There are usually 2 weeks between the NFC & AFC Championship games and the Super Bowl. Starting in 2009 they are playing the Pro Bowl on the Sunday in between the Super Bowl and the Championship games.
NFL championship games
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Super Bowl XLII will be the 18th NFL Championship game the New York Giants have played in which is the most of any NFL franchise. Super Bowl XLII will be their fourth Super Bowl and they played in 14 NFL championship games prior to the Super Bowl era.
The two teams that win their respective Conference Championship games will play in the Super Bowl.
Chicago bears From 1933, when the first NFL championship game was played, to 2008, when Super Bowl XLII was played, the team that has lost the most NFL championship games is the New York Giants who have lost 11 NFL championship games (pre Super Bowl) and 1 Super Bowl for a total of 12.
Before it was called the Super Bowl, the NFL's championship game was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game for the first two games. The name Super Bowl was put into use for Super Bowl III.
Now that the Pro Bowl is played the week between the Conference Championship games and the Super Bowl, players on Super Bowl teams who make the Pro Bowl are considered Pro Bowlers and they do get paid.
Usually it is done from the Championship games to the Day before the Super bowl.
Its a bowl series championship.
Traditionally, NCAA college teams hold post-season "Bowl" games by invitation. The games between the top professional teams was nicknamed the Super Bowl in 1969.The "Super Bowl" name was applied retroactively to the first two AFL-NFL World Championship games, played between the two leagues in 1967 and 1968. There were two more world championships prior to the merger of leagues for the 1970 season.So the first true "Super Bowl" was Super Bowl III in 1969. Beginning in 1971, it became the official title for the NFL Championship Game between the champions of the American and National Conference champions.