Tampa Bay's history of hosting Super Bowls

Super Bowl XXXV | Jan. 28, 2001

Ravens 34, Giants 7

Raymond James Stadium

. Baltimore's defense capped an oppressive season by forcing five turnovers, getting four sacks and surrendering just 152 yards for the city's first NFL title since the Colts in Super Bowl V. DB Duane Starks gave the Ravens a 17-0 lead in the third quarter by returning a Kerry Collins pass 49 yards for a touchdown, and Jermaine Lewis followed a 97-yard kick return for a TD by Ron Dixon with an 84-yard return for a score on the ensuing kickoff and a 24-7 bulge. QB Trent Dilfer, a former Buc and custodian of an offense that tried to capitalize on the defense's big plays, was 12 of 25 for 153 yards and a TD. Jamal Lewis had 27 carries for 102 yards. LB Ray Lewis was named MVP.

Super Bowl XXV | Jan. 27, 1991

Giants 20, Bills 19

Tampa Stadium

. Wide right. Scott Norwood missed a 47-yarder in the final seconds to deny the Bills a championship — the first of four consecutive Super Bowl losses for Buffalo. The Giants, meanwhile, won their second Super Bowl in five years. New York was stifling with its ball-control offense, possessing the ball for 40 minutes, 33 seconds, a Super Bowl record. Still, Buffalo led 12-3 in the second quarter before Giants QB Jeff Hostetler hit WR Stephen Baker for a 14-yard TD. Thurman Thomas' 31-yard TD run gave the Bills a 19-17 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Matt Bahr's 21-yard FG set the final score. Hostetler completed 20 of 32 passes for 222 yards and one score. RB Ottis Anderson rushed 21 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and was named MVP. Thomas amassed 190 scrimmage yards.

Super Bowl XVIII | Jan. 22, 1984

Raiders 38, Redskins 9

Tampa Stadium

. MVP Marcus Allen's 74-yard TD run in the third quarter is the signature highlight, but LB Jack Squirek's 5-yard interception return (as the Redskins were trying to chisel into a 14-3 deficit late in the first half) was the decisive moment. Los Angeles' margin of victory set a Super Bowl record, and the Raiders went at it early. Derrick Jensen gave the Raiders a 7-0 lead less than five minutes into the game by blocking a Jeff Hayes punt and recovering it in the end zone for a touchdown. The 38 points set a Super Bowl record, since broken.

Tampa Bay's history of hosting Super Bowls 01/24/09 [Last modified: Saturday, January 24, 2009 3:31am]

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