The final 12 months of motion in American sports activities has produced two franchises who received their respective first championship in historical past, together with the Texas Rangers within the MLB and Denver Nuggets within the NBA, snapping lengthy droughts.
This season within the NFL, the identical state of affairs may happen, as one staff that has by no means received the Lombardi Trophy can nonetheless attain the Tremendous Bowl and for the primary time in historical past.
The Detroit Lions tackle the San Francisco 49ers within the NFC title recreation after defeating the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and are one win away from reaching the franchise’s first huge recreation.
Payments lose to Chiefs
Then again, the Buffalo Payments, who’ve zero rings, fell to the reigning Tremendous Bowl champions, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. In addition they misplaced 4 Tremendous Bowls in a row between 1991 and 1994.
Of the groups nonetheless alive, the 49ers have probably the most Lombardis with 5, whereas the Chiefs have three, and Baltimore Ravens have two of their quick historical past.