV went to the Giants.
  • Super Bowl XXX
    With four minutes to play, Cowboys cornerback Larry Brown picked off Neil O'Donnell and returned it 22 yards to the Steelers' 6-yard line.
  • Super Bowl XXXII
    John Elway charged forward on a third-and-6 and was hit twice, sending him into a helicopter-like spin before hitting the ground with a first down.
  • Super Bowl XXXIV
    Kevin Dyson was stopped one yard short of the end zone by Rams linebacker Mike Jones in the closing seconds of a 23-16 Rams victory.
  • Super Bowl XXXVI
    Back when the Patriots were considered an underdog, Adam Vinatieri changed all that with a 48-yard game winner that started a mini-dynasty.
  • Super Bowl XLII
    Giants wide receiver David Tyree's circus catch against the undefeated Patriots was something to behold, as was Eli Manning's frantic scramble and escape to get him the ball.
  • Super Bowl XLIII
    An interception return of 100 yards is sure to get you on a list of most memorable Super Bowl plays. Even better when it comes in a 27-23 nailbiter that your team wins.
  • Super Bowl XLIV
    Down 10-6 and kicking off to start the second half, the Saints shocked everyone with a successful onside kick. Five consecutive pass completions later the Saints took a 13-10 lead on their way to a 31-17 victory.