NFL Teams That Have Gone to Three Straight Super Bowls

Which teams have gone to three straight Super Bowls, and who has come close but not quite managed to get that third consecutive appearance?

In the 2024 season, the Kansas City Chiefs will have the opportunity to do something that we rarely see in the NFL, go to three-straight Super Bowls. Not only that, but the Chiefs could become the first team to win back-to-back-to-back Super Bowls if they triumph again next year.

Has Any Team Gone to Three Straight Super Bowls?

The Chiefs have the chance to join an exclusive club as the fourth team in NFL history to go to three consecutive Super Bowls. Interestingly, the feat has only ever been achieved by teams in the AFC. In a somewhat bizarre twist, the only teams to have managed it are from the AFC East. The NFC has only ever sent the same participant to the Super Bowl in two consecutive years.

The first team to achieve the feat was the Miami Dolphins — between the 1971 and 1973 seasons. The Dolphins would win the final two of those Super Bowls. They would be the second team in eight years to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

The Bills would become the next team to go to three straight Super Bowls. They would go one step further by winning the AFC Championship Game four times in a row. They achieved it between the 1990 and 1993 seasons, winning three of the four games by 17 points or more. However, the Bills would lose in all four Super Bowls that they played in during the stretch.

The last team to go back-to-back-to-back was the New England Patriots. Between the 2016 and 2018 NFL seasons, the Patriots were the AFC representative each year. They would go on to win two of three games.

Which Teams Have Nearly Achieved the Feat of Three Straight AFC or NFC Titles?

Aside from these three occasions, teams have won back-to-back conference titles 16 times.

In the AFC, the Steelers and Broncos have both won back-to-back titles on two separate occasions. Additionally, the Patriots have gone to two straight (and three in four years). The Broncos also won three conference titles in four seasons between 1986 and 1989.

Then there are the Chiefs, who have gone to the Super Bowl in back-to-back years twice in a five-year span. They did it in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Then they lost in the AFC Conference Championship Game in the 2021 season. They then won back-to-back Super Bowls in the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

The Cowboys have gone to back-to-back Super Bowls three times and to three Super Bowls in four years twice. They also lost three straight NFC Championship Games between the 1980 and 1982 seasons. The Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles have also lost three straight title games. The San Francisco 49ers, Washington, Minnesota Vikings, and Seattle Seahawks have also been to two straight Super Bowls.

The final NFC team that has nearly gone to three straight Super Bowls is the Green Bay Packers. The Packers were the NFL representative in the first two Super Bowls. They also won the final NFL Championship before Super Bowls began, so had there been a Super Bowl that season they would have gone to three straight. The Packers also won two straight NFC Championship Games in the 1996 and 1997 seasons.

Has Any Team Won Three Straight Super Bowls?

Of the teams to go to three straight Super Bowls, none have managed to win three straight. The closest teams are the Patriots and Cowboys. New England won three in four years between the 2001 and 2004 seasons. Meanwhile, the Cowboys won three Super Bowl titles in four years between the 1992 and 1995 seasons. Additionally, the Steelers won four Super Bowls in six years between the 1974 and 1979 NFL seasons.

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