Which 'Futile Four' NFL Team Will Be the Last to Play in a Super Bowl?

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Which 'Futile Four' NFL Team Will Be the Last to Play in a Super Bowl?
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

With their 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seattle Seahawks became the 19th different team to hoist the Lombardi Trophy as NFL champions.

Nine more teams have at least been to the NFL's biggest game, even if things didn't turn out as planned.

That leaves four teams. Four NFL clubs who have yet to so much as see the mountain, much less climb it.

They are the NFL's "Futile Four," the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.

However, as the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts have shown in recent years, it doesn't take long to go from doormat to playoff contender.

So, which of these teams are the closest to doing that, and which are furthest away?

Most importantly, who is going to be the NFL's version of the last kid picked for dodge ball, the 32nd team to play in the Super Bowl?

Let's take a look.

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