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Has any team won back-to-back Super Bowls?

With the defending champion Los Angeles Rams failing to make the postseason, Super Bowl LVII will not have back-to-back titlists.

Seven different teams have won back-to-back championships, though eight teams have done so since the Steelers did it twice. In the history of the NFL, no franchise has ever won three straight Super Bowls. The Steelers, who won four Super Bowls between 1975 and 1980, are the only club to achieve back-to-back triumphs on two distinct occasions.

Jalen Ramsey #5 of the Los Angeles Rams warms up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks
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The Buffalo Bills, who made four straight Super Bowl appearances from 1990 and 1993, hold the record for the most consecutive appearances. The Miami Dolphins (1971–1973) and the Patriots are two teams that have made three straight appearances (2016-18). There have been 11 teams that have participated in the Super Bowl twice.

Few teams have won the Super Bowl twice, which hasn’t happened since 2003–04. Maintaining superstar teams has become increasingly challenging due to stricter pay cap regulations. A team hasn’t won back-to-back Super Bowl titles since Tom Brady did it in his formative years. The teams that have already won the Super Bowl twice, along with how they accomplished it, are listed below:

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Green Bay Packers – Super Bowls I & II

It is no accident that Vince Lombardi, one of the league’s most illustrious coaches and the man who guided the Packers to victory in the first two Super Bowls, is honored with a trophy handed to the NFL winner. (Of course, it wasn’t called the Super Bowl back then; it was called the “AFL-NFL Championship Game.”)

After an unprecedented nine-season coaching career in which his teams won five NFL championships, including the aforementioned two Super Bowls, Lombardi’s final game as Packers coach was the triumph in Super Bowl 2.

Miami Dolphins – Super Bowls VII & VIII

The only team in NFL history to finish a season unblemished is the 1972 Dolphins, who completed their flawless campaign with a 14-7 victory against Washington in Super Bowl 7. Another championship wouldn’t be delayed for very long in Miami. The 1973 Dolphins finished the regular season 12-2 and cruised through the postseason, winning each of their three games by an average of 17 points.

Skylar Thompson #19 of the Miami Dolphins / Timothy T Ludwig – AFP

Pittsburgh Steelers – Super Bowls IX & X

There was a six-year stretch where the Steelers won four Super Bowls. The initial pair of times occurred soon after the Dolphins’ historic feat. It was a 16-6 victory for Pittsburgh over the Vikings in Super Bowl IX. Franco Harris carried the ball 34 times for 158 yards and two touchdowns, which was enough to beat Larry Csonka’s single-game carry and yardage rushing records from the previous season.

A year later, after reeling in four passes for 164 yards and a touchdown, Lynn Swann was named the game’s most valuable player. In Super Bowl X, the Steelers defeated Roger Staubach and the Cowboys 21-17.

Pittsburgh Steelers – Super Bowls XIII and XIV

In 1979, the Steelers won another game against Staubach and the Cowboys, this time by a score of 35–31. Terry Bradshaw threw for 318 yards and scored four times, two of which were to John Stallworth and one to Swann. Swann and Stallworth each had over 100 receiving yards.

The following season, when they defeated the Rams 31-19, things went more smoothly. Even though he didn’t have a flawless game, Bradshaw won the MVP award once again.

San Francisco 49ers – Super Bowls XXIII and XXIV

Although Bill Walsh and the 49ers had previously won the Super Bowl in January 1985, these two more victories gave the team the reputation of being a dynasty. In 1989, San Francisco defeated the Bengals 20-16. Jerry Rice, who had 11 catches for 215 yards and a touchdown, was appropriately named the game’s MVP.

The 49ers’ offense was in overdrive the next season as they defeated the Broncos 55-10. Joe Montana won the MVP award after throwing for 297 yards and five touchdowns. Rice once again shone with seven catches for 148 yards and three touchdowns.

Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball against the Seattle Seahawks
Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers  / Ezra Shaw – AFP

Dallas Cowboys – Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII

The explosive three of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith propelled the Cowboys to a 52-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl 27 and the team’s first championship since the late 1970s. Dallas lost its first two games of the 1993 season due to the unavoidable Super Bowl hangover before cruising to another NFC East title and a second consecutive 30-13 triumph over the Bills in the championship game.

Denver Broncos – Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII

The Denver quarterback John Elway had previously struggled on the biggest stage, but at the ages of 37 and 38, he won two championships. In 1998, Elway and company defeated the Packers by a score of 31–24. After rushing for 157 yards and three touchdowns on 30 attempts, Terrell Davis was awarded MVP. Elway, who threw for 336 yards and a touchdown as well as adding a running touchdown, was named MVP of the next season’s 34-19 victory over the Falcons.

Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos rushes for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs
Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos rushes for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs //

New England Patriots – Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX

With three Super Bowl victories in four years during the early 2000s, including back-to-back titles following the 2003–04 seasons, the Patriots established themselves as the most recent dynasty in the NFL.

Tom Brady won his only consecutive titles in New England, earning him his second and third rings. In 2004, the Patriots defeated the Panthers 32-29 thanks to a field goal by Adam Vinatieri. After completing his passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns, Brady was awarded MVP.

The Eagles lost to New England 24-21 the next season. Deion Branch, a wide receiver, won the MVP award after hauling 11 passes for 133 yards.

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