In case you haven’t looked at a calendar lately, we’ve now arrived in the 2020s. It still feels weird to think that; nevertheless, it’s the perfect time to look back at the 2010s. Specifically, we thought it’d be fun to compare the 10 teams that won a Super Bowl in the last decade. While you’re entitled to your own opinion, here is how we rank the Super Bowl champs from the 2010 season to the 2019 season.
10. Giants (2011)
The Giants deserve a fair amount of credit for winning two road games on their way to the Super Bowl. But they were just 9-7 during the regular season and lost four in a row in late November and early December.
Eli Manning and company found a way in big games, but they were far from world-beaters.
9. Patriots (2014)
The Patriots lose a little credit because they shouldn’t have won this Super Bowl. All Seattle had to do was give the ball to Marshawn Lynch at the goal line.
Of course, the Patriots deserve some credit since Malcolm Butler made the play to seal the win. But this was far from the best New England team of the past decade.
8. Packers (2010)
This Super Bowl was all Aaron Rodgers. The Packers were just 10-6 this year and didn’t even win their division. In fairness, all six of those losses came by four points or less.
Green Bay also gets a little credit for winning three road games to reach the Super Bowl. However, let’s be clear, Rodgers was brilliant while the team was just okay.
7. Patriots (2018)
This was an agonizing Super Bowl to watch and one of New England’s more ho-hum championship teams. The Pats were just 11-5 in the regular season with three of those losses coming by double digits.
However, New England’s win at Arrowhead Stadium in the AFC Championship Game was one for the ages.
6. Ravens (2012)
Too many people have forgotten how good the Ravens were this season. Things fell apart late in the regular season when they lost four of five to end the year.
They got a little lucky when they beat Denver in the Divisional Round, but a 28-13 win at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Championship Game was no joke. Also, Joe Flacco and company won a compelling and high-scoring Super Bowl.
5. Chiefs (2019)
Outside of a rough patch in the middle of the season, the Chiefs were outstanding all season in 2019. Granted, the defense wasn’t all that impressive.
But Kansas City had to come from behind in all three playoff games, including a memorable fourth-quarter comeback in the Super Bowl, which helps put them in the top half of Super Bowl winners from last decade.
4. Patriots (2016)
Like them or hate them, you have to respect the comeback the Patriots made this Super Bowl. On top of that, New England was 14-2 during the regular season and didn’t lose a game after Week 10.
Outside of the first half of the Super Bowl, the Pats were dominant in the playoffs. This was one of Bill Belichick’s best teams during his tenure in New England.
3. Eagles (2017)
You know you have a good team when you can win a Super Bowl with Nick Foles at quarterback. The Philadelphia roster was loaded from top to bottom, helping the Eagles go 13-3 during the regular season.
Keep in mind they beat Minnesota 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game and took down a loaded New England team in the Super Bowl with a backup quarterback.
2. Broncos (2015)
Denver’s defense this year was historically good. Keep in mind the Broncos were 5-2 during the season with Brock Osweiler at quarterback. Not many teams can pull that off.
More importantly, they completely stifled a Carolina team that went 15-1 during the regular season and looked close to unstoppable at times. Think about how good Cam Newton and the Panthers were that season and you’ll appreciate what the Broncos did in the Super Bowl.
1. Seahawks (2013)
Speaking of the Broncos, they had arguably the most dynamic offense in NFL history in 2013. However, they were stopped dead in their tracks by the Seattle defense in the Super Bowl. After a 13-3 regular season, the Seahawks conceded an average of 13 points per game in their three playoff games.
They proceeded to turn the Super Bowl into a 43-8 laughter. It doesn’t get much better than that. Russell Wilson and the offense played their part as well. All things considered, the 2013 Seahawks are the best Super Bowl winners of the 2010s.