Super Bowl XXXIII
Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons
When: Sunday, April 19
Relive the Broncos' second Super Bowl victory, as they go back-to-back to cap a 14-2 regular season. A year after upending the playoffs as a wild-card team en route to a win over the Packers, the Broncos were juggernauts in 1998 with a 14-2 record that included a 13-0 start to the season. With a dominant offense led by John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Terrell Davis, Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey, the Broncos rolled through their first two playoff games by a combined scored of 61-13, though the AFC Championship Game vs. the Jets was closer than they had hoped until the third quarter.
Entering the Super Bowl, the Falcons had also been 14-2 in the regular season — and they had squeaked past the 15-1 Vikings in the NFC Championship Game in overtime to play the Broncos.
In this game, though, the Broncos would overpower the Falcons behind Elway's 336 yards and two total touchdowns (one passing, one rushing). With an 80-yard strike to Smith in the second quarter, the Broncos opened up a double-digit lead that would not be overcome. The defense also had three interceptions and forced a fumble that it then recovered.
In his final game before retiring, Elway earned Super Bowl MVP honors and went out on top.
Where to watch
- FOX and FOX Deportes will re-broadcast the game at 1 p.m. MT on Sunday, April 19 and then again on Fox Sports 1 on Friday, April 24 at 5 p.m. MT.
- Play-by-play commentator Pat Summerall joins color commentator John Madden and sportscasters Bill Maas and Ron Pitts.