Super Bowl in Vegas: which NFL teams have won the competition in back-to-back years?

The San Francisco 49ers were determined to put an end to their Super Bowl drought, while the Kansas City Chiefs had their sights set on making history. The Chiefs were the ones who came out on top in the end, finally achieving their long-awaited dream with an exciting overtime victory.

With the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory, the NFL’s history of back-to-back Super Bowl champions welcomes a new addition. Let’s take a closer look at the other teams that achieved this milestone prior to the Chiefs’ triumph.

Which teams have won back-to-back Super Bowls?

Over the long history of the NFL, only a few teams have achieved the incredible feat of winning back-to-back Super Bowls. Since the inception of the championship game, nine teams have etched their names in football lore by successfully defending their titles.

The Green Bay Packers set the precedent in 1966–67, kicking off a legacy of dominance that would inspire future generations. Following in their footsteps, the Miami Dolphins secured consecutive victories in 1972–73.

Interestingly, the Pittsburgh Steelers emerged as a powerhouse in the 1970s, becoming the only franchise to win back-to-back Super Bowls twice. Their impressive runs in 1974–75 and 1978–79 left a footmark of their unparalleled talent and determination on the gridiron.

Though the 49ers’ Super Bowl dream was dashed by the Chiefs once they added their name to the prestigious list in 1988–89, the Dallas Cowboys followed suit in 1992–93.

The Denver Broncos added their mark in 1997–98, while the New England Patriots achieved the feat in 2003–04, underscoring their early 2000s dynasty.

Most recently, the Chiefs entered the elite group by securing back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 2022–23 with the help of their star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.

Who were the last back-to-back SB winners before the Chiefs?

As the NFL season kicks off with 32 teams harboring dreams of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, the prospect of winning back-to-back Super Bowls remains an elusive goal for many. Meanwhile, before the Chiefs achieved this feat, the Patriots etched their names in history with back-to-back triumphs in 2003–04.

In those years, the Patriots, under the leadership of Tom Brady, an alien in Jin Isray’s eyes, were navigating a different landscape compared to the current NFL season. Brady’s remarkable performance included defeating the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in Super Bowl XXXVIII following the 2003 season, per the Los Angeles Times.

In the following years, he led the Patriots to a 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.

As we reflect on Brady’s journey, it’s worth noting that this year marks the 20th anniversary of his entrance into the NFL. In those early years, he laid the foundation for a career that would solidify him as a future Hall of Famer.

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