NFL Teams With The Worst Super Bowl Record

Lukasz
January 16, 2023 4:59 AM

The 2022/23 NFL season has finally reached its apex and the playoff picture has been determined.

On the final round of action, Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers slipped to a shock defeat to the Detroit Lions which saw their postseason hopes evaporate.

The team that took full advantage of that was the Miami Dolphins.

The Florida-based outfit has been one of the league’s surprise packages this term.

Spearheaded by the formerly underrated quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins pushed the Buffalo Bills all the way in the battle for the AFC East this term, however, a late-season slump in form saw them almost drop out of playoff contention altogether.

They managed to dust themselves off in the final round of fixtures though, and they narrowly defeated the New York Jets to secure a spot in the postseason for just the third time in the last two decades.

They will have their work cut out for them in the Wildcard round, however.

The Dolphins haven’t won a playoff game since defeating the Indianapolis Colts in December 2000, and their opponents this year just so happen to be the aforementioned Bills.

Online betting site Thunderpick, which provides a bitcoin casino and sports betting platform, has made Josh Allen’s side the favorites for the Super Bowl this season, and it would be the shock of the century if Tua and co. can manage to knock off the AFC’s big guns.

Super Bowl Sunday may be the biggest day in the NFL, but for some teams, the sweet taste of victory is one they’ve never been able to enjoy.

Over the years, some of the league’s most recognizable franchises have been cursed with the dubious honor of having more Super Bowl losses than wins.

Here are the teams with the worst records in Super Bowl history.

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos have a dismal record in the Super Bowl.

Throughout their storied history, they have reached the championship game on no less than eight occasions, which is a pretty impressive feat.

To put that into perspective, only the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys can match that figure.

But inexplicably, the Broncos have lost on five of those visits to the big game. Denver’s first Super Bowl appearance came in 1977 when they lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-10.

In the following years, the Broncos returned to the Big Game on numerous occasions, losing to the New York Giants in 1986, the San Francisco 49ers in 1990, and the Washington Redskins in 1988.

Unlike some teams in this list, however, they have at least managed to pick up a few Lombardi Trophies along the way.

They have lifted the coveted crown on three occasions, with their most recent success coming at Super Bowl 50.

Minnesota Vikings

Another team with an unfortunate record is the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings have been to four Super Bowls, but have yet to secure a championship victory. Most recently, the Vikings fell to the Oakland Raiders at Super Bowl XI in 1977.

The Vikings reached four championship games in seven seasons prior to that defeat, losing on each occasion. If you thought that was bad, get ready for this next team…

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have a unique history in the Super Bowl.

The Bills are the only team to have made four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, but inexplicably, they lost all four.

Buffalo’s first of the four losses came to the New York Giants in 1990, before being beaten by the Washington Redskins the following year.

They were then beaten in back-to-back finals by the Dallas Cowboys in 1992 and 1993.

This season however represents the New York state-based franchise’s best opportunity at breaking their Super Bowl curse in over two decades.

In Josh Allen, they have perhaps the finest quarterback in the league today and with a regular season record of 13-3, facing the Bills should be an ominous prospect for anybody.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals have also only tasted defeat in the Super Bowl. The Bengals have been to three championship games in their existence.

They lost to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XVI, before losing to the same team seven years later.

It would take the Ohio outfit another 33 years before they reached the big game once again.

Last season, they stunned the Kansas City Chiefs away from home to take the AFC Championship and secure their spot in the Super Bowl against the Los Angeles Rams.

And it looked like they were on their way to victory until Cooper Kupp secured a last-gasp touchdown to ensure the trophy headed to California.

Despite a poor start to the 2022/23 season, the Bengals have returned to their very best in recent weeks.

They head into the postseason off the back of eight consecutive victories, and it seems that they are a part of a three-way fight along with the Bills and the Chiefs to secure the AFC Championship this term.

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