Sports Illustrated's 52 Super Bowl Stories

Relive the biggest moments of every NFL championship game as SI originally documented them in our complete archive of Super Bowl gamers.
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The final paragraph of Sports Illustrated’s first Super Bowl game story (Jan. 23, 1967 issue) delivers a sentiment that neatly encapsulates football’s dominant force at the dawn of the Super Bowl era: “The Packers, as was clearly evident on Sunday, always do just what Vincent Lombardi wants them to do.”

The first paragraph in one of Sports Illustrated’s most recent Super Bowl game story (Feb. 15-22, 2016 issue) depicts a scene that reflects how the game’s current dominant forces thrive in a more progressive landscape, as Super Bowl MVP Von Miller asks, “What happened to my pants?”

In the last 52 years, the Super Bowl has evolved from a measuring stick game between rival leagues into the biggest sports and pop culture event in the United States, and SI’s game stories from every matchup live on as historical postcards reflecting how we felt at the time about the sport’s biggest heroes, plays and personalities. Thanks to the SI Vault, you can now revisit every memorable moment of every Super Bowl as it originally appeared in the pages of SI, from Don Shula’s undefeated Dolphins to the heyday of the Steel Curtain to The Helmet Catch.

Looking for another SI story, from the NFL or otherwise? Explore the complete Vault

Click on each game below to read SI’s 52 Super Bowl feature stories from 1967 to 2018, written by Tex Maule, Dan Jenkins, Paul Zimmerman, Rick Telander, Michael Silver, Tim Layden, Damon Hack, Lee Jenkins, Peter King, S.L. Price and Greg Bishop. (Note: The dates under each game reflect the SI issue each story appeared in.)

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Super Bowl LII

Feb 12, 2018

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Super Bowl LI

Feb 13, 2017

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Super Bowl 50

Feb 9, 2016

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Super Bowl XLIX

Feb 9, 2015

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Super Bowl XLVIII

Feb 10, 2014

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Super Bowl XLVII

Feb 11, 2013

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Super Bowl XLVI

Feb 13, 2012

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Super Bowl XLV

Feb 14, 2011

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Super Bowl XLIV

Feb 15, 2010

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Super Bowl XLIII

Feb 9, 2009

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Super Bowl XLII

Feb 11, 2008

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Super Bowl XLI

Feb 12, 2007

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Super Bowl XL

Feb 13, 2006

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Super Bowl XXXIX

Feb 14, 2005

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Super Bowl XXXVIII

Feb 9, 2004

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Super Bowl XXXVII

Feb 3, 2003

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Super Bowl XXXVI

Feb 11, 2002

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Super Bowl XXXV

Feb 5, 2001

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Super Bowl XXXIV

Feb 7, 2000

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Super Bowl XXXIII

Feb 8, 1999

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Super Bowl XXXII

Feb 2, 1998

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Super Bowl XXXI

Feb 3, 1997

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Super Bowl XXX

Feb 5, 1996

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Super Bowl XXIX

Feb 5, 1995

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Super Bowl XXVIII

Feb 7, 1994

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Super Bowl XXVII

Feb 8, 1993

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Super Bowl XXVI

Feb 3, 1992

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Super Bowl XXV

Feb 4, 1991

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Super Bowl XXIV

Feb 5, 1990

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Super Bowl XXIII

Jan 30, 1989

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Super Bowl XXII

Feb 8, 1988

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Super Bowl XXI

Feb 2, 1987

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Super Bowl XX

Feb 3, 1986

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Super Bowl XIX

Jan 28, 1985

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Super Bowl XVIII

Jan 30, 1984

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Super Bowl XVII

Feb 7, 1983

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Super Bowl XVI

Feb 1, 1982

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Super Bowl XV

Feb 2, 1981

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Super Bowl XIV

Jan 28, 1980

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Super Bowl XIII

Jan 29, 1979

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Super Bowl XII

Jan 23, 1978

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Super Bowl XI

Jan 17, 1977

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Super Bowl X

Jan 26, 1976

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Super Bowl IX

Jan 20, 1975

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Super Bowl VIII

Jan 21, 1974

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Super Bowl VII

Jan 22, 1973

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Super Bowl VI

Jan 24, 1972

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Super Bowl V

Jan 25, 1971

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Super Bowl IV

Jan 20, 1970

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Super Bowl III

Jan 20, 1969

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Super Bowl II

Jan 22, 1968

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Super Bowl I

Jan 23, 1967