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    Which franchise is the best in the NFL … period?

    [size=12pt]Page 2's ultimate NFL power rankings[/size]
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    7. Minnesota Vikings.
    Ultraconsistent Minnesota checks in as the highest-ranked team in our study without a Super Bowl title. The Vikings boast the highest winning percentage, the most playoff wins, the most "Monday Night Football" appearances and the most first-team All-Pro selections since 1970 of any team not to win the big game. Only once since the merger have the Vikings failed to win at least four games, and for that embarrassment in 1984, the team fired coach Les Steckel after one season. So although Vikings fans have endured more than their share of postseason misery and seem to be stuck in a rut right now (they haven't won 10 or more games since 2001), at least they've enjoyed a persistent winner...
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    Re: Which franchise is the best in the NFL … period?

    What a joke of a ranking that is.. the Packers not in the top 10, yet we have been one of the most consistent teams for almost 2 decades running.. are as stable a franchise as there is, we have taken some lumps in the playoffs the last couple years but come on. The Niners are further up the scale.. utter joke.

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    "pack93z" wrote:
    What a joke of a ranking that is.. the Packers not in the top 10, yet we have been one of the most consistent teams for almost 2 decades running.. are as stable a franchise as there is, we have taken some lumps in the playoffs the last couple years but come on. The Niners are further up the scale.. utter joke.
    That's one of the reasons I liked it.
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    It's interesting. When I saw the title of this thread I knew that the Viking had to be high up on the list.
    Frankly, I thought they'd be a bit higher. And I think that's one of the reasons the last few year especially have been so frustrating to the Viking fans. Expectations are higher for this team because they have been good.
    Their undefeated season gives Miami a higher rating than I think they deserve. But they were good under Schula.
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    Re: Which franchise is the best in the NFL … period?

    Nice... I'm happy to be that high... and the Packers? Well, I didn't make it to the second page, so I don't know.
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    Re: Which franchise is the best in the NFL … period?

    I kinda agree with pack93z
    - to a point.
    They probably deserve to be further up on the list, but their malaise from 1970-1991 cannot be ignored.
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    Re: Which franchise is the best in the NFL … period?

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    It's interesting. When I saw the title of this thread I knew that the Viking had to be high up on the list.
    Frankly, I thought they'd be a bit higher. And I think that's one of the reasons the last few year especially have been so frustrating to the Viking fans. Expectations are higher for this team because they have been good.
    Their undefeated season gives Miami a higher rating than I think they deserve. But they were good under Schula.
    It seems like some of the younger fans don't remember the winning tradition goes back much further than '98 season.
    It's time to get back on track.
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    Re: Which franchise is the best in the NFL … period?

    "Prophet" wrote:
    That's one of the reasons I liked it.
    Imagine that eh.. ESPN propaganda at its finest, another hey look at our article type joke. I hardly ever visit [s]there[/s] their site..

    *edit*... maybe I should re-read my posts for proper grammar eh.

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    Re: Which franchise is the best in the NFL … period?

    "pack93z" wrote:
    What a joke of a ranking that is.. the Packers not in the top 10, yet we have been one of the most consistent teams for almost 2 decades running.. are as stable a franchise as there is, we have taken some lumps in the playoffs the last couple years but come on. The Niners are further up the scale.. utter joke.
    Unlike you, this ranking is not ignoring the 1970s.

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    "Zeus" wrote:
    "pack93z" wrote:
    What a joke of a ranking that is.. the Packers not in the top 10, yet we have been one of the most consistent teams for almost 2 decades running.. are as stable a franchise as there is, we have taken some lumps in the playoffs the last couple years but come on. The Niners are further up the scale.. utter joke.
    Unlike you, this ranking is not ignoring the 1970s.

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    ....or including the early 1900s until the NFL was formed when the Packers won a bunch of titles against the couple other teams in a virtually nonexistent league.
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