NFL also-rans

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an­other sea­son of the Na­tional Foot­ball League upon us, we’ll ex­pect to see the likes of the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots, the Dal­las Cow­boys and the Green Bay Pack­ers con­tinue to en­joy their tra­di­tions of suc­cess. But it’s in­ter­est­ing to ob­serve that a good chunk of Amer­ica’s pro­fes­sional foot­ball league has never tasted the sport’s ul­ti­mate suc­cess, vic­tory in the Su­per Bowl. Some of the teams are rel­a­tively young; oth­ers have star­tlingly long records of fu­til­ity. As the 2017 sea­son un­folds, and the road to Su­per Bowl LII (that’s 52 in the non-Ro­man) in Min­nesota opens up, spare a thought for one of the fol­low­ing clubs if they ap­pear to have a shot at glory – it will be their first.

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