There's no question that every NFL team strives to win the big game at the end of the season. From preseason, players and coaches alike push themselves to the limits to attempt a run to the end. The Super Bowl. A large number of teams have achieved the win. The most recent champions being the Kansa City Chiefs. What does it take to have the most Super Bowl wins of all time though?
However, a select few teams have accomplished a level of success that is unmatched. The consistency and drive it takes to reach this type of accomplishment is remarkable. Legendary players, such as Tom Brady, can contribute to this longevity significantly. As we come off of one of the most exciting Super Bowl clashes to date, it is interesting to look back and see those who have earned the most rings.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers have always been a team of great significance. Many star players have been made in Green Bay. With an elite fanbase behind them, players like Aaron Rodgers and Bart Starr have led their respective team to victory a total of five times. Additionally, Bart Starr played quarterback in their first two championships.
Bart Starr and his Packers stood strong against the likes of Kansas City in 1967. They were able to walk away with a massive 35-10 scoreline. The game, which was played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, served as the first ever Super Bowl in history. Bart also earned the title of MVP for his two touchdowns and 250 passing yards.
The Packers would repeat their efforts again the following year. Although, this time they faced off against the Oakland Raiders. Still, Green Bay dominated in a game that saw them win 33-14. Starr would once again receive the honors of MVP.
Their next Super Bowl win came a long way down the road. 1997 is the year they were able to earn their 3rd title against the New England Patriots. Likewise, the final win came in 2011, putting Green Bay in the list of one of the most accomplished NFL teams in history with 4 titles.
The team that is arguably the most discriminated in the entire NFL. The reputation of the Cowboys remains controversial, but their decorated past can't be argued. Dallas are indeed a powerhouse with 5 wins to their name. They also made several appearances in the Super Bowl during the 1970s, winning two of their 5 titles in 1972 and 1978.
Dallas has yet to win a championship in the 21st Century. They carried a presence heavily in the league for a large stretch of time. On the other hand, Dallas has failed to make the same impact in recent years. Their last win coming in 1996 over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dallas undoubtedly will be continuing their hunt for another championship come next season.
Tied for first in most super bowl wins of all time comes a name most are familiar with. Pittsburgh Steelers. Winning is nothing new to them, though they have struggled in recent seasons, there's no doubt they will return yet again. Pittsburgh has had a Super Bowl win more recently than the Cowboys, winning their last in 2009.
The Steelers are also remembered for one of the most controversial games against the Seahawks in 2006. Many fans believed the officiating was poor in this matchup. Some calls made throughout the game were suspect, but no solid proof of fixing ever came to be. Unfortunately, Seattle would have to wait to earn their first Super Bowl win.
From the mid-70s to early 80s, Pittsburgh actually seemingly dominated the league. They met with Dallas in two different Super Bowls. These games being in 1976 and 1979. Additionally, their other two championships came in 1975 against the Minnesota Vikings, and 1980 against the Los Angeles Rams. While they seem to be the strongest, most decorated team, they share that title with another.
New England Patriots
There's no conversation about the best NFL teams without including the Patriots. As the team who controlled the league for a long period, they stand on top out of all teams. Tom Brady's leading era as quarterback is a massive reason as to why this team saw so much success. Without a doubt, this team will always be the standard others hold themselves to.
The entirety of New England's wins have come in the 2000s. Their good graces began in 2002 against the once called St. Louis Rams. It was a rather close match up, seeing the Patriots sneak away with a win by 3 points. In addition, 2 years later saw their 2nd championship in another close matchup versus the Carolina Panthers.
Just one year later, the team would add to their trophy cabinet again. In 2005, the Patriots sent the Philadelphia Eagles home with a loss, a team which the Patriots would end up losing to in 2018. There happened to be time in between their 3rd and 4th Lombardy trophy. The 4th came in 2015, against a Seahawks team that had just won the Super Bowl the year prior. A game in which I watched from home in pain as Russell Wilson through an interception late to give the game to New England.
An additional 2 years later added the 5th trophy to their case, a game that Atlanta Falcons fans surely will never forget. Possibly the biggest comeback and choke as well, the Patriots found their way back. They were down in the 3rd quarter, only to claw back and force overtime to eventually seal a win. However, their most recent success story came in 2019 against the same team they won their first against. Only this time, the Rams were back in Los Angeles.