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Super Bowl finalists: Who should play in NFL title game?

Sunday's NFL conference finals will determine the two teams that will contend for the Super Bowl 50 title on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, Cali. Which team would you most like to see playing in the championship game?

Penultimate Sunday will send 2 teams to Super Bowl 50

The Super Bowl 50 trophy will wind up in the hands of either the Patriots, Broncos, Cardinals or Panthers on February 7. Which NFL team would you like to see holding the trophy? (Frederick M. Brown)

Sunday's NFL conference finals will determine the two teams that will contend for the Super Bowl 50 title on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, Cali. Which team would you most like to see playing in the championship game?

The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos are meeting in the American Football Conference final, while the Arizona Cardinals fly into the snowy eastern seaboard for the National Football Conference final Sunday evening. Here's a breakdown of the numbers involved in each team's past Super Bowl appearances.

Here is one set of odds for winning the Super Bowl.

  • New England Patriots: (4-4 record in Super Bowls) 

Latest appearance: 2015, won 28-24 over Seattle Seahawks

First appearance: 1986, lost 46-10 to Chicago Bears

Streaks: Wins: 3  Defeated Arizona Cardinals in 2001, 20-17; Carolina Panthers in 2003, 32-29; Philadelphia Eagles in 2004, 24-21.

Streaks: Losses: 2  twice. Lost in 1986 to Bears; 1997 to Green Bay, 35-21; also lost 2008 to New York Giants, 17-14;

lost to Giants in 2012, 21-17.

  • Denver Broncos (2-5 record)

Latest appearance: 2014, lost 43-8 to Seattle Seahawks

First appearance: 1978, lost 27-10 to Dallas Cowboys

Streaks: Wins, 2. Defeated Atlanta Falcons, 34-19 in 1998; Green Bay Packers, 31-24 in 1999. 

Streaks: Losses, 4. Lost to Dallas in 1978; to New York Giants, 39-20 in 1987; to Washington Redskins, 42-10 in 1988; to San Francisco 49ers, 55-10 in 1990.

  • Arizona Cardinals (0-1)

Only appearance: Lost 2009 to Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-23

  • Carolina Panthers (0-1)

Only appearance: Lost in 2004 to New England, 32-29.

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