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From Super Bowl Winners to…? How Every Championship Team Fared the Following Season

 CHRONOLOGICAL

SUPER BOWL SEASON (YEAR OF SB) SUPER BOWl WINNER NEXT SEASON RECORD NEXT SEASON RESULT/PLAYOFFS
1. I 1966 (1967) Green Bay Packers 9-4-1 Won Super Bowl II
2. II 1967 (1968) Green Bay Packers 6-7-1 3rd in NFL Central (No Playoffs)
3. III 1968 (1969) New York Jets 10-4-0 (AFL) Lost East Division Round (AFL)
4. IV 1969 (1970) Kansas City Chiefs 7-5-2 2nd in AFC West (No Playoffs)
5. V 1970 (1971) Baltimore Colts 10-4-0 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
6. VI 1971 (1972) Dallas Cowboys 10-4-0 Lost NFC Conf. Champ.
7. VII 1972 (1973) Miami Dolphins 12-2-0 Won Super Bowl VIII
8. VIII 1973 (1974) Miami Dolphins 11-3-0 Lost AFC Division Round
9. IX 1974 (1975) Pittsburgh Steelers 12-2-0 Won Super Bowl X
10. X 1975 (1976) Pittsburgh Steelers 10-4-0 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
11. XI 1976 (1977) Oakland Raiders 11-3-0 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
12. XII 1977 (1978) Dallas Cowboys 12-4-0 Lost Super Bowl XIII
13. XIII 1978 (1979) Pittsburgh Steelers 12-4-0 Won Super Bowl XIV
14. XIV 1979 (1980) Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7-0 3rd in AFC Central (No Playoffs)
15. XV 1980 (1981) Oakland Raiders 7-9-0 4th in AFC West (No Playoffs)
16. XVI 1981 (1982) San Francisco 49ers 3-6-0 3rd in NFC West (No Playoffs)
17. XVII 1982 (1983) Washington Redskins 14-2-0 Lost Super Bowl XVIII
18. XVIII 1983 (1984) Los Angeles Raiders 11-5-0 Lost AFC Wild Card
19. XIX 1984 (1985) San Francisco 49ers 10-6-0 Lost NFC Wild Card
20. XX 1985 (1986) Chicago Bears 14-2-0 Lost NFC Division Round
21. XXI 1986 (1987) New York Giants 6-9-0 Last in NFC East (No Playoffs)
22. XXII 1987 (1988) Washington Redskins 7-9-0 3rd in NFC East (No Playoffs)
23. XXIII 1988 (1989) San Francisco 49ers 14-2-0 Won Super Bowl XXIV
24. XXIV 1989 (1990) San Francisco 49ers 14-2-0 Lost NFC Conf. Champ.
25. XXV 1990 (1991) New York Giants 8-8-0 4th in NFC East (No Playoffs)
26. XXVI 1991 (1992) Washington Redskins 9-7-0 Lost NFC Division Round
27. XXVII 1992 (1993) Dallas Cowboys 12-4-0 Won Super Bowl XXXVIII
28. XXVIII 1993 (1994) Dallas Cowboys 12-4-0 Lost NFC Conf. Champ.
29. XXIX 1994 (1995) San Francisco 49ers 11-5-0 Lost NFC Division Round
30. XXX 1995 (1996) Dallas Cowboys 10-6-0 Lost NFC Division Round
31. XXXI 1996 (1997) Green Bay Packers 13-3-0 Lost Super Bowl XXXII
32. XXXII 1997 (1998) Denver Broncos 14-2-0 Won Super Bowl XXXIII
33. XXXIII 1998 (1999) Denver Broncos 6-10-0 Last in AFC West (No Playoffs)
34. XXXIV 1999 (2000) St. Louis Rams 10-6-0 Lost NFC Wild Card
35. XXXV 2000 (2001) Baltimore Ravens 10-6-0 Lost AFC Division Round
36. XXXVI 2001 (2002) New England Patriots 9-7-0 1st in AFC East, Lost Tiebreaker (No Playoffs)
37. XXXVII 2002 (2003) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-9-0 3rd in NFC South
38. XXXVIII 2003 (2004) New England Patriots 14-2-0 Won Super Bowl XXXIX
39. XXXIX 2004 (2005) New England Patriots 10-6-0 Lost AFC Division Round
40. XL 2005 (2006) Pittsburgh Steelers 8-8-0 2nd in AFC North (No Playoffs)
41. XLI 2006 (2007) Indianapolis Colts 13-3-0 Lost AFC Division Round
42. XLII 2007 (2008) New York Giants 12-4-0 Lost NFC Division Round
43. XLIII 2008 (2009) Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7-0 2nd in AFC North (No Playoffs)
44. XLIV 2009 (2010) New Orleans Saints 11-5-0 Lost NFC Wild Card
45. XLV 2010 (2011) Green Bay Packers 15-1-0 Lost NFC Division Round
46. XLVI 2011 (2012) New York Giants 9-7-0 2nd in NFC East (No Playoffs)
47. XLVII 2012 (2013) Baltimore Ravens 8-8-0 2nd in AFC North (No Playoffs)
48. XLVIII 2013 (2014) Seattle Seahawks TBD TBD

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MADE PLAYOFFS FOLLOWING SEASON (32 TEAMS)

SUPER BOWL SEASON (YEAR OF SB) SB WINNER NEXT SEASON RECORD NEXT SEASON RESULT/PLAYOFFS
I 1966 (1967) Green Bay Packers 9-4-1 Won Super Bowl II
VII 1972 (1973) Miami Dolphins 12-2-0 Won Super Bowl VIII
IX 1974 (1975) Pittsburgh Steelers 12-2-0 Won Super Bowl X
XIII 1978 (1979) Pittsburgh Steelers 12-4-0 Won Super Bowl XIV
XXIII 1988 (1989) San Francisco 49ers 14-2-0 Won Super Bowl XXIV
XXXII 1997 (1998) Denver Broncos 14-2-0 Won Super Bowl XXXIII
XXXVIII 2003 (2004) New England Patriots 14-2-0 Won Super Bowl XXXIX
XXVII 1992 (1993) Dallas Cowboys 12-4-0 Won Super Bowl XXXVIII
XII 1977 (1978) Dallas Cowboys 12-4-0 Lost Super Bowl XIII
XVII 1982 (1983) Washington Redskins 14-2-0 Lost Super Bowl XVIII
XXXI 1996 (1997) Green Bay Packers 13-3-0 Lost Super Bowl XXXII
V 1970 (1971) Baltimore Colts 10-4-0 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
VI 1971 (1972) Dallas Cowboys 10-4-0 Lost NFC Conf. Champ.
X 1975 (1976) Pittsburgh Steelers 10-4-0 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
XI 1976 (1977) Oakland Raiders 11-3-0 Lost AFC Conf. Champ.
XXIV 1989 (1990) San Francisco 49ers 14-2-0 Lost NFC Conf. Champ.
XXVIII 1993 (1994) Dallas Cowboys 12-4-0 Lost NFC Conf. Champ.
III 1968 (1969) New York Jets 10-4-0 (AFL) Lost East Division Round (AFL)
VIII 1973 (1974) Miami Dolphins 11-3-0 Lost AFC Division Round
XX 1985 (1986) Chicago Bears 14-2-0 Lost NFC Division Round
XXVI 1991 (1992) Washington Redskins 9-7-0 Lost NFC Division Round
XXIX 1994 (1995) San Francisco 49ers 11-5-0 Lost NFC Division Round
XXX 1995 (1996) Dallas Cowboys 10-6-0 Lost NFC Division Round
XXXV 2000 (2001) Baltimore Ravens 10-6-0 Lost AFC Division Round
XXXIX 2004 (2005) New England Patriots 10-6-0 Lost AFC Division Round
XLI 2006 (2007) Indianapolis Colts 13-3-0 Lost AFC Division Round
XLII 2007 (2008) New York Giants 12-4-0 Lost NFC Division Round
XLV 2010 (2011) Green Bay Packers 15-1-0 Lost NFC Division Round
XVIII 1983 (1984) Los Angeles Raiders 11-5-0 Lost AFC Wild Card
XIX 1984 (1985) San Francisco 49ers 10-6-0 Lost NFC Wild Card
XXXIV 1999 (2000) St. Louis Rams 10-6-0 Lost NFC Wild Card
XLIV 2009 (2010) New Orleans Saints 11-5-0 Lost NFC Wild Card

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NO PLAYOFFS FOLLOWING SEASON (15 TEAMS + 1 TBD)

SUPER BOWL SEASON (YEAR OF SB) SB WINNER NEXT SEASON RECORD NEXT SEASON RESULT
XXXVI 2001 (2002) New England Patriots 9-7-0 1st in AFC East, Lost Tiebreaker
XLIII 2008 (2009) Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7-0 2nd in AFC North
XLVI 2011 (2012) New York Giants 9-7-0 2nd in NFC East
XIV 1979 (1980) Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7-0 3rd in AFC Central
IV 1969 (1970) Kansas City Chiefs 7-5-2 2nd in AFC West
XL 2005 (2006) Pittsburgh Steelers 8-8-0 2nd in AFC North
XLVII 2012 (2013) Baltimore Ravens 8-8-0 2nd in AFC North
XXV 1990 (1991) New York Giants 8-8-0 4th in NFC East
XXII 1987 (1988) Washington Redskins 7-9-0 3rd in NFC East
XXXVII 2002 (2003) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-9-0 3rd in NFC South
XV 1980 (1981) Oakland Raiders 7-9-0 4th in AFC West
II 1967 (1968) Green Bay Packers 6-7-1 3rd in NFL Central
XXI 1986 (1987) New York Giants 6-9-0 Last in NFC East
XXXIII 1998 (1999) Denver Broncos 6-10-0 Last in AFC West
XVI 1981 (1982) San Francisco 49ers 3-6-0 3rd in NFC West
XLVIII 2013 (2014) Seattle Seahawks TBD TBD

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NFL: Opening Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIX and 2014 Playoff Berth Odds

Super Bowl XLIX (49) Will Be Played In Arizona, And The Opening Favorites Are The Denver Broncos

Super Bowl XLIX (49) Will Be Played In Arizona, And The Opening Favorites Are The Denver Broncos

Who is going to win Super Bowl XLIX, and who’s in the running? Two sources below have some differences, but they agree on two things, most importantly.

The top four teams are the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots.

And both say it will be the Broncos who win the big one.

But boy do they disagree on some other possibilities. First, though, let’s get a rundown on the three lists below and where they came from.

As with last season’s (2013) early predictions, Sports List of the Day turned again to the Prediction Machine at predictionmachine.com. The folks over at PM have already played out the entire 2014 NFL season – 50,000 times!

The result? Super Bowl win and playoff berth percentages, sorted for all 32 teams in the top two lists, respectively.

The third list are the straight up betting odds out of Las Vegas, from Bovada.

PERCENT CHANCE OF WINNING SUPER BOWL XLIX

  TEAM SUPER BOWL WIN % PLAYOFF BERTH %
1. Denver Broncos 25.1 94.2
2. Seattle Seahawks 22.6 85.2
3. New Orleans Saints 15.8 89.6
4. New England Patriots 8.8 84.1
5. San Francisco 49ers 4.0 47.9
6. Indianapolis Colts 3.3 68.6
7. Green Bay Packers 3.1 61.8
8. Cincinnati Bengals 2.3 55.2
9. New York Giants 2.2 45.7
10. Philadelphia Eagles 2.1 46.5
11. San Diego Chargers 1.7 46.6
12. Washington Redskins 1.2 35.7
13. Houston Texans 1.1 48.8
13. Arizona Cardinals 1.1 27.7
15. Baltimore Ravens 1.0 43.7
16. Carolina Panthers 0.8 25.4
17. Detroit Lions 0.5 33.3
17. Minnesota Vikings 0.5 25.6
19. Atlanta Falcons 0.4 19.6
19. Miami Dolphins 0.4 26.1
19. St. Louis Rams 0.4 15.6
19. Pittsburgh Steelers 0.4 35.3
23. Chicago Bears 0.2 18.1
23. Kansas City Chiefs 0.2 16.1
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.2 16.5
23. Cleveland Browns 0.2 31.9
23. Tennessee Titans 0.2 18.1
28. Buffalo Bills 0.1 9.1
28. New York Jets 0.1 12.2
30. Dallas Cowboys 0.0 5.9
30. Jacksonville Jaguars 0.0 5.9
30. Oakland Raiders 0.0 4.0

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PERCENT CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS

  TEAM PLAYOFF BERTH % SUPER BOWL WIN %
1. Denver Broncos 94.2 25.1
2. New Orleans Saints 89.6 15.8
3. Seattle Seahawks 85.2 22.6
4. New England Patriots 84.1 8.8
5. Indianapolis Colts 68.6 3.3
6. Green Bay Packers 61.8 3.1
7. Cincinnati Bengals 55.2 2.3
8. Houston Texans 48.8 1.1
9. San Francisco 49ers 47.9 4.0
10. San Diego Chargers 46.6 1.7
11. Philadelphia Eagles 46.5 2.1
12. New York Giants 45.7 2.2
13. Baltimore Ravens 43.7 1.0
14. Washington Redskins 35.7 1.2
15. Pittsburgh Steelers 35.3 0.4
16. Detroit Lions 33.3 0.5
17. Cleveland Browns 31.9 0.2
18. Arizona Cardinals 27.7 1.1
19. Miami Dolphins 26.1 0.4
20. Minnesota Vikings 25.6 0.5
21. Carolina Panthers 25.4 0.8
22. Atlanta Falcons 19.6 0.4
23. Chicago Bears 18.1 0.2
23. Tennessee Titans 18.1 0.2
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16.5 0.2
26. Kansas City Chiefs 16.1 0.2
27. St. Louis Rams 15.6 0.4
28. New York Jets 12.2 0.1
29. Buffalo Bills 9.1 0.1
30. Dallas Cowboys 5.9 0.0
30. Jacksonville Jaguars 5.9 0.0
32. Oakland Raiders 4.0 0.0

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ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL XLIX (bovada.lv)

  TEAM ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL
1. Denver Broncos 11-2
2. Seattle Seahawks 6-1
3. New England Patriots 7-1
4. San Francisco 49ers 8-1
5. New Orleans Saints 10-1
5. Green Bay Packers 10-1
7. Philadelphia Eagles 20-1
7. Chicago Bears 20-1
9. Indianapolis Colts 22-1
10. Detroit Lions 33-1
11. Cincinnati Bengals 40-1
11. San Diego Chargers 40-1
11. Arizona Cardinals 40-1
11. Baltimore Ravens 40-1
11. Atlanta Falcons 40-1
11. Pittsburgh Steelers 40-1
17. New York Giants 50-1
17. Carolina Panthers 50-1
17. Kansas City Chiefs 50-1
17. Dallas Cowboys 50-1
21. Washington Redskins 66-1
21. Houston Texans 66-1
21. Miami Dolphins 66-1
21. St. Louis Rams 66-1
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 66-1
26. Minnesota Vikings 75-1
26. Cleveland Browns 75-1
26. New York Jets 75-1
29. Tennessee Titans 100-1
29. Buffalo Bills 100-1
31. Oakland Raiders 200-1
32. Jacksonville Jaguars 250-1

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Odds provided solely for entertainment purposes.

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Super Bowl Champions with the Worst Records the Season Before

The St. Louis Rams Went From 4-12 Under Tony Banks To Super Bowl Champions Under Kurt Warner In One Season

The St. Louis Rams Went From 4-12 Under Tony Banks To Super Bowl Champions Under Kurt Warner In One Season

Getting psyched up for football? Oh hell yeah!

Here’s a good one for you – and maybe even one that provides a little hope for your team this upcoming season no matter what is expected of them…or, I’m sorry, maybe not, as you will see.

Today’s list ranks every Super Bowl winner by their record the season before – from worst to best. I’m sorting by W-L percentage, from lowest to highest, but have also provided each team’s prior season’s playoff result.

And look at the 1999 St. Louis Rams who found a miracle in Kurt Warner. The Rams went from 4-12  (.250) under QB Tony Banks in 1998 to winning it all under MVP Warner in his first full season in 1999. Warner played in one game in 1998 for the Rams after playing several seasons in the AFL (Arena Football League).

Not far off the pace – and a similar situation, at least in terms of a quarterback who came from nowhere – were the 2001 Champion New England Patriots, who were 5-11 (.313) the season before under Drew Bledsoe. Tom Brady squeezed himself into his first (and only) pro game that season, but came back in 2001 after Bledsoe was injured in Game 2. Brady started the next 14 games and the rest is history (legendary, really), as five Super Bowls and three rings can attest.

After backing up Steve DeBerg all of 1979 and taking over the San Francisco 49er offense halfway through a 6-10 (.375) season in 1980, Joe Montana led the Niners to their first of five Super Bowl titles in 1981.

Every single other team – 45 other winners – had W-L percentages of .500 (four) or more (the other 41) the season before.

So, if your team was under .500 last season – and that means you, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Rams, that you have a little more than a six percent chance of winning the Big Game this go-round. Hey, though, it’s happened, and that means it can happen again.

What about Super Bowl champs with the worst records THAT season – the year they won. Well, check it out. That might yield a little hope in the midst of 2014.

SUPER BOWL WINNER SEASON SUPER BOWL DATE W L T W-L PCT PLAYOFFS
1. St. Louis Rams 1999 XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 4 12 0 .250 No Playoffs
2. New England Patriots 2001 XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 5 11 0 .313 No Playoffs
3. San Francisco 49ers 1981 XVI Jan. 24, 1982 6 10 0 .375 No Playoffs
4. Washington Redskins 1982 XVII Jan. 30, 1983 8 8 0 .500 No Playoffs
4. Baltimore Ravens 2000 XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 8 8 0 .500 No Playoffs
4. New York Giants 2007 XLII Feb. 3, 2008 8 8 0 .500 Lost NFC Wild Card
4. New Orleans Saints 2009 XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 8 8 0 .500 No Playoffs
8. Oakland Raiders 1980 XV Jan. 25, 1981 9 7 0 .563 No Playoffs
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002 XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 9 7 0 .563 Lost NFC Wild Card
8. New England Patriots 2003 XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 9 7 0 .563 No Playoffs
11. New York Jets 1968 III Jan. 12, 1969 8 5 1 .607 No Playoffs (AFL)
11. Baltimore Colts 1970 V Jan. 17, 1971 8 5 1 .607 No Playoffs
13. San Francisco 49ers 1984 XIX Jan. 20, 1985 10 6 0 .625 Lost NFC Championship
13. Chicago Bears 1985 XX Jan. 26, 1986 10 6 0 .625 Lost NFC Championship
13. New York Giants 1986 XXI Jan. 25, 1987 10 6 0 .625 Lost NFC Division Round
13. San Francisco 49ers 1989 XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 10 6 0 .625 Won Super Bowl
13. Washington Redskins 1991 XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 10 6 0 .625 Lost NFC Division Round
13. San Francisco 49ers 1994 XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 10 6 0 .625 Lost NFC Championship
13. Pittsburgh Steelers 2008 XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 10 6 0 .625 Lost AFC Wild Card
13. New York Giants 2011 XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 10 6 0 .625 No Playoffs
21. Pittsburgh Steelers 1978 XIII Jan. 21, 1979 9 5 0 .643 Lost AFC Division Round
22. Dallas Cowboys 1992 XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 11 5 0 .688 Lost NFC Division Round
22. Green Bay Packers 1996 XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 11 5 0 .688 Lost NFC Championship
22. Green Bay Packers 2010 XLV Feb. 6, 2011 11 5 0 .688 Lost NFC Wild Card
22. Seattle Seahawks 2013 XLVIII Feb. 2, 2014 11 5 0 .688 Lost NFC Division Round
26. Dallas Cowboys 1971 VI Jan. 16, 1972 10 4 0 .714 Lost Super Bowl
26. Pittsburgh Steelers 1974 IX Jan. 12, 1975 10 4 0 .714 Lost AFC Division Round
28. Washington Redskins 1987 XXII Jan. 31, 1988 12 4 0 .750 Lost NFC Championship
28. New York Giants 1990 XXV Jan. 27, 1991 12 4 0 .750 Lost NFC Division Round
28. Dallas Cowboys 1995 XXX Jan. 28, 1996 12 4 0 .750 Lost NFC Championship
28. Denver Broncos 1998 XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 12 4 0 .750 Won Super Bowl
28. Baltimore Ravens 2012 XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 12 4 0 .750 Lost NFC Championship
28. Green Bay Packers 1966 I Jan. 15, 1967 10 3 1 .750 Won NFL Championship
28. Miami Dolphins 1972 VII Jan. 14, 1973 10 3 1 .750 Lost Super Bowl
28. Pittsburgh Steelers 1975 X Jan. 18, 1976 10 3 1 .750 Won Super Bowl
36. Oakland Raiders 1976 XI Jan. 9, 1977 11 3 0 .786 Lost AFC Championship
36. Dallas Cowboys 1977 XII Jan. 15, 1978 11 3 0 .786 Lost NFC Division Round
38. Dallas Cowboys 1993 XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 13 3 0 .813 Won Super Bowl
38. Denver Broncos 1997 XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 13 3 0 .813 Lost AFC Division Round
40. Green Bay Packers 1967 II Jan. 14, 1968 12 2 0 .857 Won Super Bowl
40. Kansas City Chiefs 1969 IV Jan. 11, 1970 12 2 0 .857 Lost Division Tiebreaker (AFL)
42. San Francisco 49ers 1988 XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 13 2 0 .867 Lost NFC Division Round
43. Pittsburgh Steelers 1979 XIV Jan. 20, 1980 14 2 0 .875 Won Super Bowl
43. New England Patriots 2004 XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 14 2 0 .875 Won Super Bowl
43. Indianapolis Colts 2006 XLI Feb. 4, 2007 14 2 0 .875 Lost AFC Division Round
46. Los Angeles Raiders 1983 XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 8 1 0 .889 Lost AFC Division Round
47. Pittsburgh Steelers 2005 XL Feb. 5, 2006 15 1 0 .938 Lost AFC Championship
48. Miami Dolphins 1973 VIII Jan. 13, 1974 14 0 0 1.000 Won Super Bowl

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