Teams with no Super Bowl appearances
The Buffalo Bills played in a record four Super Bowls in a row and lost every one. Detroit, Houston, and Jacksonville, however, have hosted a Super Bowl, leaving the Browns the only team to date who has neither played in nor whose city has hosted the game. These two championships, coupled with the Packers' NFL championships in , , and , amount to the most successful stretch in NFL History; five championships in seven years, and the only threepeat in NFL history , , and However, this would be the Dolphins' final loss in over a year, as the next year , the Dolphins would go 14—0 in the regular season and eventually win all of their playoff games, capped off with a 14—7 victory in Super Bowl VII , becoming the first and only team to finish an entire perfect regular and postseason.
The coaches and administrators also were part of the dynasty's greatness as evidenced by the team's "final pieces" being part of the famous draft. The selections in that class have been considered the best by any pro franchise ever, as Pittsburgh selected four future Hall of Famers, the most for any team in any sport in a single draft.
The Steelers were the first team to win three and then four Super Bowls and appeared in six AFC Championship Games during the decade, making the playoffs in eight straight seasons. Nine players and three coaches and administrators on the team have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Pittsburgh still remains the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls twice and four Super Bowls in a six-year period.
Their team won Super Bowl XX in dominant fashion. Following several seasons with poor records in the s, the Dallas Cowboys rose back to prominence in the s. During this decade, the Cowboys made post-season appearances every year except for the seasons of and From to , the Cowboys won their division championship each year. In this same period, the Buffalo Bills had made their mark reaching the Super Bowl for a record four consecutive years, only to lose all four.
All three of these players went to the Hall of Fame. The back-to-back victories heralded a change in momentum in which AFC teams would win nine out of 12 Super Bowls. In contrast, the NFC saw a different representative in the Super Bowl every season from through The year following the Broncos' second victory, however, a surprising St.
The tense game came down to the final play in which Tennessee had the opportunity to tie the game and send it to overtime. The Titans nearly pulled it off, but the tackle of receiver Kevin Dyson by linebacker Mike Jones kept the ball out of the end zone by a matter of inches. The Ravens defeated the Giants by the score of 34—7.
The New England Patriots became the dominant team throughout the early s, winning the championship three out of four years early in the decade.
They would become only the second team in the history of the NFL to do so after the s Dallas Cowboys. Brady would go on to win the MVP award for this game. In the season , the Patriots became the fourth team in NFL history to have a perfect unbeaten and untied regular season record, the second in the Super Bowl era after the Miami Dolphins, and the first to finish 16—0.
The s have seen parity between the two conferences, but not within them. The Seattle Seahawks won their first NFL title with a 43—8 defeat of the Denver Broncos , in a highly touted matchup that pitted Seattle's top-ranked defense against a Peyton Manning-led Denver offense that had broken the NFL's single-season scoring record. In Super Bowl 50 , the Broncos , led by the league's top-ranked defense, defeated the Carolina Panthers , who had the league's top-ranked offense, in what became the final game of quarterback Peyton Manning 's career.
It was the Eagles' third Super Bowl appearance, and their first win in franchise history. It was the Patriots' tenth Super Bowl appearance, and their fourth appearance in ten years; had the Patriots won, they would have tied the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most Super Bowl wins six. The Super Bowls of the late s and s are notable for the performances and the pedigrees of several of the participating quarterbacks, and stagnation especially on the AFC side in repeated appearances by the same teams and players.
The Super Bowl is one of the most watched annual sporting events in the world, with viewership overwhelmingly domestic. This means that on average, more than million people from the United States alone are tuned into the Super Bowl at any given moment. In press releases preceding each year's event, the NFL typically claims that that year's Super Bowl will have a potential worldwide audience of around one billion people in over countries.
However, the statements have been frequently misinterpreted in various media as referring to the latter figure, leading to a common misperception about the game's actual global audience. The halftime show was the most watched ever with Ratings for that game, a San Francisco victory over Cincinnati, may have been aided by a large blizzard that had affected much of the northeastern United States on game day, leaving residents to stay at home more than usual.
Famous commercial campaigns include the Budweiser " Bud Bowl " campaign, the introduction of Apple's Macintosh computer, and the and dot-com ads.
Since , the Super Bowl has begun between 6: ABC is not currently in the rotation for Super Bowl broadcasts. Super Bowls I—VI were blacked out in the television markets of the host cities, due to league restrictions then in place. The Super Bowl provides an extremely strong lead-in to programming following it on the same channel, the effects of which can last for several hours.
Because of this strong coattail effect, the network that airs the Super Bowl typically takes advantage of the large audience to air an episode of a hit series, or to premiere the pilot of a promising new one in the lead-out slot, which immediately follows the Super Bowl and post-game coverage. Initially, it was sort of a novelty and so it didn't quite feel right.
But it was just like, this is the year. Bands of our generation, you can sort of be seen on a stage like this or, like, not seen. There's not a lot of middle places. It is a tremendous venue. Early Super Bowls featured a halftime show consisting of marching bands from local colleges or high schools ; but as the popularity of the game increased, a trend where popular singers and musicians performed during its pre-game ceremonies and the halftime show , or simply sang the national anthem of the United States or America the Beautiful emerged.
They approached Michael Jackson , whose performance the following year drew higher figures than the game itself. For many years, Whitney Houston 's performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV in , during the Gulf War , had long been regarded as one of the best renditions of the anthem in history.
The halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII attracted controversy , following an incident in which Justin Timberlake removed a piece of Janet Jackson 's top, briefly exposing one of her breasts before the broadcast quickly cut away from the shot.
The incident led to fines being issued by the FCC and a larger crackdown over " indecent " content broadcast on television , and MTV then a sister to the game's broadcaster that year, CBS , under Viacom being banned by the NFL from producing the Super Bowl halftime show in the future.
In an effort to prevent a repeat of the incident, the NFL held a moratorium on Super Bowl halftime shows featuring pop performers, and instead invited a single, headlining veteran act, such as Paul McCartney , The Who , Prince , and Bruce Springsteen. No market or region without an active NFL franchise has ever hosted a Super Bowl, and the presence of an NFL team in a market or region is now a de jure requirement for bidding on the game.
No team has ever played the Super Bowl in its home stadium. Two teams have played the Super Bowl in their home market: In both cases, the stadium in which the Super Bowl was held was perceived to be a better stadium for a large, high-profile event than the stadiums the Rams and 49ers were playing in at the time; this situation has not arisen since , in part because the league has traditionally awarded the Super Bowl in modern times to the newest stadiums.
There have been a few instances where the league has rescinded the Super Bowl from cities. Super Bowl XLIX in was originally given to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri , but after two sales taxes failed to pass at the ballot box, and opposition by local business leaders and politicians increased, Kansas City eventually withdrew its request to host the game.
The location of the Super Bowl is chosen by the NFL well in advance, usually three to five years before the game. Cities place bids to host a Super Bowl and are evaluated in terms of stadium renovation and their ability to host. Some of the host requirements include:. The NFL owners meet to make a selection on the site, usually three to five years prior to the event. The league rescinded this privilege in and will make all decisions regarding hosting sites from Super Bowl LVII onward; the league will choose a potential venue unilaterally, the chosen team will put together a hosting proposal, and the league will vote upon it to determine if it is acceptable.
The designated " home team " alternates between the NFC team in odd-numbered games and the AFC team in even-numbered games. Regardless of being the home or away team of record, each team has their team logo and wordmark painted in one of the end zones. Designated away teams have won 30 of 51 Super Bowls to date approximately 59 percent. Originally, the designated home team had to wear their colored jerseys, which resulted in Dallas donning their less exposed dark blue jerseys for Super Bowl V.
While most of the home teams in the Super Bowl have chosen to wear their colored jerseys, there have been six 6 exceptions: The Cowboys, since , have worn white jerseys at home. The Redskins wore white at home under coach Joe Gibbs starting in through , continued by Richie Petitbon and Norv Turner through , then again when Gibbs returned from through Raiders 38, Washington 9.
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