Ranking the Packers Four Super Bowl Winning Teams

The Green Bay Packers have won four Super Bowls since the inaugural game was played on January 15, 1967. But which Packers Super Bowl winning team was the best? We rank the four Packers Super Bowl winning squads from weakest to strongest keeping in mind that all these teams were champions.

4. 2010 Packers, Won Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25

The 2010 Green Bay Packers were not a great team for most of the season, but they were a team on the upswing and by the end of the year. In the playoffs, they were playing excellent football. They finished the regular season with a 10-6 record.

The offense ranked 10th in the NFL in points scored and ninth in the league in yards gained. Defensively, they were stronger, going second in points and fifth in yards allowed.

Aaron Rodgers and company won their last two games to earn the final playoff berth in the NFC and then won three road playoff games to advance to the Super Bowl.

The team did feature Pro Bowlers in A.J. Hawk, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Nick Collins, Tramon Williams, Clay Matthews, Chad Clifton, and Charles Woodson.

The only Hall of Famer on the team is Woodson although Rodgers will inevitably be inducted once he is eligible.

3. 1967 Packers, Won Super Bowl II over the Oakland Raiders 33-14

The 1967 Packers were an experienced teams full of aging stars and Hall of Famers. The team finished ninth in points scored and yards gained on offense, far from impressive in a league with 14 teams. The defense was stronger, finishing third in points and first in yards allowed.

Vince Lombardi’s team struggled through injuries that season on both sides of the ball but toughed it out to finish 9-4-1 on the season. They won the division crown comfortably and lost their final two meaningless games after clinching a playoff berth.

The Packers beat an impressive 11-1-2 Rams team in the first round of the playoffs before beating the Cowboys in the Ice Bowl, the greatest victory in the history of the Packers franchise.

The team featured nine Pro Bowl players and nine future Hall of Famers including Bart Starr, Willie Wood, Dave Robinson, Jerry Kramer, Henry Jordan, Forrest Gregg, Willie Davis, Ray Nitschke, and Herb Adderley. These were all still great players, but many were on the downside of their careers by 1967.

The Packers won their third consecutive championship, a record that has still never been duplicated.

2. 1996 Packers, Won Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots 35-21

The 1996 Packers were a dominant team, finishing first in the NFL in both points scored and points allowed. They were first overall on defense in yards allowed and fifth in yards gained on offense. They finished with a 13-3 record and were the top seed in the NFC.

The Packers featured five Pro Bowl players that year including Brett Favre, LeRoy Butler, Reggie White, Frank Winters, and Keith Jackson. White, Favre, and Butler have since been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Packers also featured outstanding special teams units as Desmond Howard returned three punts for touchdowns and Don Beebe ran back a kick for a score in the regular season.

In the playoffs, Howard scored another touchdown against the 49ers in a muddy Division Round win and then returned a kick for a score in the Super Bowl.

The Packers were clearly the class of the league in 1996 and would be regarded as higher on the list of all-time great teams had they won more than one Super Bowl.

1. 1966 Green Bay Packers, Won Super Bowl I Over the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10

The 1966 Packers finished the regular season with a 12-2 record and lost both games by a total of four points.

The offense was fourth in the league in points scored and eighth in yards gained while the defense allowed the fewest points in the league and the third fewest yards.

The Pack opened the season with four straight wins and then won their final seven games including the NFL Championship Game over Dallas and Super Bowl I over the Kansas City.

The team featured eight Pro Bowlers and 11 All Pros. The roster featured 11 future Hall of Famers plus head coach Vince Lombardi who won his fourth NFL title and his second in a row this year.

The 1966 Packers also had to overcome the pressure of representing the NFL in the first ever game against an AFL opponent. The task was so great that broadcaster Frank Gifford recalled Lombardi was “shaking like a leaf” before the game when he shook his hand.

After a shaky first half, the Pack dominated the second half and won by 25 points, the largest margin of victory of all four Packers Super Bowl wins.

This was the Packers best Super Bowl winning team, although not by a wide margin.

You can follow Gil Martin on Twitter @GilPackers

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Since'61's picture

February 10, 2024 at 02:50 pm

The 1966 Packers were the best of the four SB winning teams. It was also one of the best if not the best of the Lombardi Packers teams. Possibly second only to the 1962 Packers who went 13-1 during the regular season before defeating the NY Giants for the 1962 NFL Championship. The Super Bowl did not yet exist in 1962.

11 HOFers plus their HOF coach make the '66 packers one of the greatest teams of all time. 4ht in the league in points scored and first in the league in points allowed indicates a very well balanced team and a team that was capable of wining in any situation. The '66 Packers were capable of big plays on both sides of the ball and there were numerous players who could make those big plays.

The strengths of the Lombardi Packers included their exceptional OL play, the best defense of all time especially in the post season (less than 10 PPGs, 9.7, allowed in 10 post season games). Brilliant QB play from QB Bart Starr and clutch skill players on both sides of the ball. Add in the greatest HC of all time and you have the foundation for 5 championships in 7 years including 3 in a row 65-67.

The Lombardi Packers remain my benchmark for measuring all other Packer and NFL teams. I have yet to see a better team and I doubt that I ever will. Thanks, Since '61

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Leatherhead's picture

February 10, 2024 at 05:44 pm

I like the 1967 team because of the way they won the Ice Bowl. Maybe not as talented as the 1966 team, but indomitable

But yeah, those Lombardi teams are the benchmark. Not the three straight 13 win teams teams.

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Since'61's picture

February 13, 2024 at 05:31 pm

We totally agree LH. Thanks, Since '61

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

February 10, 2024 at 07:57 pm

"The standard is the standard," and THAT is the standard!

Hopefully 2024-27 comes close 🍻

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Tundraboy's picture

February 10, 2024 at 11:01 pm

Totally agree. The competition during those years were some great teams, but we were better! Steelers later somewhat resembled them at times but still not in the same league,

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lou's picture

February 10, 2024 at 03:06 pm

The 1966 & 1967 teams had so many Hall Of Fame players but most of them at that time were close to the end of their careers but were still the best teams in the league hands down. Although the 1962 team was almost perfect I believe the 1961 championship team was Lombardi's best, they beat a New York Giant team also with a host of Hall Of Fame Players 37-0 and per Paul Hornung, Lombardi let the foot off the gas in respect of the Mara family who owned the Giants, they gave him his first opportunity in the NFL and Wellington Mara was a classmate at Fordham University. In that game 3 of their top players (Hornung - Dowler - Nitschke) were on National Guard duty and had not practiced. I would take the 1961 team over the undefeated Dolphins team as the best ever.

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February 10, 2024 at 11:20 pm

Absolutely! I rewatched the entire 1961 game. Amazing how few penalties were called, and I think 1 PI call.

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Johnblood27's picture

February 10, 2024 at 05:44 pm

An interesting fact about the 2010 Packers squad is that they NEVER trailed by more than 7 points all season long.

That squad also had 14 players on IR at the time of the SB.
Nick Barnett
Morgan Burnett
Brandon Chillar
Jermichael Finley
Ryan Grant
Justin Harrell
Spencer Havner
Brad Jones
Derrick Martin
Mike Neal
Marshall Newhouse
Brady Poppinga
Anthony Smith
Mark Tausher

Losses by the 2010 Packer SB Champ Team
Bears by 3 Pack then beat them by 7 last game of regular season and by 7 in NFCCG
Commanders by 3 6-10 record
Dolphins by 3 7-9 record
Falcons by 3 Pack then beat them by 27 in playoffs
Lions by 4 6-10 record
Patriots by 4 14-2 record ("we're nobodies underdog" game - Pack shoulda won, OL KO return...)

This was the team that came back in 2011 and went 15-1 and lost in the playoffs after Joe Philbins son drowned and had funeral right before the game.

This team was quite a bit better than given credit for.

The 96 team was quite possibly the best team ever. The 1996 Packers had the most dominant season since the 1962 Packers team. Number 1 offense, Number 1 Defense, Most dangerous return man single season EVER. They routinely pounded opponents until they lost to a good Minnesota squad which was later avenged by a sound thumping of the vikes in the last game of the season. There was a 2 game slump when every WR on the team was injured and they lost a couple of close games. The Pack then rolled over all opponents in the playoffs including the Patriots in the SB. Complete dominance. An absolute shame that the 97 playoff run of this team was cut short by the illegal cut blocking of the denver cowards in the SB. Gabe Wilkins complete cowardly performance in letting his teammates down was so pathetic that the team was forced to move him in the off-season. It also did not help that Holmgren was openly flirting with Seattle throughout the playoffs and especially during the SB preparation when he should have been preparing his team. Shameful! Wolf was right - A Fart In The Wind!

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LLCHESTY's picture

February 10, 2024 at 09:21 pm

"It also did not help that Holmgren was openly flirting with Seattle throughout the playoffs and especially during the SB preparation when he should have been preparing his team."

And then he stayed to coach the '98 team? 🤔

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Johnblood27's picture

February 10, 2024 at 11:40 pm

yup

shameful

and what was up with Wolf knowing that Holmy wanted more and that he (Wolf) was gonna quit and yet Wolf didn't tell Holmy to just cool his jets for one stinkin year and the keys were all his?

GB coulda kept Reid as HC and let Holmy move upstairs.

Instead we got Ray Rhodes for a very forgettable season and then Sherman, who wasn't a bad coach, but was a terrible GM.

Oh my! What could have been...

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HarryHodag's picture

February 10, 2024 at 08:12 pm

Glad you picked the Super Bowl I team Gil. Having lived through the time the game was more than just the championship. The NFL was putting the heat down on the Packers to win the game. They wanted to express dominance over the upstart AFL. The Packers were coming off a tough win against Dallas(not the Ice Bowl but the Tom Brown interception game in the end zone) and the tension was high. But the Packers proved all day to be the better team.

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February 10, 2024 at 08:46 pm

1967 was the best and most underated Packer team, at the end of the year they beat probably the best group of playoff teams they ever faced the Rams,Cowboys,Raiders. The Ice Bowl of course is the most remembered game and they beat a great Cowboy team was more experienced than the 66 Cowboys, the Rams were also a great team and the Packers steam rolled them 28-7 in Milwaukee. And if any of you get a chance to watch the 67/68 superbowl replay vs the Raiders watch the perfection and performance of the offence and defense as they dominated a great Raider team that was loaded with all pro players.....

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BA4Pack's picture

February 10, 2024 at 08:55 pm

Greatest Packer team of all time are the undefeated 1929 Packers.

12-0-1
198 points scored.
22 points against.
The first of 3 consecutive championships.
3 HOF’s Hubbard, Blood and Machalske.
Verne Llewelyn should be a HOF’s also.

BA

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Johnblood27's picture

February 10, 2024 at 11:42 pm

Ah, the memories...

If only 'Jug" Earp was still around to tell the stories...

I do miss the ol' Juggernaut!

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BA4Pack's picture

February 11, 2024 at 03:47 pm

Buckets Goldberg

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February 13, 2024 at 11:32 pm

I miss a lot of things from the old ones too.

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February 11, 2024 at 09:37 am

My father would agree. 50 cent admission at City Stadium. I was regaled with stories of those teams from the time I could walk. Johnny Blood made the "rounds" throughout N.E. Wisconsin. Glory has no boundaries, Love is on deck...

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HarryHodag's picture

February 11, 2024 at 02:05 pm

Great reminder to all of us that the Packers were a great team long before the modern era.

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ArlenWilliams's picture

February 11, 2024 at 01:13 am

I'd say nice article, but it doesn't even mention Taylor Swift.

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packanimal's picture

February 11, 2024 at 08:03 am

I admit to having never been a big fan of Bart Starr -- mistakenly. I thought about all he had to do was hand off to Taylor or Hornung. Then I recently watched the video of the second SB. He had neither Taylor nor Hornung and really no big offensive weapons worth mentioning. Our leading rusher in that game was Ben Wilson (not in the HoF yet) with 62 yards. Starr managed 202 passing -- Carroll Dale and Boyd Dowler et al. -- and was deservedly the game MVP. It was just a gritty performance in a big game, one of many.

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Qoojo's picture

February 11, 2024 at 12:36 pm

I consider the 1996 packers at #1. I think that team gets overlooked a lot. The stats mentioned say a lot.

I never saw or remember seeing the first two superbowl teams. It's hard to compare teams across generations and the games are quite different. Then there is the lombardi and 60s teams halo effect. Anyone that had parents that watched those lombardi teams knows what i am talking about, anfd having to listen to the stories of those teams in the 70s, 80s,..., they were basically deified.

In the past year, I watched a replay of the 1996 packers game on NFL network or something, it was striking difference watching that defense play. Aggressive and mean. They hit, they harassed, and knocked the offense around, especially Wayne Simmons. Then I watch the defense of the past several years, and it looks like a spectator sport with multiple guys watching one guy tackle.

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dark41's picture

February 12, 2024 at 12:22 am

This is an interesting perspective and comparison. Every Sunday my dad would take me to Grandma's house to watch the Packers on her big black and white TV. I think this started in around '64 or '65, as I would have been 5 or 6 years old.

When we say the best Packers SB team, we should be comparing them to each other, not how they fared against the rest of the league. I don't believe that the '66 or '67 teams could have beaten the much faster and stronger '96 and 2010 teams.

My take would be that the '66 Packers were the best between Lombardi's SB teams. I think that the '96 team was better than the 2010 team, so they'd be my pick as the best Packers SB team overall.
1-1996
2-2010
3-1966
4-1967

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