As we embark on the Thanksgiving Day slate of games to kickoff Week 12 of the 2018 NFL season, Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta is seemingly just around the corner. And as we head back to Miami, Florida once again in 1999, the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons square off in Super Bowl XXXIII.
Nearly 75,000 fans were in attendance at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida, as the Denver Broncos, after capturing their first championship in the Super Bowl the previous year, would capture Super Bowl XXXIII, defeating the Falcons by a score of 34-19.
Broncos quarterback John Elway would walk away with Super Bowl MVP honors in 1999, throwing for 336 yards and one touchdown, as well as rushing for another. Elway would go down in history as the oldest player to date to be named Super Bowl MVP.
Gloria Estefan would be tapped to perform at Super Bowl XXXIII halftime, a performance that would be televised to over 83.7 million viewers worldwide! The cost of a 30-second commercial continued to rise, clocking in at $1.6 million, and broadcasting duties would be handled by the famed Pat Summerall and John Madden, as the Super Bowl was telecast on FOX Sports.