The Most Gut-Wrenching Playoff Loss in the History of Every NFL Franchise

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The Most Gut-Wrenching Playoff Loss in the History of Every NFL Franchise
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Every team has a story of some kind when it comes to the postseason. 

Some teams have tales of great triumph in the postseason whether it's dominating the first two Super Bowls, making good on a guarantee, showing perfection, putting a stamp on the decade as the best, revolutionizing the game with an innovative offense or just plain dominating on defense in a way we've never seen before.

This isn't the story of those teams. While many teams have a history of triumph and Vince Lombardi trophies to show for it, every NFL team and their fanbase has had their heart broken in the playoffs at least once, and some franchises have been more unlucky than others.

Today we're going to look at the saddest, most gut-wrenching and heartbreaking playoff defeat of every team in the NFL, well, except for one, technically.

I can't include the Houston Texans because they won't have their heart broken until they blow the AFC Championship game in Houston to Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New England or New York at the end of this season. So for them, I'll actually count a Houston Oilers defeat. Don't worry, the Titans have some heartbreaking losses of their own.

Here's a look at every NFL team's worst playoff defeat.  

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