Fans and pundits argue that the success of a franchise is based on several metrics; Super Bowl appearances, regular-season wins, Hall of Famers, overall win/loss records, etc. No other metric accurately measures the success of a franchise than its Super Bowl wins.
Only 28 of the 32 franchises have made at least one trip to the Super Bowl. Of this number, 20 have won the Big Game. What’s more? 30 of the 55 Vince Lombardi trophies have been won by just six franchises. It means a whopping 54% of professional football championships have been awarded to a minority, 20% of the league’s team roster. Quite astonishing!
The Los Angeles Rams are the latest team to win a Super Bowl, seeing off the Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals. It was second of LA’s Super Bowl wins in franchise history.
As we approach the new NFL season, we decided to take a deeper look at some of the most successful franchises in NFL history.
We’ll take a look at teams that have at least four Super Bowl wins in their history. This list is pretty elusive as only six teams have managed to win the Lombardi trophy more than three times.
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New York Giants (4)
The New York Giants won their first Super Bowl trophy in 1986 and grabbed their second four years later. They made another trip to the Super Bowl in 2000 but were outclassed by the Baltimore Ravens.
Their third and fourth titles came by defeating the heavy-favorite Patriots in 2007 and 2012.
New York finished with 4-13 this past season and will be hoping to make the most of their two top-ten draft picks this year. Kyle Hamilton and David Ojabo will likely be drafted by the Giants, most NFL draft odds predict.
Green Bay Packers (4)
The Lombardi trophy is named after none other than Vince Lombardi, the man who led the Green Bay Packers to their first two trophies. Vince is still widely considered one of the first great coaches in NFL history.
Under Lombardi, the Packers became the first team to win a Super Bowl Championship and quickly added another trophy the following year. They comfortably saw off the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders during their 1966 and 1967 championship runs.
Football fans in Wisconsin had to wait another 30 years before the Packers clinched another trophy in 1997. Their last Super Bowl win came in 2010 against the Steelers
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San Francisco 49ers (5)
The 49ers have captured five Super Bowl wins so far. San Francisco was the team to beat throughout the 80s and early 90s. They won their first three Championships in 1982, 1985, and 1989 and added two more trophies to their cabinet in 1990 and 1994.
They came close to tying the Steelers on more than one occasion, but they fell short. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, and their most recent disappointment came two years ago against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Dallas Cowboys (5)
The Cowboys may not have the happiest fanbase at the moment, but their name remains etched in Super Bowl history. They are without a doubt the biggest NFC franchise of all time, and with five championships out of eight tries, it’s hard to argue.
If it weren’t for the the Steelers, Dallas would have been a six or seven-time champion. They won two of their five trips to the Super Bowl in the 70s. The Cowboys were 3 for 3 in the 90s. However, they have yet to make a Super Bowl appearance since their last win in 1996.
New England Patriots
When you have a roster that boasts players like Tom Brady and are coached by Bill Belichick, you’re surely bound to win multiple championships. The Patriots are tied with the Steelers for most championships (6). All of their six wins have come in the 21st century, making them the most successful franchise in the last 22 years.
Their Super Bowl Championship run began in 2001 when they defeated the Rams at Super Bowl XXXVI. The Patriots went on to win back-to-back championships in 2004 and 2005. Their next win came in 2014 as they saw off the Seahawks, arguably the most memorable Super Bowl game of all time.
And who would forget their epic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons? The Patriots overturned a 28-3, 3rd quarter deficit to win the game in overtime. Their most recent win came against the Los Angeles Rams in 2018.
The Steelers became the first team to win six Super Bowl Championships when they defeated the Cardinals in 2009. Before that time, they had won four Championships in the 1970s with two back-to-back runs (1975 to 1976 and 1979 to 1980). They added another trophy to their collection in 2006, beating the Seattle Seahawks.
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