If Every Super Bowl Loser Had Won…
As we approach Super Bowl 50, I thought it would be entertaining to take a look back and see what the legacy of NFL teams might have been if they had only won the big game. So here’s a look at what life would be like if every Super Bowl loser had actually won, and vice versa.
- The Broncos would be the cream of the crop. 5 Super Bowl titles and standing alone as the most storied franchise.
- The Patriots, Bills, and Vikings would all have a place in history with 4 titles each. The Bills would likely be considered the greatest team ever assembled with 4 consecutive titles. Kids who wear Joe Montana jerseys would be wearing Jim Kelly jerseys. Oh what might have been.
- Baltimore, New Orleans, New York, and Tampa Bay would be without Super Bowl titles. The world would wonder if John Harbaugh could ever win the big game.
- The Steelers would have the most Super Bowl losses and likely be known as the team that can’t quite get over the hump in the big game. Packers fans would have just 1 ring.
|Rnk||Team||Super Bowl Wins|
|2||New England Patriots||4|
|11||St. Louis Rams||2|
|15||San Francisco 49ers||1|
|16||Green Bay Packers||1|
|17||New York Giants||1|
|19||Kansas City Chiefs||1|
|24||San Diego Chargers||1|
|26||New Orleans Saints||0|
|27||New York Jets||0|
|28||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||0|
Such a great idea to think about! Joe Montana’s a household name with those Championships, while Jim Kelly’s an unknown legend to some below average NFL fans with four consecutive SB losses. Crazy how sports work.
Alex, have you been taking grammar lessons from Jason? As a Buffalo native, I’m obligated to challenge some of your comments. As a teacher (and fantasy footballer podcast listener), I’m also obligated to challenge some of your grammar.
First of all the phrase “below average NFL fans”, seems a little harsh. In my opinion, we are above average fans. Also, calling Jim Kelly an “unknown legend”, I don’t think that’s possible. Either he’s unknown or a legend, but not both. Either way, winning those 4 Super Bowls would definitely change the perception of our fanbase and undoubtedly make Kelly a known legend!
Rightly so, we put a huge premium on winning the Super Bowl. It’s the best of the best. But getting to the Super Bowl is no small task, either. To get there multiple times like the Vikes and the Bills points to some very, very good teams who lost a game to some very very good teams. At the same time, I’d like to see my team (the Cardinals…and then the Vikings) win a Super Bowl before I die. My teams are 0-5, and it sucks a bit!
John* not Jim Harbaugh for Baltimore, right?