What Is the History of the Super Bowl?

What Is the History of the Super Bowl?

The history of the Super Bowl dates back to Jan. 15, 1967, when the inaugural game took place between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The Packers were victorious, 35-10.

As of 2015, 19 franchises have won at least one Super Bowl, and 49 contests have been played since in 17 different cities. Miami and New Orleans have each played host to the game 10 times – more than any other city.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with six, followed by the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys, who both hold five wins. The Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and New England Patriots have all won four Super Bowls.

The Buffalo Bills played in the big game four consecutive years from 1991 to 1994, but came out on the losing side in their only appearances. The Minnesota Vikings are tied with the Bills in Super Bowl futility, losing their only appearances in 1970, 1974, 1975 and 1977.

The only active franchises to have never appeared in the Super Bowl are the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tom Brady and Joe Montana are the only players to notch MVP honors three times. Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw – both back-to-back winners – are joined by quarterback Eli Manning as the only players to win the Super Bowl MVP award twice.