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Seahawks eye back-to-back Super Bowl titles

Will Seattle hoist another Lombardi Trophy?

Will Seattle hoist another Lombardi Trophy?

The Seattle Seahawks will try to become the ninth team in NFL history to win back-to-back Super Bowls when they face the New England Patriots (the last team to win back-to-back titles) on February 1,

It has been 10 years since the Patriots won their consecutive Super Bowls in Super Bowl #38 and #39. If the Patriots defeat the Seahawks, it will be the longest drought for back-to-back Super Bowl championships in history. A Seahawks win will tie for the longest gap (10 years) between back-to-back Super Bowl titles.

Following are the teams that won consecutive Super Bowl crowns:

Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl #1, #2
Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl #7, #8
Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl #9, #10
Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl #13, #14
San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl #23, #24
Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl #27, #28
Denver Broncos, Super Bowl #32, #33
New England Patriots, Super Bowl #38, #39

Of the above eight teams, six of them had winning records in the year following their back-to-back titles (Green Bay, 6-7-1, and Denver, 6-10 did not) and five of the eight made the playoffs that third year (Green Bay, Pittsburgh in 1980 and Denver did not). Three of the teams (Pittsburgh in 1976, San Francisco in 1990 and Dallas in 1994) lost in the conference championship the year following their back-to-back crowns.

If Seattle loses in this year’s Super Bowl, they will become the fourth Super Bowl champ to lose in the Super Bowl the following season. The three:

Dallas won Super Bowl #12 and lost Super Bowl #13 to Pittsburgh.
Washington won Super Bowl #17 and lost Super Bowl 318 to the L.A. Raiders.
Green By won Super Bowl #31 and lost Super Bowl #32 to Denver.

Each of the three teams above made the playoffs in the season after that Super Bowl loss, and each finished with a 11-5 record that season. None of the three reached the conference championship game that third season.

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