12 franchises remain without a Super Bowl title

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Now that the Eagles have the franchise’s first Super Bowl title, who is the next franchise without a Lombardi Trophy to get one?

Twelve teams remain without a shiny Lombardi for their trophy case.

The Falcons nearly accomplished it last season and came the closest to knocking off the Eagles this postseason. The Jaguars and Vikings both got to the championship game this postseaosn, with Jacksonville losing to New England and Minnesota getting trounced by the Eagles.

The Bengals, Bills, Browns, Cardinals, Chargers, Lions, Panthers, Texans and Titans are the other teams without.

And Carolina got to the Super Bowl in the 2015 season only to lose to Denver.

So some of the have-nots have gotten close, and some are getting closer. Of the 12 teams without a Super Bowl victory, Bovada gives the Vikings the best shot to end their drought next season with 12-1 odds. That ties Minnesota with the Steelers for the fourth-best odds.

51 responses to “12 franchises remain without a Super Bowl title

  1. Chargers? Spanos will never win it all… They are happy making their profit year after year. Just try to be competitive, make it like like they are trying….But falling short…

    Pretty soon, all of the Spanos grand-kids will have various jobs with the club. Head coach, head of security, Tom Telesco’s job when he is no longer needed, you get the picture…

  2. You should list the one hit wonders. NY Jets, KC, Chicago, Tampa Bay, St.Louis/LA, New Orleans, Seattle. Will Philly be the next one?

  3. Like or hate the Vikings, they have fans that have stood by them through thick and thin.
    They honestly are only a true Franchise QB away.
    They got stabbed in the back by their Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmer, He knew he was going to the Giants before the game. His head was absolutely not in the game against the Eagles. He scripted the first 25 plays and Minnesota drove over 70 yards for a TD. after that, Minnesota was predictable, flat, and never had a chance. It seems that is the way it is, teams get a bit closer over a 3 or 4 year period before getting to the big game. I don’t believe Zimmer has the Offensive mind to win without an exceptional OC.
    The other teams fans are also ones that appreciate how hard it is to get there and even getting to the Championship game is something to be proud of. It is the fans of teams that have won it all that deserve a decade of humility because of the way the fans troll and make fun… Pats fans are only a couple years away from that……

  4. Pretty depressing as a Vikings fan…a franchise that has been around since 1961 has not even made a Super Bowl appearance in 41 years. Their last Super Bowl appearance was Super Bowl XI in 1977.

    The following teams on the list have made at least one Super Bowl appearance since the Vikings last appearance in 1976-77. The Falcons (1998, 2016), Panthers (2003 and 2015), Titans (1999), Cardinals (2008), Cincinnati Bengals (1981 and 1988), Buffalo Bills (1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994), and San Diego Chargers (1994).

  5. rewan nayshen says:
    February 5, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    You should list the one hit wonders. NY Jets, KC, Chicago, Tampa Bay, St.Louis/LA, New Orleans, Seattle. Will Philly be the next one?
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    Why? The article is about teams without a SB win. All those teams have one and therefore are not the focal point of the article.

  6. rewan nayshen says:
    February 5, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    You should list the one hit wonders. NY Jets, KC, Chicago, Tampa Bay, St.Louis/LA, New Orleans, Seattle. Will Philly be the next one?

    uh, hey fool, chicago and the rams have more than one title each. read your facts before spreading fake news.

  7. As long as the Failcons and Panthers stay title-free.
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    Which has to be even more depressing yet pathetic because both have been there twice….

  8. I will never understand why history seems to begin after the NFL/AFL Merger. Before the merger the AFL was not the equal to the NFL in terms of talent. After the merger things changed. However if you won a title before the merger you still won a title, just like you do today.

    The history of the NFL goes back to 1921. Even the Lions, Browns and Cardinals have won titles. However the Vikings have none. 0 – 1961 and counting.

  9. uh, hey fool, chicago and the rams have more than one title each. read your facts before spreading fake news.
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    Well, look in the mirror because the Bears and Rams have ONE Super Bowl title each…

  10. Bengals, Browns, Lions, and Titans – I don’t imagine these teams will ever win a Super Bowl. Ever. Not every team wins one.

  11. The Chargers. Spanos is happy with sharing TV revenues. Sharing the soccer field they’re now playing in, sharing ‘home’ game revenues and soon to be sharing space with Kronke’s new stadium. There is no fan base and no attachment to any fan base or location or anything. They have no ‘home.’ Spanos is comlpacent with sort of a gypsy, ‘no commitment to anything’ status. The Chargers did go to their only Superbowl appearance in 1994 with Bobby Ross. He was summarily fired by none other than Bobby Beathard whose getting a HOF jacket later this year. Amazing!

  12. NOT THE EAGLES. All those stupid empty trophy case jokes are gone forever. And ElmerBrown can now use “2017” instead of “1960”.

    The World Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

  13. The Vikings and Bills have at least gotten to the big game on multiple occasions. The Cardinals have a long record of futility, as long as the NFL, and their only championship occurred in their original home city of Chicago, and none in St Louis or Arizona. The Bidwill family has given lessons to the Spanos family, whose Chargers seem hell-bent upon out cheap-skating the Bidwills.

  14. atthemurph says:
    February 5, 2018 at 3:54 pm
    I will never understand why history seems to begin after the NFL/AFL Merger. Before the merger the AFL was not the equal to the NFL in terms of talent. After the merger things changed. However if you won a title before the merger you still won a title, just like you do today.

    The history of the NFL goes back to 1921. Even the Lions, Browns and Cardinals have won titles. However the Vikings have none. 0 – 1961 and counting.

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    Ummm the Vikings won the Championship in 1969, what history are you looking at?

  15. Championship rings? Oh them Lions are working on one for the thumb! Admittedly we have struggled for 60 years to fill the thumb but hey what do you do? Clank, clank. What’s that? Oh just our for other title rings. The 50s were da bomb!

  16. benihana10 says:
    February 5, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Ummm the Vikings won the Championship in 1969, what history are you looking at?
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    Maybe the NFL championship, but they lost in the Super Bowl to the Chiefs.

  17. The history of the NFL goes back to 1921. Even the Lions, Browns and Cardinals have won titles. However the Vikings have none. 0 – 1961 and counting.

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    Ummm the Vikings won the Championship in 1969, what history are you looking at?

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    Vikings lost the SB in 69 but they did indeed win the Championship that year. Thanks for the history lesson today. Weird how they recognized things in 1966-1969!

  18. Fun Fact: The Minnesota Vikings have won an NFL Championship (1969) but the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs have never been NFL champions. They may have each won a Super Bowl as AFL champions, but that did not give them the NFL title. It wasn’t until after the 1970 AFL/NFL merge that the Super Bowl winner was also declared the NFL champion.

  19. rhyneaux says:
    February 5, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    What about the Vikings? Don’t think they won a SB.
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    Nope never did, not the team or the fans. Failed.

  20. mmack66 says:
    February 5, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Maybe the NFL championship in 1969,
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    No maybe’s about it. The Vikings won it. And Vikings fans know they lost to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

  21. Some teams are without a Super Bowl win but the Bills and the Vikings have been particularly brutal to their fans reaching the big game 4 times and coming away empty. The Vikings are even more tormenting to their fan base by blowing 4 Super Bowls and following 6 NFC games losing two of those by more than 30 points. For that reason alone you would think the Viking fans would be more humble and less braggadocious until they actually get around to winning a Super Bowl but then, you would be wrong.

  22. cmonitsfunny says:
    February 5, 2018 at 3:53 pm
    Quite a few of those teams have won NFL championships…that doesn’t count?
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    Exactly. Once they change the name of the championship game, history gets erased.

  23. stylzinc says:
    February 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm
    The Eagles are the World Champions!
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    And their fans are world record holders for eating horse feces!

    Man maybe it’s good to be SB-free…

  24. vegaskid21 says:
    February 5, 2018 at 3:10 pm
    The Browns SuperBowl Champions!!!! Not in any of our lifetimes.
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    That’s what people were saying about the Patriots when I was growing up.

  25. Vikings have to be considered the Red Sox (pre-2000’s of course) of the NFL, coming so close so many times but no championship. Vikes are #6 all-time winning percentage and the only team in the top half of win % NOT to own a Super Bowl title. Four Super Bowl losses in the first 11 Super Bowls, followed by six NFC championship losses.

    Being a Patriots, Steelers, or Packers fan is easy. However, true character and true fans are determined by challenges and when things don’t go your way, but yet you come temptingly close. Just like the Red Sox fans who stayed loyal all those years when they came close but no World Series title. Skol to all Vikings fans for being the best in the league! We will get there – let’s win one for Bud!

  26. It’s always funny when Vikings fans try and say they have a Championship…you don’t, you lost in the Superbowl. That’s like celebrating winning the NFC CG as winning a championship, so dumb.

  27. Ryan says:
    February 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    It’s always funny when Vikings fans try and say they have a Championship…you don’t, you lost in the Superbowl. That’s like celebrating winning the NFC CG as winning a championship, so dumb.

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    There were 2 professional football leagues in 1969. AFL and the NFL. They didn’t play inter-league games that season, so it is nothing like the NFC CG you described. The Vikings were NFL champs in 1969. deal with it. Here is something else you probably can’t handle. The Chiefs and the Jets were never NFL champs for the same reason.

  28. The Browns won three NFL championships, nearly dominating the NFL in the 1950s, and won one more NFL championship in 1964. The team has yet to appear in a Super Bowl, however. Overall, the team has won eight championships: four in the AAFC, and four in the NFL

  29. I don’t care about the 50’s or 60’s, I’m turning 45 this month and all I can tell you is that since I was a little Browns fan crying in front of the tv after the fumble, the drive, the move, 1999 and on and on…….being a Browns fan is brutal…..just brutal.

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