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History Favors Seahawks in SB XLIX Matchup

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01/19/2015

The Seattle Seahawks will defend their Super Bowl title against the New England Patriots after rallying past the Green Bay Packers 28-22 on Sunday.

If history is an indicator of which team will win Super Bowl XLIX, the odds favor Seattle.

Eight teams in NFL history have successfully won back-to-back Super Bowls, including the Pittsburgh Steelers who did it twice in franchise history.

The Washington Redskins (won SB XVII, lost XVIII) and the Green Bay Packers (won SB XXXI, lost SB XXXII) are the only two teams unable to repeat after returning to the Super Bowl following their previous championship.

Here is a look at the teams who have successfully defended their Super Bowl titles.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Super Bowl I – Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10
Super Bowl II – Green Bay Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14

MIAMI DOLPHINS

SB VII – Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7
SB VIII – Miami Dolphins 24, Minnesota Vikings 7

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2)

SB IX – Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6
SB X – Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17

SB XIII – Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31
SB XIV – Pittsburgh 31, Los Angeles Raiders 19

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers

SB XXIII – San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16
SB XXIV – San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10

DALLAS COWBOYS

SB XXVII – Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17
SB XXVIII – Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13

DENVER BRONCOS

SB XXXII – Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24
SB XXXIII – Denver Broncos 34, Atlanta Falcons 19

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

SB XXXVIII – New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29
SB XXXIX – New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

SB XLVIII – Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8
SB XLIX – Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots ???

 

 

 

 

 

 

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