6 Biggest Upsets in Super Bowl History

Jason Schandl
A Patriots player lifts the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XLIII.
A Patriots player lifts the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl XLIII. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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The Super Bowl LIV matchup is set, with the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Feb. 2, 2020. The Chiefs have opened as early 1.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, with the over/under sitting at 52.5 total points.

We've seen time and time again that the betting odds aren't gospel, though, and that no favorite is guaranteed to win the Super Bowl. That's especially true with a spread this close, but we've also seen our fair share of huge favorites collapse on the big stage as well.

With that in mind, here's a look at the six biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.

Biggest Super Bowl Upsets of All Time

6. Super Bowl XLIV

Date: Feb. 7, 2010
Spread: IND -5
Final: Indianapolis Colts 17 | New Orleans Saints 31

5. Super Bowl XXV

Date: Jan. 27, 1991
Spread: BUF -7
Final: Buffalo Bills 19 | New York Giants 20

4. Super Bowl XXXII

Date: Jan. 25, 1998
Spread: GB -11
Final: Green Bay Packers 24 | Denver Broncos 31

3. Super Bowl IV

Date: Jan. 11, 1970
Spread: MIN -12
Final: Minnesota Vikings 7 | Kansas City Chiefs 23

2. Super Bowl XLII

Date: Feb. 3, 2008
Spread: NE -12
Final: New England Patriots 14 | New York Giants 17

1. Super Bowl XXXVI

Date: Feb. 3, 2002
Spread: STL -14
Final: St. Louis Rams 17 | New England Patriots 20


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