No team has more Super Bowl victories than the Pittsburgh Steelers, or a better Super Bowl winning percentage. Let's review the Steelers' incredible Super Bowl history ahead of their appearance in Super Bowl XLV against the Packers.
Super Bowl IX: Steelers 16, Vikings 6, on January 12, 1975
The Steelers win their first Super Bowl at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Franco Harris runs for an Super Bowl record 158 yards as the late-1970s Steelers begin their run to becoming the NFL's greatest dynasty. The first score of the game was a safety; the Vikings' only touchdown came on a blocked punt.
Super Bowl X: Steelers 21, Cowboys 17, on January 18, 1976
In Miami, the Steelers win their first Super Bowl against what would become their eternal rival. Lynn Swann makes four catches for a Super Bowl record 161 yards, including a famous juggling catch you have definitely seen in some NFL Films compilation, and is named Super Bowl MVP. Scenes for "terrorist group wants to bomb the Super Bowl" thriller Black Sunday were filmed during the game.
Super Bowl XIII: Steelers 35, Cowboys 31, on January 21, 1979
At the Orange Bowl in Miami, the highest-scoring Super Bowl to that point thrills, and the Steelers win despite the Cowboys' furious fourth quarter rally. Terry Bradshaw threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and is named Super Bowl MVP. The halftime show is something called "Bob Jani presents "Carnival Salute to Caribbean." The Cowboys become the first team to score more than 30 points and lose the Super Bowl ... and still are today. The Steelers become the first NFL franchise to win three Super Bowls.
Super Bowl XIV: Steelers 31, Rams 19, on January 20, 1980
At the Rose Bowl, the most-attended Super Bowl of all time (until today's Super Bowl XLV, probably) sees the only Los Angeles team to play a Super Bowl at "home" cough up a fourth quarter lead to the Steelers, who become the first NFL franchise to win four Super Bowls. Terry Bradshaw is named Super Bowl MVP after throwing for 310 yards and two touchdowns, which counteracts his three interceptions. And Up with People does the halftime show.
Super Bowl XXX: Cowboys 27, Steelers 17, on January 15, 1967
The Steelers lose a Super Bowl for the first time as Neil O'Donnell's three interceptions help make Cowboys cornerback Larry Brown the Super Bowl MVP. The Cowboys win their fifth Super Bowl, breaking a tie with the Steelers for second place all time and tying the San Francisco 49ers for first. O'Donnell's spotty play is the deciding factor; the Steelers outgained the Cowboys by almost 100 yards. The game is hugely popular, and is seen by more Americans than any other television broadcast, save the M.A.S.H. finale.
Super Bowl XL: Steelers 21, Seahawks 10, on February 5, 2006
The first Super Bowl played at Ford Field is a welcome homecoming for Detroit native Jerome Bettis, who joins Steelers coach Bill Cowher in finally breaking through to win a Super Bowl after a consistently excellent career. The Steelers become the first sixth seed to win a Super Bowl, and tie the Cowboys and 49ers for most Super Bowls for a franchise. Willie Parker rips off the longest rush in Super Bowl history with a 75-yard touchdown, but Hines Ward is named Super Bowl MVP after making five catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. Questionable officiating, including on a rushing touchdown by Ben Roethlisberger, leaves Seahawks fans a little salty.
Super Bowl XLIII: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23, on February 1, 2009
In one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever, Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes gets both feet down on a spectacular leaping catch in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown in the final minute, lifting the Steelers to their record-setting sixth Super Bowl victory. That comes on the heels of a 16-point fourth quarter rally to take the lead by the Cardinals, and after James Harrison's rumbling 100-yard interception return as the first half ends sets a new Super Bowl record for longest play. Both teams take to the air, setting records for fewest combined carries and rushing yards in a Super Bowl.