The New England Patriots have won the Super Bowl a record six times, most recently Super Bowl LIII in February 2019. Joining them at the top of this list is the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose most recent of their six titles came in 2009. The franchise's most successful period came between 1975 and 1980, during which they claimed four titles.
What is the Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), pitting the champions of the NFL’s two conferences (AFC and NFC) against each other. The 2020 Super Bowl saw the Kansas City Chiefs emerge victorious against the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling final quarter comeback, a spectacle that was watched by 99.9 million viewers in the United States. The most watched Super Bowl in history is Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, when a record 114.4 million viewers saw the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks.
The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in 2019 with a score of 13-3, which made quarterback Tom Brady the most decorated player of all time with six Super Bowl victories. Having left the Patriots at the end of the 2019 season, Brady remarkably went on to win his seventh Super Bowl title in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. While Tom Brady is certainly a legend of the game, he does not top the list of quarterbacks with the most passing yards in NFL history. This honor belongs to fellow quarterback legend, Drew Brees, who has thrown a total of over 80 thousand yards in his career, making him the only player in history to surpass this figure. However, Brady is the undoubted master of the playoffs – he has won a total of 34 playoff games during his career, more than double that of his closest rival on the list, Joe Montana, making him by far the quarterback with the most playoff wins. Brady is also peerless when it comes to total passing yards for the Patriots franchise – his over-74,000 yards are more than double those of Drew Bledsoe, who occupies second place on the all-time list.
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