The National Football League (NFL), the most prestigious American football league in the world features some of the most talented players and teams in the history of American football. Annually, as these teams compete for the title of being the ultimate Super Bowl Champion, fans are thrilled as players produce jaw-dropping performance with adrenaline pumped action. Despite how tough the NFL is, several teams have dominated the league, winning several Super Bowl Championships and making an appearance in the event than most teams. In this article, we’ll review the top-10 most successful NFL teams with most Super Bowl wins and Super Bowl appearance which includes wins as well as loss.
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The Top-10 Most Successful NFL Teams Ranked
10. Miami Dolphins – 2 Wins
American Football Conference team, Miami Dolphins, are not ideally seen as one of the leading contenders in the NFL currently. The team has failed to book a spot in the playoffs since 2016. As a result of their absence in the playoffs, the team have not had the chance to contend for the Super Bowl title. But back in the 1970s, Miami Dolphins were one of the strongest teams in the NFL.
The Dolphins has appeared in the Super Bowl on five occasions, winning the title on two of those appearances, precisely the 1972 and 1973 seasons. In 1971, 1982, 1983 and the 1984 seasons, they lost the Super Bowl title. Since the 1984 season, the Dolphins have not appeared in the Super Bowl. However, the team have qualified to the playoffs, 23 times, most recently in 2016.
9. Los Angeles Raiders – 3 Wins
Formerly known as Oakland Raiders, the team which had one of the best years in its history while legendary Pro Football Hall of Farmer, John Madden managed the franchise is now a shadow of its former self. The Raiders have won 3 Super Bowls, the Super Bowl XI, XV and XVIII. The Men in black have also lost two Super Bowls, bringing their Super Bowl appearance to 5. They have appeared in the NFL playoffs 22 times, but in the past 3 seasons, they have failed to feature in the playoffs.
8. Washington Redskins – 3 Wins
The Skins as the Washington NFL franchise is widely known as has not been one of the few teams dominating the NFL in recent years. The team who currently have not featured in the playoffs since 2015 equals the same Super Bowl win as the Los Angeles Raiders. They won the Super Bowl XVII, XXII and XXVI. They have also lost in two Super Bowls events, thus bringing their Super bowl appearance to five. The Washington Skins ranks higher than the Raiders despite having won the same Super Bowls because they have won their division more than the Raiders and have also featured in the playoffs (24) more than the Raiders.
7. New York Giants – 4 Wins
In recent times, the momentum of the New York Giants seems to have slowed, but the franchise was one of the heavyweights in the NFL in the early part of the last decade. Right now, the Giants have lost strength. They have not featured in the playoffs since 2016, a fact which is disheartening to fans. The Giants have won four Super Bowls, with the latest in 2011. They won the Super Bowl XXI, XXV, XLII and XLVI. They also lost just once in the Super Bowl and have appeared in the playoffs, 32 times.
6. Green Bay Packers – 4 Wins
The performance of the Green Bay Packers in the NFL can not be said to be awful. Though the team struggled prior to the 2019/20 season, it rebounded in the 19/20 season and thus earned a spot in the playoffs. Prior to that, the Packers last featured in the playoffs in 2016. The Packers and the New York Giants have featured in the Super Bowl, the same number of times (5) and have also won the title the same number of times (4), but the Packers ranks higher than the Giants due to the fact that they have featured in more playoffs (33) than the Giants. They also have won more pre-Super Bowl championships.
5. Denver Broncos – 3 Wins
The franchise last saw its best season in the NFL in 2015, but prior to that, we could trace its last best season to the 1990s. The Broncos are one of the team’s in the NFL to have appeared in the highest number of Super Bowl events. They have featured in 8 Super Bowls and won just three (Super Bowls XXXII, XXXIII and 50). They are one of the joint record holders for the most Super losses. They have appeared in the playoffs, 22 times, most recently in 2015.
4. San Francisco 49ers – 5 Wins
One of the major contenders in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers had a good 2019/20 season which ended on a disappointing note. They could have brought their Super Bowl wins to 6, but they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2019/20 Super Bowl. The franchise has appeared in 6 Super Bowls, most recently in the 2019/20 season, but have won 5 (Super Bowls XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV and XXIX). The franchise has featured in the playoffs, on 20 occasions.
3. Dallas Cowboys – 5 Wins
The franchise which is the most valued NFL team and one of the most valued sports teams on the planet with a net value of about $6 billion, has an impressive record in the NFL. The team has appeared in 8 Super Bowls and have secured victory on 5 of those occasions. They emerged victorious in the Super Bowl VI, XII, XXVII, XXVIII and XXX. They have an impressive playoff appearance record of 33 appearance, the most recent of which is 2018.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers – 6 Wins
In any conversation about the top teams in the NFL right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers will most likely not make the cut. This is due to the fact that the franchise has seen a few successes in recent years. The Steelers have however featured in 8 Super Bowls, and have won 6 of them. They won the Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL and XLIII. In the 2005 and 2010 seasons, they came close to claiming the Super Bowl but failed. They have appeared in the playoffs, 31 times, last featuring the postseason game in 2017.
1. New England Patriots – 6
Unarguably, the Patriots are the best and the most successful NFL team so far in the 21st century. Since the dawn of the century precisely in 2001, the Patriots have been on an incredible run in the NFL which has seen them feature in the Super Bowl than any other NFL team. The Patriots have featured in 11 Super Bowls since 2001 and have won six of them. They won the Super Bowls, XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI and LIII. They also lost 5 Super Bowls, which ties them with the Denver Broncos for most Super Bowl loss. The Patriots have also featured in just 27 playoffs.
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Here’s a complete list of the most successful NFL teams with the number of Super Bowl wins from 1967–2020.
|NFL TEAMS||SUPER BOWL WINS||APPEARANCES|
|New England Patriots||6||11|
|San Francisco 49ers||5||7|
|Green Bay Packers||4||5|
|New York Giants||4||5|
|Los Angeles / Oakland Raiders||3||5|
|Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts||2||4|
|Kansas City Chiefs||2||2|
|Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams||1||3|
|New York Jets||1||1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||1|
|New Orleans Saints||1||1|
|NFL TEAMS||SUPER BOWL WINS||APPEARANCES|
There you have it—The top-10 most successful NFL teams with most Super Bowl wins, ranked in 2020. What do you think? Please let us know in the comments section below.