John Elway’s determination helped the Broncos pull off an upset of the defending Super Bowl champion Packers in one of the most thrilling Super Bowls ever played.
After three previous Super Bowl setbacks, Elway finally earned a Super Bowl win and added an iconic moment in the triumph. With the score tied at 17-17 in the third quarter, the Broncos had a 13-play, 92-yard drive to retake the lead. The key play was an 8-yard scramble for a first down by Elway. During the play, Elway dove for the first down, got hit by Packers defenders Mike Prior and LeRoy Butler, and spun through the air. Following Elway’s dramatic “Helicopter” play, running back Terrell Davis scored on a 1-yard run and the Packers were left chasing the game.