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Super Bowl XLVII

Joe Cool tops list of best Super Bowl passing performances

The face of most successful NFL teams nowadays is the quarterback, so it should come as no surprise that seven of the past eight league MVPs played that position.

Most people figure Carolina's Cam Newton will make that eight of the past nine on Sunday.

Similarly, seven of the past nine Super Bowl MVPs — and more than half ever, 27 of 49 — were QBs.

That is certainly part of the reason so much of the focus this week, as the 50th big game approaches, has been on Newton and Denver's Peyton Manning.

So any list of the most memorable individual showings on a Super Sunday must include some of the guys who excelled at chucking the football around.