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Longest Super Bowl Droughts

The Super Bowl was first played after the 1966 season, when the AFL and the NFL contested Super Bowl I for the rights to the best professional football team in the country. Since that time there have been 20 different franchises win the title, with 12 never winning the big game.

The Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, and Tennessee Titans have all won AFL or NFL championships prior to the creation of the Super Bowl, but have never won the big game since it was created. The Vikings, Bills, Bengals, Falcons, Cardinals, Panthers, Titans and Chargers have all appeared in games, but failed to win.

Check out the longest Super Bowl droughts below:

Longest Super Bowl Droughts

TeamYearsSince
Detroit Lions561966 (Super Bowl era begins)
Arizona Cardinals561966 (Super Bowl era begins)
Minnesota Vikings561966 (Super Bowl era begins)
Cleveland Browns561966 (Super Bowl era begins)
Tennessee Titans561966 (Super Bowl era begins)
Atlanta Falcons561966 (Super Bowl era begins)
Los Angeles Chargers561966 (Super Bowl era begins)
Buffalo Bills561966 (Super Bowl era begins)
Cincinnati Bengals541968
New York Jets531969
Miami Dolphins481974
Las Vegas Raiders381984
Chicago Bears361986
Washington Commanders301992
San Francisco 49ers271995
Jacksonville Jaguars271995
Carolina Panthers271995
Dallas Cowboys261996
Houston Texans202002
Indianapolis Colts152007
Pittsburgh Steelers132009
New Orleans Saints122010
Green Bay Packers112011
New York Giants102012
Baltimore Ravens92013
Seattle Seahawks82014
Denver Broncos62016
Philadelphia Eagles42018
New England Patriots32019
Kansas City Chiefs22020
Tampa Bay Buccaneers12021
Los Angeles Rams02022

More Super Bowl questions:

Who has the longest Super Bowl drought?

The Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions have gone 56 seasons without winning a Super Bowl, having never won the game since it was created in 1966.

How many NFL teams have never won a Super Bowl?

12 NFL franchises have never won a Super Bowl, The Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans.

How many NFL teams have played in but not won a Super Bowl?

9 NFL franchises have appeared in but not won a Super Bowl, The Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers.

Which franchises have never appeared in a Super Bowl?

3 NFL franchises have never appeared in a Super Bowl, the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans.