NFL, the National Football league, There are still believe it, or not there is still a hand full of teams from the old NFL, pre 1970 NFL-AFL merger who have never won a super bowl, and there are some shockingly never made an appearance. Lets have a look first at all the NFL teams who were in the NFL prior to 1970
Lets have a look at who was in the NFL in 1969; these are teams who have never won a Super Bowl. The Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Theses are teams that joined the NFL, at various times through the 1940’s, and 1950’s, and 1960’s; with the Lions joining the league in 1930 being the oldest.
Now shall we take this a step further, shockingly even more, some of these teams have never appeared in a Super Bowl. We have the Cleveland Browns, and the Detroit Lions. The interesting thing about the old NFL. The Browns, Lions, and Eagles have all won NFL championships, in the 1950’s and 60’s, which were played in cold northern cities out doors in the snow, not a very pretty sight, but since the super bowl era, the Lions, and Browns never made it past the NFL championship, and only the Detroit Lions have never made it to the NFC championship in the post NFL championship era. You know very sadly no one cares about the old NFL. The Lions have actually won 4 NFL championship 1935,1952,1953,1957 if only they were called the Super Bowl back then.
The NFL championships have gone largely forgotten. The Detroit Lions with there 4 championship wins, and beating the beating Cleveland Browns in 1957 with there final appearance in an NFL title game, but nobody care or remembers outside of Detroit. The old timers can fondly remember those 1950’s wins with the flamboyant Bobby Layne years wining 3 of those championships. If they were Super Bowls we would remember them, but since pre-Super Bowl they are totally forgotten.
Its only fair to add the AFL, which was formed in 1959, and launched in 1960; These original AFL teams have never won a Super Bowl. The Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers now the Tennessee Titans, The San Diego Chargers, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Since the Titans records are part of the old Oilers, they have won two AFL championships, 1960, and 1961; with the Chargers winning a AFL championship in 1963; although all these are great accomplishments, but with the inception of the Super Bowl, again totally forgotten, as if they were never played.
This as if Major League Baseball’s National league being the senior circuit as it’s called didn’t play a world series until 1946, and both leagues had separate championships. The American league had there, National league with theirs, since they were separate leagues. Then in 1947 boom all merged up, and the world series begins, and those great Yankees championships with Ruth, DiMaggio, and Gehrig forgotten, can you imagine, but the American league was formed early enough in 1901, with the first World series in 1903; with the Boston Americans, and The Pittsburgh Pirates, with any National league championships befroe ’03 pretty much long forgotten.
Where was the first NFL Super Bowl played, the Los Angeles Coliseum
We got the picture, so with the new expansion teams. There are still newer franchises who have not won a Super Bowl. There are the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Carolina Panthers, and I strongly believe, as long as the Lions been in the NFL, these new teams will win the big Super Bowl for sure.
Here’s a bit of NFL trivia, there are two teams who have the longest drought since appearing and winning there perspective Super Bowls. The Jets winning Super Bowl 3; in 1968 beating the favorite Baltimore Colts, and the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl 4 in 1969 beating Joe Kapp, and his Minnesota Vikings, both these teams have not only not won another Super Bowl. The Chiefs nor the Jets haven’t even been back since. Which is amazing, this should tell you how hard it is to win. As the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the first championship in the city since the 1964 Browns. The Brown, and Indians do have hope. The championship era was very big very big fan turn out, and televised, also the AFL