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Recent Super Bowl champions had a rough first week

Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers meet at mid field after the Broncos defeated the Steelers 31-19 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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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.