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Road to the Superbowl.....



It's a long season and a tough road to get to the playoffs much alone the ultimate game, so i thought i would look back on previous Superbowl winners and see how they did in reference to their Offensive and Defensive rankings.

Here are the previous SB winners and there rankings for Offense(Overall, Passing, Rushing) and Defense (Overall, Passing and Rushing). No stats for the first 4 SB champs. Only 2 teams have won the SB without a top 10 Offensive or Defensive unit(SB XV Oakland Raiders, SB XXXVI NE Patriots). Not sure how the Patriots won that SB with a below average Offense and Defense).

Only 2 teams have ever had the top Offensive and Defensive units( SB VII Miami Dolphins and XII Dallas Cowboys). They always says Defense wins Superbowls, but i think New Orleans proved that incorrect last year with the #1 Offense and the #25 ranked Defense.

8 teams have won the Superbowl with the top ranked Offense

8 teams have won the Superbowl with the top ranked Defense

A majority of the SB champs have had top 10 units in both categories.

 


 

SuperBowl  Team Offense Ranking Defense Ranking
    Total Passing Rushing Total Passing Rushing
I Green Bay Packers  15 12 11 No Stats No Stats No Stats
II Green Bay Packers 13 16 5 No Stats No Stats No Stats
III New York Jets  4 3 20 No Stats No Stats No Stats
IV Kansas City Chiefs  6 16 2 No Stats No Stats No Stats
V Baltimore Colts 8 3 23 9 21 6
VI Dallas Cowboys 1 2 3 3 19 2
VII Miami Dolphins 1 16 1 1 5 3
VIII Miami Dolphins 9 21 3 3 1 12
IX Pittsburgh Steelers 11 21 2 1 1 6
X Pittsburgh Steelers 7 14 2 4 4 8
XI Oakland Raiders 2 3 1 18 23 10
XII Dallas Cowboys  1 4 4 1 2 3
XIII Pittsburgh Steelers 8 12 14 3 12 2
XIV Pittsburgh Steelers 1 2 2 2 10 4
XV Oakland Raiders  16 19 10 11 19 5
XVI San Francisco 49ers 13 7 19 2 3 12
XVII Washington Redskins  7 12 10 4 7 8
XVIII Oakland Raiders  7 9 10 4 13 4
XIX San Francisco 49ers 2 4 3 10 17 7
XX Chicago Bears 7 20 1 1 3 1
XXI New York Giants 10 17 6 2 19 1
XXII Washington Redskins 3 4 7 18 24 10
XXIII San Francisco 49ers 2 10 2 3 8 3
XXIV San Francisco 49ers 1 2 10 4 11 3
XXV New York Giants  17 22 8 2 6 4
XXVI Washington Redskins 4 5 7 3 9 3
XXVII Dallas Cowboys 4 5 5 1 5 1
XXVIII Dallas Cowboys 4 7 2 10 10 11
XXIX San Francisco 49ers 2 4 6 8 17 2
XXX Dallas Cowboys 5 13 2 9 8 16
XXXI Green Bay Packers 5 5 11 1 1 4
XXXII Denver Broncos 1 9 4 5 5 16
XXXIII Denver Broncos 3 7 2 11 26 3
XXXIV St. Louis Rams 1 1 5 6 20 1
XXXV Baltimore Ravens 16 22 5 2 8 1
XXXVI New England Patriots 19 22 13 24 24 19
XXXVII Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 15 27 1 1 5
XXXVIII New England Patriots 17 9 27 7 15 4
XXXIX New England Patriots 7 11 7 9 17 6
XL Pittsburgh Steelers  15 24 5 4 16 3
XLI Indianapolis Colts 3 2 18 21 2 32
XLII New York Giants 16 21 4 7 11 8
XLIII Pittsburgh Steelers 22 17 23 1 1 2
XLIV New Orleans Saints 1 4 6 25 26 26
XLV ?????            

 

Where do you feel the Dolphins might fall into this group? I ranked them this year to the SB XXVIII Champs Dallas Cowboys. Top 5 offense and a top 10 ranked Defense. Next year,   they should improve those numbers to top 5 in both categories.

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