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    Best Team To Not Win The Super Bowl

    With the playoffs just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to start talking Super Bowl ...

    What was the best single-season team to NOT win a Super Bowl ??

    I going with the 1998 Minnesota Vikings ... Randall Cunningham, Randy Moss, Chris Carter, Robert Smith, etc were a scary offense - up until that point, they were the most prolific in NFL history ...

    The team went 15-1 under Dennis Green, and had Anderson made one FG, they would have advanced to what might have been the greatest Super Bowl of all-time vs our Broncos ...

    I remember being extremely relieved that the Falcons upset them - but now, I feel disappointed, as that game would have probably been a classic ....
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    I don't remember which year/season but one year the Chargers had a team that really should have won it. The Raiders think they should have won it the Immaculate Reception year. The Pats can lay a claim during their undefeated run.

    Of course, NOBODY thought the Jets would be the Colts except Namath.
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    Gotta be the undefeated patriots the year they lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl
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    96 Broncos were the best Bronco team that didn't win the Super Bowl

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    Without a doubt.
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    The year Buffalo lost to the Giants?

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    07' pats.

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    The 98 Vikings would be #1 on my list, I thought they were a lock to win the Superbowl that year, I remember the spread being -2 1/2 but I don't know if Denver or Minny would have been the favorites. I think their offense is arguably the best ever.

    07 Pats could be #1, the defense gave up one of the greatest plays in Superbowl history, if your Superbowl hinges on a spectacularly absurd play you probably deserve a Championship.

    96 Bronco's, uh gross. Thank God we won the following year. I thought the Pack were a sure fire winner, but the way the Pats went toe to toe with them, Denver had a legit shot.
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    Vikes, Pats and Broncos are my top 3.
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    Interesting nobody has mentioned the 2012 Broncos . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucas707 View Post
    Interesting nobody has mentioned the 2012 Broncos . . .
    They weren't nearly as good as any of those three teams, and in fact, might have been better than this year's team given the injuries on defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Draft Crazy View Post
    Gotta be the undefeated patriots the year they lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl
    I don't know how you can argue against this team. The vikes are an easy 2nd with either the San Diego team (81, I believe), the 69 Colts, and one of those poor Bills teams round out the top 5, imo.
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    It's a shame with the 1988 Eagles - they were loaded of defense - Reggie White, Jerome Brown, Eric Allen, Seth Joyner, Clyde Simmons - and of course Randall Cunningham and Cris Carter on offense ...

    They lost to the Bears in the Fog Bowl which was a total anomaly
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