A Complete History of Back-to-Back Super Bowl Winners & Teams

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TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images. Pictured: Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes will look to lead his team to their second straight Super Bowl victory against the last quarterback to successfully do it: Tom Brady.

Brady and the Patriots made two championship runs in 2004 and 2005, becoming the eighth team to win back-to-back titles in Super Bowl history. Who were the others? And what about the teams that have made consecutive trips, but didn’t win two in a row (or any at all)?

We’ve outlined a very basic but comprehensive history of back-to-back Super Bowl teams below.

Note: All years listed are the calendar years each Super Bowl was won in, so the Chiefs won it in 2020, even though it capped the 2019 season.

Back-to-Back Super Bowl Winners

Eight teams have won in back-to-back seasons. But those eight represent only half of the teams to make consecutive trips to the Super Bowl: There are nine that have done it, but only won one (or none).

Before we dig into the full list of 18 teams (including the Chiefs), here are some key highlights:

  • The team to make the most consecutive Super Bowl trips? The Bills from 1991 to 1994. The team to make the most consecutive Super Bowl trips without a win? The Bills from 1991 to 1994.
  • Other than the Bills, the only other team to make more than two straight Super Bowl appearances? The Patriots, from 2017 to 2019, although they won “only” the first and third of those trips and thus are not among the back-to-back winners.
  • If the Chiefs lose to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55, they would be the fifth team of 18 total to win their first appearance but lose their second.

Note: Back-to-back Super Bowl winners highlighted in green.

Team
Years
Won/Lost
Chiefs
2020
2021
W
TBD
Patriots
2017
2018
2019
W
L
W
Seahawks
2014
2015
W
L
Patriots
2004
2005
W
W
Broncos
1998
1999
W
W
Packers
1997
1998
W
L
Cowboys
1993
1994
W
W
Bills
1991
1992
1993
1994
L
L
L
L
49ers
1989
1990
W
W
Broncos
1987
1988
L
L
Washington
1983
1984
W
L
Steelers
1979
1980
W
W
Cowboys
1978
1979
W
L
Steelers
1975
1976
W
W
Vikings
1974
1975
L
L
Dolphins
1973
1974
W
W
Cowboys
1971
1972
L
W
Packers
1967
1968
W
W

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