Sunday's AFC Championship Game marks the 54th meeting between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans. The two teams have been competing since the launch of the American Football League (AFL) and their series has spanned multiple cities as the Chiefs were originally the Dallas Texans and the Titans were the Houston Oilers.
The NFL's "Super Wild Card Weekend" will kick off the playoffs as an expanded bracket means two more teams are in and only two get a bye for the first round. A total of six wild-card games increase the chances that we could be in store for another instant classic. All four wild-card games last season were decided by eight points or fewer, that's how competitive the NFL playoffs are today. So will one of this year's games make this list when all is said and done?
The Super Bowl may be the NFL’s biggest game, but only two teams get the opportunity to share this stage each season. Because of this, many of the game’s greatest players, including members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, were never given an opportunity to play for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Being a future Hall of Famer does not guarantee a trip to the Super Bowl. In fact, many of the game’s greatest players never took the field with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the line. This year, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed will finally end his Super Sunday drought against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. But these all-time greats were not so lucky.