How many teams have lost the first game of the season and won the Super Bowl?

Eight teams have lost their first game and then gone on to win the Super Bowl. The eight teams are:


2011 New York Giants
- Lost Game 1 vs. Washington Redskins 28-14
- Won Super Bowl XLVII vs. New England Patriots 21-17

2007 New York Giants
- Lost Game 1 vs. Dallas Cowboys 45-35
- Won Super Bowl XLII vs. New England Patriots 17-14

2003 New England Patriots
- Lost Game 1 vs. Buffalo Bills 31-0
- Won Super Bowl XXXVIII vs. Carolina Panthers 32-29

2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Lost Game 1 vs. New Orleans Saints 26-20
- Won Super Bowl XXXII vs. Oakland Raiders 48-21

2001 New England Patriots
- Lost Game 1 vs. Cincinnati Bengals 23-17
- Won Super Bowl XXXVI vs. St. Louis Rams 20-17

1993 Dallas Cowboys
- Lost Game 1 vs. Washington Redskins 35-16
- Won Super Bowl XXVIII vs. Buffalo Bills 30-13

1986 New York Giants
- Lost Game 1 vs. Dallas Cowboys 28-31
- Won Super Bowl XXI vs. Denver Broncos 39-20

1981 San Francisco 49ers
- Lost Game 1 vs. Detroit Lions 24-17
- Won Super Bowl XVI vs. Cincinnati Bengals 26-21