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Top Five NFL Teams WITHOUT a Super Bowl

Entering the start of the 2009 NFL season, there were still 14 teams that have never been able to hoist the Super Bowl trophy.  But which of these championship-starved franchises are the best?  Out of all these teams, list which ones have had the best history and/or success (despite not winning the big game).

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Team Breakout:
Rank158 FansAvg (1st)
1.Minnesota Vikings3.1 (41)
2.Philadelphia Eagles2.6 (30)
3.San Diego Chargers2.3 (18)
4.New Orleans Saints1.5 (20)
5.Buffalo Bills1.4 (13)
Also receiving votes:Arizona Cardinals1.0 (8)
Cleveland Browns0.6 (8)
Cincinnati Bengals0.4 (2)
Seattle Seahawks0.4 (3)
Atlanta Falcons0.4 (4)
Detroit Lions0.4 (3)
Jacksonville Jaguars0.3 (2)
Carolina Panthers0.3 (4)
Houston Texans0.3 (3)

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#2 | 1773 days ago
vindog (+)

I had to go with Minnesota and Buffalo in a virtual tie!  Both of these two franchises have been to the Super Bowl 4 times and have never won it- obviously making them the BEST of the losers over time!  Next would be the Eagles with 2 Super Bowl losses and 4 NFC Championship losses...... The rest of the teams have just been really bad most of their franchise histories!
1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Buffalo Bills  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. Seattle Seahawks  5. San Diego Chargers  
  
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#1 | 1773 days ago

This is more of a subjective poll.  I might do another poll later that asks which of these teams will be the first to win a Super Bowl.
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. San Diego Chargers  3. Minnesota Vikings  4. Atlanta Falcons  5. New Orleans Saints  
#2 | 1773 days ago
vindog (+)

I had to go with Minnesota and Buffalo in a virtual tie!  Both of these two franchises have been to the Super Bowl 4 times and have never won it- obviously making them the BEST of the losers over time!  Next would be the Eagles with 2 Super Bowl losses and 4 NFC Championship losses...... The rest of the teams have just been really bad most of their franchise histories!
1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Buffalo Bills  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. Seattle Seahawks  5. San Diego Chargers  
#3 | 1773 days ago

I picked based on history during the Super Bowl era and mostly by playoff percentages, though I might be slightly off in rankings.
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. Minnesota Vikings  3. San Diego Chargers  4. Buffalo Bills  5. Cleveland Browns  
#4 | 1773 days ago

Nice poll
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. Buffalo Bills  3. Cleveland Browns  4. Minnesota Vikings  5. San Diego Chargers  
#5 | 1773 days ago

It's Called "Never Closes" Or You Can't Do That Anymore.
1. Seattle Seahawks  2. San Diego Chargers  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. New Orleans Saints  5. Cincinnati Bengals  
#6 | 1773 days ago

vindog wrote:
I had to go with Minnesota and Buffalo in a virtual tie!  Both of these two franchises have been to the Super Bowl 4 times and have never won it- obviously making them the BEST of the losers over time!  Next would be the Eagles with 2 Super Bowl losses and 4 NFC Championship losses...... The rest of the teams have just been really bad most of their franchise histories!
As muc h as I hate agreeing with you I AGREE with you VinDAWG! I guess us VETERANS who know about those 4 SB losses for the Bills and the quality teams they had back then and the Purple People Eaters with their 4 losses remember Chuck Foreman crying? and unfortunately MY EAGLES  with two and I had to go with Cincy and Arizona following in 4th and 5th place. Do your history Q'ers!
1. Buffalo Bills  2. Minnesota Vikings  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. Cincinnati Bengals  5. Arizona Cardinals  
#7 | 1772 days ago

HAD to but Cleveland first. My team and had won many championships before it was called the super bowl! Minnesota, and Philadelphia also have a deep history and Buffalo 4 losses also but them in the mix. That leaves one and I picked the Chargers over the Detroit Lions. even though the lions had also won championships the chargers have been to a super bowl and have had more recent success. Seahawks haven't had success untiil late. same can go for the cardinals. Cincninati case was ruined be the bad teams they have had since thier last super bowl appearance. I perfer to look at the franchises that were around longer first and had won championships before the super bowl. then pick the best of the rest.

1. Cleveland Browns  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Minnesota Vikings  4. San Diego Chargers  5. Buffalo Bills  
#8 | 1770 days ago

Went with Minnesota because of their decades of good/not great teams. Philly and Buffalo the same way...though maybe Buffalo should get more respect for actually getting to the Super Bowl twice as many times as the Eagles
1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Buffalo Bills  4. San Diego Chargers  5. Cincinnati Bengals  
#9 | 1768 days ago

vindog wrote:
I had to go with Minnesota and Buffalo in a virtual tie!  Both of these two franchises have been to the Super Bowl 4 times and have never won it- obviously making them the BEST of the losers over time!  Next would be the Eagles with 2 Super Bowl losses and 4 NFC Championship losses...... The rest of the teams have just been really bad most of their franchise histories!
What he said. 

I added the Panthers b/c they've played in a Super Bowl and 3 NFC Championship games, even earning a number 2 seed as recently as last year.  All this has been in a 14 year existence.
1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Buffalo Bills  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. San Diego Chargers  5. Carolina Panthers  
#10 | 1766 days ago

 Only reason I put the Bengals in at #4 is they came real close twice, and someone by the names of Joe Montana and Bill Walsh swooped it out from under em.
1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Buffalo Bills  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. Cincinnati Bengals  5. San Diego Chargers  
#11 | 1765 days ago

I put San Diego Chargers first just because of the fact that hey have had a really good team this decade! The only thing that has been affecting them down the stretch is injuries. Philly and Minnesota came in 2nd and 3rd and I just have a soft spot for Jacksonville. They are really a phyical team and a joy to watch and their fans don't even support them! And last but no least the Bills just because those guys have been right there a crap load of times and manage to screw it up! WOW Buffalo....WOW!
1. San Diego Chargers  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Minnesota Vikings  4. Jacksonville Jaguars  5. Buffalo Bills  
#12 | 1764 days ago
coach_miller (+)

Mine was based on the past few years. The Eagles have been very good but just can't put it together in the home stretch. They even made the SB a few years ago and got beat by the Pats.
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. San Diego Chargers  3. Minnesota Vikings  4. New Orleans Saints  5. Arizona Cardinals  
#13 | 1761 days ago

the_odds_against wrote:
I put San Diego Chargers first just because of the fact that hey have had a really good team this decade! The only thing that has been affecting them down the stretch is injuries. Philly and Minnesota came in 2nd and 3rd and I just have a soft spot for Jacksonville. They are really a phyical team and a joy to watch and their fans don't even support them! And last but no least the Bills just because those guys have been right there a crap load of times and manage to screw it up! WOW Buffalo....WOW!
San Diego has been consistently the 2nd best AFC team this decade.  The Pats beat them a couple of times in the playoffs (most recently they burned themselves out in San Diego before succumbing to the Colts in 2006.)  And they've dominated the Colts in the playoffs.   Not to mention the Dan Fouts teams of my youth.
1. San Diego Chargers  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Minnesota Vikings  4. Arizona Cardinals  5. Cincinnati Bengals  
#14 | 1760 days ago

who are the 11 people who voted for the saints as number 1!?!

the Aints have been historically horrible, I am not even sure if they have won a playoff game, they are just as bad as the Lions in my opinion.

I like what Vindog said and I agree with his criteria for his choices, but the browns historically are 8-5 in NFL championship games, and were the team from the 1950s and 1960s, and should be mentioned.
1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Cleveland Browns  4. San Diego Chargers  5. Buffalo Bills  
#15 | 1760 days ago

ok i had to look it up.  the aints have been to the playoffs only 6 times in the last 42 seasons and thier playoff record is 2-6.  so they did win two playoff games in 42 years, that is 1 better than detroit in the same span (though detroit has 4 NFL championships as well).
1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Cleveland Browns  4. San Diego Chargers  5. Buffalo Bills  
#16 | 1753 days ago

As far as franchise history you can't do any better than the Browns. Perinial contenders until the Super Bowl era, you could field a starting team equal to any with the Hall of Famers from the organization and a major part of the integration of minorities into the NFL.
1. Cleveland Browns  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Minnesota Vikings  4. Detroit Lions  5. San Diego Chargers  
#17 | 1752 days ago

Big_Country78 wrote:
who are the 11 people who voted for the saints as number 1!?!

the Aints have been historically horrible, I am not even sure if they have won a playoff game, they are just as bad as the Lions in my opinion.

I like what Vindog said and I agree with his criteria for his choices, but the browns historically are 8-5 in NFL championship games, and were the team from the 1950s and 1960s, and should be mentioned.
the saints have won at least one playoff game beceause i remember the crushing hit we layed on reggie brown(probally got the name wrong) but any way we lost that game
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. New Orleans Saints  3. Minnesota Vikings  4. Arizona Cardinals  5. Cincinnati Bengals  
#18 | 1752 days ago

1jdmaloney wrote:
the saints have won at least one playoff game beceause i remember the crushing hit we layed on reggie brown(probally got the name wrong) but any way we lost that game
Yeah, it was Reggie Bush who got drilled by Sheldon Brown.  I remember that play vividly!  Reggie Brown is actually an Eagles wide receiver.  You probably just mixed the two names up.  (I'm sure Bush couldn't even remember his own name for a few minutes after that play too.)
1. Philadelphia Eagles  2. San Diego Chargers  3. Minnesota Vikings  4. Atlanta Falcons  5. New Orleans Saints  
#19 | 1751 days ago

Picked Vikes first; not only 4 SB losses but have gone to 7-8 NFC Champs. games
Bills second due to 4 in a row SB losses and their success in the early AFL
Eagles next due to their early championships, including giving Lombardi his only championship loss
Chargers were an AFL power have gone to a Bowl and brought us "Air Coryell"
Bengals due to the fact the went to 2 Bowls but ran into the Niners both times
Browns would have been my honorable mention
 

 

 

1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Buffalo Bills  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. San Diego Chargers  5. Cincinnati Bengals  
#20 | 1751 days ago
reediculas (+)

Big_Country78 wrote:
who are the 11 people who voted for the saints as number 1!?!

the Aints have been historically horrible, I am not even sure if they have won a playoff game, they are just as bad as the Lions in my opinion.

I like what Vindog said and I agree with his criteria for his choices, but the browns historically are 8-5 in NFL championship games, and were the team from the 1950s and 1960s, and should be mentioned.
 just bcuz history is bad for them dont mean that its the same all the time.... they got it this year bcuz if they play from the start no team can stay in the game with them guys... 
1. New Orleans Saints  2. Minnesota Vikings  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. Seattle Seahawks  5. Cincinnati Bengals  
#21 | 1749 days ago

(Edited by Big_Country78)
reediculas wrote:
 just bcuz history is bad for them dont mean that its the same all the time.... they got it this year bcuz if they play from the start no team can stay in the game with them guys... 
Except for the fact that this poll is about history, this is about the top teams of the past 44 years that have NOT won a super bowl.  Why don't you try and keep up?  I am guessing that all of the people that voted for the Aints are bandwagon fans like yourself, who are also teenagers and have no sense of history, which is fine with me.  Just don't come into a poll about NFL history, and say its not about history, because it makes you look and sound retarded.
1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Philadelphia Eagles  3. Cleveland Browns  4. San Diego Chargers  5. Buffalo Bills  
#22 | 1746 days ago

Obviously it pays to read the instructions, on that note, I give these 5 teams the thumbs up simply because they have played hard, just fell short.  Texans, Browns, Saints, Cardinals, Seahawks.....
1. Houston Texans  2. Cleveland Browns  3. New Orleans Saints  4. Arizona Cardinals  5. Seattle Seahawks  
#23 | 1746 days ago

vindog wrote:
I had to go with Minnesota and Buffalo in a virtual tie!  Both of these two franchises have been to the Super Bowl 4 times and have never won it- obviously making them the BEST of the losers over time!  Next would be the Eagles with 2 Super Bowl losses and 4 NFC Championship losses...... The rest of the teams have just been really bad most of their franchise histories!
I agree but the Chargers at 2 points in their history had the most feared offenses in the league the Air Coryell Chargers and now, the Bengals have been good at times and for a short period very good, Kenny Riley should be in the HOF and Ken Anderson was hugely underrated.
1. Minnesota Vikings  2. Buffalo Bills  3. Philadelphia Eagles  4. Cincinnati Bengals  5. San Diego Chargers  
#24 | 1745 days ago

As with a lot of you, i put buffalo and minnesota 1st and 2nd based on 4 sb appearances w/o a win. I went with cleveland 3rd due to their storied franchise, and their run of NFL championships prior to the super bowl(yes i know they became the Ravens, but they left that legacy in cleveland when they moved as far as i'm concerned). The same goes for detroit. And lastly, philly with their run in the 2000s of nfc championship games.
1. Buffalo Bills  2. Minnesota Vikings  3. Cleveland Browns  4. Detroit Lions  5. Philadelphia Eagles  

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