The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots currently hold the NFL record for most Super Bowl wins in the NFL’s history with six. Pittsburgh became the first team to win six Super Bowls when they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII 27-23.
But the 49ers could tie that with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. They have five of the titles from their eras under Joe Montana and Steve Young, and could catapult right to the top of the list with a loaded squad this season, too. They will have to go through the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes to do that, though. But Kyle Shanahan is looking to find paydirt in the Super Bowl after falling short twice, once as an offensive coordinator in Atlanta and again with the 49ers.
The Chiefs are working more against them, with standout defensive lineman Charles Omenihu and elite left guard Joe Thuney out. In addition to that, the 49ers match up well against the defense and should be able to get some traction on the ground. And the 49ers boast a fantastic defensive line that gets ignored in the discussions of guys like Fred Warner, Deebo Samuel, and other stars.
The catch if the Steelers want to keep their record? Well, Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and Travis Kelce. Those three are a proven record to winning Super Bowls, and so it would not be surprising to see them pull it off yet again, despite all the doubt around that team this season. Even guys like Marquez Valdes-Scantling have started to step up in a big way in the playoffs.
As for the Steelers themselves, they have not been back to the big game since 2010 when they lost to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. They want to change their fortunes and get back to that spot, but it will take maneuvering the quarterback position and Arthur Smith proving to be a hit as an offensive coordinator to get back to that point.