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For the first 52 years of the NFL playoffs during the Super Bowl era, there had been at least one NFC playoff participant that had never won a Super Bowl in their franchise's history.


But with the ​Philadelphia Eagles qualifying for the playoffs to defend last year's title, the 2019 NFL playoffs mark the first time in history that every NFC playoff team has won a Super Bowl.

​​After the Eagles won the first Super Bowl in their franchise's history last February, there are only five other NFC teams that have never raised the Lombardi Trophy. That list includes: the Arizona Cardinals, the Atlanta Falcons, the Detroit Lions, the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings.


Of those teams, the Lions are the only NFC team to have never even reached the Super Bowl. And based on Matt Patricia's first season in Detroit, it doesn't look like that will change any time soon.

With six teams who have won it all in the past representing the NFC in the playoffs, it's the Bears who have the longest Super Bowl drought of the bunch, having last won all the way back in 1985. 


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