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2017 NFL Playoffs: Winner of AFC Conference Championship Game will set Super Bowl appearance record

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The Patriots and Steelers are looking to break a tie next week.

The New England Patriots have reached the Super Bowl eight times in the franchise’s long history and own a 4-4 overall record. The Patriots are tied with three other teams for the most Super Bowl appearances in NFL history.

Next week’s game between the Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers will result in one team setting a new NFL record for Super Bowl appearances because the Steelers, along with the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos, also have eight appearances. The Cowboys and Broncos have been eliminated from contention.

The Patriots are looking to reach the Super Bowl for the seventh time under head coach Bill Belichick and want to earn their fifth Super Bowl title, which would represent a three-way tie for second with the Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers.

The Steelers have the most Super Bowl titles in NFL history with six and they would love to extend their lead over the other franchises.