Underdog Super Bowl Contenders – A Brief History of the Top 7

November 28, 2016
Ray Lewis at the NFL Super Bowl

Updated: November 7, 2023

With the fast approaching Super Bowl 51, let us have a look on some of the best Super Bowls in the history of the NFL that also includes the top stories of the underdog super bowl. For getting prepared for the big day, it is a must to look back at the history of the past 50 years. The big game throughout the past years has successfully created some great and memorable moments which keeps the fans on the edge till the present day. The real twist in the game that really engages the fans is a true underdog super bowl story. Where a team that no one has expected not only wins but also claims the title of the championship of the NFL.

The most important view that most of the American’s love to witness is to see the little guy performing the almost impossible job. These moments are the moments of real fun which when looked back can give great pleasure. The top underdogs were those that were able to take away the prize from their more talented counterparts. The list that is mentioned below will surely be able to stir up the mixed emotions. When one sees their expected teams lose and the not so able teams win the prize and the championship of the league.

The top Underdog Super Bowl stories


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No. 1 The Baltimore Ravens for the Super Bowl XLVII: The Niners was the team that was favored and was also heading the game. The delay slowed down the red-hot Ravens as the Niners resumed playing and pulling back two points. But the send saw the 34-31 victory of the Ravens.

No. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the Super Bowl XXXVII: In this match, the Oakland Raiders was the team that was favored over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The result of the match was a big defeat with a score 48-21on the Oakland Raiders who were favored heavily.

No. 3 Kansas City Chiefs for the Super Bowl IV: The match took place during the days of battling between the AFL and NFL for the rights for becoming the champion of the professional football. It was thought that the Minnesota Vikings can easily handle the inferior team of the Kansas City Chiefs but the final score was 23-7.

No. 4 New York Giants in Super Bowl XXV: Both the teams of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills were not that unmatched and had finished the season of 1990 with a score of 13-3. For the Bills, it became the first of the four consecutive losses in Super Bowl and with it, they never won the game.

No. 5 Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII: The teams that played the game were Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers and the Broncos were not the favored team during the match.

No. 6 Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII: The game took place between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. But the following year they lost to the Patriots but onwards they took every game seriously.

No. 7 New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV: Most of the people expected New Orleans to lose to the powerful team of Indianapolis Colts.

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