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Old 02-12-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default Best team to not make the playoffs in NFL history.

http://www.pro-football-reference.co...s/clt/1967.htm

The 1967 Colts went into the last week of a 14 game season undefeated yet managed to miss the playoffs. Talk about a tough one.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Best team to not make the playoffs in NFL history.

Wow, that's pretty unlucky, although in fairness, they did lose in the last game to the team that beat them for the division title. I guess that's what happens sometimes when you only have 4 divisions and no wild cards.

Only other team in modern history I can think of that got shafted to that extent is the 1993 San Francisco Giants, who were second-best in baseball with 103 wins, but missed the playoffs on the last day because they were in the same division as the Braves, who won 104. That's pretty lousy in itself, but the ass-kicker is that it was the last year before MLB went to the wild card system.

http://www.shrpsports.com/mlb/stand/1993finaldiv.htm
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Wow, that's pretty unlucky, although in fairness, they did lose in the last game to the team that beat them for the division title. I guess that's what happens sometimes when you only have 4 divisions and no wild cards.

Only other team in modern history I can think of that got shafted to that extent is the 1993 San Francisco Giants, who were second-best in baseball with 103 wins, but missed the playoffs on the last day because they were in the same division as the Braves, who won 104. That's pretty lousy in itself, but the ass-kicker is that it was the last year before MLB went to the wild card system.

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Wow back! Good addition. Now we need a basketball and hockey team to add.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: Best team to not make the playoffs in NFL history.

Im 1981 the Cincinnati reds had the best overall record in baseball but did not make the playoffs. They finished second in both half seasons standings during the strike year.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:50 PM   #5
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The best Pro Football Team in my opinion not to win a SB was the chargers of the early 80's
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The best Pro Football Team in my opinion not to win a SB was the chargers of the early 80's
Or the Bills.
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Default Re: Best team to not make the playoffs in NFL history.

in recent history the 49ers missed them w/ a 10-6 record. call me biassed, but the '09 steelers would make my list.

76 steelers were the best single season team to not win it all (like the 09 steelers, the back ups simply did not execute).

bills... hands down, are the best team to not win it all.

and since frank thomas just retired, i will give him a nod for the MLB strike in '94. the sox were on a tear that year.
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Default Re: Best team to not make the playoffs in NFL history.

Browns last year. I don't know how they didn't make it.

Honestly though? Hmmm...for not winning it all? Have to go with the Bills, and 07 Pats. For not even making playoffs? Well, since the wild-card system is in here now all the obvious choices are #2s from before it. But post? Titans since starting Vince Young is big, considering a 6-2 finish. Us this year, considering a 6-2 start. There are so many teams that lose tiebreakers but are actually stronger.

The best franchise not to win it all? By far and wide, the post-season anemic Vikings. So many years they have been a force, and have nothing to show for it.
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:44 AM   #9
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Default Re: Best team to not make the playoffs in NFL history.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...e=baker/081222

article about best NFL teams to miss the playoffs. 1991 49er's seemed like the 09 Steelers, their loses all came losing by less than 7 points
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Default Re: Best team to not make the playoffs in NFL history.

The Bills 4 years of super bowls not winning in a row sure hurts.

I know that doesn't come under not making the playoffs but that musta hurt more than the baltimore colts lol
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