The Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars are the 12 clubs that have never won a Super Bowl. The Titans and Jaguars both made their debut in 2014; the others have been in existence for many years.
Even with an NFL-best 13-3 record, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have never appeared in the Super Bowl due to being owned by Mr. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. from 1978 to 1995. During this time, the Bucs never had a winning season and only had two seasons with more than seven wins. After retiring as president of the team, Mr. DeBartolo III has tried out twice for the job of owner but didn't make the cut.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have the most Super Bowl appearances with nine, followed by the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys with eight each. The Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and Washington Redskins have seven each. The rest of the teams have six or less appearances each.
Super Bowl winners go on to win the NFL Championship game too. So, all losers also lose the championship game. No club has ever won both the Super Bowl and NFL Championship game in the same year.
You'll see that just 20 teams are mentioned. This leaves 12 clubs without a Super Bowl victory. At the moment, Pittsburgh and New England are tied for the most victories (6 each)! ... Team's total number of Super Bowl victories
|Team||Super Bowl Wins|
|New England Patriots||6|
|San Francisco 49ers||5|
The Browns, Lions, Texans, and Jaguars are the only four NFL clubs who have never won the Super Bowl. The last of these teams to win their first title was the Jags in 1999. They've still never returned to football's biggest stage.
The Browns are the only franchise to have played in its current home city since it opened in 1920. However, they have never won a title there; their last appearance in a championship game was in 1964. The Ravens are the only other franchise to have played in Baltimore every year since they moved from Cleveland; however, they have never won a title either. The Steelers, who moved to Pittsburgh in 1968, are the only other team to have played in their current home city every year since they arrived. But they have also never won a title either.
Each of these teams has played in at least one Super Bowl during their existence. The Browns have been invited to the playoffs nine times but have never made it past the first round. The Lions have been to the postseason eight times but have never advanced further than the NFC Championship Game. The Texans have been to the playoffs seven times but have never reached the championship game. The Jaguars have been to the post-season six times but have never won a title.
The Philadelphia Eagles were the most recent team to exit the "never won a Super Bowl" club, although the league has only had three first-time Super Bowl winners since the 2009 season began. The Eagles lost 26-14 to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Before that loss, they were coming off winning the NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams 13-10.
The last team to go winless in the Super Bowl was the 1944 Detroit Lions. They went 0-3-1 during that year's tournament.
Two teams have gone winless: the 1916 Chicago Staleys and the 1946 St. Louis Cardinals. Both of these teams came so close to winning it all, but just missed out.
Following an 8-8 season, four teams (the 1999 Titans, 2000 Ravens, 2007 Giants, and 2008 Cardinals) have reached the Super Bowl, with two of those teams, the Ravens and Giants, winning the game. This is less than any other number of teams that has won the Super Bowl.
The most recent team to do so was the Arizona Cardinals, who defeated the New York Giants 27-23 in the 2008 NFC Championship Game. The Giants had home field advantage throughout the playoffs due to their superior record; however, they were upset by a lower-seeded team for the first time in history. The Cardinals went on to play Denver in Super Bowl 32, but they lost 31-21.
In addition, the 1999 Titans and 2000 Ravens are the only other teams to reach the Super Bowl. The Titans lost to Oakland in Super Bowl XXXIV, while the Ravens defeated Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLVII. Neither of these teams have been back to the big game since then as both franchises have gone 0-4 in subsequent postseason appearances.
Before these eight teams, no other number of teams has won the Super Bowl. There have been six 8-8 seasons out of the last 80 years (19%): 1947 Steelers, 1949 Eagles, 1951 Rams, 1953 Lions, 1969 Chiefs, and 1970 Dolphins.
Green Bay Packers (1966–67 seasons), Miami Dolphins (1972–73), Pittsburgh Steelers (1974–75, 1978–79), San Francisco 49ers (1988–89), Dallas Cowboys (1992–93), Denver Broncos (1997–98), and New England Patriots (2003–04) are the only teams that have won consecutive Super Bowls. The Patriots began their streak at home against the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLI.
The Patriots' success is also reflected in the fact that they have more World Series rings than any other NFL team. From 1972 to 1974, Tom Brady was part of three Super Bowl-winning teams with the Boston College Eagles. In addition, he helped his team to victory in the 1994 World Series when it defeated your typical collection of scrubs from up north.
In conclusion, the Patriots have won more championships than any other NFL team. They are also the most successful franchise in sports history.
Dallas (1992–1993) and New England (2001–2003–2004) are the only teams who have won three straight Super Bowls. With their victory in Super Bowl VII, the 1972 Miami Dolphins completed the only flawless season in NFL history. They are also the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
No team has won four Super Bowls in a row, although two different Dallas teams (1972 and 1993) came close. The 1972 Miami Dolphins were defeated by a field goal in overtime of the first game of the series by the Denver Broncos, who went on to beat them again two weeks later for the title. The 1993 Cowboys lost at home to Buffalo for their first ring, but then defeated Buffalo in Super Bowl XXXIV to become the first team to repeat as champion.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have most recently been successful in winning multiple Super Bowls, having won six out of the eight championships that have been awarded so far. The most recent championship was won in February 2016 by Denver, its fourth title in five years. Before then, it had not won more than one title in any decade. The Steelers' latest success comes less than a year after they ended the 2015 season with a loss that sent them home empty-handed.
San Francisco has also been successful at winning multiple Super Bowls.