The NFL is a ‘what have you done for me lately’ league. When a team has had success with a certain offensive or defensive scheme, others are soon to copy them. However, NFL teams have quickly come to find out that there is no blueprint to winning.
To get through the long NFL season and win the Super Bowl, teams will battle injuries, players complaining about their time on the field, pressure from fans, and their opponents across the field.
Winning the Super Bowl takes complete organizational commitment, an immense amount of on-field talent and a little bit of luck.
Here are five teams who will have to wait a little bit longer for their first taste of NFL gold.
# 5 Arizona Cardinals
# 4 Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals almost won the Super Bowl last season after Joe Burrow and company made comeback victories a habit.
Although Burrow seemed to spend more time running away from defenders than throwing the ball to Ja’Marr Chase, the team made a name for themselves with their second-half comebacks.
What that really means is that a lot had to go right in terms of luck for the Bengals to make it to the Super Bowl. Can that good fortune repeat itself in the 2022 NFL season? With a stacked AFC, the Bengals will have a hard time repeating last year’s success.