Monday, January 29, 2007

The Sturm Formula - Part 5



#13 - The New York Giants
Total Points: 36
Total Playoff Years: 81, 84, 85, 86S, 89, 90S, 93, 97, 00SL, 02, 05, 06

The Giants won two Super Bowls in 5 years (lest we forget) and compiled many points during the Parcells years. Before and since, it has been pretty slim pickings - save for the Super Bowl run in 2000. Nothing wrong with #13 on the list.



#14 - The Buffalo Bills
Total Points: 34
Total Playoff Years: 66C, 74, 80, 81, 88C, 89, 90SL, 91SL, 92SL, 93SL, 95, 96, 98, 99

Close calls all around for the Bills. Four Super Bowls, four defeats. But, the quality of that team that Marv Levy put together is there for all to see as they were in the mix every year except 1994 from 88 to 96. That is impressive in the NFL these days, but still no rings.



#15 - The Chicago Bears
Total Points: 31*
Total Playoff Years: 77, 79, 84C, 85S, 86, 87, 88C, 90, 91, 94, 01, 05, (06S)

The Bears can still get 6 more points in this Super Bowl if they win it. That would shoot them past the Giants and the Bills into 13th place. As it stands, they sit in 15th place, with the Super Bowl XX crown jewel. The Bears wish they had more to show for the 1980's powerhouse, but they sit in the top half of the league.



#16 - The Kansas City Chiefs
Total Points: 30
Total Playoff Years: 66SL, 68, 69S, 71, 86, 90, 91, 92, 93C, 94, 95, 97, 03, 06

The Chiefs barely rank in the top half of the league, and have one world title (Super Bowl IV) along with a far number of nice teams that have not quite achieved in the post-season. Overall, not bad, but their fans would have liked plenty more.



17. Philadelphia
18. Tennessee
19. New York Jets
20. Cleveland


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

1 comment:

Jay Clendenin said...

this is looking good for the cowboys!! come ooooooonnnn!!