In It To Win It: the Top 5 Super Bowls
Through 45 games, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the distinction of having the most Super Bowl championships with six, followed by the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys with five each, and the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants with four each. The Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings are 0-4, and are tied with the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos for the most losses. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Houston Texans are the only teams that have yet to appear in a Super Bowl. But at the same time, let’s not overlook the fact that the NFL has been around since 1920 and champions were crowned until the Super Bowl pitted the NFL champion against the upstart AFL champion. But Top 5 digresses. Here are the Top 5 Super Bowl Games of All Time.
5 Super Bowl XXIII, 1989
4 Super Bowl XXXIV, 2000
3 Super Bowl XIII, 1979
2 Super Bowl III, 1969
1 Super Bowl XLII, 2008
Super Bowl XLIII, 2009
Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 13
Top 5 has no idea what the Cardinals were doing playing in the big game, but fact of the matter is that they were there and damn-near upset the Steelers, who was making their seventh appearance. Former grocery bagger and quarterback Kurt Warner decided he wanted to go to the Hall of Fame by winning another title as he kept the Cardinals in the game until the very end. However, the nail in the coffin might had come at the end of the first half when the Steelers’ James Harrison intercepted a Warner pass and returned it 100 yards for the score.
Super Bowl VII, 1973
Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7
It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl, but the 14 points were enough of the Dolphins to complete the only undefeated season in the Super Bowl era. Since then former Dolphins players get out of their wheelchairs once a year to toast the last undefeated team to lose in the regular season.
Super Bowl XXIX, 1995
San Francisco 49ers 49, San Diego Charger 26
Former Joe Montana backup Steve Young finally got his chance to escape Montana’s shadow and did it in a huge way. Young threw for a record six touchdowns and passed for 325 yards in destroying the Chargers and making 49er fans chant, “Joe who?”