Data Points: Who is the team of the 2000s?

With Pittsburgh losing to Green Bay in Super Bowl XLV — No. 19 on our list of the top 20 games of 2010 — it only creates more debate as to whether the Steelers rank as the best team this millennium. There are those who still cling to the Patriots as that team in what amounts to a two-horse race, despite the fact that New England hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the 2004 season.

The two franchises have combined to appear in seven Super Bowls in the last 10 years. Meanwhile, no other organization has been to the big dance more than twice since Y2K.

But judging by regular season success, as opposed to purely Super Bowl titles, it appears New England has been slightly more consistent about putting a dominant product on the field.

— Elliot Harrison

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