For the past week, I’ve been trying to reinforce the fact that Baltimore Ravens fans shouldn’t be too upset about not making the playoffs this year. The Ravens made the playoffs in the five years before and won at least one playoff game every year. They made it to three AFC Championships, and won Super Bowl 47 last year. That’s a very successful five years if you ask me. Fans of other teams, like the Kansas City Chiefs for example, would kill for that.
The Chiefs looked poised to win their first playoff game in 20 years. Yes, 20 years. The last time the Chiefs won a playoff game was against the Houston Oilers with Joe Montana as their quarterback. Montana is long retired and the Oilers are now the Tennessee Titans.
Up 38-10 against the Indianapolis Colts, it appeared as if the Chiefs were going to break their seven-game playoff losing streak, but Andrew Luck and the Colts had other plans as they came storming back to win 45-44, breaking the hearts of Chiefs fans once again. The Chiefs have now broken the record for the longest playoff losing streak with eight, with two of those loses coming as the no. 1 seed in the AFC.
So Ravens fans, put yourselves in the shoes of Chiefs fans and be thankful for what the Ravens have given you on a consistent basis. Put yourselves in the shoes of Cleveland Browns fans who haven’t seen a playoff win since returning to the league in 1999. I could keep going on with another 10 teams or so, but I think I’ve made my point. What say you, Ravens fans?
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