Minneapolis Super Bowl Countdown: Super Bowl XXXII

A wild Week 12 in the NFL has plenty of teams and their fans feeling ready to pack for Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis. Next up on the Countdown to the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers showdown in Super Bowl XXXII.

January 25, 1988

Played at the historic Qualcomm Stadium in sunny San Diego, California, Super Bowl XXXII between the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers was one for the record books. Nearly 70,000 fans piled in to catch two of America’s favorites, Broncos quarterback John Elway and Packers quarterback Brett Favre, show off in an offensive battle.

In what would turn out to be a close game between the two, the Denver Broncos would walk away Super Bowl champions, a 31-24 victory over Green Bay. Despite being 0-4 to date in Super Bowl appearances, the Broncos would finally capture that elusive Lombardi trophy. Broncos running back Terrell Davis, who would score the eventual game-winning touchdown with just 1:45 left in the game, would go on to be named Super Bowl MVP.

Over 90 million viewers tuned in to catch the Super Bowl on NBC in 1988, with this being referee Ed Hochuli’s first time officiating the big game. Jewel would sing the national anthem before Super Bowl kickoff, and the halftime show would feature popular artists such as Boyz II Men and Smokey Robinson.

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