NFL Rankings: Top 10 Teams to Lose the Super Bowl

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NFL Rankings: Top 10 Teams to Lose the Super Bowl

As great as it feels to win the Super Bowl, losing it hurts almost double that. To get so close to the ultimate goal and fail to come out victorious is one of the toughest feelings for anyone to deal with in sports.

It doesn't matter if the game was a blowout or if it was lost by the narrowest margins. A loss is a loss regardless of how pretty the teams played and a Super Bowl loss will inevitably leave a conference champion feeling like the worst team in the NFL.

Come Sunday night, either the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers will join that club of Super Bowl losers. Though both of these teams have had great postseasons, their respective regular-season marks of 10-6 and 11-4-1 won't have them in the discussion for best team to ever lose the Super Bowl.

That distinction is reserved for other teams, some of which put together history-making regular seasons. These teams were for the most part favored on their big day, yet they somehow fell victim to an upset.

Many of them lost only two or three games that season, yet somehow they let one of those losses come in the season's most important game.

Let's take a look at the top 10 Super Bowl losers. This list will be restricted to teams that made the Super Bowl, even though it's well understood that some of the NFL's greatest teams lost earlier in the playoffs. 

It's rough to lose in the Super Bowl, and revisiting that game will open up wounds for the diehard fans. Take heart, though. If you're going to lose, maybe it's just a little less painful to be remembered as one of the best losers ever.

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