99 Stats Until Kickoff (#60) Falling one game short of the Super Bowl

From May 30 and every day until September 5… the start of the 2013 NFL season… Sports Stats ‘on Tapp’ will publish “99 Stats Until Kickoff” a daily dose of NFL stats that will get you ready for the 2013 NFL season.)

The San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl XXIX troph...

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Falling one game short of making the Super Bowl is a tremendous loss for any NFL team. Since the 1966 season when the Super Bowl made its debut, the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders franchise has been the NFL team that has been disappointed the most when it comes to falling one game short of the big game. The Raiders have lost nine championship games, most during this timeframe.

Following are the NFL teams that have lost two or more conference championship games since the 1966 season, thus missing out on an opportunity to play in the Super Bowl.

Team Championship Game losses since 1966 season

Oakland/L.A. Raiders 9

Dallas Cowboys 8

San Francisco 49ers 8

Pittsburgh Steelers 7

St.Louis/L.A. Rams 6

Cleveland Browns 5

Minnesota Vikings 5

Philadelphia Eagles 4

Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers 4

New York Jets 4

Chicago Bears 3

Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts 3

San Diego Chargers 3

Atlanta Falcons 2

Baltimore Ravens 2

Buffalo Bills 2

Carolina Panthers 2

Denver Broncos 2

Green Bay Packers 2

Jacksonville Jaguars 2

Miami Dolphins 2

New England Patriots 2

Tampa Bay Bucs 2

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