9 Biggest Goof-Ups in Super Bowl History

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The Super Bowl is thought to be the pinnacle of the NFL season, and in many ways, it is — pitting some of the best players, teams, and coaches against each other in a bid for the title, it’s supposed to possess a dazzling array of halftime routines and commercials. Despite this seemingly concrete algorithm for a perfect game between worthy opponents, a spectacular halftime show and ads worth their millions, this is almost never the case. We take a look back at some of the biggest blunders in the Bowl’s history. (Note: All images may not correspond exactly to the event described.)

9. Premature celebrations are a curse of many an athlete, but perhaps even more so when on the national stage. Such was the case with Cowboys Pro Bowl defensive lineman Leon Lett in Super Bowl XXVII, who grabbed a fourth-quarter fumble and headed to return for a touchdown. His mistake? Slowing down so much to celebrate that Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver Don Beebe caught him at the Bills’ 5-yard line and batted away the ball for a touchback.

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