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Elvis
01-28-2007, 07:24 AM
:tt02: Now, I am a Steelers fan so, I dont know what it feels like to have a great team and Never win a Super Bowl. Who is the Best Team Never To Win A Super Bowl? There is alot of great choices.. like
Minnesota in the 70's
and the Bills in the 90's... Who is the Best in your opinion that Never won a Super Bowl?:wave:

Mosca
01-28-2007, 11:37 AM
Well, you could say different teams in the sense of specific years, or in the sense of groups of players.

I think the general consensus of NFL historians is that the best team to not win (or even appear in) the Super Bowl was the '76 Steelers; that may have been the best Steelers team of the dynasty years, better than any of the teams that won.

Otherwise my choice personally for best season without winning it all is the '75 Raiders.

As far as groups of players, IMO the Jim Kelly Bills teams were the best to not take it all. They had a great string of appearances with a couple heartbreaking losses. It was their fate to not win it.


Tom

boLT fan
01-28-2007, 01:31 PM
The '95 Chargers!

lamberts-lost-tooth
01-28-2007, 01:59 PM
Gotta agree with the 76 Steelers....But the Bills of the 90's have to be considered...to get so close...even within a missed field goal...and not get one win in 4 tries...gives them some consideration...and a GREAT deal of sympathy.

They had some GREAT players in:

Jim Kelly ( HOF'er and 4 time pro bowler)

Thurman Thomas (AFC rushing leader in 90, 91, and 93.... 7 Pro bowls ..and NFL MVP in 1991.)

Andre Reed (selected to the Pro Bowl in seven consecutive seasons... fifth in total career receptions with 951, sixth in total career receiving yards with 13,198, and tenth in total career touchdown receptions with 87.)

Bruce Smith (Pro Bowl from 87-90 & 92-98. 1987 Pro Bowl MVP. NFL Defensive Player of the Year 90 & 96 ....200 sacks, 2 interceptions, 33 forced fumbles, and 15 fumble recoveries)

steelerbackr4life
01-28-2007, 02:02 PM
It is my completely Black and Gold biased opinion that the best team never to win a Super Bowl was the 96 Pittsburgh Steelers.
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silver & black
01-28-2007, 02:35 PM
The Bills

tony hipchest
01-28-2007, 02:46 PM
The Billsnot to stir up bad memories, but the way they steam rolled through the raiders on the way to sb xv i was sure i was witnessing greatness. during the steelers down time, no team reminded me more of the 70's steelers than those bills, especially with jim kelly leading the charge. for them to make that sb as close as it was, despite the giants grinding out more than 42 minutes off the clock is a testament unto itself. i still think thurman thomas shoulda been the mvp of that game despite a norwood miss.

their 2 sb losses gave the young dallas team all the confidence in the world to know they could beat them. many fortunes couldve been changed if the bills pulled out that 1st one.

the bills are definitely champions in my eyes.

MACH1
01-28-2007, 02:59 PM
Bills by a long shot.

Cape Cod Steel Head
01-28-2007, 03:01 PM
78 Cowgirls. That team was damn good. But not good enough:tt02:

RoethlisBURGHer
01-28-2007, 03:28 PM
'76 Steelers,if Harris or Bleier had been healthy,we would have won that game and gone on to win three consecutive Super Bowls which would have giben us a total of 5 when the dynasty ended.

As for a team that has never won the Super Bowl,I'd have to say the Bills...so close 4 times but never won it.Freaking Norwood!

SteelCzar76
01-28-2007, 07:26 PM
not to stir up bad memories, but the way they steam rolled through the raiders on the way to sb xv i was sure i was witnessing greatness. during the steelers down time, no team reminded me more of the 70's steelers than those bills, especially with jim kelly leading the charge. for them to make that sb as close as it was, despite the giants grinding out more than 42 minutes off the clock is a testament unto itself. i still think thurman thomas shoulda been the mvp of that game despite a norwood miss.

their 2 sb losses gave the young dallas team all the confidence in the world to know they could beat them. many fortunes couldve been changed if the bills pulled out that 1st one.

the bills are definitely champions in my eyes.




I agree Tone,.... that Bills team was the best of their '90's era units' IMO. (Though i think Bo being out of that game is what made it so 'lopsided') LOL

silver & black
01-29-2007, 08:15 PM
not to stir up bad memories, but the way they steam rolled through the raiders on the way to sb xv i was sure i was witnessing greatness. during the steelers down time, no team reminded me more of the 70's steelers than those bills, especially with jim kelly leading the charge. for them to make that sb as close as it was, despite the giants grinding out more than 42 minutes off the clock is a testament unto itself. i still think thurman thomas shoulda been the mvp of that game despite a norwood miss.

their 2 sb losses gave the young dallas team all the confidence in the world to know they could beat them. many fortunes couldve been changed if the bills pulled out that 1st one.

the bills are definitely champions in my eyes.

Lol, I knew someone would bring that up. I happen to agree with you, though.

sumo
01-29-2007, 08:24 PM
I agree Tone,.... that Bills team was the best of their '90's era units' IMO. (Though i think Bo being out of that game is what made it so 'lopsided') LOL

yeah who did they start instead of Bo? was it that Napolean guy or was Marcus still playing for them? - anyway, Bo would have shortened the game for sure, but the Bills were pretty high octane that year...

silver & black
01-29-2007, 08:43 PM
not to stir up bad memories, but the way they steam rolled through the raiders on the way to sb xv i was sure i was witnessing greatness. during the steelers down time, no team reminded me more of the 70's steelers than those bills, especially with jim kelly leading the charge. for them to make that sb as close as it was, despite the giants grinding out more than 42 minutes off the clock is a testament unto itself. i still think thurman thomas shoulda been the mvp of that game despite a norwood miss.

their 2 sb losses gave the young dallas team all the confidence in the world to know they could beat them. many fortunes couldve been changed if the bills pulled out that 1st one.

the bills are definitely champions in my eyes.

Just to set the record straight... the Raiders WON Superbowl XV. They were the first wild card team to ever win a Superbowl. Raiders 27 - Eagles 10. :cheer:

silver & black
01-29-2007, 08:53 PM
yeah who did they start instead of Bo? was it that Napolean guy or was Marcus still playing for them? - anyway, Bo would have shortened the game for sure, but the Bills were pretty high octane that year...

If I recall correctly, that game was in 1990 and it was Marcus Allen. Neither Napolean Harris, nor Napolean Kaufman played for us untill later.

tony hipchest
01-29-2007, 08:53 PM
Just to set the record straight... the Raiders WON Superbowl XV. They were the first wild card team to ever win a Superbowl. Raiders 27 - Eagles 10. :cheer:lol. my bad - sb xxv (25)

fansince'76
01-29-2007, 09:06 PM
I thought the "Air Coryell" Chargers of the late '70s/early '80s were pretty good.

sumo
01-29-2007, 11:47 PM
Just to set the record straight... the Raiders WON Superbowl XV. They were the first wild card team to ever win a Superbowl. Raiders 27 - Eagles 10. :cheer:

I usually never bet, but that year I think all of my friends had a man crush on Vermeil - so I put down - all told 150.00 on the Raiders - five different people (monster bet for a high school kid)- they even gave me the points! - one of our teachers held the cash in his desk - what a great Monday that was...

tony hipchest
01-30-2007, 12:22 AM
- one of our teachers held the cash in his desk -

you mustve went to the school of rock! :jammin:

Haiku_Dirtt
01-30-2007, 02:06 PM
the bills are definitely champions in my eyes.

Me too. Perhaps why you hear whispers to abolish field goals from the NFL. What's the difference between the Bills and the Pats?

One leg of lamb vs. One leg of gold (actually more expensive than gold)