Teams with the Most Big Game Wins
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January is coming to a close, and you know what the means — ‘the Big Game’ time! Considered as an unofficial American national holiday, ‘the Big Game’ is an annual showdown between the two top teams in the NFL. It has become embedded in American culture, and as this tradition grows, only the best of the best teams will earn themselves a shiny champion ring. Check out these teams that hold the most wins!
#1: Pittsburgh Steelers
Black and yellow, black and yellow! The Pittsburgh Steelers claim the title for most wins (for now), most recently winning in 2009. Known as the oldest franchise in the AFC, the Steelers, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, coined their name from their city roots. Pittsburgh is known as “the Steel City” because it’s rich history in steel production. While best known for steel, they also lead in many other industries such as shipbuilding, computing, sports, and much more, making it one of the best areas for US job growth.
Sports fans don’t have to travel far because Pittsburgh is home to many professional teams including the Pirates, Steelers, Penguins, Riverhounds, and Yellow Jackets. Ranked as one of America’s most livable cities, Pittsburgh has a low cost of living, high job growth, a booming art scene, and low crime rate.
#2 (tie): New England Patriots
Tied for the #2 position are the New England Patriots, the Dallas Cowboys, and the San Francisco 49ers, all three having won five championship games.
The New England Patriots are considered one of the most successful teams in NFL history. Although they don’t hold the record for most wins, they do hold the record for most appearances in ‘the Big Game’, the longest winning streak consisting of regular season and playoff games, and the most consecutive division titles.
The Patriots are located just 20 miles south of Boston, Massachusetts — the most populous city in New England. Known as one of the oldest cities in America, Boston has a rich history that distinguishes it from many other metropolitan areas. Because of the high number of colleges and universities, Boston is an international center of higher education and a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.
#2 (tie): Dallas Cowboys
While the Cowboys haven’t been to ‘the Big Game’ in 20 years, they still hold one of the top spots for the number of wins. Known for their loyal fan base, they hold a streak of 190 consecutive sold-out regular and post-season games. According to Forbes, the Cowboys are the most valuable sports team in the world.
Based out of Dallas, Texas, the Cowboys blue star is in honor of their home in “The Lone Star State.” Dallas is a fast-growing city, known for its oil and cotton industries. The Dallas area is home to 21 Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, JC Penney, AT&T, Texas Instruments, and others.
#2 (tie): San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers may not have the most wins, but they do have many other notable NFL records. The Niners hold the most consecutive road games won, most field goals in a season, fewest turnovers in a season, most touchdowns in ‘the Big Game’, and more. The name “49ers” is derived from the famous California Gold Rush of 1849.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the 49ers are based out of San Francisco, California. A hub for the finance and technology industries, SF’s cost of living is high compared to the national average due to the booming economy. However, the income of the area’s residents is also above average — among the highest in the nation.
#5 Green Bay Packers
Go Pack Go! Last, but certainly not least, is the Green Bay Packers. Based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, it is the smallest town to host an NFL team. The Packers are the third oldest franchise in the NFL and are the only non-profit professional sports team in the United States. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is even named after the Packers’ coach, who guided them to their first two victories in ‘the Big Game.’ Green Bay is mostly an industrial city with many plants in operation, and the community is known as “Titletown”.
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