The stage is set for Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. This will be New England's 10th appearance in the Super Bowl, which is the most in NFL history. This begs the question - how many Super Bowl appearances have the Eagles and the rest of the NFL teams appeared in? Here are the teams with the most Super Bowl appearances.
New England Patriots
Record:5-4 (playing in SB LII)
The Patriots are the only team to have double digit Super Bowl appearances,. The Patriots will look to win their sixth Super Bowl in the last 14 years, thus solidifying the dynasty led by quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. The Patriots won the Super Bowl a season ago after coming back from a 28-3 deficit against the Atlanta Falcons in one of the greatest NFL games of all time and the first overtime in Super Bowl History.
The Steelers lead all teams with six Super Bowl wins, but if the Patriots beat the Eagles, Pittsburgh will share the most Super Bowl victories with New England. The first Steelers Superbowl win came in 1975 against the Minnesota Vikings. Pittsburgh won it's first four Super Bowls before losing to the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX. The most recent victory for the Steel Curtain came in 2009, when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and CO. defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII.
It's been over 20 years since the Cowboys won a Super Bowl, but they are still tied for the second most titles with five. Since their last Super Bowl win (1996), Dallas has only two playoff wins. In the early 90's the Cowboys had a dynasty winning three Super Bowls in a four-year span on the back of quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Emmitt Smith, and wide receiver Michael Irvin.
The only team on this list with a losing record in the Super Bowl appearances is the Denver Broncos. The fifth time was the charm for Denver as they lost their first four Super Bowls before defeating the Packers in 1998 for their first in franchise history. The Broncos have appeared in two Super Bowls since 2014, winning most recently in 2016 over the Carolina Panthers.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers won their first five appearances including the largest victory in Super Bowl history, winning 55-10 over the Broncos in 1990. The most recent appearance for the 49ers was in Super Bowl XLVII and it's their only loss, dropping 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens.
After the 49ers with six appearances, no other NFL teams have six or more Super Bowl appearances. However, the Packers, Giants, Raiders, Redskins, and Dolphins have five Super Bowl appearances. There are 13 NFL franchises who do not have a Super Bowl victory and among them is the Eagles. Philadelphia will have an opportunity to win their first Super Bowl against the Patriots on February 4th.Back to the NFL Newsfeed