List of Super Bowl champions chronicles all winners of the annual Super Bowl which determines the season's champion of the National Football League (NFL). The winning team is crowned NFL World Champions and presented with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named after legendary Green Bay Packers head coach, Vince Lombardi.
Since the 1970 season, the winner of the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game has faced the winner of the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game in the culmination of the NFL playoffs. Before the 1970 merger between the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL), the two leagues met in a World Championship Game and Super Bowl III during the 1968 season was the first that carried the "Super Bowl" moniker at the time of the game. The NFC leads in Super Bowl wins with 27, while the AFC has won 25. 20 different franchises have won the Super Bowl.
Overall, the Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with six championships (record 6-2), while the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, and New England Patriots have five wins each (Cowboys 5-3; 49ers 5-1; Patriots 5-5). New England has the most Super Bowl appearances, playing in ten. The Patriots and the Denver Broncos have lost a record five Super Bowls.
Super Bowl ChampionshipsEdit
- Note: All seasons associated with each Super Bowl champion will list the championship season and not the subsequent year the team won the title. For example, the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV for the 2010 season, but actually won the title in 2011.
Green Bay Packers appearancesEdit
The Green Bay Packers have won four Super Bowls, winning the first two Super Bowls when it was named the World Championship Game. During the 1966 season in a game that is now referred to as Super Bowl I, Bart Starr earned Super Bowl MVP honors after leading the Packers over the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10. The Packers repeated at Super Bowl II in Vince Lombardi's final game with Green Bay, defeating the Oakland Raiders by a score of 33-14. Starr was also named MVP.
29 years later in 1996, led by coach Mike Holmgren, quarterback Brett Favre, and defensive end Reggie White, the Packers defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI, 35-21, thanks in part to Desmond Howard's MVP kick returning performance. The Packers returned the following year at Super Bowl XXXII, but lost to the Denver Broncos, 31-24.
In 2010, the Packers sneaked into the playoffs as a wildcard team and defeated all NFC opponents. The Packers would go on to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers at Super Bowl XLV to win Green Bay's 13th world championship and fourth Super Bowl. Behind the arm of Aaron Rodgers, the Super Bowl MVP completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdown passes.