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Though Las Vegas loved the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, our computers loved the
New Orleans Saints even more and correctly predicted Drew Brees and company would win the 2009 Super Bowl. We took the bias out of the game and relied solely on the statistics to predict its outcome.
Whatifsports.com correctly predicted the outcome of four major championships in 2009. We successfully simulated the outcome of the Lakers over the Magic in the NBA Finals, the Yankees over the Phillies in the World Series, Alabama over Texas in the BCS National Championship game, and now the Saints over the Colts in the Super Bowl.
As Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints are welcomed into the fraternity of NFL great teams. But where does the high octane offense of Brees, Colston, Thomas and Bush rank among the other 43 Super Bowl champions? Whatifsports.com plugged the numbers into their super-computers to seek out an answer.
Our sophisticated football simulation engine ran so that each Super Bowl champion played each other 101 times. The output generated included team winning percentage, average points per game and average points allowed per game. You can select any two of these Super Bowl champions right now and simulate the results using our NFL SimMatchup feature
This ranking system will no doubt create controversy, discussion and debate over the course of the NFL off-season. We at Whatifsports.com thrive to provide provocative insight to your favorite sport and get the trash-talking started with rankings like these.
I'm sure recently retired Kurt Warner will rest easy tonight knowing his "Greatest Show on Turf" has been labeled by Whatifsports.com as the All-Time Greatest Super Bowl team based on our rankings. I also have a feeling Mercury Morris may be ready to dissect and discourage this rating system from ever gracing the internet.
Sorry, Mercury for yet another champion has been crowned and it's Whatifsports.com's dedicated staff ready to pop the champagne on another accurate prediction.
Kurt Warner's 1999 St. Louis Rams, also known as "The Greatest Show On Turf", are Whatifsports.com's
#1 Super Bowl Team of All-Time
All-Time Super Bowl Power Rankings
|Team||Win%||Avg PPG||Avg PPA|
|1||1999 St. Louis Rams||75.4||26.4||17.7|
|2||1979 Pittsburgh Steelers||66.5||22.8||17.2|
|3||1985 Chicago Bears||63.2||20.6||16.3|
|4||1984 San Francisco 49ers||63.0||24.0||19.8|
|5||1996 Green Bay Packers||62.8||20.6||16.7|
|6||1991 Washington Redskins||61.9||22.5||18.7|
|7||1989 San Francisco 49ers||61.6||22.4||18.8|
|8||1998 Denver Broncos||60.7||23.2||19.9|
|9||1993 Dallas Cowboys||59.0||23.4||20.5|
|10||1992 Dallas Cowboys||58.4||21.1||18.3|
|11||2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers||57.3||17.6||15.5|
|12||1969 Kansas City Chiefs||57.3||20.2||17.6|
|13||1971 Dallas Cowboys||56.9||19.8||17.4|
|14||1973 Miami Dolphins||56.3||20.2||18.0|
|15||1995 Dallas Cowboys||56.2||23.2||21.3|
|16||2005 Pittsburgh Steelers||56.1||19.5||17.7|
|17||2000 Baltimore Ravens||54.8||17.5||16.2|
|18||1972 Miami Dolphins||54.6||21.9||19.9|
|19||1988 San Francisco 49ers||54.1||21.3||20.2|
|20||2009 New Orleans Saints||53.7||25.6||24.4|
|21||2008 Pittsburgh Steelers||53.4||17.2||16.2|
|22||1975 Pittsburgh Steelers||53.2||20.2||19.2|
|23||1977 Dallas Cowboys||52.7||18.4||17.4|
|24||1994 San Francisco 49ers||51.5||20.0||19.7|
|25||1968 New York Jets||50.8||18.8||18.6|
|26||2004 New England Patriots||50.3||21.6||21.4|
|27||1976 Oakland Raiders||47.7||21.5||22.2|
|28||1987 Washington Redskins||47.6||20.5||21.2|
|29||1974 Pittsburgh Steelers||47.0||17.2||17.9|
|30||2003 New England Patriots||46.6||16.5||17.6|
|31||1997 Denver Broncos||45.2||21.9||23.3|
|32||1978 Pittsburgh Steelers||43.2||16.3||18.6|
|33||1983 Los Angeles Raiders||42.6||18.3||20.6|
|34||1986 New York Giants||42.1||17.9||20.5|
|35||2007 New York Giants||41.9||19.2||21.8|
|36||1990 New York Giants||41.8||16.6||19.4|
|37||1982 Washington Redskins||40.7||17.3||20.1|
|38||1966 Green Bay Packers||36.7||15.6||19.1|
|39||1981 San Francisco 49ers||33.7||15.7||21.0|
|40||2001 New England Patriots||29.8||16.5||23.3|
|41||1980 Oakland Raiders||29.4||14.7||21.4|
|42||1967 Green Bay Packers||29.3||15.7||22.7|
|43||2006 Indianapolis Colts||27.3||20.8||28.8|
|44||1970 Baltimore Colts||25.5||13.6||21.5|
So, what do you think of Whatifsports.com's ratings? Agree? Disagree? Mercury, you will have to wait your turn! While you wait, you can take these rankings and build your own All-Time Super Bowl Dream Team using our Dream Teams tool.
You may also be interested in tackling our simulation football game, SimLeague Football. Think about utilizing a backfield of
Barry Sanders and Adrian Peterson as you lead your team up the standings and work towards that coveted championship.
Ryan Fowler is the Digital Content Manager for Whatifsports.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.