Minnesota Vikings No Longer Tied for Most Super Bowl Losses
By Adam Carlson
Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) on the field during the first half against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
If you missed the Super Bowl on Sunday, you missed one heck of a game. This game was astounding not because of how close and competitive it was, but because a team with such a highly regarded offense struggled so badly to put points on the board. The Seattle Seahawks ended up embarassing the Denver Broncos 43-8.
Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) at the end of the 2013 AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field against the New England Patriots at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Prior to Sunday’s game, there was a tie for the team that had lost the most Super Bowls. Three teams had lost four games on the biggest stage of them all, but that tie has since been broken. The Denver Broncos were handed their fifth Super Bowl loss in franchise history.
Here is an updated list of the three teams with the most Super Bowl losses:
- Denver Broncos – Five Losses (Super Bowl XII, XXI, XXII, XXIV, XLVIII)
- Minnesota Vikings – Four Losses (Super Bowl, IV, VIII, IX, XI)
- Buffalo Bills – Four Losses (Super Bowl XXV-XXVIII)
While the Vikings are still tied for second in the category, they are no longer the front runner for this bad mark. For now, it may seem like a trip to the Super Bowl for Minnesota is out of reach, but you never know what can happen in the course of an offseason or two.