no the super bowl must be an AFC team against an NFC team
The home team will be the AFC.
The Steelers lost Super Bowl XXX to the Cowboys.
the Indianapolis colts
A team qualifies for the Super Bowl by winning either the AFC or NFC Conference Championship game.
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The Colts were a member of the NFL when they played in Super Bowl III and a member of the AFC when they played in Super Bowls V and XLI.
New York Jets who played in the AFL won Super Bowl III on January 12, 1969 Baltimore Colts who played in the AFC won Super Bowl V on January 12, 1971
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.
the AFC team for superbowl 2011 is green bay packers. NFC is Pittsburgh steelers
After the NFL/AFL merger in 1970. The first Super Bowl between NFC and AFC teams was Super Bowl V in January 1971.
The Ravens, the Chiefs, and the Jets.
For the Super Bowl on February 3, 2008, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots is the AFC Championship Coach.
Prior to the NFL/AFL merger, the first AFL (AFC) coach to win a Super Bowl was Weeb Ewbank, New York Jets in Super Bowl III. Post merger (1970 season and after), the first AFC coach to win a Super Bowl was Don McCafferty of the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V. Interestingly enough, The Colts had moved from the NFC to the AFC and the Cowboys from the AFC to the NFC in the AFL/NFL merger.
Any AFC team, has to win the AFC Championship game, and any NFC team, has to win the NFC Championship!!
The team with the best record in the AFC or the NFC gets the home team colors in the sper bowl.
As of Super Bowl XLII, that would be the Indianapolis Colts who won Super Bowl XLI over the Chicago Bears.
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.
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.
Yes - The Super Bowl is ALWAYS - the top AFC team that makes it through the playoffs without a defeat and the top NFC team that does the same!!! It is the last game of the year (in 2010) and is always between an AFC team and an NFC team - as these were once completely different leagues!!!!
Of the 43 Super Bowls that have been played, AFC teams have won 21 of those games.