Teams That Have Never Won a Championship (And How Close They Came)

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Arizona Coyotes
> Active since: 1979
> Playoff appearances: 19
> Highest round reached: Conference Finals
> Franchise point pct.: 47.9%

Throughout their 40 years in the NHL, the Coyotes Franchise (formerly the Winnipeg Jets) has failed to make the Stanley Cup Finals, only getting as far as the Western Conference Finals in 2012.

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Atlanta Falcons
> Active since: 1966
> Playoff appearances: 14
> Highest round reached: Super Bowl
> Franchise win pct.: 44.0%

Atlanta has lost two Super Bowls — Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999 against the Denver Broncos and Super Bowl LI, when they squandered a 28-3 lead against the New England Patriots in 2017.

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Buffalo Bills
> Active since: 1960
> Playoff appearances: 18
> Highest round reached: Super Bowl
> Franchise win pct.: 46.7%

The Bills won back-to-back AFL titles in 1964 and 1965, but they haven’t won a championship since joining the NFL. Buffalo suffered four consecutive Super Bowl losses in the 1990-1993 seasons.

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Buffalo Sabres
> Active since: 1970
> Playoff appearances: 29
> Highest round reached: Stanley Cup Finals
> Franchise point pct.: 53.4%

The Buffalo Sabres have made it to two Stanley Cup Finals, in 1975 and 1999, losing both in six games.

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Carolina Panthers
> Active since: 1995
> Playoff appearances: 8
> Highest round reached: Super Bowl
> Franchise win pct.: 49.7%

One of the NFL’s newer teams, the Carolina Panthers have yet to find postseason success. They’ve come close twice, losing Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 on a last-second field goal to the New England Patriots and failing in Super Bowl 50 in 2016 against the Denver Broncos.