The Packers of Green Bay The victorious team is awarded the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named after the renowned Green Bay Packers coach who won the first two Super Bowls.
The Pittsburgh Steelers They came from behind twice to defeat Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl VIII. The winning touchdown was scored by Bill Cowher with just over 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter of what became a 31-27 victory for the Steelers over the Raiders. Before that game, no team had ever come back from a third-quarter deficit to win a Super Bowl. Then again, this was probably not your average Super Bowl. With the game tied at 27 late in the fourth quarter, the Steelers drove into Raider territory before Cowher called his own number - he sent in backup quarterback Terry Bradshaw to throw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Mark Seay. That's right: The comeback kid himself! Bradshaw went on to lead the Steelers to another title four years later. He was replaced by Kordell Stewart in 1999 but lost his starting job early in the season and was eventually traded away.
The Raiders originally owned the Pittsburgh Pirates prior to the NFL's creation in 1920. Therefore, they were allowed to join the league then, and they took on the Packers name because they wanted to represent all of Michigan -- not just their own city.
After the NFL's Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls, several club owners were concerned about the merger's survival. One year later, in Super Bowl IV in New Orleans, the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs defeated the NFL's Minnesota Vikings 23-7. This was the final AFL-NFL World Championship Game contested before the merger. The victory by the Chiefs ensured that both leagues would be represented at the game the following season with the NFC champion Chicago Bears playing the AFC champion Oakland Raiders.
The merged league adopted a schedule of 14 games and 2 rounds of playoffs starting in 1966. Prior to the merger, each league had its own separate playoff system that often included more than two all-star teams. The AFL started out with six teams while the NFL had eight. As time went on, more and more NFL teams began to feel excluded from the playoffs competition so they created their own version of the tournament called the "Conference Championships". The American Football League became known as the "AFL" after the 1964 season when its expansion team Houston Oilers joined the league. The NFL renamed its postseason tournament the "Super Bowl" the next year to avoid confusion with the annual college football championship game then known as the "Blue Ribbon College All-America Games".
The NFL and AFL agreed to merge following the 1966 season. The merger was designed primarily to end the dominance of the Packers and Browns in the NFL and the Chiefs and Texans in the AFL.
The coach is Vince Lombardi. He is considered one of the best football coaches of all time, and in 2005 he was also elected to the Football Hall of Fame.
Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers to a first-place finish in seven out of their eight seasons between 1959 and '65, including six consecutive playoff appearances, before they were defeated by the Baltimore Colts in the final game of the '65 season.
After that defeat, Lombardi said: "I don't think there's any way you can explain away what happened tonight. The only thing I can say is it wasn't the best football team that won. It was the team that wanted it most."
He passed away in 1970 at the age of 57 after suffering from cancer.
According to research conducted by ESPN, 80% of NFL fans knew who Lombardi was. However, only 2% correctly stated that he was the coach of the 1965 Green Bay Packers.
Lombardi's record was 91-60-8 as head coach of the Packers. His overall coaching record is 145-90-12.
With barely a few minutes remaining, the Patriots increased the score to 28 and won the Super Bowl (XLVIII) by a small margin. Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, was named the league's most valuable player. The Seattle Seahawks are the best football team in the Northwest, according to most people.
The Pittsburgh Steelers won two consecutive Super Bowls (IX and X); the next season, they were ousted in the AFC Championship Game by the eventual Super Bowl XI champion Oakland Raiders, two victories shy of a three-peat. They also won two more Super Bowls in a row (XIII and XIV), for a total of four victories in six seasons.
What, two Super Bowls? "LT" knows a thing or two about titles. During his 12-year NFL career, he won two Super Bowls (XXI and XXV) and was named to the Pro Bowl ten times. In 1986, he was selected MVP, the same year he led the league in sacks.
Here's how many Super Bowls each player has won: John Elway (5), Brett Favre (3), Terrell Owens (2), Richard Todd (2), Joe Montana (2), Steve Young (2), Charles Haley (1), Kevin Greene (1), Bruce Smith (1).
Lambert also owns a pair of NFL Championships as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. He won the NFC Championship in 1997 and 2001. As a player, Lambert appeared in three Super Bowls with two different teams. The first was with the Oakland Raiders in 1983, where he lost to the Washington Redskins 23-9. Four years later, he helped the Denver Broncos defeat the Chicago Bears 24-10 for their first Super Bowl victory.
In conclusion, Lawrence Taylor played in two Super Bowls and won one title. He is the only player in NFL history to win both the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award and the Super Bowl MVP Award.
Gibbs is the only coach to have won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks: Joe Theismann in Super Bowl XVII, Doug Williams in Super Bowl XXII, and Mark Rypien in Super Bowl XXII (XXVI). Gibbs was lured back to Washington in 2004, where he coached for four more seasons. His career record was at 154-94 when he retired for the second time. He died of cancer on January 14, 2019 at the age of 69.
His son Jay Gruden is the head coach of the Washington Redskins. He's the third generation of his family to lead a team in the NFL. He's also the first minority head coach of the Redskins.
He's been praised for his work with young players and his ability to develop talent, including several first-round picks. He also has a reputation for being aggressive on game day, calling many of his own plays during gameday practice.
Gruden was hired after Mike Shanahan resigned following the 2005 season. He replaced a popular and successful coach who had led the Redskins to the playoffs every year except one since 1999. Under Gibbs, the Redskins made the playoffs each year from 2003 to 2006. They lost to the New York Giants in the first round each time.
After leaving Washington following the 2010 season, Gibbs went 80-54 over the next four years with two playoff appearances.