Super Bowl LII: Where does Dolphins’ drought rank after Eagles win?

The 1972 group was the last Dolphins team to win a Super Bowl. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

Every time the Dolphins celebrate their 1972 perfect season is a recognition of arguably the best team in NFL history, but it’s also a reminder of how long the franchise’s championship drought has lasted. Miami won it again the following year with a triumph in Super Bowl VII and hasn’t stood atop the football world since.

The Eagles’ 41-33 victory over New England in Super Bowl LII delivered the team’s first Lombardi Trophy and ended a 52-year wait in Philadelphia. The team did win the 1960 NFL championship, but it had been one of seven teams that have been around the entire Super Bowl era and failed to win one.

Miami is now sitting at 44 seasons without a Super Bowl win, which is the 12th-worst drought in the league, and hasn’t appeared in one since losing to San Francisco at the end of the 1984 season. The only five teams that have a longer run of failing to reach a title game are the Lions (60 years), Jets (49), Chiefs (48), Browns (45) and Vikings (41).

Here are the longest droughts without a Super Bowl win, now that Philadelphia is off this unfortunate list:

52 years: Cardinals, Lions, Titans, Chargers, Bills, Vikings, Falcons
50 years: Bengals
49 years: Browns, Jets
48 years: Chiefs
44 years: Dolphins
34 years: Raiders
32 years: Bears

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