Recent Super Bowl champions had a rough first week

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Yes, the first week of the regular season doesn’t mean anything.  But here’s something meaningless that is worth at least mentioning.

A loyal PFT reader points out that, with one week in the books for the teams that have won the last seven Super Bowls, the last seven Super Bowl winners are a combined 0-5.

The Steelers (who won Super Bowl XL and XLIII) lost to the Broncos, the Colts (who won Super Bowl XLI) lost to the Bears, the Giants (who won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI), the Saints (who won Super Bowl XLIV) lost to the Redskins, and the Packers (who won Super Bowl XLV) lost to the 49ers.

Again, it doesn’t mean anything.  Other than that the teams that have won the last seven Super Bowls weren’t able to win a single game among them.

23 responses to “Recent Super Bowl champions had a rough first week

  1. “The Steelers (who won Super Bowl XL and XLIII) lost to the Broncos, the Colts (who won Super Bowl XLI) lost to the Bears, the Giants (who won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI) ______________, the Saints (who won Super Bowl XLIV) lost to the Redskins, and the Packers (who won Super Bowl XLV) lost to the 49ers.”
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    Interesting… there’s something missing there.

  2. The first week of the reg season doesn’t mean nothing…is the funniest thing!! A make or break year can be decided by ONE game, a week one loss can have devastating repercussions down the stretch…this aint baseball!!

  3. “The Steelers (who won Super Bowl XL and XLIII) lost to the Broncos, the Colts (who won Super Bowl XLI) lost to the Bears, the Giants (who won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI) ______________, the Saints (who won Super Bowl XLIV) lost to the Redskins, and the Packers (who won Super Bowl XLV) lost to the 49ers.”
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    Interesting… there’s something missing there.
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    Read: “The Steelers (who won Super Bowl XL and XLIII)”

  4. You named every team they lost to except one. Way to go. There must be a moratorium on mentioning the Cowboys in anything but a negative light.

    “Most of the teams that lost in week 1 will all be back to their usual form come week 2.”

    I don’t doubt it, with the Steelers facing the Jets, Colts facing the Vikings, Giants facing the Bucs, Saints facing the Panthers, and the Packers facing the Bears.

  5. 4whateva says:
    Sep 10, 2012 3:14 PM
    The first week of the reg season doesn’t mean nothing…is the funniest thing!! A make or break year can be decided by ONE game, a week one loss can have devastating repercussions down the stretch…this aint baseball!!

    right you are sir,
    at least 1 of these teams will miss the playoffs because of the week 1 loss…..bank on it.

  6. “The first week of the reg season doesn’t mean nothing…is the funniest thing!! A make or break year can be decided by ONE game, a week one loss can have devastating repercussions down the stretch…this aint baseball!!”

    Why would the first loss bear any more weight than the other 5-6 that would be required for a team to miss the playoffs?

  7. Sep 10, 2012 3:14 PM
    The first week of the reg season doesn’t mean nothing…is the funniest thing!! A make or break year can be decided by ONE game, a week one loss can have devastating repercussions down the stretch…this aint baseball!!

    right you are sir,
    at least 1 of these teams will miss the playoffs because of the week 1 loss…..bank on it.

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    the giants lost the first game last year and in 07.

    its not how you start, its how you finish.

  8. The Vikings could be alone in first place in the NFC North after week 2. Fortunately for the sake of the universe, order will be restored by the end of October.

  9. It’s not 100% meaningful, but this morning on Mike & Mike, they mentioned that 69% of teams that start 0-1 (not sure how far they went back) do not make the playoffs.

  10. The other thing they have in common:

    They’ll all show up next week because they know what it takes to still be playing in January.

  11. The GIANTS have won 4 Superbowls and have lost their first game that year 3 times.
    In 86 they lost their first game of the year to the Cowboys. In 1990 they started 10 & 0. In 2007 they started 0 & 2, losing to the Cowboys & Packers, then last year they started the year by losing to Washington.

    So what does it mean? It only means if you lose the first game of the year you can’t go undefeated.

  12. It’s going to be an extra long week for Aaron Rogers even more so because he now has to wear an Alex Smith Jersey because of what he promised one of the guys from Boyz II Men.

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