Move over, Patriots: Steelers now the one

After their win in Super Bowl XLIII, the Pittsburgh Steelers have enough rings to fit on two hands.

The Steelers’ six Lombardi trophies are the most for any NFL franchise, solidifying their place in NFL history. But the Steelers’ sixth Super Bowl title also is their second of the 21st century, bringing to question their status relative to the New England Patriots, who have three championships since 2001.

The Boston Globe‘s Tony Massarotti takes a closer look, suggesting the Steelers have supplanted the Patriots as the league’s most successful franchise. Massarotti writes:

With their 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in scintillating Super Bowl XLIII Sunday night, the Steelers now have two titles in the last four years. The Patriots have none. Pittsburgh has a playmaking quarterback, a bright young coach and a suffocating defense under one of the most respected ownerships in league history. There is no reason to think any of that will change in the immediate future. More.

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