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Super Bowl Champions by Year & Their Success Stories

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The Super Bowl is the annual championship final of the NFL that has been crowning winners since 1967.

Winning the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal in football, with only one team lifting the trophy each year.

We have made you a complete list of Super Bowl champions by year, their memorable moments, and MVPs from 1967 till now.


Green Bay Packers (1967)

  • Opponent: Kansas City Chiefs 
  • Score: 35-10
  • MVP: Bart Starr (Packers) 

In 1967, coach Vince Lombardi and quarterback Bart Starr led the Green Bay Packers to their second consecutive NFL title. They cemented their legacy by winning Super Bowl I against the Kansas City Chiefs with a commanding 35–10 victory.


Green Bay Packers (1968) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Oakland Raiders
  • Score: 33-14
  • MVP: Bart Starr (Packers) 

In 1968, the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl II under the leadership of coach Vince Lombardi and quarterback Bart Starr. They became the first team to win three consecutive championship games, a feat unmatched ever since. 


New York Jets (1969)

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Source: ESPN

  • Opponent: Baltimore Colts
  • Score: 16-7 
  • MVP: Joe Namath (Jets) 

In 1969, the New York Jets made history with their best season so far. Their crowning moment came in Super Bowl III, where they thrashed the strong Baltimore Colts and won their first and only championship.


Kansas City Chiefs (1970) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Minnesota Vikings
  • Score: 23-7
  • MVP: Len Dawson (Chiefs) 

In 1970, the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV by defeating the heavily favored Minnesota Vikings with a 23–7 win. This Chiefs team is renowned for its strong defense and as the only team in Super Bowl history to never allow more than 10 points in any playoff game.


Baltimore Colts (1971) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
  • Score: 16-13
  • MVP: Chuck Howley (Cowboys) 

In 1971, the Baltimore Colts won their first AFC East title with an 11-2-1 record. They secured their first Super Bowl victory by defeating the Cowboys in Super Bowl V, marking their third championship. 


Dallas Cowboys (1972) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Miami Dolphins
  • Score: 24-3
  • MVP: Roger Staubach (Cowboys) 

In 1972, the Dallas Cowboys achieved their first Super Bowl victory under coach Tom Landry. They dominated with a league-leading 406 points and a solid defense that allowed 222 points.


Miami Dolphins (1973) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Washington Redskins
  • Score: 24-3
  • MVP: Jake Scott (Dolphins) 

In 1973, the Miami Dolphins made NFL history with the only perfect season ever recorded. They achieved a flawless 17–0 record, winning all 14 regular season games and three postseason matchups.

The formidable defense led by legends like Nick Buoniconti and Bill Stanfill is known as the “No-Name Defense,”. The team’s success was later honored by President Barack Obama and ranked as the greatest team of all time by the NFL. 


Miami Dolphins (1974) 

  • Opponent: Minnesota Vikings
  • Score: 24-7
  • MVP: Larry Csonka (Dolphins) 

In 1974, the Dolphins aimed to defend their Super Bowl title in the NFL. Despite a setback ending their 18-game winning streak, they bagged the AFC East with a 12–2 record.

Their strong defense led them to their second consecutive Super Bowl victory by defeating the Minnesota Vikings. 


Pittsburgh Steelers (1975) 

  • Opponent: Minnesota Vikings
  • Score: 16-6
  • MVP: Franco Harris (Steelers) 

In 1975, the Pittsburgh Steelers made history by winning their first Super Bowl championship, with a strong 10–3–1 record.


Pittsburgh Steelers (1976) 

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Source: Steelers.com

  • Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
  • Score: 21-17
  • MVP: Lynn Swann (Steelers) 

In 1976, the Steelers defended their championship title for the first time, winning Super Bowl X against the Cowboys. They’re also praised as one of the greatest defensive teams of all time.

Their remarkable season included standout moments like the memorable 37–0 victory against San Diego in the opener.


Oakland Raiders (1977) 

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Source: The Post Game

  • Opponent: Minnesota Vikings
  • Score: 32-14
  • MVP: Fred Biletnikoff (Raiders) 

The 1977 Oakland Raiders won their first Super Bowl after a stellar season with a 13–1 record.

Their 32–14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings sealed their place as the best team in the NFL. This team is also remembered as one of the greatest teams of all time.


Dallas Cowboys (1978) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Denver Broncos
  • Score: 27-10
  • MVP: Randy White & Harvey Martin (Dallas Cowboys) 

The Dallas Cowboys had an outstanding 1978 NFL season. They finished with a remarkable 12–2 record and secured their second Super Bowl title by defeating the Denver Broncos.


Pittsburgh Steelers (1979) 

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Source: Steelers.com

  • Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
  • Score: 35-31
  • MVP: Terry Bradshaw (Steelers)

In 1979, the Pittsburgh Steelers won their third Super Bowl title. With an amazing 14–2 record and a franchise-best start of seven straight wins, they dominated the whole NFL season. 


Pittsburgh Steelers (1980) 

  • Opponent: Los Angeles Rams
  • Score: 31-19
  • MVP: Terry Bradshaw (Steelers) 

In 1980, the Pittsburgh Steelers won their second Super Bowl with a 12–4 record, defeating the Los Angeles Rams. They showcased a dominant defense to win the Super Bowl title.


Las Vegas Raiders (1981) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Score: 27-10
  • MVP: Jim Plunkett (Raiders) 

The 1981 Oakland Raiders overcame controversy and tough opponents to secure their second Super Bowl win. Jim Plunkett had a dominant defense, which led his team to an 11-5 record to win the Super Bowl title. 


San Francisco 49ers (1982) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Score: 26-21
  • MVP: Joe Montana (49ers) 

In 1982, the 49ers celebrated their first winning season in five years. Quarterback Joe Montana led the team to their historic Super Bowl XVI victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.


Washington Redskins (1983) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Miami Dolphins
  • Score: 27-17
  • MVP: John Riggins (Redskins) 

The 1983 Washington Redskins won the Super Bowl with a 12-1 record. They overcame a shortened season due to a players’ strike and bagged their first-ever NFL championship.


Los Angeles Raiders (1984) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Washington Redskins
  • Score: 38-9
  • MVP: Marcus Allen (Raiders) 

In 1984, the Los Angeles Raiders won their third Super Bowl victory. Their triumph was also celebrated in the documentary “Just Win, Baby!“. 


San Francisco 49ers (1985) 

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Source: Miami Herald

  • Opponent: Miami Dolphins
  • Score: 38-16
  • MVP: Joe Montana (49ers) 

In 1985, the San Francisco 49ers secured their second Super Bowl victory with a remarkable 15-1 record. This season is considered the highlight of Joe Montana’s career and is known as the best in 49ers team in history.


Chicago Bears (1986) 

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Source: Chicago Bears

  • Opponent: New England Patriots
  • Score: 46-10
  • MVP: Richard Dent (Bears) 

The 1986 Chicago Bears finished the season with a remarkable 15–1 record. Through their fierce defense, they defeated the New England Patriots with a stunning 46-point victory margin.


New York Giants (1987) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Denver Broncos
  • Score: 39-20
  • MVP: Phil Simms (Giants) 

In 1987, the Giants won their first-ever Super Bowl. With a stellar 14–2 record, they defeated tough rivals during the season.

The team’s defense, known as the Big Blue Wrecking Crew, was renowned for its dominance.


Washington Redskins (1988) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Denver Broncos
  • Score: 42-10
  • MVP: Doug Williams (Redskins) 

In 1988, the Washington Redskins won their seventh division title with an 11–4 record. Quarterback Doug Williams made history as the first black quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl. 


San Francisco 49ers (1989) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals 
  • Score: 20-16
  • MVP: Jerry Rice (49ers) 

In 1989, under coach Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers bagged their third Super Bowl victory. Overcoming a mid-season struggle, they finished strong with a 10–6 record.


San Francisco 49ers (1990) 

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Source: San Francisco 49ers

  • Opponent: Denver Broncos
  • Score: 55-10
  • MVP: Joe Montana (49ers) 

In 1990, the San Francisco 49ers won their fourth Super Bowl victory with an amazing 14–2 record. This team was also declared the greatest team in Super Bowl history by ESPN.com.


New York Giants (1991) 

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Source: Bleacher Report

  • Opponent: Buffalo Bills
  • Score: 20-19
  • MVP: Ottis Anderson (Giants) 

The Giants achieved their sixth NFL championship and second Super Bowl victory in 1991. With players like Lawrence Taylor, Phil Simms, and Jeff Hostetler, they made a record of 13–3 and secured a win against the Buffalo Bills in the final game.


Washington Redskins (1992) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Buffalo Bills
  • Score: 37-24
  • MVP: Mark Rypien (Redskins) 

The 1992 Washington Redskins won a franchise-best 14 games and had a dominating offense and defense. They secured a Super Bowl victory over the Buffalo Bills.


Dallas Cowboys (1993) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Buffalo Bills
  • Score: 52-17
  • MVP: Troy Aikman (Cowboys) 

The 1993 was the Dallas Cowboys’ fourth Super Bowl win. They had a dominant offense and the NFL’s top-ranked defense, with which they achieved a franchise-best 13–3 record. This legendary team ranks #6 on the NFL’s list of 100 greatest teams of all time.


Dallas Cowboys (1994) 

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Source: Yahoo Sports

  • Opponent: Buffalo Bills
  • Score: 30-13
  • MVP: Emmitt Smith (Cowboys) 

In 1994, the Dallas Cowboys achieved back-to-back Super Bowl titles, making them the first team to recover from a 0–2 start to win the championship. 


San Francisco 49ers (1995) 

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Source: Niners Nation

  • Opponent: San Diego Chargers
  • Score: 49-26
  • MVP: Steve Young (49ers) 

With their 1995 win, the San Francisco 49ers became the first team to achieve five Super Bowl wins. They defeated the San Diego Chargers in the final and solidified their place in NFL history.


Dallas Cowboys (1996) 

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Source: ESPN

  • Opponent: Pittsburgh Steelers 
  • Score: 27-17
  • MVP: Larry Brown (Cowboys) 

In 1996, the Dallas Cowboys won their third Super Bowl in four years under coach Barry Switzer. They defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. This victory was their fifth Super Bowl win overall. 


Green Bay Packers (1997) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: New England Patriots
  • Score: 35-21
  • MVP: Desmond Howard (Packers) 

In 1997, the Packers won their third Super Bowl and 12th NFL Championship. They boasted a 13–3 record and had the best offense and defense in the league. They sealed the deal with a victory in Super Bowl XXXI against the New England Patriots. 


Denver Broncos (1998) 

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Source: Mile High Report

  • Opponent: Green Bay Packers
  • Score: 31-24
  • MVP: Terrell Davis (Broncos) 

The 1998 Denver Broncos finished with a 12–4 record. They secured second place in the AFC West and won Super Bowl XXXII. They became the second wild card team since the merger to win the championship.


Denver Broncos (1999) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
  • Score: 34-19
  • MVP: John Elway (Broncos) 

In the leadership of John Elway, the 1999 Denver Broncos pursued back-to-back Super Bowl wins. With a remarkable 14–2 season and star performances by running back Terrell Davis, they were able to win the prize. 


St. Louis Rams (2000) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Tennessee Titans 
  • Score: 23-16
  • MVP: Kurt Warner (Rams) 

The 2000 St. Louis Rams, led by quarterback Kurt Warner, won their first Super Bowl title since 1967. They stormed through the NFL with their unstoppable offense. Their defense was equally impressive, with seven interceptions returned for touchdowns. 


Baltimore Ravens (2001) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: New York Giants
  • Score: 34-7
  • MVP: Ray Lewis (Ravens) 

The 2001 Baltimore Ravens achieved a stellar 12–4 record and moved through the playoffs as a wild-card team. Their strong defense was the key to their success in the Super Bowl. 


New England Patriots (2002) 

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Source: CNN

  • Opponent: St. Louis Rams
  • Score: 20-17
  • MVP: Tom Brady (Patriots) 

In 2002, the New England Patriots secured their first Super Bowl win. With the great leadership of coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, they fought hard to win Super Bowl XXXVI against the St. Louis Rams.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003) 

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Source: Tampa Bay Times

  • Opponent: Oakland Raiders
  • Score: 48-21
  • MVP: Dexter Jackson (Bucs) 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first Super Bowl in franchise history in 2003  with an amazing 12-4 record.

Their legendary defense, featuring four future Hall of Famers, led them to a decisive 48-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII.


New England Patriots (2004) 

  • Opponent: Carolina Panthers 
  • Score: 32-29
  • MVP: Tom Brady (Patriots) 

In 2004, the New England Patriots overcame obstacles to finish with a remarkable 14-2 record. Their strong defense led them to victory in Super Bowl XXXVIII against the Carolina Panthers, with a decisive field goal by Adam Vinatieri.


New England Patriots (2005) 

  • Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Score: 24-21
  • MVP: Deion Branch (Patriots) 

In 2005, the Patriots stormed through the season with a 14–2 record. It was their third Super Bowl win in four years.

Injuries hit them on the way, but with great defensive strength, they sealed their legacy as one of the greatest NFL teams ever. 


Pittsburgh Steelers (2006) 

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Source: NFL.com

  • Opponent: Seattle Seahawks
  • Score: 21-10
  • MVP: Hines Ward (Steelers) 

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a rocky start to the 2006 NFL season, but they finished strong with a 11–5 record. As wild cards, they made NFL history by winning three tough playoff games.

Their journey ended with an amazing win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, and it was their fifth title.


Indianapolis Colts (2007) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Chicago Bears
  • Score: 29-17
  • MVP: Peyton Manning (Colts) 

The 2007 Indianapolis Colts had an unforgettable season, as it was their fourth Super Bowl title! They battled past tough opponents like the New England Patriots to reach the big game.

With a powerful offense, they dominated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI and won the grand trophy.


New York Giants (2008) 

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Source: Bleacher Report

  • Opponent: New England Patriots
  • Score: 17-14
  • MVP: Eli Manning (Giants) 

In 2008, the New York Giants defied all odds, by bagging the Super Bowl victory as a wild-card team. Led by coach Tom Coughlin, they shocked the undefeated New England Patriots and marked a historic moment in football history.


Pittsburgh Steelers (2009) 

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Source: Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Opponent: Arizona Cardinals  
  • Score: 27-23
  • MVP: Santonio Holmes (Steelers) 

The 2009 Steelers were a giant, who won their sixth Super Bowl title. The team had a stellar defense, which was anchored by James Harrison.

They conquered a tough season and secured victories over the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals in the playoffs to become victorious in Super Bowl XLIII.


New Orleans Saints (2010) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Indianapolis Colts
  • Score: 31-17
  • MVP: Drew Brees (Saints) 

The New Orleans Saints had a historic 2010 NFL season. They won a franchise-best 13 games, reached the playoffs for the first time since 2006, and won Super Bowl XLIV. This win gave New Orleans its first pro sports championship.


Green Bay Packers (2011) 

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Source: Bleacher Report

  • Opponent: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Score: 31-25
  • MVP: Aaron Rodgers (Packers) 

The Packers won the NFC’s sixth seed and the Super Bowl XLV by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31–25. They became the second sixth-seed team and the first NFC team to win the Super Bowl.


New York Giants (2012) 

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Source: Giants.com

  • Opponent: New England Patriots
  • Score: 21-17
  • MVP: Eli Manning (Giants) 

In 2012, the New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI thanks to quarterback Eli Manning’s amazing passing.

Even though their defense had trouble and their running game wasn’t strong, Manning led the team to victory, with help from rising stars Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.


Baltimore Ravens (2013) 

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Source: Baltimore Beatdown

  • Opponent: San Francisco 49ers
  • Score: 34-31
  • MVP: Joe Flacco (Ravens) 

The legendary player Ray Lewis retired after the 2013 Baltimore Ravens victory. The team dedicated the season to former owner Art Modell and honored him throughout their journey to glory.


Seattle Seahawks (2014) 

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Source: Bleacher Report

  • Opponent: Denver Broncos
  • Score: 43-8
  • MVP: Malcolm Smith (Seahawks) 

The Seattle Seahawks achieved their best-ever regular-season record of 13-3 and won Super Bowl XLVIII by defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8. The 2014 team was known for their dominant defense.


New England Patriots (2015) 

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Source: On the Banks

  • Opponent: Seattle Seahawks
  • Score: 28-24
  • MVP: Tom Brady (Patriots) 

In 2015, the New England Patriots, led by Tom Brady, won their sixth consecutive AFC East title with a 12–4 record. They achieved their fourth Super Bowl victory in a thrilling game against the Seattle Seahawks, marking a decade since their last championship win.


Denver Broncos (2016) 

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Source: Sports Illustrated

  • Opponent: Carolina Panthers
  • Score: 24-10
  • MVP: Von Miller (Broncos) 

After some tough playoff losses, the Broncos got a new coach, Gary Kubiak. Under the guidance of Kubaik, their defense led them to the AFC West title.

After that, they powered through the playoffs to win Super Bowl 50. It was their last playoff appearance and division title, up to 2024.


New England Patriots (2017) 

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Source: ESPN

  • Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
  • Score: 34-28
  • MVP: Tom Brady (Patriots) 

The Patriots dominated the regular season with a league-best 14–2 record. They set records for most consecutive division titles (eight), fewest interceptions thrown (2), and fewest points allowed (250).

Brady set records for most wins as a starting quarterback and the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in a single season.


Philadelphia Eagles (2018) 

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Source: The Ringer

  • Opponent: New England Patriots
  • Score: 41-33
  • MVP: Nick Foles (Eagles) 

Philadelphia got their first-ever Super Bowl title, defeating the New England Patriots with a 41–33 win. Led by backup quarterback Nick Foles, they avenged their Super Bowl XXXIX loss to the same team and ended a championship drought since 1960.


New England Patriots (2019) 

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Source: Field Gulls

  • Opponent: Los Angeles Rams
  • Score: 13-3
  • MVP: Julian Edelman (Patriots) 

In 2019 Super Bowl LIII, the Patriots faced early setbacks against the Jaguars and Lions but stormed to a 7-2 record. They also made history with their 10th straight division title. 

Legendary QB, Tom Brady led them through the playoffs to their third consecutive Super Bowl appearance. The Patriots defeated the Rams in the final, and grabbed their sixth Super Bowl win, tying the record with the Steelers.


Kansas City Chiefs (2020) 

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Source: WTOP

  • Opponent: San Francisco 49ers
  • Score: 31-20
  • MVP: Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) 

The Chiefs said goodbye to veterans Justin Houston and Eric Berry in the offseason. Though they had a rough start in the 2020 season at home, they managed to win the division title and secured their fifth straight playoff appearance.

The Chiefs overcame a 24–0 deficit to beat the Texans in the playoffs, marking their first back-to-back playoff wins. They defeated the 49ers to grab their first Super Bowl win since 1970.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2021) 

  • Opponent: Kansas City Chiefs 
  • Score: 31-9
  • MVP: Tom Brady (Bucs) 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a bold move by bringing in Tom Brady and reuniting him with Rob Gronkowski. With an 11-5 record, they secured their first playoff spot in over a decade. Their journey ended in a historic Super Bowl LV win.

They became the 7th wild card team ever to win the final and also made history by winning it in their stadium. 


Los Angeles Rams (2022) 

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Source: AP News

  • Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals
  • Score: 23-20
  • MVP: Cooper Kupp (Rams) 

2022 was one of the Rams’ best seasons they ever played in which they broke their record of 10–6 from last year. They battled fiercely, beating rivals like the 49ers to secure a spot in Super Bowl LVI.

They faced the Cincinnati Bengals and won 23–20, getting their second Super Bowl title, breaking a drought since 1999


Kansas City Chiefs (2023) 

  • Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Score: 38-35
  • MVP: Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) 

2023 proved to be a thrilling year for the Kansas City Chiefs! They finished with a 14–3 record and with their decisive victory against the Texans in Week 15, the Chiefs bagged the AFC West for the seventh year in a row.

The team also traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins in the offseason. They ended up winning the Super Bowl LVII, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles by 38–35.


Kansas City Chiefs (2024) 

  • Opponent: San Francisco 49ers
  • Score: 25-22
  • MVP: Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) 

In the 2024 NFL Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs faced initial setbacks. However, they bounced back to make history by winning back-to-back Super Bowls.

On February 11, 2024, they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling overtime game of the Super Bowl LVIIl. Their strong defense was the key to their success.

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