Oftentimes, the buildings we humans erect convey just as much personality as the people who built them.
Some of them are awe-inspiring.
The Taj Mahal.
Others are infamous.
Could it be the same with football teams?
Granted, rosters do change from year to year, and often within the same season, in fact, but many NFL franchises have still managed to maintain a consistent personality across generations, and, just like the varied edifices that also occupy our planet, every single one of them has been gradually built from the ground up, too.
Both take careful planning, hard work and precise execution in order to be successful, and both by definition exist with the inherent danger of completely collapsing at any given time if the conditions are just right.
In this edition of NFL Power Rankings, we’ll pay tribute to the reputation each team has carved by comparing them to the landmark structures they most closely resemble, considering equally in every case, both their current state and their historical franchise image.
Whether your favorite team’s a skyscraper or just some crumbling, abandoned warehouse makes no difference.
There’s still only one way to find out.
Constant movement with these two, but neither is going anywhere anytime soon.
Always just a few steps away from completely dropping off.
Both look better than they really are by comparison to their lackluster surroundings.
These two may be interesting to look at, but something always seems a little off.
Once a force to be reckoned with, today’s versions are really just for show.
Don’t let their simple exteriors fool you; these two have both been known to foster miracles.
Elaborately built, but noticeably hollow.
These two American icons both sell the hottest tickets in town.
No matter how often they’re challenged, these two never seem to budge.