NFL: 5 Proud Franchises That Have Fallen on Tough Times

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NFL: 5 Proud Franchises That Have Fallen on Tough Times
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Success may breed success, but it also cultivates high expectations.

Franchises such as Green Bay and Pittsburgh have gone through rough stretches during their respective franchise's history. It caused the fan base to yearn for the glory days and wonder when the next championship would come.

Fortunately for each, their teams recently delivered Super Bowl victories.

It's a bit unfair to expect so much of your team after winning a Lombardi Trophy, but when you go on the kind of droughts these five franchises have gone through, the very least they could do is string together a couple of playoff wins.

The five franchises on this list have become so removed from their winning tradition they are either irrelevant when it comes to discussing who can win the Super Bowl or struggling to win it again.

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