Every NFL team has one common goal each year. That goal is to reach the Super Bowl, which is a very tough task. With 16 teams in each conference, only one can make it. I’m going to go over which teams have made the most Super Bowl appearances with this article.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots hold the record for most Super Bowl appearances. Each has been to the Super Bowl eight times in the game’s 49-year history. This trio is followed by the Denver Broncos with seven and the San Francisco 49ers with six. The Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins have all been five times.

Pittsburgh holds the record for most Super Bowl victories with six, so when it gets there, it usually takes advantage. Its eight appearances include Super Bowl 9, 10, 13, 14, 30, 40, 43 and 45. The Steelers won their first four tries before falling to the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX by a final of 27-17. They would win their next two over the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals before falling to the Green Bay Packers 31-25 in their most recent appearance in Super Bowl XLV.

The Dallas Cowboys struggled in their first few years after joining the NFL in 1960. They finally earned their first winning season in 1966 and proceeded to set a record of twenty consecutive winning seasons. They advanced to the championship in Super Bowls 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 27, 28 and 30. They would lose their first trip to the big game in Super Bowl V with a 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Colts. They went on to win five of their next seven appearances, including three championships in four years from 1993-96.

There are several teams that have never had the feeling of what it’s like to play in the Super Bowl. They are the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans. Here a list that shows how many times each franchise has been to the big game.

Super Bowl Appearances by Team

Team
#
Pittsburgh Steelers 8
Dallas Cowboys 8
New England Patriots 8
Denver Broncos 7
San Francisco 49ers 6
Green Bay Packers 5
New York Giants 5
Miami Dolphins 5
LA/Oakland Raiders 5
Washington Redskins 5
Minnesota Vikings 4
Buffalo Bills 4
Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts 4
Los Angeles/St Louis Rams 3
Kansas City Chiefs 2
Chicago Bears 2
Baltimore Ravens 2
Cincinnati Bengals 2
Philadelphia Eagles 2
Seattle Seahawks 2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1
New Orleans Saints 1
San Diego Chargers 1
Atlanta Falcons 1
Tennessee Titans 1
Carolina Panthers 1
New York Jets 1
Arizona Cardinals 1
Cleveland Browns 0
Detroit Lions 0
Jacksonville Jaguars 0
Houston Texans 0
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