Blame it on the 24-hour newsreel full of projections or the beckoning of the sports books; few things are quite as mind-blowing as Super Bowl upsets. Think about it. Professional sports aren’t an exact science. Even those who pour over stats and dub themselves experts don’t get it right all the time. Yet, for some reason, Super Bowl upsets repeatedly feel like the rug was yanked out from under our feet.
The current question: Will the underdog Atlanta Falcons upend the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51. We say, “Why wouldn’t they?” Plenty of past teams played David to Goliath come Super Bowl Sunday. (And haven’t the Pats been on the losing end of a couple of those battles?) Here are the 10 biggest Super Bowl upsets of all time.