The National Football League (NFL) is the premier, professional American Football League of the world. The NFL consists of 32 American football teams separated into two conferences, the American Football Conference (AFC), and the National Football Conference (NFC). Each conference is separated into four divisions, North, South, East, and West.
The 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL) compete in a 17 week regular season (16 games and 1 bye week) to qualify for the NFL playoffs. The NFL playoffs are a single elimination tournament to determine the champion of each conference. Twelve teams qualify for the playoffs; the winner of each division, and two wild card teams from each conference. The National Football Conference (NFC) playoff champion competes against the American Football Conference (AFC) playoff champion in the Super Bowl championship game to determine the National Football League champion for each season.
The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League. The Super Bowl began in January 1967, as an agreement between the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL), that their respective league championship teams would play each other in an AFL-NFL championship game. After the two leagues merged, they organized themselves as separate conferences within one league.