Every Wild Card Team To Win The Super Bowl

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Vote up the wild card teams that shocked the NFL.

The Super Bowl is the ultimate goal for every NFL team, and since 1975, the Wild Card era has made that dream even more achievable for every squad across the league. Even so, the list of wildcard teams that have won the Super Bowl remains short, and every team on it has accomplished something truly remarkable.

The Steelers became the first wild card team to win a Super Bowl when Ben Roethlisberger and Hines Ward led Pittsburgh to victory in Super Bowl XL. The next NFL wild card team to break through was the 2007 New York Giants, who defeated the 18-0 New England Patriots in one of the most shocking Super Bowl outcomes ever. The last wild card Super Bowl winners were the Baltimore Ravens in 2012, when they held on to beat the San Francisco 49ers in a classic showdown.

So vote up the best NFL wild card teams that won the Super Bowl, and help decide which Cinderella team had the most amazing playoff run. Then check back to see if more teams get added to the list as the years go on.

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  • 2007 New York Giants
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    2007 New York Giants

    Super Bowl XLII champions

    Playoff path

    Defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-14 in Wild Card Round
    Defeated Dallas Cowboys 21-17 in Divisional Round
    Defeated Green Bay Packers 23-20 in NFC Championship
    Defeated 17-14 New England Patriots in Super Bowl

    Top players
    Eli Manning, QB
    Brandon Jacobs, RB
    Plaxico Burress, WR
    Osi Umenyiora, DE

  • 2011 New York Giants
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    2011 New York Giants

    Super Bowl XLVI champions

    Playoff path

    Defeated Atlanta Falcons 24-2 in Wild Card Round
    Defeated Green Bay Packers 37-20 in Divisional Round
    Defeated San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in NFC Championship
    Defeated New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl

    Top players
    Eli Manning, QB
    Victor Cruz, WR
    Hakeem Nicks, WR
    Jason Pierre-Paul, DE

  • 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
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    2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

    Super Bowl XL champions

    Playoff path
    Defeated Cincinnati Bengals 31-17 in Wild Card Round
    Defeated Indianapolis Colts 21-18 in Divisional Round
    Defeated Denver Broncos 34-17 in AFC Championship
    Defeated Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl

    Top players
    Ben Roethlisberger, QB
    Willie Parker, RB
    Hines Ward, WR
    Troy Polamalu, SS

  • 2010 Green Bay Packers
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    2010 Green Bay Packers

    Super Bowl XLV champions

    Playoff path

    Defeated Philadelphia Eagles 21-16 in Wild Card Round
    Defeated Atlanta Falcons 48-21 in Divisional Round
    Defeated Chicago Bears 21-14 in NFC Championship
    Defeated Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl

    Top players
    Aaron Rodgers, QB
    Greg Jennings, WR
    Jordy Nelson, WR
    Clay Matthews, LB