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Sport The best NFL teams that never made it to a Super Bowl

22:10  01 december  2020
22:10  01 december  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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NFL history is littered with teams that dominated the regular season but couldn't close the deal. We rank each franchise's best team never to win the Big One. The Colts were a stacked team that was so good it reached the Super Bowl despite having Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas (above)

Only four of 32 NFL teams have not been to a Super Bowl , a club of woe that lost its fifth member The gluttonous New England Patriots stretched their record number of Super Bowl appearances to (The Kansas City Chiefs have been given the best odds of winning the next Super Bowl , incidentally

The hits just keep on coming for a banged-up 49ers team that will now be playing its home games in Arizona. Defensive ends Dee Ford and Ronald Blair, as well as center Weston Richburg, aren’t expected to play the rest of the season, head coach Kyle Shanahan said during his Tuesday press conference.

Dee Ford wearing a blue shirt: 49ers defensive end Dee Ford is unlikely to return this season to the injury-ravaged team. © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports 49ers defensive end Dee Ford is unlikely to return this season to the injury-ravaged team.

Back in late October, Shanahan said Ford wouldn’t return until Week 12 at the earliest, but now the team is shutting him down. Richburg was eligible to return from the PUP list after Week 6, and the last we heard about him was in October as well when it was reported he was likely a few weeks away. Blair also was on the PUP list to start the year, and the team had initially hoped to have him back for the start of the season. Shanahan said both Blair and Richburg suffered serious setbacks during their respective recoveries.

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Which teams have never made a Super Bowl ? The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars have never made it to a Super Bowl . Things are looking up for the Jaguars, who made it all the way to the AFC Championship this year and would have beaten the

Who is the best NFL team to not win the Super Bowl (except the 2007 Patriots)? Which would you say were the five biggest upsets in Super Bowl history? I was at a Bears game in 2001 — their season finale against Jacksonville — the Bears took it to them like nothing. And the Eagles kicked those

Richburg suffered a torn patellar tendon late last year, while Blair went down with an ACL tear in November, and both apparently experienced complications. Richburg was the team’s full-time starter at center in 2018 and 2019, and his absence has left a big hole along the offensive line. Blair has played a rotational role as a pass-rusher since the 49ers drafted him in 2016, and he certainly could’ve been used this season as San Francisco experienced a rash of injuries up front, including an ACL tear for Nick Bosa.

Ford has been a big disappointment and unable to stay on the field since the 49ers traded a second-round pick for him and signed him to a new five-year, $87.5M deal in March of 2019. He played in only 11 games last season and just one this time around after what has proved to be a disastrous trade.

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There are four teams that have never made it to the Super Bowl : Cleveland Browns (The original Browns won 4 of 6 NFL championship appearances and went to 3 AFC championships: 1986, 1987, and 1989. Then they became the Baltimore Ravens and won a Super Bowl . The new Browns team is

There are still 13 franchises that have never secured a Super Bowl championship, including four teams who have never even made it to the big The Atlanta Falcons would attain the franchise's first Super Bowl championship with a win on Sunday and effectively remove themselves from the list of

Ford is signed through the 2023 season at over $15M annually, but the 49ers can get out of his contract without taking too much of a hit this offseason. The team shopped him this past offseason, but it’s doubtful anyone is looking to take on that contract now. Ford had 13 sacks and led the league in forced fumbles as recently as 2018, but his stock has taken a big hit the past couple years. Hopefully he can get healthy and back to his old self soon. In the meantime, unless he’s willing to take a pay cut, he’s likely played his last down with the 49ers.

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Then he made NFL defenses look silly for 10 years, earning a Pro Bowl nod in all 10 seasons. He averaged 99.8 rushing yards per game, 5.0 yards per carry, and is one of only Pretty much EVERY Hall of Famer on the Bills teams that lost four straight Super Bowls — but especially Bruce Smith.

In total, 12 teams have never won a Super Bowl (four have never even been there). While the Patriots are the model of success in the NFL , they don't own the most Super Bowls ever (yet). Years won: 1972, 1973. Now, check out how driven one of the best Super Bowl quarterbacks of all-time is

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It is not certain if Spillane is out for the season. The young defender will be out until at least Week 17, however. Altogether, the Steelers are down Spillane, Bush and Vince Williams. The latter is on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. This will increase the importance of the team’s October trade for Avery Williamson. The veteran stands to be a first-stringer against the Bills; his most recent start came in Week 8 when still a member of the Jets.Spillane stepped in for Bush after he went down earlier in the season.

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