15. Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh Steelers: 35, Dallas Cowboys: 31
Winning is guaranteed to the great ones despite running out of time. It was an experience for Roger Staubach in Super Bowl XIII when he overcame the well-known drop — Jackie Smith’s in the endzone — in NFL olden times. This 35-31 competition had various moments including; the Smith drop, a strip sack for a touchdown, a big pass interference call on the Cowboys’ Benny Barnes, Terry Bradshaw’s MVP performance, and special teams shuffle that changed the game.
Gil Brandt notices: “Super Bowl XIII, in my mind, was the most memorable of the Super Bowls. Those were two great football teams. We (the Dallas Cowboys) made mistakes. We had Randy White on the return team with a cast on, and then he fumbled the kickoff, which hurt us. Even though we lost, I would say Super Bowl XIII was the greatest Super Bowl.”