Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Sturm Formula - Part 6



#9 - The Green Bay Packers
Total Points: 50
Total Playoff Years: 66S, 67S, 72, 82, 93, 94, 95C, 96S, 97SL, 98, 01, 02, 03, 04

Green Bay has had some HUGE gaps in their runs. After Lombardi left in 1967, they accomplished nearly nothing until hiring Mike Holmgren and Ron Wolf in 1992. They get the tie-breaker with the Rams for #9 due to the total number of Super Bowl wins (3) to the Rams (1).



#10 - The St Louis/Los Angeles Rams
Total Points: 50
Total Playoff Years: 67, 69, 73, 74C, 75C, 76C, 77, 78C, 79SL, 80, 83, 84, 85C, 86, 88, 89C, 99S, 00, 01SL, 03, 04

There is no question that the Rams and the Vikings have some of the best consistent quality over the course of the last 40 years. The Rams lost in 6 different NFC Championship Games, and lost two more Super Bowls. From 1973 to 1989, the Rams may have had the best run of anyone in the NFC, but only 1 Lombardi trophy.



#11 - The Minnesota Vikings
Total Points: 48
Total Playoff Years: 68, 69SL, 70, 71, 73SL, 74SL, 75, 76SL, 77C, 78, 80, 82, 87C, 88, 89, 92, 93, 94, 96, 97, 98C, 99, 00C, 04

Without question, no team in football has had more good teams and won less than the Minnesota Vikings. Look at the playoff years that demonstrates no lengthy gaps between playoff caliber teams. But, alas, despite always being in the hunt, the Vikings have never closed the deal. Snakebit is an understatement.



#12 - Indianapolis/Baltimore Colts
Total Points: 41*
Total Playoff Years: 68SL, 70S, 71C, 75, 76, 77, 87, 95C, 96, 99, 00, 02, 03C, 04, 05, (06S)

Keep in mind that the Colts could still earn 6 more points with a win on Sunday. That would keep them in 12th place, though. The Colts had nice teams in the Shula and post-Shula eras, then some decent Bert Jones squads. Beyond that, and the 1995 Harbaugh run, it is all about Peyton Manning. And with him in his prime, they will be higher up this list in no time.


13. New York Giants
14. Buffalo
15. Chicago
16. Kansas City


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

2 comments:

Jay Clendenin said...

omg! come on cowboys!!!

thunderstealer said...

#1 - Dallas Cowboys
5 Super Bowl Wins - 55
3 Super Bowl Losses - 15
8 NFC Championship losses - 24
12 Playoffs - 12
Total - 106

#2 - Pittsburgh Steelers
5 Super Bowl Wins - 55
1 Super Bowl Losses - 5
7 AFC Conference Losses - 21
9 Playoffs - 10
Total - 91

#3 - San Francisco 49ers
5 Super Bowl Wins - 55
0 Super Bowl Losses - 0
7 NFC Championship losses - 21
9 Playoffs - 9
Total - 85

#4 - Oakland Raiders
3 Super Bowl Wins - 33
2 Super Bowl Losses - 10
9 AFC Championship Losses - 27
7 Playoffs - 7
Total - 77

#5 - Denver Broncos (One more Super Bowl loss breaks tie with Miami)
2 Super Bowl Wins - 22
4 Super Bowl Losses - 20
2 AFC Championship Losses - 6
9 Playoffs - 9
Total - 57

#6 - Miami Dolphins
2 Super Bowl Wins - 22
3 Super Bowl Losses - 15
2 AFC Championship Losses - 6
14 Playoffs - 14
Total - 57

#7 - Washington Redskins
3 Super Bowl Wins - 33
2 Super Bowl Losses - 10
1 NFC Championship loss - 3
9 Playoffs - 9
Total - 55


#8 - New England Patriots
3 Super Bowl Wins - 33
2 Super Bowl Losses - 10
1 AFC Championship Loss - 3
8 Playoffs - 8
Total - 54