The NFL regular season is long. The playoffs are not.
Every year, the sudden and final nature of the playoffs ruin hopes and crush dreams. Often, the best team does not win the Super Bowl. In fact, sometimes the best team does not even make it to the big game.
These teams are generally forgotten, for history is written by the winners.
However, below the surface of shiny Lombardi trophies and gaudy championship rings, is an extremely talented group of teams who garner little recognition for their accomplishments.
This list will detail the 11 best NFL teams since 1966, who failed to reach the Super Bowl.