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Let's be honest. Some NFL teams really are awfully lucky and some teams are horribly unlucky.

Some of that luck, or lack of luck, is created by the teams themselves. Some of it is through smarter draft picks than other teams have had. Some of it is being more prepared for situations than other teams.
 
And then, some of it is pure dumb luck. Take, for example, the Green Bay Packers' Hail Mary pass that gave them a crazy win over the Detroit Lions. Sure, teams practice those Hail Mary plays, but they know they can only hope one of their players comes up with the ball. They know it's a matter of luck.

So here is my list of luckiest teams to most unlucky teams. It doesn't take into account recent history -- it also considers the team's general good fortune over the years. It takes into consideration Super Bowl wins and Super Bowl losses. It takes into consideration incredible comebacks over the years. It takes into consideration when another team misses a seemingly easy field goal that would have won the game. All sorts of things that constitute good luck and bad luck.

So good luck in voting on this. Please vote to agree or disagree with these teams and where I ranked them. 

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New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History

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New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
New York Giants New York City

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Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

4
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Carolina Panthers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Carolina Panthers Charlotte

5
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Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

6
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Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History

7
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San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

8
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Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History

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Baltimore Ravens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Baltimore Ravens Baltimore

10
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Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Dallas Cowboys Arlington

11
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New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
New Orleans Saints New Orleans

12
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Kansas City Chiefs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City

13
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Arizona Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History

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Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

15
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Philadelphia Eagles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia

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Indianapolis Colts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis

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Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Chicago Bears Chicago

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Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Oakland Raiders Oakland

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New York Jets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
New York Jets East Rutherford

20
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Washington Redskins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History

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Cincinnati Bengals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati

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Atlanta Falcons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta

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Tennessee Titans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Tennessee Titans Nashville

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Houston Texans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Houston Texans Houston

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Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis

27
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San Diego Chargers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
San Diego Chargers San Diego

28
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St. Louis Rams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
St. Louis Rams St. Louis

29
+ - 9 29
Detroit Lions is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Detroit Lions Detroit

30
+ - 8 29
Buffalo Bills is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Buffalo Bills Orchard Park

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Jacksonville Jaguars is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville

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Cleveland Browns is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Luckiest Teams in NFL History
Cleveland Browns Cleveland