If you're new to the NFL, it might be difficult to believe that the NFC East has won the most Super Bowls of any NFL division. Dallas Cowboys (5), Philadelphia Eagles (1), New York Giants (4), and Washington (3) are all Super Bowl champions. The AFC West has been the most successful division in NFL history.
Of the 14 teams that have played in the Super Bowl, the NFC has won 10 times while the AFC has won four times. The last time these two leagues met in the Super Bowl was 2002 when the Oakland Raiders beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20.
Which team has the best record in the Super Bowl? It is hard to say because we only know how many games each team has played since the start of the NFL in 1920. But if we look at the winning percentages over the course of a season for both teams in the Super Bowl, then it would probably come down to the Dallas Cowboys or the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both teams have a record of 17-6 in the game and the Cowboys have the edge because they have played one more game than the Steelers. In addition, the Cowboys are also the team with the better winning percentage over the past five seasons (0.600 vs 0.500).
The Pittsburgh Steelers have the advantage over the Dallas Cowboys if we look at the number of rings each team has won. The Dallas Cowboys have five rings while the Pittsburgh Steelers have three.
The NFC/NFL has 27 Super Bowl victories, while the AFC/AFL has 25. The Super Bowl has been won by nineteen different franchises, including teams that migrated to other locations. Some of these franchises have multiple World Championship titles earned before they participated in the Super Bowl.
In addition to winning the most Super Bowls, the NFC has also won more overall regular season games than the AFC (116 vs 111). The only other competitive balance issue in the NFL is that the AFC West has won more games than the AFC North but this difference is smaller - 53 vs 49 - and doesn't affect any playoff spots.
There are several factors responsible for this dominance by the NFC. First of all, the NFL Draft is held every year during the week between April 26th and 30th. This means that the best players available when their teams are unable to fill other positions via free agency are always chosen by those teams. Most of the time, these players will come from the NFC because it has the better roster system overall. Between 1997 and 2013, only five players who played in at least one game for an NFC team were drafted by an AFC team: Deion Branch, Derrick Burgess, Mike Jones, Mark Schlereth, and Terrell Suggs.
The NFC and NFL have 28 wins versus the AFC and AFL's 27. The Super Bowl has been won by 20 different teams, including clubs that have migrated to other locations. The Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only teams with numerous Super Bowl appearances and no losses, both with a (2-0) Super Bowl record. The Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only teams with multiple Super Bowl appearances without a loss.
The last team to win both conferences was the Rams in 2016. The last team to win the Super Bowl after moving cities was the New Orleans Saints in 2018. The last team to win the Super Bowl after switching leagues was the San Francisco 49ers in 1994. The last team to win the Super Bowl after merging with another club was the Dallas Cowboys in 1970. The last team to win the Super Bowl after doubling in size was the San Diego Chargers in 1960.
There have been three consecutive Super Bowl victories for the Patriots, Steelers, and Eagles. If these teams remain consistent, then we can expect more such successes from them in the future. There have been eight different franchises to win the Super Bowl twice - Pittsburgh, Washington, Minnesota, Denver, New England, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Oakland. None of these teams is likely to disappear from the scene completely, although some might be replaced by other existing or new teams in the near future.
The Super Bowl has been won by twenty different teams. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots have won the most Super Bowls, both with six (Steelers 6-2; Patriots, 6-5), while the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have five apiece (Cowboys 5-3; 49ers 5-2). Green Bay has the most championship game appearances with nine, including a record three consecutive from 1991 to 1993. Denver is next with eight appearances, followed by Seattle with seven.
Super Bowl winners can be identified by looking at their logo. The Green Bay Packers logo includes two feet, one on each side of the ball, which means they have won the Super Bowl twice before this year's game was even played. The Dallas Cowboys' logo features a star and a rock and roll guitar, which represents music and entertainment. These are also two of the three remaining teams that have not lost a Super Bowl game. The other team is Pittsburgh, who has not lost since 1990 and still plays today exactly twenty years after winning their first title.
Dallas has won the most games in Super Bowl history with eleven victories, followed by Pittsburgh with ten. Denver has the most appearances without winning a title with eight games lost. San Francisco has the best record over all time with a winning percentage of.625. They have won fifty percent of their games played.
Two players are awarded the MVP award.