Super Bowl Tournament: A Big Game Bracket to Crown the Greatest NFL Champion of All Time

<p>Welcome to Sportscasting’s <a href=”https://www.sportscasting.com/tag/super-bowl/”>Super Bowl</a> tournament to crown the greatest NFL champion of all time. </p>

<p>The format here is simple. We assigned seeds to all 56 Big Game winners, creating matchups you’ve likely never even thought about. And these legendary squads will duke it out throughout the 2022 <a href=”https://www.sportscasting.com/nfl/”>NFL</a> season until just one emerges as the ultimate champion. </p>

<p>As for how the seeding was done, we took emotion out of the process to create a fair and impartial bracket. Regular-season winning percentage was the primary determinant. As there were obviously plenty of ties in that department, the first tiebreaker was the margin of victory in the Super Bowl. It’s a Super Bowl tournament, so that had to come into play somewhere, right? </p>

<p>When a second tiebreaker was needed — and it did come up a few times — the overall point differential from each team’s respective season was used. And that was enough to get our bracket. </p>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-large”><img loading=”lazy” width=”1250″ height=”800″ src=”https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sportscasting-NFL-Super-Bowl-Tournament.png?w=925″ alt=”Sportscasting NFL Super Bowl Tournament” class=”wp-image-1527903″ srcset=”https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sportscasting-NFL-Super-Bowl-Tournament.png 1250w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sportscasting-NFL-Super-Bowl-Tournament.png?w=300&h=192 300w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sportscasting-NFL-Super-Bowl-Tournament.png?w=768&h=492 768w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sportscasting-NFL-Super-Bowl-Tournament.png?w=1024&h=655 1024w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sportscasting-NFL-Super-Bowl-Tournament.png?w=1200&h=768 1200w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sportscasting-NFL-Super-Bowl-Tournament.png?w=94&h=60 94w” sizes=”(max-width: 1250px) 100vw, 1250px” /><figcaption>NFL Super Bowl Tournament | Mike Calendrillo/Sportscasting</figcaption></figure>

<p>With 56 teams involved, the top eight seeds receive an opening-round bye, and here are those eight teams:</p>

<ol><li>1972 Miami Dolphins</li><li>1985 Chicago Bears</li><li>1984 San Francisco 49ers</li><li>1976 Oakland Raiders</li><li>1982 Washington Commanders</li><li>1989 San Francisco 49ers</li><li>1986 New York Giants</li><li>1998 Denver Broncos</li></ol>

<p>The opening round features the remaining 48 and will take place from Weeks 1-8 on the 2022 NFL schedule. The Round of 32 takes place from Weeks 9-16, the Round of 16 begins Week 17 and runs through the Divisional Round, the Round of Eight transpires during Conference Championship week, the final four play during Pro Bowl week, and the title game commences the week of Super Bowl 57. </p>

<p>And the best part is that you, our loyal Sportscasting readers, decide the outcome as you’ll vote on each and every game through our various social media channels. So be on the lookout for those, and be sure to bookmark this page to check back and see which teams advance.</p>

<p>And without further ado, here’s a look at the 24 opening-round matchups.</p>

<h3 id=”h-32-2000-baltimore-ravens-vs-33-2002-tampa-bay-buccaneers”>(32) 2000 Baltimore Ravens vs. (33) 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-large”><img loading=”lazy” width=”1250″ height=”800″ src=”https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-2000-Ravens-vs.-2002-Buccaneers.png?w=925″ alt=”NFL Champions Tournament Opening Round 2000 Ravens vs. 2002 Buccaneers” class=”wp-image-1527760″ srcset=”https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-2000-Ravens-vs.-2002-Buccaneers.png 1250w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-2000-Ravens-vs.-2002-Buccaneers.png?w=300&h=192 300w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-2000-Ravens-vs.-2002-Buccaneers.png?w=768&h=492 768w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-2000-Ravens-vs.-2002-Buccaneers.png?w=1024&h=655 1024w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-2000-Ravens-vs.-2002-Buccaneers.png?w=1200&h=768 1200w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-2000-Ravens-vs.-2002-Buccaneers.png?w=94&h=60 94w” sizes=”(max-width: 1250px) 100vw, 1250px” /><figcaption>2000 Baltimore Ravens vs. 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Mike Calendrillo/Sportscasting</figcaption></figure>

<p>In their first four years of existence, the Baltimore Ravens had never even finished above .500, their best season coming in 1999 at 8-8. But that all changed in 2000 as Brian Billick led the team to a 12-4 mark, good for second place in the AFC Central and the No. 4 seed on the AFC side of the postseason bracket.</p>

<p>After dismantling the fifth-seeded Denver Broncos in the Wild Card Round, 21-3, Ray Lewis and the vaunted Baltimore defense stifled the top-seeded Tennessee Titans in a surprise 24-10 victory. Baltimore then knocked off the second-seeded Oakland Raiders, 16-3, in the AFC Championship Game before dismantling the New York Giants, 34-7, in Super Bowl 35.</p>

<p>Riding a string of three consecutive playoff appearances, the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC South with a 12-4 record, earning them the No. 2 seed in the postseason and a first-round bye. </p>

<p>Led by Defensive Player of the Year Derrick Brooks, the Bucs’ defense displayed its dominance in the Divisional Round as Tampa Bay trounced the fourth-seeded San Francisco 49ers, 31-6. Jon Gruden’s group scored another big win in the NFC Championship, easily knocking off the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10, before stomping the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl, 48-21. </p>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2000 Ravens</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2002 Buccaneers</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4 </td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4 </td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. NY Giants 34-7</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Oakland Raiders 48-21</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Ray Lewis</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Dexter Jackson</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<p>It doesn’t get much more evenly matched than this, which is why this is the 32 vs. 33 matchup. You’ve got the same regular-season record and the same margin of victory in the Super Bowl. Both defenses were incredible, and there’s no edge at quarterback, with Trent Dilfer under center for the Ravens and Brad Johnson taking snaps for the Bucs.</p>

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<p><strong>Winner: TBD</strong></p>

<h3 id=”h-17-1975-pittsburgh-steelers-vs-48-2005-pittsburgh-steelers”>(17) 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. (48) 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-large”><img loading=”lazy” width=”1250″ height=”800″ src=”https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1975-Steelers-vs.-2005-Steelers.png?w=925″ alt=”NFL Champions Tournament 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers” class=”wp-image-1527761″ srcset=”https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1975-Steelers-vs.-2005-Steelers.png 1250w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1975-Steelers-vs.-2005-Steelers.png?w=300&h=192 300w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1975-Steelers-vs.-2005-Steelers.png?w=768&h=492 768w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1975-Steelers-vs.-2005-Steelers.png?w=1024&h=655 1024w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1975-Steelers-vs.-2005-Steelers.png?w=1200&h=768 1200w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1975-Steelers-vs.-2005-Steelers.png?w=94&h=60 94w” sizes=”(max-width: 1250px) 100vw, 1250px” /><figcaption>1975 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers | Mike Calendrillo/Sportscasting</figcaption></figure>

<p>You just have to love what random seeding can create, don’t you? Holding six of the 56 slots in this tournament, the Pittsburgh Steelers are tied for the most Super Bowl victories of all time. But one of those squads is going home early. </p>

<p>Coming off the franchise’s first Super Bowl win, the 1975 Steelers dominated for a second straight season, going 12-2 in the regular season to claim the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Defensive Player of the Year Mel Blount led a dominating defense that put up its best numbers since 1946, and Terry Bradshaw led an offense that scored more points than any other team in Steelers history up to that point, a mark that wouldn’t be broken until 2010. </p>

<p>Pittsburgh gave up just 10 points each to the Colts and Raiders in the AFC Playoffs but did get a test in Super Bowl 10 from Tom Landry’s Cowboys. But the Steelers had enough to pull out a four-point victory, a win that featured MVP Lynn Swann’s famous grab. </p>

<p>Despite an 11-5 record, the 2005 Steelers just snuck into the postseason as the sixth and final seed in the AFC, needing a four-game win streak to close out the year to do so. But once they were in, Ben Roethlisberger & Co. did some damage. </p>

<p>Pittsburgh first knocked off the rival Bengals, who won the AFC North with the same 11-5 record, and did so in convincing fashion, 31-17. They then shocked Peyton Manning and the top-seeded 14-2 Colts in the Divisional Round, 21-18, before stomping the second-seeded 13-3 Broncos in the AFC title game, 34-17. The Steelers became only the second team in NFL history and the first in two decades to win three postseason games on the road. </p>

<p>They then locked up title number five as they bested the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 40, 21-10, sending Jerome Bettis into retirement as a champion.</p>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1975 Steelers</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2005 Steelers</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-2</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-5</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Dallas Cowboys 21-17</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Seattle Seahawks 21-10</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Lynn Swann</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Hines Ward</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<p>If nothing else, wouldn’t you love to see Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher on opposing sidelines just scowling at one another? </p>

<p>The ’75 Steelers are obviously the favorite here. You’ve got loads of Hall of Famers and the historic Steel Curtain defensive line, which might not bode too well for Big Ben, who currently holds the record for the most times sacked in NFL history. But just imagine the collisions when Bettis attempts to ram through that line. Oh, the humanity.</p>

<p><strong>Winner: TBD</strong></p>

<h3 id=”h-16-1977-dallas-cowboys-vs-49-2018-new-england-patriots”>(16) 1977 Dallas Cowboys vs. (49) 2018 New England Patriots</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-image size-large”><img loading=”lazy” width=”1250″ height=”800″ src=”https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1977-Cowboys-vs.-2018-Patriots.png?w=925″ alt=”NFL Champions Tournament 1977 Dallas Cowboys vs. 2018 New England Patriots” class=”wp-image-1527762″ srcset=”https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1977-Cowboys-vs.-2018-Patriots.png 1250w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1977-Cowboys-vs.-2018-Patriots.png?w=300&h=192 300w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1977-Cowboys-vs.-2018-Patriots.png?w=768&h=492 768w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1977-Cowboys-vs.-2018-Patriots.png?w=1024&h=655 1024w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1977-Cowboys-vs.-2018-Patriots.png?w=1200&h=768 1200w, https://www.sportscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/NFL-Champions-Tournament-1977-Cowboys-vs.-2018-Patriots.png?w=94&h=60 94w” sizes=”(max-width: 1250px) 100vw, 1250px” /><figcaption>1977 Dallas Cowboys vs. 2018 New England Patriots | Mike Calendrillo/Sportscasting</figcaption></figure>

<p>Closing out the first trio of opening-round games sees a matchup of two of the best to wear No. 12 as Roger Staubach and the 1977 Dallas Cowboys take on Tom Brady and the 2018 New England Patriots.</p>

<p>The ’77 Cowboys were the last Super Bowl-winning team to play a 14-game regular season as two games were added to the schedule the following year. And it was quite the regular season for America’s Team as they went 12-2 to easily lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC. </p>

<p>While the league scoring average was just 17.2 points per game, the Cowboys averaged an NFL-best 24.6, thanks in large part to rookie running back Tony Dorsett, who became just the second player in franchise history to rush for 1,000 yards. He also added a dozen touchdowns. </p>

<p>But the defense was just as strong as Defensive Player of the Year Harvey Martin and company held opponents to just 12.47 points per game. The Cowboys breezed through the NFC bracket, beating the Bears and Vikings by a combined 47 points, and then torched the Broncos in Super Bowl 12, 27-10. Martin and Randy White shared MVP honors.</p>

<p>Coming off a gut-wrenching loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52, the 2018 Patriots got off to a rocky start on their journey back to the title game. Bill Belichick & Co. started 1-2 and took double-digit losses to the Jaguars and Lions, which is never fun. But the Pats righted the ship and won 10 of their next 13 games to finish with an 11-5 mark, good enough for a 10th straight AFC East title and the No. 2 seed in the AFC. </p>

<p>The 2018 campaign saw the emergence of a young Patrick Mahomes, who won NFL MVP in leading the Kansas City Chiefs to the top seed with a 12-4 mark. Seen as Brady’s heir apparent in the AFC, the second-year stud was ready to take his place among the elite, but TB12 had other plans. </p>

<p>After New England disposed of the Chargers in the Divisional Round, they traveled to Kansas City for a high-profile showdown that lived up to its billing. With the score tied at 31 after 60 minutes, Brady didn’t even let young Mahomes touch the ball, leading the Pats on a 75-yard drive in overtime to secure a 37-31 win. </p>

<p>And in Super Bowl 53, Brady didn’t even have to do that much work as the New England defense held the LA Rams to just a field goal in a 13-3 victory. This was the Patriots’ sixth and final Super Bowl victory. </p>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1977 Cowboys</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2018 Patriots</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-2</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-5</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Denver Broncos 27-10</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. LA Rams 13-3</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Harvey Martin/Randy White</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Julian Edelman</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<p>Some may think the 2018 Patriots are seeded a bit low at No. 49. Honestly, though, that just shows how strong every team in this tournament is. And, come on, I know a lot of you love seeing Brady seeded so low. </p>

<p>Truthfully, this wasn’t Belichick’s strongest unit. But wouldn’t it be a blast to see what Brady could do against that vaunted Cowboys defense? On the flip side, it might not be fun for the New England defense, who didn’t even crack the top 20 in 2018, against Staubach and the Dallas offense. </p>

<p>So who ya got? </p>

<p><strong>Winner: TBD</strong></p>

<h3 id=”h-9-1991-washington-commanders-vs-56-2011-new-york-giants-coming-week-2″>(9) 1991 Washington Commanders vs. (56) 2011 New York Giants — coming Week 2</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1991 Commanders</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2011 Giants</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>14-2</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>9-7</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Buffalo Bills 37-24</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. New England Patriots 21-17</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Mark Rypien</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Eli Manning</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-24-2017-philadelphia-eagles-vs-41-1974-pittsburgh-steelers-coming-week-2″>(24) 2017 Philadelphia Eagles vs. (41) 1974 Pittsburgh Steelers — coming Week 2</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2017 Eagles</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1974 Steelers</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>13-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>10-3-1</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. New England Patriots 41-33</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Minnesota Vikings 16-6</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Nick Foles</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Franco Harris</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-25-1999-st-louis-rams-vs-40-1995-dallas-cowboys-coming-week-2″>(25) 1999 St. Louis Rams vs. (40) 1995 Dallas Cowboys — coming Week 2</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1999 Rams</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1995 Cowboys</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>13-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Tennessee Titans 23-16</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Kurt Warner</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Larry Brown</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-29-1969-kansas-city-chiefs-vs-39-1979-pittsburgh-steelers-coming-week-3″>(29) 1969 Kansas City Chiefs vs. (39) 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers — coming Week 3</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1969 Chiefs</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1979 Steelers</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-3 (AFL)</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Minnesota Vikings 23-7</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. LA Rams 31-19</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Len Dawson</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Terry Bradshaw</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-20-1992-dallas-cowboys-vs-45-2021-los-angeles-rams-coming-week-3″>(20) 1992 Dallas Cowboys vs. (45) 2021 Los Angeles Rams — coming Week 3</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1992 Cowboys</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2021 Rams</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>13-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-5</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Buffalo Bills 52-17</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Cincinnati Bengals 23-20</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Troy Aikman</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Cooper Kupp</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-13-2003-new-england-patriots-vs-52-2010-green-bay-packers-coming-week-3″>(13) 2003 New England Patriots vs. (52) 2010 Green Bay Packers — coming Week 3</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2003 Patriots</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2010 Packers</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>14-2</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>10-6</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Carolina Panthers 32-29</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Tom Brady</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Aaron Rodgers</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-12-2004-new-england-patriots-vs-53-1988-san-francisco-49ers-coming-week-4″>(12) 2004 New England Patriots vs. (53) 1988 San Francisco 49ers — coming Week 4</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2004 Patriots</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1988 49ers</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>14-2</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>10-6</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Philadelphia Eagles 24-21</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Cincinnati Bengals 20-16</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Deion Branch</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Jerry Rice</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-21-1994-san-francisco-49ers-vs-44-1987-washington-commanders-coming-week-4″>(21) 1994 San Francisco 49ers vs. (44) 1987 Washington Commanders — coming Week 4</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1994 49ers</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1987 Commanders</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>13-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. San Diego Chargers 49-26</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Denver Broncos 42-10</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Steve Young</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Doug Williams</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-28-1971-dallas-cowboys-vs-37-2006-indianapolis-colts-coming-week-4″>(28) 1971 Dallas Cowboys vs. (37) 2006 Indianapolis Colts — coming Week 4</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1971 Cowboys</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2006 Colts</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Miami Dolphins 24-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Chicago Bears 29-17</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Roger Staubach</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Peyton Manning</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-31-1983-los-angeles-raiders-vs-34-1993-dallas-cowboys-coming-week-5″>(31) 1983 Los Angeles Raiders vs. (34) 1993 Dallas Cowboys — coming Week 5</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1983 Raiders</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1993 Cowboys</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Washington Commanders 38-9</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Buffalo Bills 30-13</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Marcus Allen</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Emmitt Smith</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-18-1970-baltimore-colts-vs-47-1980-oakland-raiders-coming-week-5″>(18) 1970 Baltimore Colts vs. (47) 1980 Oakland Raiders — coming Week 5</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1970 Colts</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1980 Raiders</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-2-1</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-5</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Dallas Cowboys 16-13</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Philadelphia Eagles 27-10</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Chuck Howley (Cowboys)</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Jim Plunkett</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-15-1973-miami-dolphins-vs-50-2001-new-england-patriots-coming-week-5″>(15) 1973 Miami Dolphins vs. (50) 2001 New England Patriots — coming Week 5</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1973 Dolphins</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2001 Patriots</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-2</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-5</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Minnesota Vikings 24-7</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. St. Louis Rams 20-17</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Larry Csonka</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Tom Brady</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-10-2016-new-england-patriots-vs-55-2007-new-york-giants-coming-week-6″>(10) 2016 New England Patriots vs. (55) 2007 New York Giants — coming Week 6</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2016 Patriots</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2007 Giants</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>14-2</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>10-6</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Atlanta Falcons 34-28</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. New England Patriots 17-14</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Tom Brady</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Eli Manning</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-23-2009-new-orleans-saints-vs-42-1997-denver-broncos-coming-week-6″>(23) 2009 New Orleans Saints vs. (42) 1997 Denver Broncos — coming Week 6</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2009 Saints</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1997 Broncos</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>13-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Indianapolis Colts 31-17</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Green Bay Packers 31-24</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Drew Brees</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Terrell Davis</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-26-1981-san-francisco-49ers-vs-39-2008-pittsburgh-steelers-coming-week-6″>(26) 1981 San Francisco 49ers vs. (39) 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers — coming Week 6</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1981 49ers</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2008 Steelers</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>13-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Cincinnati Bengals 26-21</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Arizona Cardinals 27-23</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Joe Montana</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Santonio Holmes</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-30-1968-new-york-jets-vs-35-2015-denver-broncos-coming-week-7″>(30) 1968 New York Jets vs. (35) 2015 Denver Broncos — coming Week 7</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1968 Jets</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2015 Broncos</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-3 (AFL)</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Baltimore Colts 16-7</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Carolina Panthers 24-10</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Joe Namath</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Von Miller</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-19-2013-seattle-seahawks-vs-46-2020-tampa-bay-buccaneers-coming-week-7″>(19) 2013 Seattle Seahawks vs. (46) 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — coming Week 7</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2013 Seahawks</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2020 Buccaneers</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>13-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>11-5</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Denver Broncos 43-8</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Kansas City Chiefs 31-9</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Malcolm Smith</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Tom Brady</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-14-1966-green-bay-packers-vs-51-1967-green-bay-packers-coming-week-7″>(14) 1966 Green Bay Packers vs. (51) 1967 Green Bay Packers — coming Week 7</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1966 Packers</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1967 Packers</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-2</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>9-4-1</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Kansas City Chiefs 35-10</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Oakland Raiders 33-14</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Bart Starr</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Bart Starr</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-11-1978-pittsburgh-steelers-vs-54-2012-baltimore-ravens-coming-week-8″>(11) 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. (54) 2012 Baltimore Ravens — coming Week 8</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1978 Steelers</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2012 Ravens</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>14-2</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>10-6</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Dallas Cowboys 35-31</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. San Francisco 49ers 34-31</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Terry Bradshaw</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Joe Flacco</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-22-1996-green-bay-packers-vs-43-2014-new-england-patriots-coming-week-8″>(22) 1996 Green Bay Packers vs. (43) 2014 New England Patriots — coming Week 8</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1996 Packers</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2014 Patriots</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>13-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. New England Patriots 35-21</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Seattle Seahawks</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Desmond Howard</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Tom Brady</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

<h3 id=”h-27-1990-new-york-giants-vs-38-2019-kansas-city-chiefs-coming-week-8″>(27) 1990 New York Giants vs. (38) 2019 Kansas City Chiefs — coming Week 8</h3>

<figure class=”wp-block-table is-style-stripes”><table class=”has-fixed-layout”><thead><tr><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Team</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>1990 Giants</th><th class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>2019 Chiefs</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Record</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>13-3</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>12-4</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>Super Bowl</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. Buffalo Bills 2019</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Def. San Francisco 49ers 31-20</td></tr><tr><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”><strong>SB MVP</strong></td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Ottis Anderson</td><td class=”has-text-align-center” data-align=”center”>Patrick Mahomes</td></tr></tbody></table></figure>

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