In order to get to the Super Bowl a player has to be on a team that qualifies for the NFL Playoffs. There are two conferences in the NFL, the AFC and the NFC. Each conference has six teams that qualify for the post season. Teams can qualify for the playoffs as a division winner (4 teams) or as a wild card (2 teams). In order to get to the Super Bowl a team must win either two or three playoff games. If on a team seeded 1 or 2, the team plays in two playoff games. They are the Divisional Round and the Championship game. If the team wins both of these games, they qualify for the Super Bowl. If on a team seeded 3-6, then there are three games that must be won in order to qualify for the Super Bowl. The first round is the Wild Card Round, followed by the Divisional Round, and then the Championship game. If a player is on a team that wins all of their playoff games, that team qualifies to play in the Super Bowl.
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NFL team do not give rings to teams that lose the Super Bowl. Losing teams get a Conference Championship ring for wining their conference championship game, but not one for participating in the Super Bowl.
Through Super Bowl XLIV, 1, the 2001 New England Patriots that defeated the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI.