The Top Five Repeat Super Bowl Teams
There have only been seven teams to win back-to-back Super Bowls. One team did it twice. In chronological order, those teams are:
AFL vs. NFL Championship, 1967; Super Bowl II, 1968: Green Bay Packers
Super Bowl VII, 1973; Super Bowl VIII, 1974: Miami Dolphins
Super Bowl IX, 1975; Super Bowl X, 1976: Pittsburgh Steelers
Super Bowl XIII, 1979; Super Bowl XIV, 1980: Pittsburgh Steelers
Super Bowl XXIII, 1989; Super Bowl XXIV, 1990: San Francisco 49ers
Super Bowl XXVII, 1993; Super Bowl XXVIII, 1994: Dallas Cowboys
Super Bowl XXXII, 1998; Super Bowl XXXIII, 1999: Denver Broncos
Super Bowl XXXVIII, 2004; Super Bowl XXXIX, 2005: New England Patriots
(Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills did not have any repeat championships. As a matter of fact, he did not have any. However, the Bills are very notorious for going to four Super Bowls in a row from '91-'94 and losing every one of them.
That is why they got the nickname Boy I Love Losing Super Bowls. Shorten that into an acronym, and what do you get? B.I.L.L.S.)
Sorry, the Bills did not make the list. If this were a list of the worst Super Bowl teams ever, they would be number one. However, this is the real list.
No. 5: The 1988, 1989 San Francisco 49ers
(Left: Jerry Rice was the Super Bowl XXIII MVP)
Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16
When the 49ers won Super XXIII, they became the first NFC team to win three Super Bowls. They found themselves down trailing late in the game by three points—it was 16-13, Cincinnati.
It took San Francisco 11 plays to cover 92 yards. The drive concluded with wide receiver John Taylor catching a Joe Montana pass for a touchdown with 34 seconds left in the game.
Super Bowl XXIV: San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10
Their Super Bowl record became 4-0 when they demolished the Denver Broncos on Jan. 29, 1990. The 49ers would later become the first team to ever win five Super Bowls, and to this day they are the only team with a perfect Super Bowl record (of teams that have gone more than twice).
Joe Montana became the Super Bowl MVP by throwing five touchdown passes, completing 22 of 29 passes for 297 yards.
No. 4: The 1966, 1967 Green Bay Packers
(Left: Bart Starr was the MVP of the first two Super Bowls ever.)
The AFL vs. NFL Championship: Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10
The AFL vs. NFL Championship was later named the Super Bowl. The Green Bay Packers have the most championships of any team in NFL history. They have 12 championships, including Super Bowl I, Super Bowl II, and Super Bowl XXXI.
Bart Starr won the MVP, while wide receiver Max McGee caught seven passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns.
The Packers collected $15,000 per man and the Chiefs $7,500—the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports.
Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14
Right off the start, the Packers showed their supremacy in the sport of football by becoming the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
Bart Starr was MVP yet again, two years in a row. This Super Bowl marked the last game Vince Lombardi coached for the Green Bay Packers. He was with the team for nine years. In those years, he won six Western Conference Championships, five NFL Championships, and two Super Bowls.
No. 3: The 2003, 2004 New England Patriots
(Left: Tom Brady was the Super Bowl XXXVIII MVP.)
Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29
This would be the second of three Super Bowls the Patriots won. This Super Bowl victory changed their Super Bowl record to 2-2.
Tom Brady became the Super Bowl MVP for the second time in his career by throwing three touchdowns, completing 32 of 48 passes for 354 yards and only one interception.
It was a close game at halftime; the score was New England 14, Carolina 10. Carolina outscored New England by one point in the fourth quarter. There were no points in the first or third quarters.
The Panthers tied the game up 29-29 when Jake Delhomme threw a touchdown pass to Ricky Proehl. With one minute and eight seconds left in the game, the Patriots had to react fast. They did, and with four seconds left in the game, Adam Vinatieri kicked a 41-yard field goal.
Super Bowl XXXIX: New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21
Deion Branch was named Super Bowl MVP with 11 catches for 133 yards. Some may argue that Mr. Tom Brady deserved the MVP. He played better than he did in the previous Super Bowl by throwing two touchdowns, completing 23 of 33 passes for 236 yards.
In the end, it was Adam Vinatieri's 22-yard field goal that kept the game out of reach for Philadelphia. New England was winning 24-14 until Donovan McNabb threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Greg Lewis with one minute and 48 seconds left in the game.
Christian Fauria recovered the onside kick, but the Eagles defense forced a punt. Dexter Reid downed Josh Miller’s 32-yard punt at the Eagles’ four with 46 seconds left, and Rodney Harrison intercepted McNabb’s pass three plays later to clinch the title.
No. 2: The 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers
(Left: Terry Bradshaw was the MVP of Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XIV.)
The '74-'75 repeat teams and the '78-'79 repeat teams are a lot alike, so I am going to pair them up together.
Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6
Franco Harris was the Super Bowl MVP with 34 carries for 158 yards and one touchdown. The Vikings were really not much of a challenge for the Steel Curtain. Minnesota did not score until the fourth quarter.
The score became 9-6 when the Vikings blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown. However, the Steelers responded with a Terry Bradshaw touchdown pass.
Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
At the end of the first half, Pittsburgh was losing 10-7. However, with two field goals by Roy Gerela and a safety by Reggie Harrison in the fourth quarter, the Steelers were winning 15-10.
Then Terry Bradshaw threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Super Bowl MVP Lynn Swann.
Swann caught four receptions for 161 yards and one touchdown.
The Steelers missed the Super Bowl the next two years; however, they were back in Super XIII.
Super XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31
Terry Bradshaw got his first of two Super Bowl MVPs by throwing four touchdowns, completing 17 of 30 passes for 318 yards and only throwing one interception.
By halftime, Pittsburgh was winning 21-14. They never looked back from there.
Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Los Angeles Rams 19
The Rams were no challenge for the defending Super Bowl champions. Terry Bradshaw won the MVP award again by throwing two touchdowns, completing 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and throwing three interceptions.
At the end of the first quarter, the score was 7-3 Rams. By the end of the second quarters, the score was 13-10 Rams. By the end of the third quarter the score was 19-17 Rams.
Then the fourth quarter came along, and the Steelers ran away with it by scoring two touchdowns and shutting out the Rams.
No. 1: The 1992, 1993 Dallas Cowboys
(Left: Troy Aikman was the Super Bowl XXVII MVP.)
Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17
Ironically, the Cowboys' back-to-back Super Bowl wins also coame at the time the Bills were on the tail end of their back-to-back-to-back-to-back Super Bowl losses.
The Super Bowl MVP was Troy Aikman. He threw four touchdown passes and completed 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and no interceptions.
By the end of the first half, the game was already over. The Cowboys were winning 28-10. The Bills only scored one more touchdown after that, and Aikman and company gained another 24 points.
Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13
Running back Emmitt Smith became Super Bowl MVP by running for 132 yards off of 30 carries, and two of those carries led to touchdowns.
By the end of the first half, Buffalo was winning 13-6. That was the only difference from the last Super Bowl, beause in the second half, Dallas scored 24 unanswered points to become four-time Super Bowl Champs.