Bledsoe was also intercepted twice in the final period (one by Newsome and the other one by linebacker Brian Williams).

Favre completed 14 out of 27 passes for 246 yards and 2 touchdowns, and had 12 rushing yards and another touchdown on 4 carries. On defense, White continued to be a weapon, recording 29 tackles, 3 fumble recoveries, and led the team with 8.5 sacks. High schools across Wisconsin submitted their top highlights from September-October games, narrowed down to a top five selected by the Packers. Bledsoe threw for 4,086 yards and 27 touchdowns against 15 interceptions. His 39 touchdown passes was the third-highest total in league history at that time.

A bad snap allowed Patriots defensive back Larry Whigham to tackle Jaguars punter Bryan Barker at the Jacksonville 4-yard line, setting up Martin's 1-yard touchdown run a few plays later.

The Packers also extended their league record for the most overall NFL championships to 12. Six days before the Super Bowl, in an article by Will McDonough, the Boston Globe reported Parcells would leave the Patriots after the Super Bowl to become the coach of the New York Jets. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. After joining Green Bay before the 1996 season, the team used him as a kick returner. 3Long gain [citation needed]. Fox's broadcast was also the first Super Bowl to have a constant, live-updating graphic for the score, time and down & distance. In 1996, the Packers posted an NFC-best 13–3 regular season record after winning eight of their first nine games to start the season. With the Packers' win, they became the third team to win Super Bowls on three networks (I-broadcast on both CBS and NBC, II-CBS, and Fox). Tight end Ben Coates also became a major contributor as a favorite target of quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who was taken with the #1 overall pick in the 1993 draft. Like the Jaguars, the Panthers were a 1995 expansion team that advanced to the conference title game. 2 – From 1966 to 1969, the first four Super Bowls were "World Championship" games played between two independent professional football leagues, AFL and NFL, and when the league, This page was last edited on 8 October 2020, at 03:49. Turnovers are defined as the number of times losing the ball on interceptions and fumbles. But I know this: We etched our place in history today."[9]. Green Bay also had a number of offensive weapons. To Parcells' credit, much of the improvement was the result of the contributions from their draft picks that they made before the season: linebackers Willie McGinest and Chris Slade. Dorsey Levens was the game's leading rusher with 61 rushing yards, and caught 3 passes for 23 yards. Multi-talented veteran wide receiver Don Beebe was also a constant breakaway threat, catching 39 passes for 606 yards and adding another 403 yards and a touchdown returning kickoffs. Coates was the Patriots' leading receiver with 6 catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Afterwards, Favre became the starter for the rest of that season and held that position with the Packers until his purported retirement and subsequent conditional trade to the New York Jets in 2008 (followed by a departure for Minnesota in 2009). The score proved to be the last one, as both teams' defenses took over the rest of the game. The score proved to be the last one of the contest, as the defenses of both teams took over for the rest of the game. During his first year, the team improved to a 9–7 regular season record, barely missing the playoffs.

Wide receiver Antonio Freeman led the team with 933 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Patriots limited the Packers to three punts and a missed 47-yard field goal attempt by Jacke. Watch Aaron Rodgers make his mark at the 2005 NFL Scouting Combine. Check out some highlights of Packers CB Marc-Antoine Dequoy during his time at the University of Montreal. The Packers had another valuable asset in game-breaking kick returner Desmond Howard. Kraft took control of the team after Parcells was hired, and the two of them had different ideas on how to run the organization. I'm not saying it was disrespectful to me, but it was in terms of the overall commitment to the team." Their pass offense, led by Bledsoe and wide receiver Terry Glenn, ranked third in the NFL.

Law gave the Patriots a lead with an interception return for a touchdown off St. Louis' MVP Kurt Warner, and eventually, Vinatieri's 48-yard field goal as time expired following a clutch Brady drive – the first time a Super Bowl was won with a score on the final play – gave the Patriots a 20–17 upset victory and their first Super Bowl on their third visit to the Superdome on the NFL's ultimate stage.