NFC vs AFC: who has won more Super Bowls?
While the Super Bowl is the ultimate battle between two final NFL teams, earlier divisional battles are just as competitive. Which NFL division has won the most Super Bowl titles?
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Prior to the 1970 merger between the American Football League and the National Football League, there had been four annual games pitting the Champion of each league against each other to determine an overall top team. Officially known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, the fixture had been informally known as the “Super Bowl” amongst fans, and even referred to as such in an on-air commentary.
From the merger onward, the game has been officially dubbed the “Super Bowl” and still sees the American Conference champion face the National Conference champion for gridiron supremacy. As we near the fifty-seventh edition of this contest, the original question that it was meant to answer is still open to interpretation. Namely, is the AFC or the NFC the “superior” league?
Who has won more Super Bowls: NFC or AFC?
The NFC leads the AFC in the Vince Lombardi Trophy count but only by two games, with 29 wins to 27.
More specifically, since the first Super Bowl in 1967, the NFC East has been the most successful division in the NFL, grabbing 21 NFC championships and 13 Super Bowl victories. The last franchise in the NFC East to be Super Bowl champions were the Philadelphia Eagles, who defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI in 2017.
And while this marks the highest of any division in the league, the Eagles have a chance to break their own record and up the scale to 30-27 wins over the AFC if they win the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
The Chiefs and Eagles will face off on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
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