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Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League, and is the most important American professional football competition.

An AFL-NFL World Championship Game was first played after the 1966 football season, in January 1967, between the champions of the American Football League and the NFL. The game was a result of the merger agreement between the two leagues that took full effect for the 1970 season. The third such game, after the 1968 season, was called the "Super Bowl", and that name is now used to refer to the first two AFL-NFL World Championship Games as well. After the 1970 season, the game reverted from a world championship to the NFL championship, featuring the champions of the NFL's two conferences, the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.

Previous to the 1966 football season, American professional football's championship games were played for various league championships, and games were not played between league champions. The game was called the "All-America Football Conference Championship Game", the "American Football League Championship Game" or the "NFL Championship Game", depending on the league playing it. (See: Professional American football championship games and National Football League championships)

Following Apple Computer's 1984 commercial announcing the Apple Macintosh computer, directed by Ridley Scott, the broadcast of the Super Bowl became the premier showcase for high concept or simply extravagantly expensive commercials. Famous commercial campaigns include the Budweiser "Bud Bowl" campaign, and the 1999 and 2000 dot-com ads.

The Super Bowl tends to have a high Nielsen Rating which ranges around 40.0. An estimated 80 to 90 million Americans watch a Super Bowl each year. The most watched Super Bowl was Super Bowl XXXII between the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers which lured 90 million viewers.

Table of contents
1 Game Results
2 See also
3 External links

Game Results

AFL-NFL Championships:
I 1967-01-15 NFL Green Bay Packers def. AFL Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 (Los Angeles)
II 1968-01-14 NFL Green Bay Packers def. AFL Oakland Raiders 33-14 (Miami)
III 1969-01-12 AFL New York Jets def. NFL Baltimore Colts 16-7 (Miami)
IV 1970-01-11 AFL Kansas City Chiefs def. NFL Minnesota Vikings 23-7 (New Orleans)
Final inter-league standings: NFL 2 wins, AFL 2 wins.
 
NFL Championships:
V 1971-01-17 AFC Baltimore Colts def. NFC Dallas Cowboys 16-13 (Miami)
VI 1972-01-16 NFC Dallas Cowboys def. AFC Miami Dolphins 24-3 (New Orleans)
VII 1973-01-14 AFC Miami Dolphins def. NFC Washington Redskins 14-7 (Los Angeles)
VIII 1974-01-13 AFC Miami Dolphins def. NFC Minnesota Vikings 24-7 (Houston)
IX 1975-01-12 AFC Pittsburgh Steelers def. NFC Minnesota Vikings 16-6 (New Orleans)
X 1976-01-18 AFC Pittsburgh Steelers def. NFC Dallas Cowboys 21-17 (Miami)
XI 1977-01-09 AFC Oakland Raiders def. NFC Minnesota Vikings 32-14 (Pasadena)
XII 1978-01-15 NFC Dallas Cowboys def. AFC Denver Broncos 27-10 (New Orleans)
XIII 1979-01-21 AFC Pittsburgh Steelers def. NFC Dallas Cowboys 35-31 (Miami)
XIV 1980-01-20 AFC Pittsburgh Steelers def. NFC Los Angeles Rams 31-19 (Pasadena)
XV 1981-01-25 AFC Oakland Raiders def. NFC Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 (New Orleans)
XVI 1982-01-24 NFC San Francisco 49ers def. AFC Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 (Pontiac)
XVII 1983-01-30 NFC Washington Redskins def. AFC Miami Dolphins 27-17 (Pasadena)
XVIII 1984-01-22 AFC Los Angeles Raiders def. NFC Washington Redskins 38-9 (Tampa)
XIX 1985-01-20 NFC San Francisco 49ers def. AFC Miami Dolphins 38-16 (Stanford)
XX 1986-01-26 NFC Chicago Bears def. AFC New England Patriots 46-10 (New Orleans)
XXI 1987-01-25 NFC New York Giants def. AFC Denver Broncos 39-20 (Pasadena)
XXII 1988-01-31 NFC Washington Redskins def. AFC Denver Broncos 42-10 (San Diego)
XXIII 1989-01-22 NFC San Francisco 49ers def. AFC Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 (Miami)
XXIV 1990-01-28 NFC San Francisco 49ers def. AFC Denver Broncos 55-10 (New Orleans)
XXV 1991-01-27 NFC New York Giants def. AFC Buffalo Bills 20-19 (Tampa)
XXVI 1992-01-26 NFC Washington Redskins def. AFC Buffalo Bills 37-24 (Minneapolis)
XXVII 1993-01-31 NFC Dallas Cowboys def. AFC Buffalo Bills 52-17 (Pasadena)
XXVIII 1994-01-30 NFC Dallas Cowboys def. AFC Buffalo Bills 30-13 (Atlanta)
XXIX 1995-01-29 NFC San Francisco 49ers def. AFC San Diego Chargers 49-26 (Miami)
XXX 1996-01-28 NFC Dallas Cowboys def. AFC Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 (Tempe)
XXXI 1997-01-26 NFC Green Bay Packers def. AFC New England Patriots 35-21 (New Orleans)
XXXII 1998-01-25 AFC Denver Broncos def. NFC Green Bay Packers 31-24 (San Diego)
XXXIII 1999-01-31 AFC Denver Broncos def. NFC Atlanta Falcons 34-19 (Miami)
XXXIV 2000-01-30 NFC St. Louis Rams def. AFC Tennessee Titans 23-16 (Atlanta)
XXXV 2001-01-28 AFC Baltimore Ravens def. NFC New York Giants 34-7 (Tampa)
XXXVI 2002-02-03 AFC New England Patriots def. NFC St. Louis Rams 20-17 (New Orleans)
XXXVII 2003-01-26 NFC Tampa Bay Buccaneers def. AFC Oakland Raiders 48-21 (San Diego)
XXXVIII 2004-02-01 AFC New England Patriots def. NFC Carolina Panthers 32-29 (Houston)
XXXIX 2005-02-06 (Jacksonville)
XL 2006-02-05 (Detroit)
XLI 2007-02-04 (Miami)
XLII 2008-02-xx (Glendale)

See also

External links

NFL Super Bowls
I 1967 | II 1968 | III 1969 | IV 1970 | V 1971 | VI 1972 | VII 1973 | VIII 1974 | IX 1975 | X 1976 XI 1977 | XII 1978 | XIII 1979 | XIV 1980 | XV 1981 | XVI 1982 | XVII 1983 | XVIII 1984 | XIX 1985 | XX 1986 XXI 1987 | XXII 1988 | XXIII 1989 | XXIV 1990 | XXV 1991 | XXVI 1992 | XXVII 1993 | XXVIII 1994 | XXIX 1995 | XXX 1996 XXXI 1997 | XXXII 1998 | XXXIII 1999 | XXXIV 2000 | XXXV 2001 | XXXVI 2002 | XXXVII 2003 | XXXVIII 2004 | XXXIX 2005 | XL 2006

The National Football League
AFC
Baltimore Ravens | Buffalo Bills | Cincinnati Bengals | Cleveland Browns | Denver Broncos | Houston Texans | Indianapolis Colts | Jacksonville Jaguars| Kansas City Chiefs | Miami Dolphins | New England Patriots | New York Jets | Oakland Raiders | Pittsburgh Steelers | San Diego Chargers | Tennessee Titans
NFC
Arizona Cardinals | Atlanta Falcons | Carolina Panthers | Chicago Bears | Dallas Cowboys | Detroit Lions | Green Bay Packers | Minnesota Vikings | New Orleans Saints | New York Giants | Philadelphia Eagles | San Francisco 49ers | Seattle Seahawks | St. Louis Rams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Washington Redskins
The Super Bowl | The Pro Bowl | NFLPA | AFL | NFL Europe