List of Super Bowl appearances

The Super Bowl is an annual American football game that determines the champion of the National Football League (NFL). The contest is held in an American city that is chosen three to four years beforehand,[1] usually in warm-weather or domed sites.[2] Since 1971, 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 four such contests. The first two were known as the "AFL-NFL World Championship Game." Super Bowl III in 1969 was the first such game that carried the "Super Bowl" moniker, the names "Super Bowl I" and "Super Bowl II" were retroactively applied to the first two games.[3] The NFC/NFL leads in Super Bowl wins with 25, while the AFC/AFL has won 22. Eighteen different franchises, including teams that relocated to another city, have won the Super Bowl.[4]

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with six championships (record 6–2), while both the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have five wins each (Cowboys 5–3; 49ers 5–1). Dallas and Pittsburgh have the most Super Bowl appearances with eight, while the Buffalo Bills have the most consecutive appearances with four losses in a row from 1990 to 1993 (the Miami Dolphins are the only other team to have three consecutive appearances: 1972-74). The New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings have also lost a record four Super Bowls. Buffalo and Minnesota are both 0–4, Denver is 2–4 and New England is 3–4. The record for consecutive wins is two and is shared by seven franchises: the 1966-67 Green Bay Packers, the 1972-73 Miami Dolphins, the 1974-75 and 1978-79 Pittsburgh Steelers (the only team to accomplish this feat twice), the 1988-89 San Francisco 49ers, the 1992-93 Dallas Cowboys, the 1997-98 Denver Broncos, and the 2003-04 New England Patriots. The 1972 Dolphins' win capped off the only perfect season in NFL history. The only team with multiple Super Bowl appearances and no losses is the Baltimore Ravens, who in winning Super Bowl XLVII unseated and replaced the 49ers in that position. Four current NFL teams have never appeared in a Super Bowl, including franchise relocations and renaming: the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans, though both the Browns and Lions had won NFL Championship games prior to the creation of the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Championship (1966–present)

Numbers in parentheses in the table are Super Bowl appearances, as of the date of that Super Bowl and are used as follows:

  • Winning team and Losing team columns indicate the number of times that team has appeared in a Super Bowl.
  • Venue column indicates number of times that stadium has hosted a Super Bowl.
  • City column indicates number of times that that metropolitan area has hosted a Super Bowl.
National Football League (NFL, 1967–1970) American Football League (AFL, 1967–1970)
NFL Champion AFL Champion^
National Football Conference (NFC, 1971–present) American Football Conference (AFC, 1971–present)
NFC Champion* AFC Champion
Game Date Winning team Score Losing team Venue City Attendance Ref
I 01967-01-15January 15, 1967 Green Bay Packers 35–10 Kansas City Chiefs^ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, California[note 1] 61,946 [5]
II 01968-01-14January 14, 1968 Green Bay Packers (2) 33–14 Oakland Raiders^ Orange Bowl Miami, Florida[note 2] 75,546 [6]
III 01969-01-12January 12, 1969 New York Jets^ 16–7  Baltimore Colts Orange Bowl (2) Miami, Florida (2)[note 2] 75,389 [7]
IV 01970-01-11January 11, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs^ (2) 23–7  Minnesota Vikings Tulane Stadium New Orleans, Louisiana 80,562 [8]
V 01971-01-17January 17, 1971 Baltimore Colts (2) 16–13  Dallas Cowboys* Orange Bowl (3) Miami, Florida (3)[note 2] 79,204 [9]
VI 01972-01-16January 16, 1972 Dallas Cowboys* (2) 24–3  Miami Dolphins Tulane Stadium (2) New Orleans, Louisiana (2) 81,023 [10]
VII 01973-01-14January 14, 1973 Miami Dolphins (2) 14–7  Washington Redskins* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (2) Los Angeles, California (2)[note 1] 90,182 [11]
VIII 01974-01-13January 13, 1974 Miami Dolphins (3) 24–7  Minnesota Vikings* (2) Rice Stadium Houston, Texas 71,882 [12]
IX 01975-01-12January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16–6  Minnesota Vikings* (3) Tulane Stadium (3) New Orleans, Louisiana (3) 80,997 [13]
X 01976-01-18January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers (2) 21–17 Dallas Cowboys* (3)[note 3] Orange Bowl (4) Miami, Florida (4)[note 2] 80,187 [14]
XI 01977-01-09January 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders (2) 32–14 Minnesota Vikings* (4) Rose Bowl Pasadena, California (3)[note 1] 103,438 [15]
XII 01978-01-15January 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys* (4) 27–10 Denver Broncos Louisiana Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana (4) 76,400 [16]
XIII 01979-01-21January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers (3) 35–31 Dallas Cowboys* (5) Orange Bowl (5) Miami, Florida (5)[note 2] 79,484 [17]
XIV 01980-01-20January 20, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers (4) 31–19 Los Angeles Rams* Rose Bowl (2) Pasadena, California (4)[note 1] 103,985 [18]
XV 01981-01-25January 25, 1981 Oakland Raiders (3)[note 3] 27–10 Philadelphia Eagles* Louisiana Superdome (2) New Orleans, Louisiana (5) 76,135 [19]
XVI 01982-01-24January 24, 1982 San Francisco 49ers* 26–21 Cincinnati Bengals Pontiac Silverdome Pontiac, Michigan[note 1] 81,270 [20]
XVII 01983-01-30January 30, 1983 Washington Redskins* (2) 27–17 Miami Dolphins (4) Rose Bowl (3) Pasadena, California (5)[note 1] 103,667 [21]
XVIII 01984-01-22January 22, 1984 Los Angeles Raiders (4) 38–9  Washington Redskins* (3) Tampa Stadium Tampa, Florida 72,920 [22]
XIX 01985-01-20January 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers* (2) 38–16 Miami Dolphins (5) Stanford Stadium Stanford, California[note 1] 84,059 [23]
XX 01986-01-26January 26, 1986 Chicago Bears* 46–10 New England Patriots[note 3] Louisiana Superdome (3) New Orleans, Louisiana (6) 73,818 [24]
XXI 01987-01-25January 25, 1987 New York Giants* 39–20 Denver Broncos (2) Rose Bowl (4) Pasadena, California (6)[note 1] 101,063 [25]
XXII 01988-01-31January 31, 1988 Washington Redskins* (4) 42–10 Denver Broncos (3) Jack Murphy Stadium[note 4] San Diego, California 73,302 [26]
XXIII 01989-01-22January 22, 1989 San Francisco 49ers* (3) 20–16 Cincinnati Bengals (2) Joe Robbie Stadium[note 4] Miami, Florida (6)[note 2] 75,129 [27]
XXIV 01990-01-28January 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers* (4) 55–10 Denver Broncos (4) Louisiana Superdome (4) New Orleans, Louisiana (7) 72,919 [28]
XXV 01991-01-27January 27, 1991 New York Giants* (2) 20–19 Buffalo Bills Tampa Stadium (2) Tampa, Florida (2) 73,813 [29]
XXVI 01992-01-26January 26, 1992 Washington Redskins* (5) 37–24 Buffalo Bills (2) Metrodome Minneapolis, Minnesota 63,130 [30]
XXVII 01993-01-31January 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys* (6) 52–17 Buffalo Bills (3)[note 3] Rose Bowl (5) Pasadena, California (7)[note 1] 98,374 [31]
XXVIII 01994-01-30January 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys* (7) 30–13 Buffalo Bills (4) Georgia Dome Atlanta, Georgia 72,817 [32]
XXIX 01995-01-29January 29, 1995 San Francisco 49ers* (5) 49–26 San Diego Chargers Joe Robbie Stadium (2)[note 4] Miami, Florida (7)[note 2] 74,107 [33]
XXX 01996-01-28January 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys* (8) 27–17 Pittsburgh Steelers (5) Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, Arizona[note 1] 76,347 [34]
XXXI 01997-01-26January 26, 1997 Green Bay Packers* (3) 35–21 New England Patriots (2) Louisiana Superdome (5) New Orleans, Louisiana (8) 72,301 [35]
XXXII 01998-01-25January 25, 1998 Denver Broncos (5)[note 3] 31–24 Green Bay Packers* (4) Qualcomm Stadium (2)[note 4] San Diego, California (2) 68,912 [36]
XXXIII 01999-01-31January 31, 1999 Denver Broncos (6) 34–19 Atlanta Falcons* Pro Player Stadium (3)[note 4] Miami, Florida (8)[note 2] 74,803 [37]
XXXIV 02000-01-30January 30, 2000 St. Louis Rams* (2) 23–16 Tennessee Titans[note 3] Georgia Dome (2) Atlanta, Georgia (2) 72,625 [38]
XXXV 02001-01-28January 28, 2001 Baltimore Ravens[note 3] 34–7  New York Giants* (3) Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida (3) 71,921 [39]
XXXVI 02002-02-03February 3, 2002 New England Patriots (3) 20–17 St. Louis Rams* (3) Louisiana Superdome (6) New Orleans, Louisiana (9) 72,922 [40]
XXXVII 02003-01-26January 26, 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers* 48–21 Oakland Raiders (5) Qualcomm Stadium (3)[note 4] San Diego, California (3) 67,603 [41]
XXXVIII 02004-02-01February 1, 2004 New England Patriots (4) 32–29 Carolina Panthers* Reliant Stadium Houston, Texas (2) 71,525 [42]
XXXIX 02005-02-06February 6, 2005 New England Patriots (5) 24–21 Philadelphia Eagles* (2) ALLTEL Stadium Jacksonville, Florida 78,125 [43]
XL 02006-02-05February 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers (6)[note 3] 21–10 Seattle Seahawks* Ford Field Detroit, Michigan (2)[note 1] 68,206 [44]
XLI 02007-02-04February 4, 2007 Indianapolis Colts (3) 29–17 Chicago Bears* (2) Dolphin Stadium (4)[note 4] Miami Gardens, Florida (9)[note 2] 74,512 [45]
XLII 02008-02-03February 3, 2008 New York Giants* (4)[note 3] 17–14 New England Patriots (6) University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona (2)[note 1] 71,101 [51]
XLIII 02009-02-01February 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers (7) 27–23 Arizona Cardinals* Raymond James Stadium (2) Tampa, Florida (4) 70,774 [52]
XLIV 02010-02-07February 7, 2010 New Orleans Saints* 31–17 Indianapolis Colts (4) Sun Life Stadium (5)[note 4] Miami Gardens, Florida (10)[note 2] 74,059 [57]
XLV 02011-02-06February 6, 2011 Green Bay Packers* (5)[note 3] 31–25 Pittsburgh Steelers (8) Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas 103,219 [58]
XLVI 02012-02-05February 5, 2012 New York Giants* (5) 21–17 New England Patriots (7) Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, Indiana 68,658 [59][60]
XLVII 02013-02-03February 3, 2013 Baltimore Ravens (2) 34–31 San Francisco 49ers*(6) Mercedes-Benz Superdome (7) New Orleans, Louisiana (10) 71,024 [59][61]
XLVIII 02014-02-02February 2, 2014 2013–14 NFC Champion* at 2013–14 AFC Champion To be determined (TBD) MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey TBD [62]
XLIX 02015-02-01February 1, 2015 2014–15 AFC Champion at 2014–15 NFC Champion* To be determined (TBD) University of Phoenix Stadium (2) Glendale, Arizona (3)[note 1] TBD [63]
L 02016-02-07February 7, 2016 2015–16 NFC Champion* at 2015–16 AFC Champion To be determined (TBD) Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California (2)[note 1] TBD [63]
LI 02017-02-05February 5, 2017 2016–17 AFC Champion at 2016–17 NFC Champion* To be determined (TBD) Reliant Stadium (2) Houston, Texas (3) TBD [63]

Super Bowl appearances by team

NFL/NFC* teams (25 wins) AFL^/AFC teams (22 wins)
NFL/AFC team[note 5]

In the sortable table below, teams are ordered first by number of appearances, then by number of wins, and finally by year of first appearance. In the "Season(s)" column, bold years indicate winning seasons, and italic years indicate games not yet played.

Appearances Team Wins Losses Winning
percentage
Season(s)
8 Pittsburgh Steelers[note 5] 6 2 .750 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1995, 2005,[note 3] 2008, 2010
8 Dallas Cowboys* 5 3 .625 1970,* 1971,* 1975,*[note 3] 1977,* 1978,* 1992,* 1993,* 1995*
7 New England Patriots 3 4 .429 1985,[note 3] 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011
6 San Francisco 49ers* 5 1 .833 1981,* 1984,* 1988,* 1989,* 1994*, 2012*
6 Denver Broncos 2 4 .333 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997,[note 3] 1998
5 Green Bay Packers‡* 4 1 .800 1966, 1967, 1996,* 1997,* 2010*[note 3]
5 New York Giants* 4 1 .800 1986,* 1990,* 2000,* 2007,* 2011*
5 Washington Redskins* 3 2 .600 1972,* 1982,* 1983,* 1987,* 1991*
5 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders^† 3 2 .600 1967,^ 1976, 1980,[note 3] 1983, 2002
5 Miami Dolphins 2 3 .400 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984,
4 Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts‡†[note 5] 2 2 .500 1968, 1970, 2006, 2009
4 Minnesota Vikings‡* 0 4 .000 1969, 1973,* 1974,* 1976*
4 Buffalo Bills 0 4 .000 1990, 1991, 1992,[note 3] 1993
3 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams* 1 2 .333 1979,* 1999,* 2001*
2 Baltimore Ravens 2 0 1.000 2000,[note 3] 2012
2 Kansas City Chiefs^ 1 1 .500 1966,^ 1969^
2 Chicago Bears* 1 1 .500 1985,* 2006*
2 Cincinnati Bengals 0 2 .000 1981, 1988
2 Philadelphia Eagles* 0 2 .000 1980,* 2004*
1 New York Jets^ 1 0 1.000 1968^
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers*[note 6] 1 0 1.000 2002*
1 New Orleans Saints* 1 0 1.000 2009*
1 San Diego Chargers 0 1 .000 1994
1 Atlanta Falcons* 0 1 .000 1998*
1 Tennessee Titans 0 1 .000 1999[note 3]
1 Carolina Panthers* 0 1 .000 2003*
1 Seattle Seahawks*[note 6] 0 1 .000 2005*
1 Arizona Cardinals* 0 1 .000 2008*
0 Cleveland Browns[note 5] 0 0 N/A
0 Detroit Lions* 0 0 N/A
0 Jacksonville Jaguars 0 0 N/A
0 Houston Texans 0 0 N/A

Teams with no Super Bowl appearances

Four current teams have never reached the Super Bowl. Two of them held NFL league championships prior to Super Bowl I in the 1966 NFL season:

In addition, Detroit, Houston and Jacksonville have hosted Super Bowls; this means Cleveland is the only current NFL city that has neither hosted, nor had their team play in, a Super Bowl.

Teams with Super Bowl appearances but no victories

Ten teams have appeared in the Super Bowl without ever winning. In descending order of number of appearances, they are:

  • Buffalo Bills (4), appeared in Super Bowls XXV, XXVI, XXVII, and XXVIII. Their last AFL championship was in 1965.
  • Minnesota Vikings (4), appeared in Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, and XI. They were NFL champions in 1969, the last year before the AFL-NFL merger.
  • Cincinnati Bengals (2), appeared in Super Bowls XVI and XXIII. They have no pre-Super Bowl league championships.
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2), appeared in Super Bowls XV and XXXIX. Their last championship was in 1960.
  • Arizona Cardinals (1), appeared in Super Bowl XLIII. Their last championship was in 1947 when they were the Chicago Cardinals.
  • Atlanta Falcons (1), appeared in Super Bowl XXXIII. They have no pre-Super Bowl league championships.
  • Carolina Panthers (1), appeared in Super Bowl XXXVIII. They did not exist prior to the AFL-NFL merger, so have no pre-Super Bowl league championships.
  • San Diego Chargers (1), appeared in Super Bowl XXIX. Their last AFL championship was in 1963.
  • Seattle Seahawks (1), appeared in Super Bowl XL. They did not exist prior to the AFL-NFL merger, so have no pre-Super Bowl league championships.
  • Tennessee Titans (1), appeared in Super Bowl XXXIV. Their last AFL championship was in 1961 when the team was the Houston Oilers.

Teams with long Super Bowl droughts

The following eight teams have appeared in the Super Bowl, but not since 1995, meaning their droughts are longer than Jacksonville's and Houston's.

Two of these teams have not appeared in the Super Bowl since the AFL–NFL merger in 1970:[69]

The most recent Super Bowl appearance for the following teams was after the AFL–NFL merger, but prior to the 1995 regular season:

Super Bowl rematches

The following teams have faced each other more than once in the Super Bowl:

See also

Notes

References

External links

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