Super Bowl History: Winners By Year

Past Super Bowl Winners

The Super Bowl, a historic American athletic event, has become more than simply a football game; it is a cultural phenomenon that pulls people from all over the country together. The Super Bowl history can be traced back to 1966, when the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL) merged, paving the way for the inaugural championship game, the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.

The first Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967, in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Super Bowl has evolved into a massive spectacle that goes beyond its roots as a championship game. The halftime show, which began as a modest component, has grown into a star-studded extravaganza with top-tier musical artists, attracting viewers beyond football fans.

Super Bowl commercials have become a cultural phenomenon. Advertisers compete for prime spots throughout the game, creating memorable and frequently entertaining ads that form an integral part of the Super Bowl experience. These advertisements, which are frequently as highly anticipated as the game itself, help to cement the Super Bowl’s standing as a significant television event.

Super Bowl History

I Jan. 15, 1967 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10
II Jan. 14, 1968 Orange Bowl (Miami) Green Bay 33, Oakland 14
III Jan. 12, 1969 Orange Bowl (Miami) New York Jets 16, Baltimore 7
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Tulane Stadium (New Orleans) Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
V Jan. 17, 1971 Orange Bowl (Miami) Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Tulane Stadium (New Orleans) Dallas 24, Miami 3
VII Jan. 14, 1973 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Miami 14, Washington 7
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Rice Stadium (Houston) Miami 24, Minnesota 7
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Tulane Stadium (New Orleans) Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
X Jan. 18, 1976 Orange Bowl (Miami) Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
XI Jan. 9, 1977 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) Oakland 32, Minnesota 14
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Superdome (New Orleans) Dallas 27, Denver 10
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Orange Bowl (Miami) Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles Rams 19
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Superdome (New Orleans) Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 Silverdome (Pontiac, Mich.) San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) Washington 27, Miami 17
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 Tampa (Fla.) Stadium Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington 9
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 Stanford (Calif.) Stadium San Francisco 38, Miami 16
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Superdome (New Orleans) Chicago 46, New England 10
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) New York Giants 39, Denver 20
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego) Washington 42, Denver 10
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami) San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 Superdome (New Orleans) San Francisco 55, Denver 10
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 Tampa (Fla.) Stadium New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Metrodome (Minneapolis) Washington 37, Buffalo 24
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Georgia Dome (Atlanta) Dallas 30, Buffalo 13
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami) San Francisco 49, San Diego 26
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, Ariz.) Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Superdome (New Orleans) Green Bay 35, New England 21
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego) Denver 31, Green Bay 24
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Pro Player Stadium (Miami) Denver 34, Atlanta 19
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 Georgia Dome (Atlanta) St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.) Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 Superdome (New Orleans) New England 20, St. Louis 17
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego) Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 Reliant Stadium (Houston) New England 32, Carolina 29
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville, Fla.) New England 24, Philadelphia 21
XL Feb. 5, 2006 Ford Field (Detroit) Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
XLI Feb. 4, 2007 Dolphin Stadium (Miami) Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
XLII Feb. 3, 2008 University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.) New York Giants 17, New England 14
XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.) Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 Sun Life Stadium (Miami) New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17
XLV Feb. 6, 2011 Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas) Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25
XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis) New York Giants 21, New England 17
XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans) Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31
XLVIII Feb. 2, 2014 MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.) Seattle 43, Denver 8
XLIX Feb. 1, 2015 University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.) New England 28, Seattle 24
L Feb. 7, 2016 Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, Calif.) Denver 24, Carolina 10
LI Feb. 5, 2017 NRG Stadium (Houston) New England 34, Atlanta 28
LII Feb. 4, 2018 U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis) Philadelphia 41, New England 33
LIII Feb. 3, 2019 Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta) New England 13, Los Angeles Rams 3
LIV Feb. 2, 2020 Hard Rock Stadium (Miami) Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20
LV Feb. 7, 2021 Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.) Tampa Bay 31, Kansas City 9
LVI Feb. 13, 2022 SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, Calif.) Los Angeles Rams 23, Cincinnati 20
LVII Feb. 12, 2023 State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.) Kansas City 38, Philadelphia 35
LVIII Feb. 11, 2024 Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas) Kansas City 25, San Francisco 22

Super Bowl Recaps

The following are NFL Super Bowl Recaps over the years

Super Bowl LVIII

Kansas City 25, San Francisco 22

On February 11, 2024, in Las Vegas, NV, the Kansas City Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers. Despite not being particularly dominating throughout the regular season, the Chiefs nevertheless managed to secure the third seed in the AFC playoffs. This game started slow with the 49ers leading at halftime 10-3. Despite two ugly second-half drives, the Chiefs took the lead in the third quarter by scoring 10 points. After a field goal battle in the 4th quarter, both teams were tied and were headed to Overtime. After the 49ers scored an FG the regained the lead, Mahomes capped off a long drive as he threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman in overtime, beating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22.

Super Bowl LVII

Kansas City 38, Philadelphia 35

Super Bowl LVII was in Glendale, AZ, on February 12, 2023. There the Kansas City Chiefs took on the Philadelphia Eagles in what was considered a fun high-scoring matchup. Despite a scoop and score fumble for the Chiefs Defense early on, Quarterback Jalen Hurts played an excellent game for the Birds, throwing for 304 yards, and punching in 4 total touchdowns. But the Eagles who led 27-21 heading into the fourth quarter, couldn’t put the Chiefs away. Patrick Mahomes led a masterful final drive that took 5:07 to eat up the clock to kick the game-winning field goal.

Super Bowl LVI

Los Angeles Rams 23, Cincinnati 20

Super Bowl LVI was held on Feb 13, 2022, in Inglewood, CA. There the Los Angeles Rams faced off against the Cincinnati Bengals in back and fourth contest which ultimately led to one huge defensive stop. Both Quarterbacks played well, but this game boiled down to great defense from the Rams. Joe Burrow was sacked 7 times and the Bengals were 3 for 14 on on 3rd down despite putting up 20 points. In the end, it was DT Aaron Donald who was able to blow up a passing play for the Bengals are must half 4th and 1 with 43 seconds left in the game.

Super Bowl LV

Tampa Bay 31, Kansas City 9

Super Bowl LV took place on February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium, showcasing a match between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Buccaneers, under the leadership of experienced quarterback Tom Brady, exerted complete control over the game with a dominant defense that effectively suppressed the Chiefs’ offensive efforts. Brady’s excellent display, successfully linking up with tight end Rob Gronkowski and receiver Antonio Brown for crucial scores, ensured a decisive 31-9 triumph. The Buccaneers’ victory in the Super Bowl secured their second championship and further established Tom Brady as a football icon, as he obtained his eighth Super Bowl ring and sixth Super Bowl MVP award, displaying remarkable skill and overcoming the effects of aging on the biggest platform in the sport.

Super Bowl LIV

Kansas City 31, San Francisco 20

Super Bowl LIV took place on February 2, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium, and saw an exhilarating showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The game transpired as a closely contested match, with the 49ers maintaining an advantage in the last quarter. Nevertheless, under the guidance of quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs orchestrated a remarkable resurgence, registering three touchdowns in the closing moments. Mahomes’ exceptional accuracy in his throws and ability to make impactful plays secured him the prestigious Super Bowl MVP accolade. The Chiefs attained a 31-20 triumph, signifying their initial Super Bowl triumph in half a century and establishing Mahomes as an emerging luminary in the NFL.

Super Bowl LIII

New England 13, Los Angeles Rams 3

Super Bowl LIII, which took place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019, featured a defensive confrontation between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots. It was difficult for both teams to locate the end zone, leading to the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history. Tom Brady, a seasoned quarterback for the New England Patriots, led a late-game drive that culminated in tight end Rob Gronkowski completing a pass that set up running back Sony Michel for a touchdown. The Rams were unable to penetrate the Patriots’ defense, which ultimately resulted in a 13-3 victory. The Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl victory under the leadership of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady cemented their dynastic status in the NFL.

Super Bowl LII

Philadelphia 41, New England 33

The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles played an amazing game in Super Bowl LII, which took place at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018. The game had a lot of points because both teams were very good at scoring. Nick Foles, quarterback for the Eagles, had a great game. He threw three touchdowns and even caught one himself in the infamous Philly Special play. Even though the Patriots made a strong return, the Eagles won 41–33 and won their first Super Bowl. The famous Tom Brady couldn’t keep up with Foles, who won the Super Bowl MVP award. This ended New England’s hopes of winning back-to-back titles.

Super Bowl LI

New England 34, Atlanta 28

Super Bowl LI, on February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium, unfolded as an extraordinary comeback story. The New England Patriots faced the Atlanta Falcons in a game that saw the Falcons taking a commanding 28-3 lead by the end of the third quarter. However, Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady orchestrated a historic turnaround, scoring 25 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and overtime. The game featured the first-ever Super Bowl overtime, and the Patriots secured a dramatic 34-28 victory, marking Brady’s fifth Super Bowl win and solidifying his legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

Super Bowl L

Denver 24, Carolina 10

On February 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium, the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers engaged in a defensive struggle in Super Bowl L. Peyton Manning, the quarterback for the Broncos, guided his squad against Cam Newton, the rising quarterback for the Panthers, and their tough defense. The decisive forced fumble, the Broncos’ unwavering defense, and their repeated sacks of Newton were the game’s turning points. The Broncos won 24-10 thanks to Manning’s shrewd play and a solid defensive effort. This was Manning’s second Super Bowl triumph and may have been the end of his legendary career. The importance of excellent defensive play in championship football was made abundantly clear by the game.

Super Bowl XLIX

New England 28, Seattle 24

Super Bowl XLIX, which took place at the University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015, was a fierce game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. In the last minute of play, the Seahawks were down four points, setting up a thrilling finish to the game. Russell Wilson of the Seahawks engineered a drive that may have won the game, getting to the Patriots’ one-yard line. But Malcolm Butler, a rookie for the Patriots, made a historic goal-line interception to secure a 28–24 victory for New England. With the help of Butler’s game-winning play and quarterback Tom Brady’s MVP performance, the Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl and cemented their place in football history.

Super Bowl XLVII

Seattle 43, Denver 8

In Super Bowl XLVIII, which took place at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos played a lopsided game. The formidable Seahawks defense dubbed the “Legion of Boom,” shut down the potent Broncos attack, which was spearheaded by quarterback Peyton Manning. The Broncos gave up a safety on the first play of the game, which established the tone. Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seahawks, and an unwavering defense masterminded a decisive 43-8 victory that marked Seattle’s first-ever Super Bowl triumph. The dramatic victory cemented the Seahawks’ legacy in NFL history and demonstrated the value of a strong defense in championship play.

Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome hosted Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013, pitting the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers. Thanks to a strong effort from quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens jumped out to a commanding first-half lead. However, there was a significant delay due to a power outage in the stadium. Led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers made the most of the intermission and mounted a formidable comeback. The Ravens managed to hold on for a 34-31 triumph and their second Super Bowl championship despite the comeback. Super Bowl MVP Flacco’s performance sealed a memorable and exciting championship game.

Super Bowl XVLI

New York Giants 21, New England 17

Super Bowl XLVI took place at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012, pitting the New England Patriots against the New York Giants in an exciting rematch from the previous four years. Tom Brady and Eli Manning both showed their skill as quarterbacks in the hotly-contested game. Manning led a late-inning drive and made a stunning sideline catch with Mario Manningham. With a 21-17 triumph, the Giants defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl for the second time in five years. With his second Super Bowl MVP victory, Manning cemented both the Giants’ position as strong contenders and his reputation for clutch performances in championship situations.

Super Bowl XLV

Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25

On February 6, 2011, the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers met in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium. The game featured a high-powered offensive showdown between the Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger and the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers. The Packers took advantage of mistakes and Rodgers’ pinpoint throws to establish a lead early on. The Packers’ defense stood strong as the Steelers staged a second-half comeback. Green Bay won 31–25, and Rodgers was named MVP of the Super Bowl. With this victory, the Packers became the first team in NFL history to win four Super Bowls.

Super Bowl XLIV

New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17

Super Bowl XLIV occurred on February 7, 2010, at Sun Life Stadium, featuring the New Orleans Saints against the Indianapolis Colts. The game showcased a compelling matchup between quarterbacks Drew Brees and Peyton Manning. Despite trailing early, the Saints orchestrated a comeback with a successful onside kick and Brees’ accurate passing. The pivotal play came in the fourth quarter when Tracy Porter intercepted Manning and returned it for a touchdown. The Saints secured a 31-17 victory, earning their first-ever Super Bowl title. Brees was named Super Bowl MVP, and the win held special significance for the city of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Super Bowl XLIII

Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23

Super Bowl XLIII occurred on February 1, 2009, at Raymond James Stadium, featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Arizona Cardinals. The game unfolded as a thrilling contest between quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Kurt Warner. The Cardinals, seeking their first Super Bowl title, staged a late-game comeback with Warner’s precise passing. However, the Steelers sealed the victory with a dramatic play dubbed the “Immaculate Reception 2.0” – Roethlisberger’s touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with seconds remaining. The Steelers won 27-23, securing their sixth Super Bowl title. Holmes earned Super Bowl MVP honors for his critical plays in the championship-deciding moments.

Super Bowl XLII

New York Giants 17, New England 14

Super Bowl XLII unfolded on February 3, 2008, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, featuring an iconic matchup between the New York Giants and the undefeated New England Patriots. Led by quarterback Eli Manning, the Giants executed a late-game drive, highlighted by David Tyree’s improbable helmet catch. Manning connected with Plaxico Burress for the game-winning touchdown with 35 seconds left, ending the Patriots’ pursuit of a perfect season. The Giants triumphed 17-14, securing their third Super Bowl title. Eli Manning’s clutch performance and the Giants’ stunning upset became legendary, marking one of the most memorable moments in NFL history.

Super Bowl XLI

Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17

The Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears squared off in Super Bowl XLI on February 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium. Unforgiving weather, characterized by precipitation, played out during the game. The Colts rallied from an early disadvantage and won 29-17 thanks to quarterback Peyton Manning. With the victory, the Colts won their first Super Bowl since relocating to Indianapolis, and Manning was named MVP for his outstanding effort. The rain made the game more memorable, and Manning’s success in spite of the weather made the win even more monumental for the quarterback and the team.

Super Bowl XL

Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10

Ford Field hosted Super Bowl XL on February 5, 2006, pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers won the game 21-10 after a fierce defensive struggle. Pittsburgh’s offense, led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, won them their first Super Bowl since 1979. The “Steel Curtain,” as the Steelers’ defense was known, was a major factor in preventing the Seahawks from scoring more points. The MVP-winning effort and score by receiver Hines Ward sealed the victory. The Steelers’ legendary NFL franchise heritage was carried on with this game, which also signaled the start of a prosperous period for the team.

Super Bowl XXXIX

New England 24, Philadelphia 21

Super Bowl XXXIX happened on February 6, 2005, at Jacksonville’s Alltel Stadium, featuring the New England Patriots squaring off against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Patriots secured a 24-21 victory, claiming their third championship in four years. Quarterback Tom Brady orchestrated a poised offense, connecting with Deion Branch for crucial plays. The Eagles, led by Donovan McNabb, mounted a late-game comeback, but the Patriots’ defense held firm. Adam Vinatieri’s precise kicking and Branch’s impact earned them Super Bowl MVP honors. The win solidified the Patriots’ dynasty, showcasing their ability to perform under pressure in championship moments.

Super Bowl XXXVIII

New England 32, Carolina 29

Super Bowl XXXVIII took place on February 1, 2004, at Houston’s Reliant Stadium, featuring the New England Patriots against the Carolina Panthers. The game was a high-scoring thriller, culminating in a 32-29 Patriots victory. Both teams engaged in a back-and-forth battle, with quarterbacks Tom Brady and Jake Delhomme delivering standout performances. The Patriots secured the win with Adam Vinatieri’s game-winning field goal. The game featured several memorable moments, including a lengthy kickoff return for a touchdown and Janet Jackson’s infamous halftime incident. Brady’s clutch plays earned him Super Bowl MVP honors, highlighting the Patriots’ resilience and championship prowess.

Super Bowl XXXVII

Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21

Super Bowl XXXVII pitted the Oakland Raiders against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 26, 2003, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon was intercepted five times by the Buccaneers, who were powered by their strong defense. The Buccaneers’ defensive mastery—which included three interceptions returned for touchdowns—led them to a 48-21 triumph. They were named Super Bowl MVPs thanks to quarterback Brad Johnson’s effective play and wide receiver Dexter Jackson’s two interceptions. With the victory, the Bucs won their first-ever Super Bowl, cementing their legacy in NFL history and demonstrating the importance of a strong defense in championship games.

Super Bowl XXXVI

New England 20, St. Louis 17

Super Bowl XXXVI, on February 3, 2002, at the Louisiana Superdome, marked a turning point for the New England Patriots and the NFL. The Patriots, led by quarterback Tom Brady, faced the heavily favored St. Louis Rams. In a dramatic finish, Adam Vinatieri kicked a game-winning 48-yard field goal as time expired, securing a 20-17 victory. Tom Brady’s poised performance earned him Super Bowl MVP, launching a dynasty for the Patriots. The win marked the franchise’s first Super Bowl title, laying the foundation for their future success and cementing their status as a force to be reckoned with in the league.

Super Bowl XXXV

Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7

Super Bowl XXXV, held on January 28, 2001, at Raymond James Stadium, featured a defensive showcase as the Baltimore Ravens faced the New York Giants. The Ravens’ dominant defense, led by linebacker Ray Lewis, stifled the Giants, holding them to just 152 total yards. Baltimore’s Duane Starks and Kim Herring contributed crucial interceptions, while the Ravens’ offense capitalized with Trent Dilfer’s efficient quarterbacking. The Ravens secured a convincing 34-7 victory, earning their first Super Bowl title. Ray Lewis was named Super Bowl MVP, symbolizing the team’s defensive prowess and solidifying their place in NFL history.

Super Bowl XXXIV

St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16

Super Bowl XXXIV, held on January 30, 2000, at the Georgia Dome, featured an exciting matchup between the St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans. The Rams, famed for their explosive attack, faced a tough Titans team. In a thrilling conclusion, Titans quarterback Steve McNair planned a possible game-tying drive. However, Rams linebacker Mike Jones stopped Titans receiver Kevin Dyson at the one-yard line as time expired, giving St. Louis a tight 23-16 victory. The game is notable for its thrilling ending and Rams quarterback Kurt Warner’s MVP performance, which earned the organization its first Super Bowl championship.

Super Bowl XXXIII

Denver 34, Atlanta 19

The Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons squared off in Super Bowl XXXIII on January 31, 1999, at Pro Player Stadium. Under quarterback John Elway’s guidance, the Broncos won their second straight Super Bowl with a 34-19 score. As a fitting capstone to his remarkable career, Elway was named Super Bowl MVP for his outstanding performance. Some of the most iconic plays from the game were Elway’s chopper dive and Terrell Davis’s spectacular running performance. The win was a fitting farewell to Elway’s Hall of Fame career and cemented the Broncos’ position as an NFL powerhouse.

Super Bowl XXXII

Denver 31, Green Bay 24

The Green Bay Packers and the Denver Broncos had a legendary matchup in Super Bowl XXXII, which took place on January 25, 1998, at Qualcomm Stadium. In this matchup, the reigning champion Packers faced up against a resolute Broncos squad captained by quarterback John Elway. Terrell Davis ran for three touchdowns and Elway managed the game-winning drive in a spectacular showing. With their 31-24 triumph, the Broncos won their first Super Bowl. A defining moment for John Elway and a watershed event in Denver Broncos history, the game stopped the AFC’s 13-game losing record in Super Bowls thanks to Elway’s performance and the decisive victory.

Super Bowl XXXI

Green Bay 35, New England 21

Super Bowl XXXI, on January 26, 1997, at the Louisiana Superdome, featured the Green Bay Packers against the New England Patriots. The game showcased a prolific offensive display, with Packers’ quarterback Brett Favre and Patriots’ quarterback Drew Bledsoe leading their teams. Desmond Howard’s 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was a pivotal moment, earning him Super Bowl MVP. The Packers secured a 35-21 victory, claiming their first championship since the Vince Lombardi era. The win marked a triumphant return to glory for the Packers and solidified Favre’s status as one of the NFL’s premier quarterbacks.

Super Bowl XXX

Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17

Super Bowl XXX, held on January 28, 1996, at Sun Devil Stadium, featured the Dallas Cowboys against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game showcased a dominant performance by the Cowboys, led by quarterback Troy Aikman. Emmitt Smith’s rushing touchdowns and Larry Brown’s crucial interceptions propelled Dallas to a 27-17 victory. Despite a strong effort from the Steelers, the Cowboys’ skillful play secured their fifth Super Bowl title. Aikman’s MVP-worthy performance, coupled with the team’s overall excellence, solidified their status as one of the NFL’s dynasties, marking a memorable chapter in the Cowboys’ storied histor

Super Bowl XXIV

San Francisco 55, Denver 10

Super Bowl XXIV, on January 28, 1990, at the Louisiana Superdome, showcased a dominating performance by the San Francisco 49ers against the Denver Broncos. Led by quarterback Joe Montana, the 49ers executed a flawless offensive display. Montana threw for a Super Bowl-record five touchdown passes, connecting with Jerry Rice for three of them. The 49ers’ precision and efficiency overwhelmed the Broncos, securing a decisive 55-10 victory. Montana’s MVP-worthy performance, coupled with the 49ers’ offensive prowess, marked one of the most lopsided Super Bowls in history and solidified the team’s standing as a football powerhouse.

Super Bowl XXVIII

Dallas 30, Buffalo 13

The Super Bowl XXVIII rematch between the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys took place on January 30, 1994, at the Georgia Dome. The Cowboys’ dominant ground attack, spearheaded by running back Emmitt Smith and quarterback Troy Aikman, was on full display. Smith scored twice on the ground to lead his team to a 30-13 triumph. Even though they fought hard, the Bills lost their fourth straight Super Bowl. The game showcased the Cowboys’ skills and won them their second Super Bowl in a row, establishing them as one of the best teams of the 1990s NFL era.

Super Bowl XXVII

Dallas 52, Buffalo 17

Super Bowl XXVII, on January 31, 1993, at the Rose Bowl, featured the Dallas Cowboys against the Buffalo Bills. The Cowboys, led by MVP quarterback Troy Aikman, dominated with a potent offense and a suffocating defense. Aikman threw for four touchdowns, while the Cowboys’ defense, led by cornerback James Washington, intercepted Bills’ quarterback Jim Kelly three times. Dallas secured a convincing 52-17 victory, marking their first Super Bowl title since 1977. The win kick-started the Cowboys’ dynasty of the 1990s, emphasizing their return to prominence as a dominant force in the NFL and solidifying their legacy in football history.

Super Bowl XXVI

Washington 37, Buffalo 24

On January 26, 1992, the Washington Football Team faced off against the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI, which was held at the Minneapolis Metrodome. Mark Rypien, quarterback for Washington, had an outstanding game, directing the offense to victory with a pair of touchdown passes. Linebacker Otis Wison, the team’s MVP, and the defense forced four interceptions against Bills quarterback Jim Kelly. The Redskins won their third Super Bowl with a 37-24 triumph. The team’s domination was on display thanks to Rypien’s accurate passing and their well-rounded performance. The victory was a major turning point in the legendary history of the club and further cemented Washington’s position as a football superpower in the early 1990s.

Super Bowl XXV

New York Giants 20, Buffalo 19

Super Bowl XXV, on January 27, 1991, at Tampa Stadium, featured a memorable clash between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills. The game showcased a tense battle, with both teams delivering strong defensive performances. The Giants, led by MVP running back Ottis Anderson, controlled the clock with a ball-control strategy. The Bills had a chance to win in the final moments, but Scott Norwood’s missed field goal secured a narrow 20-19 victory for the Giants. The game’s defining moment highlighted the importance of special teams in championship moments, marking the Giants’ second Super Bowl title.

Super Bowl XXIV

San Francisco 55, Denver 10

On January 28, 1990, the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos squared off in Super Bowl XXIV in the Louisiana Superdome. The 49ers, showcasing an offensive extravaganza under quarterback Joe Montana’s leadership, dominated the game. With three touchdown throws to Jerry Rice, Montana set a new Super Bowl record with five touchdown touchdowns. The 49ers were so dominant that they won 55-10 thanks to their efficiency and pinpoint passing. One of the most one-sided Super Bowls in history was defined by Montana’s MVP-worthy performance and the 49ers’ offensive dominance. With this victory, the 49ers cemented their position as a football superpower in the ’80s.

Super Bowl XXIII

San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16

The San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals had a remarkable fight in Super Bowl XXIII, which took place at Joe Robbie Stadium on January 22, 1989. Joe Montana, quarterback for the 49ers, spearheaded a stunning fourth-quarter comeback. Montana rallied from a 16-13 deficit with a game-winning touchdown throw to John Taylor in the last 34 seconds of regulation. The drive spanned 11 plays and 92 yards. The 49ers won their third Super Bowl with an exciting 20-16 triumph. “The Drive,” the name given to Montana’s MVP performance, went down in history as a moment that showcased his composure under fire and cemented the 49ers’ place as a top NFL organization.

Super Bowl XXII

Washington 42, Denver 10

Super Bowl XXII took place on January 31, 1988, at Jack Murphy Stadium. It featured a historic offensive showcase between the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos. In the second quarter, Redskins’ quarterback Doug Williams threw four touchdown passes, leading to a record 35 points in a single quarter. Williams’ stellar performance, along with running back Timmy Smith’s Super Bowl-record 204 rushing yards, propelled the Redskins to a 42-10 victory. Williams became the first African American quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl, earning him MVP honors. The game showcased Washington’s offensive prowess and marked their second Super Bowl title.

Super Bowl XXI

New York Giants 39, Denver 20

Super Bowl XXI, on January 25, 1987, at the Rose Bowl, witnessed the New York Giants facing the Denver Broncos. The game showcased a masterful performance by Giants’ quarterback Phil Simms, who threw for a then-Super Bowl-record 268 yards and three touchdowns. The Giants, coached by Bill Parcells, overcame an early deficit with a dominant second half. Simms’ precision passing led to a 39-20 victory, marking the Giants’ first Super Bowl title. Simms earned MVP honors, solidifying his place in Giants’ history and highlighting the team’s emergence as a dominant force in the NFL during the late 1980s.

Super Bowl XX

Chicago 46, New England 10

Super Bowl XX unfolded on January 26, 1986, at the Louisiana Superdome, featuring the Chicago Bears against the New England Patriots. The Bears, led by their iconic defense and head coach Mike Ditka, dominated the game. The Bears’ defense, known as the “Monsters of the Midway,” forced turnovers and stifled the Patriots’ offense. Bears’ quarterback Jim McMahon and running back Walter Payton contributed to a balanced attack, securing a commanding 46-10 victory. The Bears’ Super Bowl Shuffle and their memorable defensive prowess marked a historic season, earning them their first Super Bowl title and solidifying their place in NFL lore.

Super Bowl XIX

San Francisco 38, Miami 16

A highly anticipated showdown between the Miami Dolphins and the San Francisco 49ers took place in Super Bowl XIX on January 20, 1985, at Stanford Stadium. Hall of Famers Joe Montana of the 49ers and Dan Marino of the Dolphins squared off at quarterback in this matchup. Montana had a spectacular game, completing 33 of his passes for 331 yards and three scores. A 38-16 triumph was the result of the 49ers’ well-rounded attack and impenetrable defense. As evidence of his composure under duress, Montana was named Super Bowl MVP after setting a new passing record with a 127.2 passer rating. With this victory, the 49ers cemented their position as an NFL superpower and won their second Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XVIII

Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington 9

The Washington Redskins took on the Los Angeles Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984, at Tampa Stadium. Under the direction of Tom Flores and MVP quarterback Jim Plunkett, the Raiders produced an unprecedented display of dominance. The Raiders won 38-9 because to Plunkett’s three touchdown passes and Marcus Allen’s legendary 74-yard run. Linebacker Jack Squirek led the Raiders’ defense in limiting the Redskins’ explosive attack with an interception return for a score. The victory was the third Super Bowl championship for the Raiders, highlighting their 1983 season of dominance and demonstrating their ability and flexibility on the biggest platform in football.

Super Bowl XVII

Washington 27, Miami 17

Super Bowl XVIII pitted the Washington Redskins against the Los Angeles Raiders on January 22, 1984, at Tampa Stadium. In a historic game, the Raiders, led by MVP quarterback Jim Plunkett and head coach Tom Flores, dominated. Marcus Allen’s historic 74-yard touchdown run sealed the Raiders’ 38-9 triumph, while Plunkett completed three touchdown passes. The powerful Redskins attack was hampered by the Raiders defense, spearheaded by linebacker Jack Squirek’s interception return for a score. With the victory, the Raiders won their third Super Bowl and demonstrated their supremacy during the 1983 campaign, displaying their brilliance and adaptability on the biggest stage in football.

Super Bowl XVI

San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21

The San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals squared off in Super Bowl XVI on January 24, 1982, at the Pontiac Silverdome. With quarterback Joe Montana and coach Bill Walsh at the helm, the 49ers made history that game by securing their first-ever Super Bowl trip and win. The 49ers were driven to a 26-21 victory by Montana’s pinpoint throwing and an outstanding defensive effort. Montana demonstrated his dual-threat ability with a performance that was deserving of MVP honors. He scored a touchdown on the ground and another one through passing. The win showcased the 49ers’ rise to football dominance and set the stage for their dynasty in the 1980s.

[lv]Super Bowl XV

Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10

The Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders squared off in Super Bowl XV on January 25, 1981, in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. With their dominance, the Raiders won 27–10. The MVP of the game, quarterback Jim Plunkett, guided the Raiders to their second Super Bowl victory with three touchdown passes. The Eagles’ lone touchdown came in the third quarter as they were unable to match the Raiders’ zeal. Plunkett’s outstanding play and the Raiders’ strong defense helped them win Super Bowl XV, which became an NFL championship game to remember.

Super Bowl XIV

Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles Rams 19

On January 20, 1980, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena played host to Super Bowl XIV, which pitted the Los Angeles Rams against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers won their fourth Super Bowl with a stunning 31-19 triumph. Terry Bradshaw, the game’s most valuable player, was a great quarterback who threw for 309 yards and two scores. The Steelers’ dogged defense held out in the face of a heroic attempt by the Rams, spearheaded by quarterback Vince Ferragamo. In Super Bowl XIV, the Steelers’ tenacity and Bradshaw’s big plays cemented their place in NFL history as a legendary dynasty.

Super Bowl XIII

Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31

At the Orange Bowl in Miami, the Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XIII on January 21, 1979. The Steelers won their third Super Bowl title with a 35-31 victory in a high-stakes matchup. Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw were involved in a quarterback battle, with both players throwing for more than 300 yards. Bradshaw, the game-winning quarterback, had a pivotal touchdown pass to John Stallworth. It was one of the best Super Bowls ever because of the incredible momentum shifts and memorable plays that took place in it. The exciting story of Super Bowl XIII was the Steelers’ resilience in the face of a late push by the Cowboys.

Super Bowl XII

Dallas 27, Denver 10

Super Bowl XII unfolded on January 15, 1978, at the Louisiana Superdome, showcasing a defensive battle between the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos. The Cowboys claimed a 27-10 victory, securing their second Super Bowl title. Dallas’ “Doomsday Defense” was pivotal, forcing eight turnovers, with Randy White and Harvey Martin earning co-MVP honors. Quarterback Roger Staubach led the offense, connecting with Butch Johnson for a touchdown. The Broncos, making their first Super Bowl appearance, struggled against the Cowboys’ formidable defense. Super Bowl XII highlighted Dallas’ defensive prowess, setting the tone for future championships and leaving an indelible mark in NFL history.

[lv]Super Bowl XI

Oakland 32, Minnesota 14

Super Bowl XI took place in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on January 9, 1977, and pitted the Minnesota Vikings against the Oakland Raiders. With a dominating performance and a final score of 32-14, the Raiders won their first Super Bowl. An explosive Raiders attack was led by quarterback Ken Stabler, who was instrumental in the game-winning touchdown pass to Fred Biletnikoff. The Vikings were unable to overcome the Raiders’ stifling defense, which was led by the legendary interception return by Willie Brown. The victory was a watershed moment for the team, establishing their position as an elite force. An iconic NFL triumph, Super Bowl XI was won by the Oakland Raiders because of their well-rounded performance.

Super Bowl X

Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17

On January 18, 1976, the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys met at the Orange Bowl in Miami for Super Bowl X. With a spirited 21-17 triumph, the Steelers won their second Super Bowl in a row. The MVP award went to quarterback Terry Bradshaw because of his outstanding performance. Bradshaw threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Notable plays from the game were the acrobatic receptions made by Lynn Swann. At critical junctures, Dallas was unable to overcome Pittsburgh’s Steel Curtain defense. With their dominant performance in Super Bowl X, the Pittsburgh Steelers cemented their place in NFL history as a future dynasty.

Super Bowl IX

Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6

The ninth Super Bowl took place at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on January 12, 1975. The Pittsburgh Steelers played the Minnesota Vikings. The Steelers won the defensive fight and won 16–6, earning their first-ever Super Bowl title. Their “Steel Curtain” defense was great; they only let the Vikings score one touchdown. Franco Harris, the Steelers’ running back, made a big contribution by running for 158 yards and a score. The Steelers quickly became known as a strong team in the NFL after this game, which was the start of their success. Super Bowl IX paved the way for Pittsburgh to become the league’s best team in the future.

Super Bowl VIII

Miami 24, Minnesota 7

The Miami Dolphins played the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl VIII, which took place at Houston’s Rice Stadium on January 13, 1974. With a 24–7 win, the Dolphins secured their second straight Super Bowl title. The game’s most valuable player was running back Larry Csonka, who led Miami’s ground attack with 145 rushing yards and two scores. “No-Name Defense” by the Dolphins made it hard for the Vikings to score. Super Bowl VIII showed how good Miami was as a whole team and solidified their place in NFL history. By winning back-to-back titles, the Dolphins set themselves up for a perfect season the next year.

Super Bowl VII

Miami 14, Washington 7

The Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins played in Super Bowl VII on January 14, 1973, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Dolphins won 14–7, making their 17–0 season the only one in NFL history that didn’t have a loss. Miami’s defense, called the “No-Name Defense,” was very important. They picked off two passes and kept the Redskins from scoring a touchdown. Jake Scott, a safety for the Dolphins, had two interceptions and was named the game’s MVP. The seventh Super Bowl proved that Miami was the best team ever, solidifying their place in NFL history as one of the best teams ever.

Super Bowl VI

Dallas 24, Miami 3

The sixth Super Bowl was held at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on January 16, 1972. The Miami Dolphins played the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys led the whole game and won easily 24–3. It was their first Super Bowl title. Roger Staubach, the quarterback, had a great game. He completed 12 out of 19 passes for 119 yards and two scores, which earned him the MVP award. The Dallas defense was just as good. They picked off three passes and only let the Dolphins score one field goal. In the early 1970s, the win made the Cowboys even more of a football force.

Super Bowl V

Baltimore 16, Dallas 13

The Baltimore Colts played the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V, which took place at the Orange Bowl in Miami on January 17, 1971. The game had a lot of mistakes, with 11 losses all together. In the end, Colts kicker Jim O’Brien made a 32-yard field goal in the last seconds to earn a 16-13 win. Even though he threw three errors, Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas led his team to victory. Cowboys safety Chuck Howley was the only player on the losing team to be named the game’s MVP. People remember Super Bowl V for its crazy play and dramatic ending, which showed how unpredictable sports can be.

Super Bowl IV

Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7

On January 11, 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings squared off in Super Bowl IV in New Orleans’ Tulane Stadium. Under quarterback Len Dawson’s direction, the Chiefs controlled the game and won 23-7. The Vikings were held in check by Dawson’s pinpoint throwing and the dogged defense. Not only did running back Mike Garrett have a huge impact, but kicker Jan Stenerud made Super Bowl history by making all three of his field goal attempts. An intriguing touch was Chiefs coach Hank Stram’s mic-upped sideline remarks. The Chiefs’ first Super Bowl victory and the AFL’s validity were both confirmed by the victory.

Super Bowl III

New York Jets 16, Baltimore 7

Super Bowl III, on January 12, 1969, witnessed an iconic upset at the Orange Bowl in Miami. The AFL’s New York Jets, led by quarterback Joe Namath, clashed with the heavily favored NFL’s Baltimore Colts. Namath’s bold guarantee of victory echoed as the Jets triumphed 16-7. Namath’s stellar performance and Matt Snell’s rushing touchdown secured the historic win. The Jets’ defense, coached by Buddy Ryan, intercepted Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas and stifled their offense. This game remains a pivotal moment in football history, marking the AFL’s competitiveness and validating the impending AFL-NFL merger. Namath’s prediction became legendary.

Super Bowl II

Green Bay 33, Oakland 14

The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League confronted the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League in Super Bowl II, which took place in Miami on January 14, 1968. The Green Bay Packers, coached by the late great Vince Lombardi, were unstoppable in their 33-14 Orange Bowl triumph. Important roles were played by running back Don Chandler, whose two touchdowns, and quarterback Bart Starr’s pinpoint accuracy. With three interceptions of Raiders quarterback Daryle Lamonica, the Packers’ defense clinched their second straight Super Bowl victory. It was the end of an era when Lombardi left the team following the game. The NFL’s dominance was cemented in Super Bowl II, which set the stage for the league’s ongoing rise to prominence.

Super Bowl I

Green Bay 35, Kansas City 10

Vince Lombardi TrophyThe inaugural Super Bowl, commonly referred to as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, occurred on January 15, 1967, in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The 1966 American football season reached its climax with a significant event: the Green Bay Packers from the NFL competed against the Kansas City Chiefs from the AFL.

The game served as a demonstration of the escalating competition between the well-established NFL and the emerging AFL, both of which were scheduled to join a unified league the following year. The Packers, under the esteemed leadership of coach Vince Lombardi and quarterback Bart Starr, exerted a commanding influence in the NFL, while the Chiefs, under coach Hank Stram, symbolized the burgeoning talent from the AFL.

The Packers established their superiority early in the game, securing a 14-0 advantage before the conclusion of the first quarter. Bart Starr completed two touchdown passes to receiver Max McGee. Nevertheless, the Chiefs, under the guidance of quarterback Len Dawson, successfully reduced the deficit by scoring a field goal during the second quarter.

The halftime show included the musical performances of the marching bands from the University of Arizona and Grambling State University. This set the precedent for the cultural spectacles that would later become a defining characteristic of future Super Bowls.

In the latter half, the Packers retained dominance, with Starr skillfully directing a formidable offense. The Chiefs showed tenacity by scoring a touchdown in the third quarter, but, the Packers solidified their triumph with a conclusive score of 35-10. Bart Starr was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) title for his outstanding performance in the game. He successfully completed 16 out of 23 throws, accumulating a total of 250 yards and scoring two touchdowns.

The championship game of the National Football League (NFL) I established the groundwork for the current iteration of the yearly championship extravaganza. Although not as grandiose as contemporary Super Bowl spectacles, it served as a crucial milestone that demonstrated the potential of the recently united NFL and AFL, so cementing the Super Bowl’s popularity and relevance in American sports culture.

 

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