Super Bowl Winners’ Follow-Up Seasons
For some Super Bowl winners, the big game marks the start of a streak or even a dynasty. For other teams, winning it all is the first of one or maybe a couple championships, and then you don’t hear from them again, or at least for a long time. And for still others, it’s a flash in the pan: one and done. The following is a list of every winning Super Bowl team and how they finished the year following their championship season:
Super Bowl I – Green Bay Packers repeated, beating Oakland 33-14 in Super Bowl II.
Super Bowl II – Green Bay finished third in the Central Division with a 6-7-1 record.
Super Bowl III – New York Jets lost to Kansas City 13-6 in the AFL Divisional Playoff.
Super Bowl IV – Kansas City finished second in the Western Division with a 7-5-2 record.
Super Bowl V – Baltimore Colts lost to Miami 21-0 in the AFC Championship game.
Super Bowl VI – Dallas lost to Washington 26-3 in the NFC Championship game.
Super Bowl VII – Miami repeated, beating Minnesota 24-7 in Super Bowl VIII.
Super Bowl VIII – Miami lost to Oakland 28-26 in an AFC Divisional Playoff.
Super Bowl IX – Pittsburgh repeated, beating Dallas 21-17 in Super Bowl X.
Super Bowl X – Pittsburgh lost to Oakland 24-7 in the AFC Championship game.
Super Bowl XI – Oakland lost to Denver 20-17 in the AFC Championship game.
Super Bowl XII – Dallas lost to Pittsburgh 35-31 in Super Bowl XIII.
Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh repeated, beating the Los Angeles Rams 31-19 in Super Bowl XIV.
Super Bowl XIV – Pittsburgh finished third in the AFC Central Division with a 9-7 record.
Super Bowl XV – Oakland finished fourth in the AFC West Division with a 7-9 record.
Super Bowl XVI – San Francisco finished eleventh in the NFC Conference with a 3-6 record.
Super Bowl XVII – Washington lost to the Los Angeles Raiders 38-9 in Super Bowl XVIII.
Super Bowl XVIII – Los Angeles Raiders lost to Seattle 13-7 in an AFC Wild-Card game.
Super Bowl XIX – San Francisco lost to the New York Giants 17-3 in an NFC Wild-Card game.
Super Bowl XX – Chicago lost to Washington 27-13 in an NFC Divisional Playoff.
Super Bowl XXI – New York Giants finished last in the NFC East Division with a 6-9 record.
Super Bowl XXII – Washington finished in third place in the NFC East Division with a 7-9 record.
Super Bowl XXIII – San Francisco repeated, beating Denver 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV.
Super Bowl XXIV – San Francisco lost to the New York Giants 15-13 in the NFC Championship game.
Super Bowl XXV – The New York Giants finished fourth in the NFC East Division with an 8-8 record.
Super Bowl XXVI – Washington lost to San Francisco 20-13 in an NFC Divisional Playoff.
Super Bowl XXVII – Dallas repeated, beating Buffalo 30-13 in Super Bowl XVIII.
Super Bowl XXVIII – Dallas lost to San Francisco 38-28 in the NFC Championship game.
Super Bowl XXIX – San Francisco lost to Green Bay 27-17 in an NFC Divisional Playoff.
Super Bowl XXX – Dallas lost to Carolina 26-17 in an NFC Divisional Playoff.
Super Bowl XXXI – Green Bay lost to Denver 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII.
Super Bowl XXXII – Denver repeated, beating Atlanta 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII.
Super Bowl XXXIII – Denver finished last in the AFC West division with a 6-10 record.
Super Bowl XXXIV – St. Louis lost to New Orleans 31-28 in an NFC Wild-Card game.
Super Bowl XXXV – Baltimore lost to Pittsburgh 27-10 in an AFC Divisional Playoff.
Super Bowl XXXVI – New England finished second in the AFC East Division with a 9-7 record.
Super Bowl XXXVII – Tampa Bay finished third in the NFC South Division with a 7-9 record.
Super Bowl XXXVIII – New England repeated, beating Philadelphia 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIV.
Super Bowl XXXIX – New England lost to Denver 27-13 in an AFC Divisional playoff.
Super Bowl XL – Pittsburgh finished third in the AFC North division with an 8-8 record.
Super Bowl XLI – Indianapolis lost to San Diego in an AFC Divisional playoff.
Super Bowl XLII – The New York Giants lost to Philadelphia in an NFC Divisional playoff.
Super Bowl XLIII – Pittsburgh finished third in the AFC North division with a 9-7 record and failed to qualify for the postseason.
Super Bowl XLIV – New Orleans lost to Seattle 41-36 in an NFC Wild Card game.
Super Bowl XLV – Green Bay lost to the New York Giants 37-20 in an NFC Divisional playoff game.
Super Bowl XLVI – The New York Giants finished with a 9–7 record and didn’t go to the playoffs.
Super Bowl XLVII – The Baltimore Ravens failed to make the playoffs, going just 8-8.
Super Bowl XLVIII – The Seattle Seahawks advanced to the NFC championship game after winning the NFC West with a record of 12-4.
Super Bowl XLIX – The New England Patriots advanced to the AFC championship after winning the AFC East with a 12-4 record. They lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos.
Super Bowl L – The Denver Broncos went 9-7 and failed to make the playoffs.
Super Bowl LI – The New England Patriots won the AFC East with a 13-3 record. They advanced all the way to the Super Bowl, where they were defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Super Bowl LII – The Philadelphia Eagles finished second in the NFC East with a 9-7 record and squeaked into the playoffs with a wild card berth. They lost in the Divisional round to the New Orleans Saints.
Super Bowl LIII – The New England Patriots finished with a 12-4 record and won the AFC East. They were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, losing to the Tennessee Titans.