Top 15 Teams To Not Win The Super Bowl

1986 Cleveland Browns (12-4)
Text: Jay Clemons
Photo: Jerry Wachter, Tony Tomsic/SI

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1986 Cleveland Browns (12-4)

Cleveland ranked only fifth in scoring, 11th in scoring defense, sixth in point differential and fourth in turnover margin for that gleeful 1986 season -- average rankings for this countdown. But the Browns warrant the final slot based on one undeniable truth: In the Super Bowl era, no team has ever experienced a bigger punch-in-the-gut defeat than Cleveland in the AFC championship game ... surrendering a 98-yard touchdown drive in the final minute to John Elway's Broncos to force overtime. Soon after that, Browns fans had to endure Rich Karlis's game-winning field goal for Denver -- without any video confirmation of the ball sailing through the uprights.



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