The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team to have won the Super Bowl back to back, doing so in 1975 and 1976.
The Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are the oldest franchise in the AFC, and have won more Super Bowls than any other team in the NFL. They currently have the most players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They are also the only team to have won six Super Bowls.
The 1970 season
The 1970 Pittsburgh Steelers season was the team’s 38th in the National Football League (NFL).
The Steelers won their fourth consecutive AFC Central division title with a 10–3–1 record and advanced to their first Super Bowl, where they lost to the Minnesota Vikings 16–6. It was also the team’s first season under head coach Chuck Noll.
The 1971 season
The Pittsburgh Steelers had a successful 1971 season, winning their division and ultimately the Super Bowl. This was the first year that the team had won a Super Bowl, and they went on to win the next year as well. This made them the first team to ever win back-to-back Super Bowls.
The Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami metropolitan area. The Dolphins compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The Dolphins play their home games at Hard Rock Stadium in the northern suburb of Miami Gardens, Florida.
The 1972 season
The 1972 Miami Dolphins season was the perfect pinnacle to their decade of dominance. They became the first and only team in NFL history to go undefeated and win a Super Bowl. The team is often referred to as the “No-Name Defense” or the “Greatest Team of All Time”. They are the only team to have won all of their games in a single season, including the playoffs.
The dolphins went 14-0 in the regular season and then won all 3 of their playoff games, culminating in a 24-3 win over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII. This was their second consecutive Super Bowl victory, and they remain the only team to have won back-to-back Super Bowls.
The Dolphins defense is often considered one of the best of all time. They only gave up 173 points in 14 regular season games, an average of 12.4 points per game. In the playoffs, they gave up a total of 21 points, an average of 7 points per game.
The 1972 Dolphins were led by head coach Don Shula, who had been with the team since 1970. He would go on to coach the Dolphins for 26 seasons, winning two more Super Bowls along the way. The team’s starting quarterback was Bob Griese, who was in his sixth season with the team. Griese was named NFL MVP for his performance during the 1972 season. Other key players on offense included running back Larry Csonka and wide receiver Paul Warfield.
On defense, linebacker Nick Buoniconti was named Defensive Player of the Year, while safety Jake Scott was named Super Bowl MVP after intercepting two passes in the game against Washington. Other key players on defense included defensive end Bill Stanfill and defensive tackle Manny Fernandez.
The 1973 season
The 1973 season was the franchise’s 8th season in the National Football League, and concluded with the team winning its second Super Bowl championship in as many years. The Dolphins went 12–2 during the regular season, marking the first and only time in team history that they ever lost more than one regular season game. They then won all three of their playoff games, culminating with a 24–7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl VIII. This was the second consecutive year that Miami defeated Minnesota in the Super Bowl.
The Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos are a professional American football franchise based in Denver, Colorado. They are members of the West Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Broncos won Super Bowls XXXII and XXXIII, and have two other appearances in the big game.
The 1997 season
After winning the Super Bowl in the 1996 season, the Denver Broncos became the first team to ever repeat as champions in back-to-back seasons. They did so by defeating the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. Led by future Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, the Broncos offense was one of the best in the league, scoring a then-record 456 points. They also had one of the best defenses in the league, giving up only 301 points. The team finished the regular season with a record of 13-3 and won all three of their playoff games.
The 1998 season
In 1998, the Denver Broncos became the first NFL team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the Green Bay Packers did it in the late 1960s. The team rode the strong arm of quarterback John Elway to victory in Super Bowl XXXII, then repeated the feat the following year behind running back Terrell Davis’s record-breaking performance.
The New England Patriots
The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston area. The Patriots compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team plays its home games at Gillette Stadium in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts, which is located 28 miles (45 km) southwest of downtown Boston.
The 2003 season
The New England Patriots entered the 2003 season coming off of a win in Super Bowl XXXVIII over the Carolina Panthers. They became only the second team in NFL history to win back-to-back Super Bowls, after the Green Bay Packers who did it previously in Super Bowls I and II.
The Patriots went into the 2003 season looking to build on their success from the previous year. They started the season strong, winning their first eight games. But then they hit a bit of a snag, losing three out of their next four games.
Despite this mini slump, the Patriots still managed to finish the regular season with a record of 14-2, giving them the best record in the NFL. This meant that they would have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
In the playoff opener, they faced off against their division rivals, the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots controlled most of this game and won easily by a score of 20-3. This set up a meeting with their old rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in what would become known as one of the greatest games in NFL history: The AFC Championship game.
This game went back and forth, with neither team able to gain a decisive advantage. The Patriots took a late lead, but then Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with just seconds remaining on the clock to give Pittsburgh a 24-17 lead. It looked like Pittsburgh was going to pull off an amazing come-from-behind victory.
But Tom Brady and the Patriots would not be denied. Brady drove his team down the field and capped off the drive with a touchdown pass to tight end Benjamin Watson with just seconds left on the clock. This gave New England a stunningly dramatic 32-29 win and sent them to their third straight Super Bowl appearance.
The 2004 season
In the 2004 season, the Patriots became the first team to win three Super Bowls in four years, and the second team (after the Dallas Cowboys) to win consecutive Super Bowls more than once (XXXVIII and XXXIX). They also set a then-NFL record for fewest points allowed in a 16-game season, with 234 (14.6 points per game).
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