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The Super Bowl was started when the National Football League and American Football League, rival leagues during the 1960s, got together to play a game pitting the champions of both leagues to determine a champion of American football. Prior to the 1966 season, the first season the Super Bowl was played, the NFL had their champion and the AFL had their champion and there was no game between the two.

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Q: Why are there 45 super bowl games but teams have been around longer?
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What teams played for all Super Bowl games?

Um.... None.

Did last years super bowl teams lose in the first playoffs?

No, in order to make it to the Super Bowl both teams must win all of their playoff games.

What two teams will make up the Super Bowl?

The two teams that win the AFC and NFC Championship Playoff Games.

How many super bowl games were tied at the end of the first quarter?

About 5 teams I don't remember which teams but check

What determines who plays in the Super Bowl?

The two teams that win their respective Conference Championship games will play in the Super Bowl.

Where can you find a list of teams by appearance in the Super Bowl?

Click on the 'Super Bowl Games' link on this page to see a breakdown of all 41 Super Bowls.

What teams have won the Super Bowl 4 times?

No teams remain at this point with 4 Super Bowl wins. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and San Francisco 49ers have each won 5 Super Bowls. So in a sense they have each won 4 Super Bowls but no longer remain at that number.

What teams won 3 away games in playoffs and won Super Bowl?

Pittsburgh Steelers

Will the Texans go to the Super Bowl?

For 2012, there is a possibility. They have won many games, but have started to lose lots of games to teams they should have beaten. They are in the top 4 for the AFC, but other teams have a better chance.

How many Super Bowls have the AFC teams won?

As of 2018 (Super Bowl 52), AFC teams had won 23 of the 48 NFC-AFC games. For the first 4 Super Bowls, the NFL won 2 and the AFL won 2.

What NFL teams won all road games to get to the Super Bowl?

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Did 2 wild card football teams ever make it to the super bowl?

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There Are 11 Teams In The Danish Super League.

How teams have won then Super Bowl?

18-20 teams have won the Super Bowl.

What teams are playing in the Super Bowl this year?

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What football teams are in Super Bowl this year?

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What NFL teams has won 4 super bowls?

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How do football players reach the super bowl?

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Which 4 nfl teams won all road games on way to super bowl?

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Which super bowl game had no turnovers by both teams?

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