Not every NFL team can play in the Super Bowl, let alone make the playoffs. Every season, football fans have high expectations for their favorite teams, and every year, many of them end up being let down. This list of the most disappointing NFL teams of 2016-2017 includes past conference champions, predicted league leaders, and even teams that started the season with winning streaks.
Fresh off their Super Bowl win, the Denver Broncos started the 2016-2017 season with a four-game winning streak. Unfortunately, a series of close games resulted with them being eliminated from the playoffs. Even the 2015 NFC Champion Carolina Panthers ended the season with a losing record, making them the first team in NFL history to go 15–1 only to miss the playoffs the following year.
Although there were low expectations for the newly relocated Los Angeles Rams, the team still managed to disappoint fans with their 4-12 record, missing the playoffs for the 12th straight season. They did however perform better than their arch-rival, the San Francisco 49ers, who only had two wins the entire season.
Vote up whichever franchises you think are the most disappointing NFL teams of 2016-2017. Many of these teams dropped the ball and missed out on their moment, but hey, there's always next year, right?
Make sure to also check our list of the most disappointing NFL players of 2016-2017 for those individuals who had horrible performances this year.