This has happened four times in the history of the NFL since the Super Bowl began.
1988 - Redskins and Broncos were in Super Bowl XXII (1987), both teams failed to qualify for the playoffs in 1988.
1999 - Broncos and Falcons were in Super Bowl XXXIII (1998), both teams failed to qualify for the playoffs in 1999.
2002 - Patriots and Rams were in Super Bowl XXXVI (2001); both teams failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2002.
2003 - Tampa Bay and Oakland were in Super Bowl XXXVII (2002); both teams failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2003.
The Steelers made the playoffs following their wins in Superbowls IX, X and XIII. They failed to make the playoffs after winning Super Bowls XIV, XL and XLIII.
The Steelers missed the playoffs three times after winning a Super Bowl the previous year.1980 season - following SB XIV2006 season - following SB XL2009 season - following SB XLIII
The Steelers failed to make the playoffs the following season three times after winning the Super Bowl. The seasons they missed were 1980, 2006 and 2009.
The 2009 Steelers and 1995 Cowboys
There have been 4 times when neither of the Super Bowl teams made the playoffs the following season: 1) Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos played in Super Bowl XXII and neither made the playoffs in 1988. 2) Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos played in Super Bowl XXXIII and neither made the playoffs in 1999. 3) St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots played in Super Bowl XXXVI and neither made the playoffs in 2002. 4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders played in Super Bowl XXXVII and neither made the playoffs in 2003.
Pittsburgh Steelers (2007)
SAINTS!!! who dat!!!
After the Divisional playoffs, there is the Conference playoffs. After the Conference playoffs, there is the Super Bowl. The time in between is three (3) weeks.
I'm pretty sure its both. I've heard them call it world champions and super bowl champions on sportscenter but i couldn't figure out which one it was. But i just call it super bowl champs but.... i have heard it on sportcenter called world champions.