Another riveting championship game is in the books after the Patriots rallied past the Seahawks for a 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX victory. But before the action came to an end, the last 60 seconds of the game saw one of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl history.
With 26 seconds to go and his team at the Pats' 1-yard line, Russell Wilson's pass intended for Seattle receiver Ricardo Lockette was picked off by New England cornerback Malcolm Butler, all but sealing the win.
The Butler interception will live on with these other unforgettable Super Bowl plays that took place in the final minute.
SUPER BOWL V: Colts beat Cowboys | 16-13
The first down-to-the-wire Super Bowl on Jan. 17, 1971, was tied at 13 going into the final minute of play. The Colts, then of Baltimore, had taken possession at the Dallas 28-yard line after Cowboys quarterback Craig Morton threw an interception with 1:09 to play. A few short runs later, kicker Jim O'Brien connected on a 32-yard field goal to give the Colts the victory.
SUPER BOWL X: Steelers beat Cowboys | 21-17
Dallas was once again on the wrong side of history on Jan. 18, 1976, in their first of three Super Bowl meetings against Pittsburgh. Quarterback Roger Staubach drove the Cowboys to the Steelers' 38. On third-and-10 with 18 seconds remaining, Staubach launched a pass 40 yards downfield into the end zone, but Pittsburgh safety Glen Edwards came up with it as the game ended.
SUPER BOWL XXIII: 49ers beat Bengals | 20-16
By Jan. 22, 1989, Joe Montana already had cemented his place as one of the sport's great quarterbacks with two Super Bowl wins, and this victory over Cincinnati added to the legacy. Down 16-13, Montana spearheaded an 11-play, 92-yard drive that was capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver John Taylor with 34 seconds left that proved to be the game-winner.
SUPER BOWL XXV: Giants beat Bills | 20-19
One of the most infamous Super Bowl plays of all occurred on Jan. 27, 1991. Big Blue held the lead when Buffalo took control from their own 10 with 2:16 to go. Quarterback Jim Kelly drove the Bills all the way to the Giants' 29-yard line with seconds remaining, then put their hopes in kicker Scott Norwood. His 47-yard attempt, however, went wide right to lift the Giants.
SUPER BOWL XXXIV: Rams beat Titans | 23-16
On Jan. 30, 2000, The Rams had just taken the lead when quarterback Steve McNair and Tennessee took control from their own 12. Eleven plays later, the Titans found themselves 10 yards from the end zone. With 6 seconds left and having used their final timeout, McNair found wideout Kevin Dyson on a quick slant, but linebacker Mike Jones' tackle at the 1-yard line saved the game for St. Louis.
SUPER BOWL XXXVI: Patriots beat Rams | 20-17
After blowing a 17-3 lead after three quarters on Feb. 3, 2002, the Pats took over with the game tied and just 1:21 to go. Quarterback Tom Brady, who began the season as Drew Bledsoe's backup, took New England to the Rams' 30 to give kicker Adam Vinatieri a chance to win it in regulation. With 7 seconds remaining, Vinatieri split the uprights from 48 yards out for the Patriots' first championship.
SUPER BOWL XXXVIII: Patriots beat Panthers | 32-29
New England was back in the big game two years later on Feb. 1, 2004, and once again allowed a game-tying touchdown with just over a minute to go. Carolina kicker John Kasay did the Pats a favor when his kickoff went out of bounds, granting the Pats the chance to start from their own 40. Four completions later and from the Panthers' 23, Vinatieri again nailed the game-winning kick, this time from 41 yards away.
SUPER BOWL XLII: Giants beat Patriots | 17-14
Wide receiver David Tyree's famous "helmet catch" with 1:15 to go on Feb. 3, 2008, gets all the attention, but that wasn't the play that gave the Giants the lead. That occurred four plays later with 39 seconds to go when Eli Manning found wide receiver Plaxico Burress on a fade in the end zone. The Patriots, who went 16-0 during the regular season, failed to gain a first down on their final possession to seal the loss.
SUPER BOWL XLIII: Steelers beat Cardinals | 27-23
On Feb. 1, 2009, Arizona looked poised to win its first title after a 64-yard scoring strike to wideout Larry Fitzgerald with less than 3 minutes to go. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had other plans, driving the Steelers to the Cardinals' 6. On the next play with 42 seconds left, he found receiver Santonio Holmes in the back right corner of the end zone, who managed to stay in bounds and clinch a sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy.