No team has ever played in the Super Bowl as an AFC team and NFC team, however ...
The AFL-NFL merger took place prior to the 1970 season. At the time, there were 10 teams in the AFL and 16 teams in the NFL. To make an even number of teams in each new conference (AFC and NFC) three teams that played in the NFL and would have become NFC teams became members of the AFC. These teams were the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cleveland Browns.
Four Super Bowls, then known as the AFL-NFL Championship Game, had been played prior to the merger. The Baltimore Colts represented the NFL in Super Bowl III and then in Super Bowl V, the first Super Bowl after the merger, they represented the AFC.
So, the Baltimore Colts played in Super Bowls as an NFL team and an AFC team.
no the super bowl must be an AFC team against an NFC team
the AFC team for superbowl 2011 is green bay packers. NFC is Pittsburgh steelers
Of the first 44 Super Bowls, 21 have been won by an AFC team and 23 by a NFC team.
For Super Bowl XLVIII the AFC is considered the home team. For the tv broadcasts, the away team plays Saturday and the home team plays Sunday.
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NFC teams are the home team in odd numbered years. AFC teams are the home team in even numbered years. Since the upcoming Super Bowl will be played in 2008, the AFC team will be the home team.
For the Super Bowl on February 3, 2008, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots is the AFC Championship Coach.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are an AFC team, but originally they were an NFLteam until they were kicked out in 1969 (and subsequently are the oldest AFC team). They have since shown that being kicked out of the NFC was not exactly the worst thing in the world, having reached 15 AFC Championships and being the winningest team in the Super Bowl era. Karma.
The role of home team alternates every season between the two conferences, AFC and NFC. In Super Bowl XLIV the AFC representative Indianapolis Colts were the home team. Super Bowl XLV is designated with the NFC as the home team, therefore making the Green Bay Packers the home team.