Worst Moments for all NFL Franchises (Part Two)

15. Kansas City Chiefs (27 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: 1969
Playoff Games Per Season in League: The Kansas City Chiefs have only been in 23 playoff games in their 54 years in the league. That’s right in the lowest 1/3 of the league.
Worst Moment: This year. The 45-44 loss to the Colts after being up 38-10 in the 3rd quarter is probably the worst loss (and greatest comeback in recent NFL post season action.
Additional thoughts: The Chiefs seem to consistently disappointment fans every 3-6 years. 2013, they lose in their first game after being up four touchdowns. 2010, they get blown out to the Ravens in the Wild Card. 2006, they get blown out by Peyton-led Colts on their way to the Super Bowl. 2003, they lose in the Division championship. 1997, they lose to the Broncos in their Divisional playoff matchup.

14. St. Louis Rams (26 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: 1999
Worst Moment: As a fan of the local team, you never want to see one of the major four sports leagues leave your town. This is what all St. Louis fans have to endure at the moment. I’ll lay off this one, but I will say that there’s not much to root for anyways. LA bound.

13. Carolina Panthers (22 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: Man, talk about a team that hasn’t had much history, but is currently making a huge splash. Cam Newton was a good pick. Possible worst moment would be that Super Bowl loss to Tom Brady.

12. Minnesota Vikings (20 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: Losing 4 Super Bowls between 1969 and 1976. Losing all of their Conference Title games from 1977 to 2009 (5) – especially the 41-0 loss to the Giants in 2000. Having the most electrifying team in the 90s and not being able to capitalize. The missed FG in 1998 (or 2015).

11. Buffalo Bills (19 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: This would HAVE to be the 4 straight Super Bowl losses. Bills fans are probably saying “This can’t be happening…again”.

10. Philadelphia Eagles (17 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: Too many teams have the same worst moment. I would say in 2004, the last second loss to the Patriots was the worst moment for Phily fans.

9. Tennessee Titans (17 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: Yard Short ring a bell?

8. Jacksonville Jaguars (17 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: The Jags worst moment would probably be relevancy. The reason they rank so low on this is because they’ve never really been a threat in the playoffs, or regular season that is.

7. San Diego Chargers (15 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: Another team that hasn’t won the Super Bowl, you can’t say much about a team that wants to relocate to another city that already has a football team. The worst moment for Chargers fans, recently, would probably have to be the LT days where so much hope only to be squashed by the Jets in 2004, then Pats in 2006, then Pats in 2007.

6. Arizona Cardinals (14 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: You probably are wondering why the Cards are this low. Well the stats just don’t allow them to get any higher than this. The worst moment would probably be the 2008 Super Bowl loss to the Steelers. I remember watching that game, and it was one of the most entertaining games in recent memory.

5. Houston Texans (14 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: There’s just not that much for us to work with for the new franchise team, Houston. They’re 2-2 in playoffs since 2002, and haven’t really be relevant since 2012.

4. Atlanta Falcons (14 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: The Falcons have always been known to have a great regular season where they fail miserably in the playoffs. 2012 wasn’t any different as they came in as one of the best teams in the NFC and lost to the 49ers.

3. Cleveland Browns (13 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Worst Moment: Surprisingly the Cleveland Browns used to be considered the best team in the league before 1966. They won 13 Championships. Since then has been a different story – only winning 6 playoff games to last year. I would probably say the 2002 Wild Card loss to the Steelers stung a little for fans or the 1-point loss to the Houston Oilers in 1988. But hey Cleveland fans, you beat New England in 1994, so that’s good.

2. Cincinnati Bengals (12 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Playoff Games Per Season in League: Since the Bengals have entered the league in 1968, they have been to the playoffs 13 times (in 46 years). And they have only played 18 playoff games, or 0.39 ever year they’ve been in the NFL.
Worst Moment: Hearing every team in the league say, “I hope we play the Bengals in the playoffs”. The “Hometown Thugs” have really been a pushover since they made a run in 1988 to lose to the 49ers in the Super Bowl. The Bengals, with as much hope as they give the fans, have been eliminated fairly easily by the Colts, Chargers, Texans (2), Jets and Steelers in the last 10 years. They take the #2 spot as an NFL franchise that every fan has probably said, “I can run it better than this owner” at least once.

1. Detroit Lions (11 Points)
Last Super Bowl Win: Never
Playoff Games Per Season in League: Since entering the league in 1930, the Lions have played in 19 playoff games. This is by far the fewest of any team.
Worst Moment: Recently, after waiting 12 years from 1999 to 2011 to get into the Wild Card only to be blown out by the Saints. Losing all of their wild card appearances since 1993 (only 7 of them). It’s all about being relevant. I don’t think any Lions fan is hopeful at the beginning of the season with deep playoff run aspirations. I have to give it to them as the #1 NFL franchise with the most tortured fans.

 

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