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Last year we ranked all 47 Super Bowls on "watchability," a stat we devised based on performance against the spread, total scoring, closeness, and quality of finish. We ran the numbers for last night's massacre, and Super Bowl XLVIII ranks as the sixth-least watchable matchup of all time, and the worst since 2001. All of the games towards the bottom of the list are terrible, but Seahawks-Broncos gets a slight bump from being an upset (crazy, right?), and from its relatively high score.

Here is the updated list of the ten worst Super Bowls in history; three of the bottom eight are now Denver losses. You can see the original post below for complete rankings and an explanation of the methodology.

39II1968Green Bay 33Oakland 145128025
40I1967Green Bay 35Kansas City 1031110024
41XXII1988Washington 42Denver 108140022
42VI1972Dallas 24Miami 32316021
43XLVIII2014Seattle 43Denver 87140021
44XXXV2001Baltimore 34N.Y. Giants 70911021
45XXIV1990San Francisco 55Denver 100200020
46XIX1985San Francisco 38Miami 162153020
47VIII1974Miami 24Minnesota 74511019
48XX1986Chicago 46New England 100160016

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