SUPER BOWL XXXII Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California January 25, 1998 Attendance: 68,912
Green Bay Packers (NFC)
Denver Broncos (AFC)
John Elway finally was able to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy.
John Elway finally put himself amongst the quarterback elite in history by guiding the Denver Broncos to their first NFL championship.
Elway, who was part of Denver losses in 1987, 1988 and 1990 by a total of 96 points, also ended the AFC Super Bowl losing streak at 13 years. Had Denver lost, they would have become the first team in history to lose five Super Bowls. As for the AFC, it hadn't won since the Raiders, then in Los Angeles, beat Washington 38-9 in 1984.
Denver RB Terrell Davis, the game's MVP, was the difference, as he gained 157 yards and three touchdowns.
The game was not decided until the final 31 seconds, when Brett Favre's pass was deflected by Denver LB John Mobley.
Elway, the oldest QB to win a Super Bowl, completed 12-of-22 passes for 122 yards, while Favre was 25-of-42 passes for 257 yards, three TDs. The Broncos scored the winning TD with 1:45 remaining, but left plenty on the clock for Favre and his arsenal of receivers. The Packers got down to the Broncos' 31-yard line with 36 seconds remaining, before Mobley deflected Favre's final attempt and thus gave Elway the only award he has ever wanted - A Super Bowl Trophy.