12 Best Super Bowl Winning Teams in NFL History

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Do you know which are the 12 best Super Bowl-winning teams in NFL history? The Super Bowl is an annual football event, the final playoff game to determine the NFL champion. Since 1966, Super Bowl has been held every season, and the team who wins is awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named after the legendary NFL coach.

The Super Bowl is also known as “Super Bowl Sunday” or “Super Sunday.” It is one of the most watched single sporting events in the world. Similarly, it is the second most-watched annual sporting event.

Super Bowl LVII will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, February 12, 2023.

Super Bowl
Super Bowl Victory (Source: The New York Times)

With such a long history, different NFL franchise has made numerous appearance, and some has won multiple Super Bowl.

Currently, there are 32 teams in NFL. This article looks at the 12 teams with the most winning in this annual event. So without further ado, let us get right into our list!

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Team Super Bowl wins Appearances
12. Indianapolis Colts 2 4
11. Los Angeles Rams 2 5
10. Miami Dolphins 2 5
9. Las Vegas Raiders 3 5
8. Washington Redskins 3 5
7. Denver Broncos 3 8
6. New York Giants 4 5
5. Green Bay Packers 4 5
4. San Francisco 49ers 5 7
3. Dallas Cowboys 5 8
2. Pittsburgh Steelers 6 8
1. New England Patriots 6 11

12 Best Super Bowl-winning Teams in NFL History

We have prepared our article with primary references from Wikipedia.com.

12. Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts is the NFL team based in Indianapolis and is a member of the American Football Conference (AFC) Sout division. The team has made four appearances while winning two championships.

The team was founded in 1953 and has since been part of the league. The Colts’ first Super Bowl win was in 1970 when they won Super Bowl V under head coach Don McCafferty.

Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Win
Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl Win; Peyton Manning (Source: Reuters)

Similarly, they won their second Vince Lombardi Trophy in 2006. The Colts had not been able to make their Super Bowl appearance since 1970.

The Colts made two more appearances in Super Bowl XLI and Super Bowl XLIV. Thus, in total, they have won two and lost two Super Bowl games.

11. Los Angeles Rams

With two wins and five Super Bowl appearances, the next NFL franchise on our list is the Los Angeles Rams. The team is based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and is a member of the NFL’s National Football Conference (NFL) West division.

The team was founded in 1936 and made its first Super Bowl appearance in 1979. However, the Rams won their first Vince Lombardi Trophy as the Super Bowl XXXIV champion in 1999.

Los Angeles Player After Second Super Bowl Win
Los Angeles Player After Second Super Bowl Win (Source: Bleacher Report)

They beat the Tennessee Titans 23-26, and the Rams’ Kurt Warner was named the Super Bowl MVP. Then, the franchise made appearances in the 2001 and 2018 Super Bowls.

The Rams’ second win came in 2021 when they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by 23-20. Similarly, their head coach, Sean McVay, became the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl at age 36.

10. Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins is the tenth NFL franchise with the most Super Bowl wins, with two and five appearances. The team is based in Miami metropolitan.

The Dolphins was established in 1965 and is a member of the NFL’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team’s first Super Bowl appearance was in 1971.

The following season after the franchise made its first appearance, the Dolphins won Super Bowl VII in 1972.

Don Shula After Winning The Super Bowl
Don Shula After Winning The Super Bowl (Source: Reuters)

Similarly, the team won Super Bowl VIII in 1973, making them the first to make three consecutive Super Bowl appearances.

The team won both Super Bowls under the head coaching of Don Shula. They made two more appearances at the event in 1982 and 1984.

9. Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders was founded in 1960 as the Oakland Raiders. After going through the franchise name change twice, the team is currently based in the Las Vegas metropolitan and has won three Super Bowls with five appearances.

The Raiders compete in the league as a member of the NFL’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. They made their first Super Bowl appearance in 1967.

Las Vegas Raiders Three Super Bowl
Las Vegas Raiders Three Super Bowl (Source: 247 Sports)

In 1976, the team made their second appearance at the Super Bowl XI and won the championship. It was their first Super Bowl win.

The Raiders’ second win was in 1980, Super Bowl XV. Similarly, they became the first team to win the event after getting into the playoffs as the wild card entry. Their third win came in 1983 at the Super Bowl XVIII.

Since their third Super Bowl win, the Raiders’ fifth appearance at the event was in 2002.

8. Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins are tied with the Las Vegas Raiders with three wins and five Super Bowl appearances. The franchise is a member of the league’s National Football Conference (NFL) East division.

The Redskins team was initially founded as Boston Braves in 1932. Currently, the team is based in the Washington metropolitan area. They made their first Super Bowl appearance in 1972.

Dough Williams of Washington Redskins
Dough Williams of Washington Redskins (Source: Pioneer Press)

In 1982, ten years after their first appearance at the event, the Redskins won their first Vince Lombardi Trophy at the Super Bowl XVII. They made their third Super Bowl appearance in 1983 but were defeated.

The team won their second Super Bowl XXII in 1987. Similarly, the team’s third win was in 1991 when they won the Super Bowl XXVI under head coach Joe Gibbs.

7. Denver Broncos

The Denver-based franchise, Denver Broncos, is the seventh team on our list of the 12 best Super Bowl-winning teams in NFL history. The team has won three Vince Lombardi Trophies and made eight appearances at the event.

The Broncos are members of the NFL’s American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The team was founded in 1959 and first qualified to play in the Super Bowl in 1977.

The team made three more appearances at the Super Bowl in 1986, 1987, and 1989.

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller after 2016 Super Bowl win
Denver Broncos Linebacker Von Miller After 2016 Super Bowl Win (Source: Cjonliner)

Then in 1997, the team made their fifth Super Bowl appearance and won Super Bowl XXXII. In addition, the Broncos won their second championship the following season at the 1998 Super Bowl XXXIII.

After the two back-to-back wins, the team could not qualify for the event until 2013. The team’s third win was at the 2016 Super Bowl 50.

6. New York Giants

With four Super Bowl wins and five appearances, we have New York Giants at number 6 among the 12 best Super Bowl-winning teams in NFL history list. The team is based in the New York metropolitan and was founded in 1925.

The team is the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division member. The Giants made their first Super Bowl appearance and won the championship in 1986.

New York Giants' Eli Manning After Super Bowl Victory
New York Giants Eli Manning After Super Bowl Victory (Source: Big Blue View)

The Giants got their second qualification in the 1990 season at the Super Bowl XXV. Again, the team won the championship defeating the Buffalo Bills 20-19.

In 2000, the Giants were able to qualify for the championship but were unable to win.

Similarly, the team’s third win was in the Super Bowl XLII in 2007, and the fourth came in 2011 at the Super Bowl XLVI.

5. Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers are tied with the New York Giants with the same number of four Super Bowl wins and five appearances. The team was founded in 1919 and is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The franchise is NFL’s third oldest franchise. The Packers won the first Super Bowl I held in 1966.

Similarly, under the head coach, Vince Lombardi (under whose name the Super Bowl Trophy is named), they got their second win the very next season.

Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers After The Super Bowl Victory
Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers After The Super Bowl Victory (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

After the back-to-back wins, the Packer’s third win and appearance came in 1996 when they won Super Bowl XXI. They qualified for the event in 1997 but could not win the championship.

The Packers became the champions for the fourth time in 2010 when they won the Super Bowl XLV.

4. San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are the fourth team on our list, with five Super Bowl wins and seven appearances. The team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and was founded in 1944.

The 49ers are the NFL’s National Football Conference (NFC) West division members. The franchise first qualified for the Super Bowl championship in 1981. In addition to their first appearance, the team won Super Bowl XVI.

San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers (Source: SFGATE)

After their first win, the 49ers won the Super Bowl XIX, XXIII, XXIV, and XXIX. Between 1981 and 1994, the team won five Super Bowl championships.

Since then, the 49ers have made appearances in the event twice, in 2012 and 2019.

3. Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys is the third franchise on our 12 best Super Bowl-winning teams in NFL history. The team was founded in 1960 and has won five Super Bowls while making eight appearances.

The team is a member of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The Cowboys were the winner of Super Bowl VI in 1971. However, the team had made its first appearance a year before, in 1970.

Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXVIII
Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXVIII (Source: eBay)

Since their first win, the team has won Super Bowl XII, XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX. The Cowboys has made the second most Super Bowl appearances, tied with Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The franchise’s last Super Bowl appearance was in 2010.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

With six Super Bowl wins and eight appearances, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the second team on our 12 best Super Bowl-winning teams in NFL history list. The team was founded in 1933.

The Steelers are NFL’s American Football Conference (AFC) North division members. Similarly, they are the league’s seventh-oldest franchise.

The team won its first Super Bowl in 1974. It was their first Super Bowl appearance; they won their second championship the following season.

Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Victory
Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Victory (Source: Still Curtain)

The Steelers are the only franchise to win four Super Bowls within six years. Under head coach Bill Cowher, the team won their fifth championship at the Super Bowl XL.

In 2008, the team became the Super Bowl champions for the fifth time, with Mike Tomlin as their head coach. The Steelers’ was last qualified for the championship in 2010.

1. New England Patriots

The number one franchise for our 12 best Super Bowl-winning teams in NFL history list is the New England Patriots. The team has six Super Bowl wins and 11 appearances.

The team was founded in 1959 and is based in Greater Boston. They are members of the NFL’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at Super Bowl LI
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at Super Bowl LI (Source: Sports Illustrated)

The Patriots first qualified for the championship in 1985. However, in 2001 and their third appearance at the Super Bowl, they won their first Super Bowl championship.

Since then, the Patriots have won the Super Bowl XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, and LIII. The Patriots last appeared in the 2018 Super Bowl, which they won.

Conclusion

These are the 12 NFL franchises with the most Super Bowl winnings. Of the 32 NFL teams, 12 have never won a Super Bowl, while four have not appeared in this annual NFL championship.

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