The ultimate goal for any NFL team is to win a Super Bowl. If counting the Colts as one franchise in both Baltimore and Indianapolis and the Raiders in Oakland and Los Angeles,18 teams have won the big game. That leaves 14 current teams without a ring.
So what makes the New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers, the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants so consistently good?
All of these teams have quite a few traits in common. Just like the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers in their heyday, successful teams find a formula that works, and if that team stays true to the vision, they will have continued success year after year.
Though each of these teams share many of the same traits, all of them are neither too strong nor too weak in any one area. The successful NFL teams know that all seven traits are intertwined and are vital to the franchise's overall success.
This article will look at those seven characteristics that consistent NFL winners have. Maybe some teams do not have the most Super Bowl wins, but season after season these teams are in the playoffs and at least giving the franchise and their fanbase a chance to hold the Lombardi trophy.