Over the years, there have been quite a few Super Bowl teams that surprised fans by winning the Super Bowl, which is one of the reasons the game is so popular, so we decided to list the most surprising of them all ahead of Superbowl 52. This is why it’s big money to take the underdog when you bet on Superbowl winner for 2018 which in this case would be the Eagles at +4.5 underdogs.
The Jets went up against a well-oiled machine in a Colts team that had Johnny Unitas running the offense and Don Shula roaming the sidelines.
Prior to the game, the Jets were considered the underdogs because they were playing in their first postseason, but quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed a Jets victory before the game and delivered as upset Superbowl winners.
The Ravens went into the season with Tony Banks as their starting quarterback. After being ineffective through most of the first half of the season, the team turned to Tampa Bay Buccaneers outcast Trent Dilfer, who led the team to the Super Bowl by making sure he didn’t cost the team a chance to win games by turning the ball over.
The offense didn’t have to do too much as the defense, led by the Defensive Player of the Year, Ray Lewis, dominated throughout the season and led the team to a Super Bowl win.
The Rams were the least likely team to win the Super Bowl that year after winning only four games during the previous season and losing starting quarterback Trent Green to a season ending injury during the preseason.
Backup quarterback Kurt Warner, who had been bagging groceries a few years earlier, led the Rams to one of the most surprising Super Bowl wins ever.
The first Super Bowl of the Bill Belichick era came as a surprise as the Patriots defeated the “Greatest Show on Turf” St. Louis Rams, who had been hoping to become the next dynasty in the NFL. The Patriots were led by Tom Brady, who took over as the team’s starter after Drew Bledsoe was injured earlier in the season.
Not too many people saw the Giants defeating the Patriots, who had broken most major scoring records en route to an 18-0 record. The Giants winning was a big surprise, but the way they did it was even more surprising.
With the Giants on their way to losing the game, Eli Manning somehow evaded what looked like a sure sack and found wide receiver David Tyree, who made and incredible catch with his helmet that helped the Giants get in Patriots territory, and the team finished off the drive with a touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Plaxico Burress.