Since 1920, there have been 116 victors in the NFL/AFL/AAFC/APFA professional football leagues as recognized by https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/
NFL-National Football League
AFL-American Football League
AAFC-All America Football Conference
APFA-American Professional Football Association
The two champions of the 1920-1921 APFA:
The four champions of the 1946-1949 AAFC:
The ten champions of the 1960-1969 AFL:
The forty-eight champions of the 1922-1969 NFL:
The fifty-two champions of the 1966-2017 Super Bowl:
There have been 103 championship games.
A championship game was not played in the years 1920-1932. The champion was the team with the best winning percentage during
In the years 1966-69, I gave recognition to the AFL champion, the NFL champion and the Super Bowl Champion.
With the Los Angeles Rams versus the New England Patriots participating in the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 03, 2019, it
marks the twelfth time we have a three-word opponent versus a three-word opponent.
Of those 116 champions, 46 teams needed a three-word description. The 1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets and the 1928 Providence
Steam Roller are the only teams with a two word nickname. All 44 others need two words to describe their city or area of
the country they represent.
The Green Bay Packers participated in seven of those contests, winning six.
The New York Giants also participated in seven of those contests, winning three.
The New England Patriot participated in four of those contests, losing three. The two losses to the Giants are most notable.
The Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants four times.
The New York Giants defeated the Green Bay Packers once.
A three-word team lost in the championship game thirty-five times. The New York Giants lead that list with twelve. Eleven
of those losses occurred between 1933 and 1963 (5 in 6 years between 1958-1963).
Of the 116 champions, 87 were based in cities east of the Mississippi River and 28 were based west. The Mississippi River
runs through the city of New Orleans.
Of the losers of the 103 championship games, 67 were based in cities east of the Mississippi River and 36 were based west.
Of the 116 champions, 37 had nicknames of birds, fish or animals. I considered a Charger as an animal. I did not include
Cardinals. Cardinal was the original color of their uniform. The Cardinal bird was added later. The Bills were named after
I viewed forty-three of the victors as a person.
Thirty-four champions were classified as a profession. (Packers, Steam Roller, Jets, Cowboys, Oilers, Pros, Staleys, Steelers,
Texans). The Cardinals are classified as a color.
Of the 103 losers of the championship games, we have 38 birds, fish or animals. We have two colors. We have 51 persons and
The total number of points scored by the victors of the 103 championship games is 2,980 for an average of 28.932 points per
The total number of points scored by the losers of the 103 championship games is 1,401 for an average of 13.602 points per
The lowest point total for a victor is 7 by the 1948 Philadelphia Eagles (7-0 over the Chicago Cardinals).
The highest point total for a victor is 73 by the 1940 Chicago Bears in their 73-0 victory over the Washington Redskins.
The Highest point total for a loser is the 33 points the Patriots scored against the Eagles in February 2018.
Eight teams have been shutout in the championship game.
The last time the LOS ANGELES RAMS were in the super bowl was January 20, 1980. Five foot ten inch, 195 pound, Rams running
back Wendell Tyler wore an adidas brand cleat on his left foot and a Pony brand cleat on his right foot.
Nike Stock issued its Initial Public Offering on December 02, 1980. The price was 15 cents per share. If you bet $1000 on
the Rams to win that super bowl, you would have bupkiss. If you invested $1000 in Nike Stock 10 ½ months later, you would
have $52,154,783 as of October 23, 2018.
Even after nearly 100 years of professional football, certain things are true.
Sammy Baugh was the greatest football player of all time. Until another player can achieve all-pro status on offense, defense
and as a punter, Baugh will remain at the top.
Using that same argument, concrete Chuck Bednarik has to be included among the greatest of all time.
Even though many of the following players played all, of most, of their career before the so-called "modern era" of the super
bowl, they still rank at or near the top of their position.
Jim Brown is the greatest running back.
Dick Butkus is the greatest middle linebacker .
David Deacon Jones is one of the top three defensive ends along with Reggie White and Bruce Smith.
Lance Alworth is the most graceful and elegant receiver and runner.
Merlin Olson and Bob Lilly are among the top five defensive tackles.
Jim Parker, Jonathan Ogden and Anthony Munoz are the three best offensive tackles.
Gayle Sayers, Daryle Lamonica, Dick Butkus and Lance Alworth have the four best highlight reels on NFL films.
Green Bay Packer guards Fuzzy Thurston and Jerry Kramer led the consistently best play in professional football. “When
you look at this play, what we are trying to get is a seal here and a seal here, and try to run this play IN THE ALLEY.”
Professional football champions 1920-2017.
1920 Akron Pros APFA
1921 Chicago Staleys APFA
1922 Canton Bulldogs NFL
1923 Canton Bulldogs NFL
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs NFL
1925 Chicago Cardinals NFL
1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets NFL
1927 New York Giants NFL
1928 Providence Steam Roller NFL
1929 Green Bay Packers NFL
1930 Green Bay Packers NFL
1931 Green Bay Packers NFL
1932 Chicago Bears NFL
1933 Chicago Bears NFL
1934 New York Giants NFL
1935 Detroit Lions NFL
1936 Green Bay Packers NFL
1937 Washington Redskins NFL
1938 New York Giants NFL
1939 Green Bay Packers NFL
1940 Chicago Bears NFL
1941 Chicago Bears NFL
1942 Washington Redskins NFL
1943 Chicago Bears NFL
1944 Green Bay Packers NFL
1945 Cleveland Rams NFL
1946 Cleveland Browns AAFC
1946 Chicago Bears NFL
1947 Cleveland Browns AAFC
1947 Chicago Cardinals NFL
1948 Cleveland Browns AAFC
1948 Philadelphia Eagles NFL
1949 Cleveland Browns AAFC
1949 Philadelphia Eagles NFL
1950 Cleveland Browns NFL
1951 Los Angeles Rams NFL
1952 Detroit Lions NFL
1953 Detroit Lions NFL
1954 Cleveland Browns NFL
1955 Cleveland Browns NFL
1956 New York Giants NFL
1957 Detroit Lions NFL
1958 Baltimore Colts NFL
1959 Baltimore Colts NFL
1960 Houston Oilers AFL
1960 Philadelphia Eagles NFL
1961 Houston Oilers AFL
1961 Green Bay Packers NFL
1962 Dallas Texans AFL
1962 Green Bay Packers NFL
1963 San Diego Chargers AFL
1963 Chicago Bears NFL
1964 Buffalo Bills AFL
1964 Cleveland Browns NFL
1965 Buffalo Bills AFL
1965 Green Bay Packers NFL
1966 Kansas City Chiefs AFL
1966 Green Bay Packers NFL
1966 Green Bay Packers NFL, AFL Super Bowl I:
1967 Oakland Raiders AFL
1967 Green Bay Packers NFL
1967 Green Bay Packers NFL, AFL Super Bowl II:
1968 New York Jets AFL
1968 Baltimore Colts NFL
1968 New York Jets NFL, AFL Super Bowl III:
1969 Kansas City Chiefs AFL
1969 Minnesota Vikings NFL
1969 Kansas City Chiefs NFL, AFL Super Bowl IV:
1970 Baltimore Colts AFC Super Bowl V:
1971 Dallas Cowboys NFC Super Bowl VI:
1972 Miami Dolphins AFC Super Bowl VII:
1973 Miami Dolphins AFC Super Bowl VIII:
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Super Bowl IX:
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Super Bowl X:
1976 Oakland Raiders AFC Super Bowl XI:
1977 Dallas Cowboys NFC Super Bowl XII:
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Super Bowl XIII:
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Super Bowl XIV:
1980 Oakland Raiders AFC Super Bowl XV:
1981 San Francisco 49ers NFC Super Bowl XVI:
1982 Washington Redskins NFC Super Bowl XVII:
1983 Los Angeles Raiders AFC Super Bowl XVIII:
1984 San Francisco 49ers NFC Super Bowl XIX:
1985 Chicago Bears NFC Super Bowl XX:
1986 New York Giants NFC Super Bowl XXI:
1987 Washington Redskins NFC Super Bowl XXII:
1988 San Francisco 49ers NFC Super Bowl XXIII:
1989 San Francisco 49ers NFC Super Bowl XXIV:
1990 New York Giants NFC Super Bowl XXV:
1991 Washington Redskins NFC Super Bowl XXVI:
1992 Dallas Cowboys NFC Super Bowl XXVII:
1993 Dallas Cowboys NFC Super Bowl XXVIII:
1994 San Francisco 49ers NFC Super Bowl XXIX:
1995 Dallas Cowboys NFC Super Bowl XXX:
1996 Green Bay Packers NFC Super Bowl XXXI:
1997 Denver Broncos AFC Super Bowl XXXII:
1998 Denver Broncos AFC Super Bowl XXXIII:
1999 St. Louis Rams NFC Super Bowl XXXIV:
2000 Baltimore Ravens AFC Super Bowl XXXV:
2001 New England Patriots AFC Super Bowl XXXVI:
2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC Super Bowl XXXVII:
2003 New England Patriots AFC Super Bowl XXXVIII:
2004 New England Patriots AFC Super Bowl XXXIX:
2005 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Super Bowl XL:
2006 Indianapolis Colts AFC Super Bowl XLI:
2007 New York Giants NFC Super Bowl XLII:
2008 Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Super Bowl XLIII:
2009 New Orleans Saints NFC Super Bowl XLIV:
2010 Green Bay Packers NFC Super Bowl XLV:
2011 New York Giants NFC Super Bowl XLVI:
2012 Baltimore Ravens AFC Super Bowl XLVII:
2013 Seattle Seahawks NFC Super Bowl XLVIII:
2014 New England Patriots AFC Super Bowl XLIX:
2015 Denver Broncos AFC Super Bowl V:
2016 New England Patriots AFC Super Bowl LI:
2017 Philadelphia Eagles NFC Super Bowl LII: