If you're an avid football fan, you might have asked yourself which NFL team has the most Super Bowl wins? After all, some teams have had more success on the gridiron than others; and championship runs can be hard to come by. When it comes to most Super Bowl wins, the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are tied for the most in history, each hoisting the Lombardi Trophy six times.
Which NFL Team Has the Most Super Bowl Wins?
Which NFL Teams Have Never Won A Super Bowl?
Point to the classic single-elimination format of the playoffs as a reason why so many different teams have won NFL Super Bowls, thus, why we haven't seen dynasties the rate at which we've seen in the likes of the NBA or NHL.
After the Super Bowl era started in 1966, we've seen a total of 20 different teams win the big game; combined with endless chip-and-dip get-togethers. I had the pleasure of listing the 15 teams with the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history.
T-1. New England Patriots: 6 Super Bowl Wins
New England Patriots Super Bowl Titles:
- 2002 (XXVI): Defeated the St. Louis Rams, 20-17
- 2004 (XXXVIII): Defeated the Carolina Panthers, 32-29
- 2005 (XXXIX): Defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-21
- 2015 (XLIX): Defeated Seattle Seahawks, 28-24
- 2017 (LI): Defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28
- 2019 (LIII): Defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3
Over the last two decades, the New England Patriots have been incredibly dominant and vastly hated by opposing fans. At the start of 2002 though, the Patriots had zero Super Bowl championships and were underdogs, even with head coach Bill Belichick and a young Tom Brady.
That year, however, the Patriots shocked the world in defeating the heavily favored St. Louis Rams, aka, "The Greatest Show of Turf" in Super Bowl XXXVI. Their victory against Kurt Warner and Co. would spark the greatest dynasty run that the NFL has ever seen. They managed a combined record of 28-4 during the seasons they won back-to-back Super Bowls in 2003 and 2004, while going 17 straight seasons with ten wins or more from 2003 to 2019. Even though they lost the 2007 Super Bowl to the New York Giants, they steamrolled the league en route to a 16-0 record in the regular season.
Their latest Super Bowl triumph came in 2018 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but their most impressive Super Bowl win has to be that 25-point comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in 2016.
T-1. Pittsburgh Steelers: 6 Super Bowl Wins
Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl titles:
- 1975 (IX): Defeated the Minnesota Vikings,16-6
- 1976 (X): Defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 21-17
- 1979 (XIII): Defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 35-31
- 1980 (XIV): Defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 31-19
- 20056 (XL): Defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 21-10
- 2009 (XLIII): Defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23
As the 7th oldest franchise in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most historic teams in not just football, but in professional sports. Steelers fans had to wait 42 years until the team won their first Super Bowl in 1975.
After that, however, they were able to win four Super Bowls during the next six seasons while putting together arguably the best football team that has ever been assembled. The team was coached by Chuck Noll and featured numerous Hall of Famers including quarterback Terry Bradshaw, cornerback Mel Blount, linebackers Jack Ham and Jack Lambert, and defensive tackle "Mean" Joe Greene.
Their most recent Super Bowl victory came at the expense of the Arizona Cardinals in 2009 and was capped off by a game-winning touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes.
T-3. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Super Bowl Wins
San Fransisco 49er's Super Bowl titles:
- 1982 (XVI): Defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21
- 1985 (XIX): Defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16
- 1989 (XXIII): Defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16
- 1990 (XXIV): Defeated the Denver Broncos, 55-10
- 1995 (XXIX): Defeated the San Diego Chargers, 49-26
The San Francisco 49ers have featured some of the most legendary players to play in the National Football league. Cornerback Ronnie Lott, quarterbacks Steve Young and Joe Montana, and wide receivers Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens are some of the greatest Niners of all-time. The pinnacle of their success as a franchise started in 1981 when they won their first Super Bowl, and their latest Super Bowl win came in 1994.
Head coach George Seifert won 98 games and led the franchise to two SuperBowls between 1989 and 1996, while Bill Walsh won 92 games and three Super Bowls between 1979 and 1988. For me, their most memorable championship was Super Bowl XXIII in 1989 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Joe Montana threw a game-winning back touchdown pass to receiver John Taylor in that game and is one of the most memorable plays in NFL history.
T-3. Dallas Cowboys: 5 Super Bowl wins
Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl titles:
- 1972 (VI): Defeated the Miami Dolphins, 24-3
- 1978 (XII): Defeated the Denver Broncos, 27-10
- 1993 (XXVII): Defeated the Buffalo Bills, 52-17
- 1994 (XXVIII): Defeated the Buffalo Bills, 30-13
- 1996 (XXX): Defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17
Famously known around the NFL as "America's Team", the Dallas Cowboys won their first Super Bowl in 1972 against the Miami Dolphins. Bob Lily's sack on Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese is one of the greatest plays in Cowboys history and helped clinch Dallas' first-ever Super Bowl championship.
Their latest Super Bowl win came against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1996 and capped off Dallas winning three Super Bowls in four seasons during the '90s. Quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman anchored all of the Cowboys' Super Bowl triumphs. Other notable Cowboys include Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Jason Witten, and of course their famous president, general manager, and owner since 1989, Jerry Jones. Wade Phillips, Bill Parcells, and Jimmy Johnson are a few notable coaches in Dallas Cowboys history as well.
T-5. Green Bay Packers: 4 Super Bowls
Green Bay Packers Super Bowl titles:
- 1967 (I): Defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10
- 1968 (II): Defeated the Oakland Raiders, 33-14
- 1997 (XXXI): Defeated the New England Patriots, 35-21
- 2011 (XLV): Defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25
In terms of Super Bowl victories, the Green Bay Packers have four to their name.
However, they've won nine pre-Super Bowl NFL titles, more than any other team, that included two runs of three straight NFL titles during the early 1930s and mid-1960s. Hall of fame head coaches Earl Lambeau and Vince Lombardi were the two men at the helm during those eras in helping the Pack win 11 NFL championships. The Packers won the first official Super Bowl during the 1966-1967 season, and then again in 1967. Quarterback Bart Starr was the MVP in both of those victories.
Soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers and current Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre spearheaded the Packers' next two Super Bowl runs in 1997, and 2011. Rodgers ended up being Favre's successor and will likely be considered the best quarterback in franchise history when it's all said and done. Sorry Brett that's my hot take.
T-5. New York Giants: 4 Super Bowl Wins
New York Giants Super Bowl titles:
- 1987 (XXI): Defeated the Denver Broncos, 39-20
- 1991 (XXV): Defeated the Buffalo Bills, 20-19
- 2008 (XLII): Defeated the New England Patriots, 17-14
- 2012 (XLVI): Defeated the New England Patriots, 21-17
If the New England Patriots were Superman, then the New York Giants were its kryptonite. The Giants famously beat the 16-0 Patriots in 2008 to win their franchise's third Super Bowl, a game that quarterback Eli Manning would win MVP. Four years later, not only would the same teams meet again, but the Giants would win by the same margin, and Eli would once more win the MVP. Those Giants teams were also led by Michael Strahan, Antonio Pierce, Justin Tuck, Plaxico Burress, and Jeremey Shockey. Wide receiver David Tyree is responsible for the famous helmet catch during the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLII that extended the Giant's game-winning drive.
The Giants' first Super Bowl win came during 1987 in a victory over the Denver Broncos. The team was led by Hall of Fame head coach Bill Parcells, and quarterback Phill Simms, who won the MVP award.
T-7. Kansas City Chiefs: 3 Super Bowl Wins
Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl titles:
- 1970 (IV): Defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7
- 2020 (LIV): Defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20
- 2023 (LVII): Defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35
Super Bowl IV featured the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs attempting to prove that their fellow AFL squad, the New York Jets Super Bowl III win was no fluke. What else did the AFL have to do to earn a little respect? Many "experts" still felt that the NFL was the far superior league, with the Vikings entering the game a huge 13 point favorite. The Chiefs would go on to dominate the Vikings, with quarterback Len Dawson taking home MVP honors.
In Super Bowl LIV, quarterback Patrick Mahomes led a furious 4th quarter comeback against Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers, scoring 21 unanswered points and ending their 50-year championship drought.
T-7. Denver Broncos: 3 Super Bowl Wins
Denver Broncos Super Bowl titles:
- 199 8 (XXXII): Defeated the Green Bay Packers, 31-24
- 1999 (XXXII): Defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 34-19
- 2016 (50): Defeated the Carolina Panthers, 24-10
The Denver Broncos are next on the list with three Super Bowl wins during the Super Bowl era, including back-to-back triumphs in 1998 and 1999. Those Broncos teams were absolutely loaded with Hall of Fame talent that including quarterback John Elway, running back Terrell Davis, wide receiver Ed McCaffrey, and tight-end Shannon Sharpe.
In 2016, the Broncos would be on top of the pro football mountain once more after they'd defeated the Carolina Panthers for their franchise's third Super Bowl. The Broncos were led by one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time in Peyton Manning, and Linebacker Von Miller, who won MVP of Super Bowl 50 in 2016.
T-7. Washington Commanders: 3 Super Bowl Wins
Washington Commanders Super Bowl titles:
- 1983 (XVII): Defeated the Miami Dolphins, 27-17
- 1988 (XXII): Defeated the Denver Broncos, 42-10
- 1992 (XXVI): Defeated the Buffalo Bills, 37-21
The Washington Commanders/Redskins were crowned the Super Bowl champions in 1983, 1988, and 1992. Head coach Joe Gibbs coached those squads and has won more games than any other coach in the Washington's history.
Oddly enough, each of those teams was led by different quarterbacks: Joe Theismann, Doug Williams, and Mark Rypien. Other notable players include running back John Riggins, cornerback Darrell Green, and wide-receiver Art Monk.
T-7. Oakland/Los Angeles/Las Vegas Raiders: 3 Super Bowl Wins
Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders Super Bowl titles:
- 1977 (XI): Defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14
- 1981 (XV): Defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10
- 1984 (XVIII): Defeated the Washington Redskins, 38-9
During the Super Bowl era, the Raiders reigned supreme in the NFL for the first time in 1977. That team had an all-world front office in coaching staff led by General manager Al Davis and Head Coach John Madden. Wide Receiver Fred Biletnikoff won Super Bowl MVP and highlighted a team that was also led by offensive linemen Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, and quarterback Ken Stabler.
Their latest Super Bowl success would happen in 1984. While the franchise would be under the same ownership in Al Davis, Tom Flores took over the head coaching helm from John Madden. Those teams had a mean defense anchored by defensive ends Howie Long and Greg Townsend who would combine for 23.5 sacks during that season.
T-10. Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts: 2 Super Bowl Wins
Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl titles:
- 1971 (V): Defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 16-13
- 2007 (XLI): Defeated the Chicago Bears, 29-17
The Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts have won two Super Bowls in franchise history, as well as two pre-Super Bowl era NFL championships. The first came in a three-point victory over the Dallas Cowboys in 1971, while their latest Super Bowl win would come 36 years later in a 12-point victory over the Chicago Bears. Known as the Baltimore Colts in 1971, the Colts were a team that was led by linebacker Chuck Howley, tight-end John Mackey, and quarterback Johnny Unitas.
Quarterback Peyton Manning led his Colts to a 29-17 Super Bowl win over the Bears in 2007, while winning the game's MVP award as well. He was helped by wide receivers Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne, tight-end Dallas Clark, offensive lineman Jeff Saturday, and head coach Tony Dungy.
T-10. Miami Dolphins: 2 Super Bowl Wins
Miami Dolphins Super Bowl titles:
- 1973 (VII): Defeated the Washington Redskins, 14-7
- 1974 (VIII): Defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 24-7
The 1972 Dolphins rolled in to Super Bowl VII a perfect 16-0 looking to complete a perfect season, but were actually 1-point underdogs against the Redskins at kickoff. In a bizarre move, with Miami up 14-0 late in the game, they decided to kick a field goal in an attempt to win the game 17-0 to cap off their perfect 17-0 season. The kick was blocked and returned for a touchdown and the Redskins would later get the ball back down just one score. The Dolphins were able to stop them and close the game out, ending what is still the second-lowest scoring Super Bowl of all-time.
One year later, the Dolphins would return to the Super Bowl for their third consecutive trip, beating the Minnesota Vikings in a one-sided affair. Running back Larry Czonka was named MVP after running for 145 yards.
T-10. St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams: 2 Super Bowl Wins
St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl titles:
- 2000 (XXXIV): Defeated the Tennessee Titans, 23-16
- 2022 (LVI): Defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20
Super Bowl XXXIV was one of the most exciting games in the history of the NFL, with the Rams stopping the Titans attempt to tie the game at the one yard line as time expired. The play has become known as "One Yard Short", with Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson stretching his arm in an effort to reach the goal line while being tackled by Rams linebacker Mike Jones. The Rams record breaking offense–nicknamed the "Greatest Show on Turf"–featured Super Bowl MVP quarterback Kurt Warner, hall of fame running back Marshall Faulk and speedy wideouts Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt, Az Zahir-Hakim and Ricky Proehl.
In Super Bowl LVI, Matthew Stafford led the Rams to his first ever championship. This was his first year with the team, after they swapped franchise quarterbacks with the Lions, sending Jared Goff to Detroit during the offseason. Edge Rusher Aaron Donald and Wide Receiver Cooper Kupp both had huge games, with Kupp winning MVP after converting a 4th down and scoring the game winning touchdown on the Rams final drive.
T-10. Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl titles:
- 2001 (XXXV): Defeated the New York Giants, 34-7
- 2013 (XlVII): Defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31
In Super Bowl XXXV, the Ravens were led by an absolutely dominating defense, widely considered one of the best in the history of the NFL. Linebacker Ray Lewis took home MVP honors, and the Giants were the first team since the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII to be held without an offensive touchdown.
Twelve years later, the Ravens met up with the San Francisco 49ers. This game was known as the "Har-Bowl", the first time in NFL history that two brothers (Jim & John Harbaugh) coached against each other in the Super Bowl. Quarterback Joe Flacco took home MVP honors after a back-and-forth battle that saw him throw three touchdown passes. The game also featured a memorable power-outage in the Superdome that suspended play for over 30 minutes.
T-10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2 Super Bowl Wins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl titles:
- 2003 (XXXVII): Defeated the Oakland Raiders, 48-21
- 2021 (LIV): Defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9
Who can forget the 2002 Buccaneers–led by quarterback Brad Johnson, at the top of most peoples "worst qb with a super bowl ring" list–crushing the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII? This was widely known as the "Gruden Bowl", pitting Head Coach John Gruden against the team that "traded" him in the offseason to the Bucs for four draft picks. The Bucs #1 ranked defense handled the Raiders #1 ranked offense, giving Tampa their first ever Lombardi Trophy.
In 2020, the Bucs went totally on the opposite end of the quarterback spectrum as the GOAT Tom Brady–in his first year away from the Patriots–won his 7th Super Bowl ring over Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in Miami.
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