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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.

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23 Responses to “Recent Super Bowl champions had a rough first week”
  1. trentofgilead says: Sep 10, 2012 2:30 PM

    “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.”
    ———-

    Interesting… there’s something missing there.

  2. dmartin17 says: Sep 10, 2012 2:30 PM

    What about the last 8 superbowls? Or the last 10?

    This is so meaningless it’s not even funny.

  3. ravenator says: Sep 10, 2012 2:34 PM

    Steelers are so over the hill. Another AFCN sweep coming up.

  4. sj39 says: Sep 10, 2012 2:35 PM

    That’s football.

  5. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 10, 2012 2:45 PM

    But the Jets won.

    So. You know. Rex was right. About everything.

  6. sportswannabe says: Sep 10, 2012 2:51 PM

    They are 0-5. There are only 5 teams that have won Super Bowls in the last 7 years with the Giants and Steelers repeating, and they’ve only had 1 game each.

  7. mrcosio says: Sep 10, 2012 3:00 PM

    You know the end of days is coming when Rex Ryan was right about something

  8. EJ says: Sep 10, 2012 3:01 PM

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

  9. 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!!

  10. johnnybgood19 says: Sep 10, 2012 3:22 PM

    It’s not who wins the first game that counts…. it’s who wins the last that matters…..

  11. blackandbluedivision says: Sep 10, 2012 3:24 PM

    “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.”
    ———-

    Interesting… there’s something missing there.
    _______

    Read: “The Steelers (who won Super Bowl XL and XLIII)”

  12. bluebongzilla says: Sep 10, 2012 3:30 PM

    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.

  13. frostymugobeer says: Sep 10, 2012 3:35 PM

    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.

  14. kidpresentable says: Sep 10, 2012 3:49 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!!”

    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?

  15. mikea311 says: Sep 10, 2012 3:50 PM

    you can have the week one loss, ill keep the Superbowl victory.

  16. mikea311 says: Sep 10, 2012 3:51 PM

    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.

    ————–

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

    its not how you start, its how you finish.

  17. thepvyharvin says: Sep 10, 2012 3:53 PM

    ,,and they are in for more hard times.The NFL is always changing

  18. deltaoracle says: Sep 10, 2012 4:07 PM

    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.

  19. CKL says: Sep 10, 2012 4:08 PM

    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.

  20. vincentbojackson says: Sep 10, 2012 4:18 PM

    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.

  21. jayaredee says: Sep 10, 2012 4:34 PM

    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.

  22. starvingardens says: Sep 10, 2012 4:37 PM

    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.

  23. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 10, 2012 10:48 PM

    That’s why they call it overreaction Monday.

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