Are there a two more stories franchises in the NFL?
When the Packers and Steelers take the field tonight, it will be the first time that two of the most storied franchises in NFL history have met in the playoffs.
- By advancing to this year’s Super Bowl, Green Bay and Pittsburgh now have a combined 13 Super Bowl appearances between them, five for the
- Packers and eight for the Steelers (tied with Dallas for the most in the NFL).
- The Packers and Steelers have won 18 world championships between them, with Green Bay’s 12 titles more than any other team in NFL history.
- Pittsburgh’s six world championships are the most by any team in the AFC.
- Pittsburgh’s six Super Bowl titles are the most of any NFL team, with the Packers’ three Super Bowl championships tied for No. 4 in the league.
- The Packers’ NFC Championship win at Chicago on Jan. 23 was their 28th victory in the postseason, third most in NFL history. Green Bay now trails
- only Pittsburgh and Dallas (33 each) for the most playoff wins.
- At 28-16 (.636), Green Bay owns the league’s best all-time postseason winning percentage. Checking in right behind the Packers is Pittsburgh, who
- has a 33-19 mark (.635) in the playoffs.
- Since the advent of free agency in 1993, Green Bay owns the third-best regular-season winning percentage in the league (.622) with Pittsburgh checking
- in at No. 2 (.630) behind only New England (.642).