Friday, January 26, 2007

The Sturm Formula - Part 4

#17 - The Philadelphia Eagles
Total Points: 30
Total Playoff Years: 78, 79, 80SL, 81, 88, 89, 90, 92, 95, 96, 00, 01C, 02C, 03C, 04SL, 06

Philadelphia = 30 points. Philadelphia Before Andy Reid = 14 points. Since, Andy Reid = 16 points. I think that proves that he has done a pretty nice job for them. Still 0 Super Bowl titles, but there is no doubt that this team has been the NFC power since 2000.

#18 - The Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers
Total Points: 28
Total Playoff Years: 67C, 69, 78C, 79C, 80, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 99SL, 00, 02C, 03

Obviously, the Oilers had some real nice teams, but never could get past the AFC title game. Then, the Titans finished 1 yard short in Super Bowl XXXIV. Therefore, they are in the midst of a number of similar teams that had some nice teams, but generally no titles (aside from the Jets).

#19 - The New York Jets
Total Points: 26
Total Playoff Years: 68S, 69, 81, 82C, 85, 86, 91, 98C, 01, 02, 04, 06

Super Bowl III is still the one shining moment for the Jets. They have had some nice years, but have not had the type of playoff runs that score many points in the Sturm Formula.

#20 - The Cleveland Browns
Total Points: 24
Total Playoff Years: 67, 68C, 69C, 71, 72, 80, 82, 85, 86C, 87C, 88, 89C, 94, 02

If only the Drive didn't happen. If only the Fumble didn't happen. If only. A rich tradition has gone by the boards since 1966.

21. Tampa Bay
22. San Diego
23. Cincinnati
24. Seattle

25. Baltimore
26. Atlanta
27. Carolina
28. Detroit

29. Jacksonville
30. New Orleans
31. Arizona
32. Houston

Points in the Sturm Formula:
1 point for each year of making the playoffs
3 points for losing in the AFC/NFC Championship games
5 points for losing the Super Bowl
11 points for winning the Super Bowl


w1ld_b1ll said...

I thought the old Browns' records went with the Ravens and the new Browns were considered an expansion team. Not trying to be a sports bully, Bob.

Oh, this is a cool list Bob, thanks for doing it. Did you see the ranking of the Super Bowl participants on page 2? Pretty interesting as well.

Patrick said...

From the Baltimore Ravens item:

The Ravens history is merely from the move to Baltimore on. Part of the settlement with the league is that they lose all of the history from Cleveland. So, technically, the Ravens have only existed since 1996. Anyway, with the aid of the winning of Super Bowl XXXV, they get the tie-breaker over the Atlanta Falcons and come in at #25.

Jay Clendenin said...

houston still sucks.