These Photos Will Remind You That LA Super Bowls Are The Best

Los Angeles is hosting the Super Bowl on Sunday. We took a look back at some iconic moments of the previous seven Super Bowls in LA.

Back to where it started. Fifty-five years after the first Super Bowl ever was played in Los Angeles, the big game returns once again. Sunday will be the eighth time the Super Bowl will be played in the Los Angeles area; the last time the game was in town, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills 52–17 in 1993.

Through the years Super Bowls played in Los Angeles have featured iconic players, coaches, and moments of triumph, such as Vince Lombardi winning the trophy that would eventually bear his name, then-coach John Madden being carried by his players after his first Super Bowl win, and the Miami Dolphins completing the only perfect season in NFL history.

There are also moments like when Leon Lett recovered a fumble and returned it over 60 yards, only to be caught from behind less than a yard from scoring a touchdown (Lett got the last laugh though when his team won the game). Take a look at some of these moments in the photos below.

Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers, 35, Kansas City Chiefs, 10

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Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi raises a football in victory, surrounded by reporters covering the first Super Bowl in 1967.

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The First World Championship Game, later known as Super Bowl I, on Jan. 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Green Bay Packers' Henry Jordan (left) and Willie Davis (right) carry head coach Vince Lombardi after they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I.

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Jackie Dawson, wife of the Chiefs' Len Dawson, and her children, Lisa, 12, and Len, Jr., 8, watch the Super Bowl on Jan. 15, 1967, in Los Angeles.

Super Bowl XVII: Miami Dolphins, 14, Washington, 7

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The coin toss before a 14–7 Miami Dolphins win over the Washington team in Super Bowl VII on Jan. 14, 1973, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese (12) in action versus Washington at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Danny Thomas, co-owner of the Miami Dolphins, reads a magazine in the stands during Super Bowl VII against Washington.

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Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula victorious, getting carried off the field by players and fans after winning Super Bowl XVII at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders, 32, Minnesota Vikings, 14

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Coach John Madden of the Oakland Raiders reacts on the sideline as running back Clarence Davis (28) races down the field against Minnesota during Super Bowl XI in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 9, 1977.

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Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden (left) and owner Al Davis hold the Super Bowl trophy in Super Bowl XI on Jan. 9, 1977, in Pasadena, California. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff (right) and wife Jennifer Biletnikoff sit in a new automobile presented to him for being the most valuable player in the Super Bowl on Jan. 10, 1977.

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The Oakland Raiders celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Vikings 32–14 in Super Bowl XI on Jan. 9, 1977, in Pasadena, California.

Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers, 31, Los Angeles Rams, 1

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The Pittsburgh Steelers' Lynn Swann (88) in action, attempting to catch a ball while playing against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl XIV in Pasadena, California.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks Mike Kruczek (15) and Terry Bradshaw (12) enter the field before their game versus the Los Angeles Rams before Super Bowl XIV.

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A close-up of Pittsburgh Steelers fan in stands, filming during the Super Bowl. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw relaxes in his Rose Bowl dressing area before the start of Super Bowl XIV on Jan. 20, 1980, in Pasadena, California.

Super Bowl XVII: Washington, 27, Miami Dolphins, 17

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Miami Dolphins' David Woodley (16) gets hit by Washington's Dexter Manley (72) during Super Bowl XVII on Jan. 30, 1983, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

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Washington running back John Riggins eludes a tackle attempt by Miami Dolphins' Don McNeal during Super Bowl XVII in Pasadena, California. Washington coach Joe Gibbs (right) gets a hug from his father, Jack Gibbs, in the team's locker room following a win over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 30, 1983.

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Washington receiver Charlie Brown (87) gets ready to spike the ball after he scored a fourth-quarter touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 30, 1983.

Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants, 39, Denver Broncos, 20

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The New York Giants' Lawrence Taylor wearing Superman cape during an interview with members of the media before Super Bowl XXI versus the Denver Broncos.

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The New York Giants defense's Lawrence Taylor (56), Erik Howard (74), and Leonard Marshall (70) celebrate over Denver broncos quarterback John Elway after he was sacked in the Super Bowl XXI in Pasadena, California. The victorious New York Giants pour the Gatorade water bucket on coach Bill Parcells after winning Super Bowl XXI versus the Denver Broncos.

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Pam Straniere, 16, of Staten Island, New York, lies on a bench before the start of the Super Bowl game between New York Giants and Denver Broncos in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 25, 1987.

Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys, 52, Buffalo Bills, 17

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly grabs his right knee after being tackled by Dallas defender Ken Norton (51) during the second quarter of the Super Bowl game in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 31, 1993. Kelly was knocked out of the game on the play.

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A United States Marine takes a picture during Super Bowl XXVII between the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Fireworks explode over the Rose Bowl during the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show, on Jan. 31, 1993, in Pasadena, California.

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Buffalo Bills fans during the Super Bowl XXVII pregame

Super Bowl LVI: Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams

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A view of the SoFi Stadium during Super Bowl LVI media availability day on Feb. 8, 2022, in Inglewood, California, before Sunday's game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals.