Yes, it is the final game of the playoffs and is the league championship game. Whichever team wins the Super Bowl is crowned NFL champions for the season.
Alas, no, they were knocked out of the playoffs in the divisional round by the eventual Super Bowl Champions, the New York Giants.
The steelers 2009-10
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.
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You have to make it to the playoffs and win to make it to the Super Bowl
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 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 New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl on February 7, 2010. They were the 2009 Super Bowl champions. The 2010 champions will be decided on February 6, 2011.
The 2009 Steelers and 1995 Cowboys