Of the 28 franchises to have played in a Super Bowl, 20 have actually won a championship. New England joined the Steelers with an NFL-leading sixth Super Bowl win, while the Cowboys and 49ers have five apiece. List of Super Bowl appearances, record by NFL team. Tm Pittsburgh Steelers W-L% .750 PF 193 PA 164
The sport of American football itself was relatively new in 1892. Its roots stemmed from two sports, soccer and rugby, which had enjoyed long-time popularity in many nations of the world. On November 6, 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game.
The NFL is one of the four major North American professional sports leagues, the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season.