With 49 Super Bowls in the history books, the NFL's biggest game has seen some of football's biggest plays. To celebrate Super Bowl 50, the following recounts the most exciting, most impactful and most memorable play from each hash mark from midfield to the 1-yard line.

The plays were selected based on a combination of memorable moments, big plays in the biggest game that led to the biggest changes in win probability.  Note that only plays from 50 yards and in are included, so plays such as David Tyree's helmet catch (which started at the Giants 44-yard line) and Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen running with the night from 74 yards out against the Redskins, are not included. Still, there’s no shortage of sterling Super Bowl moments, including one memorable play with the snap right at midfield. Play data provided courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.

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1-YARD LINE

XLIX 2014

Patriots 28, Seahawks 24

interception

Russell Wilson’s pass intended for Ricardo Lockette is intercepted by Malcolm Butler, securing an unlikely win for the Patriots over the Seahawks.

Butler

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Lockette

Wilson

Wilson

1

Butler

Lockette

2-YARD LINE

XXI 1986

GIANTS 39, BRONCOS 20

tackle

With Denver driving to the 2-yard line, Giants linebacker Carl Banks stuffs Sammy Winder for a four-yard loss to hold the Broncos to a field goal attempt, which the Broncos miss.

Banks

2

Elway

Winder

Elway

2

Banks

Winder

3-YARD LINE

XLIX 2014

PATRIOTS 28, SEAHAWKS 24

touchdown

New England’s Tom Brady fires what proves to be the game-winning touchdown pass to Julian Edelman against Seattle with 2:06 remaining.

Edelman

3

Brady

Brady

3

Edelman

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4-YARD LINE

III 1968

JETS 16, COLTS 7

touchdown

Matt Snell carries the ball four yards for a touchdown to put the Jets up 7-0 in the second quarter against the Colts.

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Snell

Snell

4

5-YARD LINE

XLVII 2012

RAVENS 34, 49ERS 31

drop

Colin Kaepernick’s fourth-down pass to 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree falls incomplete, and fails to draw a pass-interference penalty, giving the ball back to the Ravens with 1:46 remaining.

Crabtree

5

Kaepernick

Kaepernick

5

Crabtree

6-YARD LINE

XLIII 2008

STEELERS 27, CARDINALS 23

touchdown

Santonio Holmes gets both feet down while securing the game-winning touchdown pass to put the Steelers up 27-23 with 42 seconds left against Arizona.

Holmes

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Roethlisberger

Holmes

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Roethlisberger

7-YARD LINE

XL 2005

STEELERS 21, SEAHAWKS 10

interception

With the Steelers driving, Kelly Herndon picks off Ben Roethlisberger at the Seattle 4-yard line and returns it 76 yards, preventing what could have been a 21-3 Pittsburgh lead midway through the third quarter.

Wilson

Herndon

7

Roethlisberger

Randle

Wilson

Herndon

Randle

7

Roethlisberger

8-YARD LINE

XIX 1984

49ERS 38, DOLPHINS 16

touchdown

Roger Craig’s eight-yard touchdown catch gives the 49ers a 14-10 lead over Miami in the second quarter.

8

8

9-YARD LINE

XXXVIII 2003

PATRIOTS 32, PANTHERS 29

interception

Reggie Howard’s fourth-quarter interception of Tom Brady at the Carolina 9-yard line gives the Panthers life with 7:48 remaining.

Howard

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Brady

Howard

Brady

9

10-YARD LINE

XXXIV 1999

RAMS 23, TITANS 16

tackle

Leading by seven, St. Louis’s Mike Jones tackles outstretched Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson just shy of the goal line on the game’s final play.

Jones

Dyson

10

McNair

McNair

10

Dyson

Jones

11-YARD LINE

XVI 1981

49ERS 26, BENGALS 21

interception

With the Bengals driving near the 49ers’ goal line, Dwight Hicks’s interception helps turn the tide, giving the ball back to San Francisco for the game’s first touchdown drive.

Hicks

11

Anderson

Hicks

11

Anderson

12-YARD LINE

XXXII 1997

BRONCOS 31, PACKERS 24

tackle

John Elway is sent spinning near the goal line following an eight-yard scramble on third and six for a first down, setting up a Terrell Davis touchdown two plays later against Green Bay.

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Elway

Elway

12

13-YARD LINE

XLII 2007

GIANTS 17, PATRIOTS 14

touchdown

Giants quarterback Eli Manning caps a game-winning drive against the Patriots sustained by David Tyree’s helmet catch with a touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress.

Burress

13

Manning

Manning

13

Burress

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14-YARD LINE

XXIII 1988

49ERS 20, BENGALS 16

touchdown

San Francisco’s Joe Montana ties the score at 13 against the Bengals with 14:09 remaining in the fourth quarter on a touchdown pass to Jerry Rice.

Rice

14

Montana

Montana

14

Rice

15-YARD LINE

XXVIII 1993

COWBOYS 30, BILLS 13

touchdown

Dallas running back Emmitt Smith breaks a 13-13 third-quarter tie with Buffalo with a 15-yard touchdown run.

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Aikman

Smith

15

16-YARD LINE

XLIV 2009

SAINTS 31, COLTS 17

touchdown

The Saints take a 13-10 lead after a Drew Brees-Pierre Thomas touchdown hookup caps a drive that started with an onside kick against Indianapolis after halftime.

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Thomas

Brees

Brees

16

Thomas

17-YARD LINE

XLI 2006

COLTS 29,  BEARS 17

After a career of connecting on big kicks, the Colts’ Adam Vinatieri misses a field goal to end the half against Chicago.

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Vinatieri

Vinatieri

17

18-YARD LINE

XXXII 1997

BRONCOS 31, PACKERS 24

Tied at 24 with 1:54 remaining, Terrell Davis sets the stage for the Broncos’ the game-winning touchdown  – a one-yard run by Davis – with a 17-yard run against the Packers.

Davis

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Elway

Elway

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Davis

19-YARD LINE

XXXIX 2004

PATRIOTS 24, EAGLES 21

interception

After an Eagles interception was wiped out by an illegal contact penalty, the Patriots’ Rodney Harrison picks off another Donovan McNabb pass on the next play to keep Philly off the board in the first quarter.

Harrison

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McNabb

McNabb

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Harrison

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20-YARD LINE

XXIV 1989

49ERS 55, BRONCOS 10

interception

Joe Montana and Jerry Rice hook up for a touchdown to put the 49ers up 7-0, the first of San Francisco’s 55 points against the overmatched Broncos.

Rice

20

Montana

Rice

Montana

20

21-YARD LINE

VII 1972

DOLPHINS 14, REDSKINS 7

touchdown

Bob Griese finds Jim Mandich to set up a one-yard Jim Kiick touchdown run, which gives the undefeated Dolphins a 14-0 second-quarter lead over the Redskins.

Mandich

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Griese

Mandich

Griese

21

22-YARD LINE

XIII 1978

STEELERS 35, COWBOYS 31

touchdown

Leading 21-17 in the fourth quarter, Steelers running back Franco Harris breaks free on third and nine for a 22-yard touchdown run to push the margin to 11 over the Cowboys.

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Harris

Harris

22

23-YARD LINE

XXXVIII 2003

PATRIOTS 32, PANTHERS 29

kick

Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri splits the uprights to beat the Panthers, 32-29

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Vinatieri

23

Vinatieri

24-YARD LINE

XIV 1979

STEELERS 31, RAMS 19

touchdown

Lawrence McCutcheon of the Los Angeles Rams stuns the Steelers with a 24-yard halfback pass to Ron B. Smith.

McCutcheon

24

Smith

Smith

McCutcheon

24

25-YARD LINE

V 1970

COLTS 16, COWBOYS 13

kick

Jim O’Brien gives the Baltimore Colts the victory over Dallas with a 42-yard field goal.

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O'Brien

O'Brien

25

26-YARD LINE

XXXIV 1999

RAMS 23, TITANS 16

interception

Down by 7 to the St. Louis Rams, Titans quarterback Steve McNair finds Kevin Dyson after a mad scramble to set up the game’s final play from the Rams 10-yard line with five seconds remaining.

McCleon

Dyson

26

McNair

McNair

26

Dyson

McCleon

27-YARD LINE

V 1970

COLTS 16, COWBOYS 13

interception

With the score tied at 13 and 1:09 left on the clock, a Mike Curtis interception gives the Colts the ball at the Cowboys 28-yard line to set up O’Brien’s game-winning kick.

Morton

27

Curtis

Reeves

Curtis

Reeves

Morton

27

28-YARD LINE

XI 1976

RAIDERS 32, VIKINGS 14

interception and touchdown

With the Vikings driving, Willie Brown returns an interception 75 yards for a touchdown to lock down the game for the Raiders.

White

Brown

28

Tarkenton

White

Brown

28

Tarkenton

29-YARD LINE

XXV 1990

GIANTS 20, BILLS 19

kick and interception

With the game on the line, Scott Norwood pushes a field goal try wide right, giving the Giants the one-point win over the Bills.

29

Norwood

29

Norwood

30-YARD LINE

XXXVI 2001

PATRIOTS 20, RAMS 17

kick and interception

From 47 yards out, Vinatieri’s field goal against St. Louis gives the Patriots their first Super Bowl win.

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Vinatieri

30

Vinatieri

31-YARD LINE

XLIV 2009

SAINTS 31, COLTS 17

interception and touchdown

Peyton Manning’s pass is intercepted by Tracy Porter, who returns it for a pick-six to seal the Saints’ victory over the Colts.

Manning

31

Wayne

Porter

Porter

Wayne

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Manning

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32-YARD LINE

XXV 1972

GIANTS 20, BILLS 19

tackle

Giants running back Mark Ingram breaks five Buffalo tackles to convert on third and 13 with just under nine minutes left in the third quarter. The Giants ultimately scored on the drive to go up 17-12, helping to set up a heart-stopping fourth-quarter duel.

Ingram

32

Hostetler

Hostetler

Ingram

32

33-YARD LINE

XLV 2010

PACKERS 31, STEELERS 25

fumble and tackle

Clay Matthews strips the ball from Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, giving the Packers the ball with 14:50 in the fourth quarter and setting up a touchdown drive that pushes the Packers’ lead to 28-17.

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Bishop

Mendenhall

Bishop

Mendenhall

33

34-YARD LINE

VII 1972

DOLPHINS 14, REDSKINS 7

kick and fumble and touchdown

With Miami up 14-0 and just over two minutes remaining, kicker Garo Yepremian fumbles a pass attempt after a botched field goal. Washington’s Mike Bass returns it for a touchdown, but the Dolphins hang on to win.

Yepremian

Bass

34

Bass

Yepremian

34

35-YARD LINE

XLVIII 2013

SEAHAWKS 43, BRONCOS 8

touchdown

Malcolm Smith’s pick-six against Denver quarterback Peyton Manning gives the Seahawks a 21-0 lead late in the second quarter and helps him earn MVP honors.

M.Smith

Manning

35

M.Smith

Moreno

M.Smith

M.Smith

Moreno

Manning

35

36-YARD LINE

XII 1977

COWBOYS 27, BRONCOS 10

fumble

Tom Jackson’s sack knocks the ball loose from Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach for a Rubin Carter recovery, keeping Denver’s hopes alive, down 10 at the start of the fourth quarter. The Broncos can’t catch up though, losing 27-10.

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Carter

Staubach

Carter

Staubach

36

Staubach

37-YARD LINE

I 1966

PACKERS 35, CHIEFS 10

touchdown

Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr finds Max McGee for the first touchdown in Super Bowl history, 8:25 into Super Bowl I against Kansas City.

McGee

37

Starr

McGee

37

Starr

38-YARD LINE

XLIX 2014

PATRIOTS 28, SEAHAWKS 24

drop and tackle

Hope dwindling and clock ticking, Jermaine Kearse hauls in an unbelievable catch to put the Seahawks at the Patriots 10-yard line with 1:14 remaining. Hope lived . . . until Butler.

Butler

Kearse

38

Wilson

Wilson

38

Butler

Kearse

39-YARD LINE

XIII 1978

STEELERS 35, COWBOYS 31

touchdown

Roger Staubach completes a 39-yard pass to Tony Hill to tie the score at 7 against Pittsburgh in the first quarter.

Hill

39

Staubach

Hill

Staubach

39

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40-YARD LINE

XLVII 2012

RAVENS 34, 49ERS 31

tackle

Down 34-29 to the Ravens, 49ers running back Frank Gore rips off a 33-yard run to San Francisco at the Baltimore 7-yard line. Four plays later, the Ravens halt the drive and preserve their lead.

Reed

Gore

40

Reed

Gore

40

41-YARD LINE

III 1968

JETS 16, COLTS 7

interception and tackle

The Colts are burned by some trickery, as the Jets intercept their flea-flicker attempt to keep their upset attempt going and help fulfill Joe Namath’s guarantee.

Hill

Hudson

Hudson

41

Matte

Morrall

Hill

Hudson

Matte

41

Hudson

Morrall

42-YARD LINE

XXXI 1996

PACKERS 35, PATRIOTS 21

drop

With 26 seconds remaining in the second quarter, a fourth-and-two pass attempt from New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe to Dave Meggett falls incomplete against Green Bay. Yeah, not much has happened from the 42-yard line in a Super Bowl.

Bledsoe

Meggett

42

Meggett

Bledsoe

42

43-YARD LINE

XVII 1982

REDSKINS 27, DOLPHINS 17

touchdown

Trailing by 17-13 and facing a fourth and one with 10:28 left, John Riggins rumbles for a 43-yard touchdown run that gave the Redskins a lead over Miami they would not relinquish.

43

Riggins

Riggins

43

44-YARD LINE

XLVI 2011

GIANTS 21, PATRIOTS 17

drop

With the Patriots trying to salt away a win with 4:06 left in the fourth quarter, Wes Welker drops a sure first-down conversion, giving the Giants the opening they need to steal a 21-17 victory.

Welker

44

Brady

Welker

44

Brady

45-YARD LINE

XXIII 1988

49ERS 20, BENGALS 16

tackle

On second and 20 from the Cincinnati 45, Rice gains 27 yards and sets up Montana’s hallowed game-winning touchdown toss to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining.

Rice

45

Montana

45

Montana

Rice

46-YARD LINE

XLIII 2008

STEELERS 27, CARDINALS 23

tackle

With 1:02 remaining, Ben Roethlisberger connects with Santonio Holmes on a 40-yard catch-and-run to put the Steelers at the 6-yard line and position Pittsburgh for more Holmes heroics on the game-winner against the Cardinals two plays later.

Francisco

Holmes

46

Roethlisberger

Holmes

Francisco

Roethlisberger

46

47-YARD LINE

XIV 1979

STEELERS 31, RAMS 19

touchdown

Terry Bradshaw finds Lynn Swann for the touchdown to put the Steelers ahead of the Los Angeles Rams 17-13 with 12:40 remaining in the third quarter.

Swann

47

Bradshaw

Swann

Bradshaw

47

48-YARD LINE

X 1975

STEELERS 21, COWBOYS 17

tackle

Lynn Swann makes the first of three spectacular catches against Dallas, this one for a 32-yard gain, en route to Super Bowl MVP honors.

Swann

48

Bradshaw

Bradshaw

48

Swann

49-YARD LINE

XXVI 1991

REDSKINS 37, BILLS 24

tackle

Mark Rypien hits Gary Clark on a third and nine to put the Redskins at the Bills 15-yard line. Two plays later, the Redskins would lead 17-0 after a Gerald Riggs touchdown run from the 1-yard line.

Clark

49

Rypien

Rypien

49

Clark

50-YARD LINE

XXII 1987

REDSKINS 42, BRONCOS 10

touchdown

Doug Williams unloads a bomb to Ricky Sanders, giving the Redskins a 28-10 lead over the Broncos and helping them to their second Super Bowl title.

Sanders

50

Williams

Sanders

50

Williams

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