Monday, January 25, 2010

The Elusive Super Bowl

Matt Millen may have done more than any other man in history to ensure that the Lions remain one of the few NFL teams to never play on Super Bowl Sunday.

With the New Orleans Saints victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday's NFC championship game, the Detroit Lions are now one of just four teams that has never made it to a Super Bowl.
  • Cleveland Browns (Won 4 of 6 NFL championship appearances and went to 3 AFC championships in 1986, 1987 and 1989)
  • Houston Texans (Expansion team still looking for its first playoff game)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (Expansion team that went to 2 AFC Championships in 1996 and 1999)
  • Detroit Lions (Won 4 NFL championships and went to the NFC Championship in 1991)


  1. I feel a "look on the bright side" attitude is called for regarding this post. Go Colts!!!!

  2. Living in Cincinnati, I feel your pain. I know that we went to the playoffs this year, but it is only our second winning seasons since 1991.

    We had a great season this year, but in order for our home games to sell-out and be on TV we had to get extensions by the NFL each time.

    Like I have been telling myself for the past few decades...there is always next year. (That and "when does baseball season start?")


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