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Poll: Baltimore Ravens: The Best NFL Franchise in the Last 5 Years (62 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Franchise is the NFL's Best based on the Last 5 Years?

  1. Baltimore Ravens (55 votes [87.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 87.30%

  2. Pittsburgh Steelers (1 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  3. New York Giants (4 votes [6.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.35%

  4. Green Bay Packers (1 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  5. New Orleans Saints (2 votes [3.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.17%

  6. Seattle Seahawks (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 jkm5bmore

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 03:26 PM

Because most NFL polling only compile rankings based on 10 year standards, it is difficult to access where the 'new' franchise potential leader trends are. As a result, I've broken it down to three of the most critical historical categories in determining a football dynasty:

  • Super Bowl Championship*
  • Winning Percentages
  • Sales/Value/Popularity

*Since championships are the most standardized indicator of a dynasty, all teams in this poll have had Super Bowl appearances and/or wins in the last 6 years.

 

Based on these indicators, the Baltimore Ravens have the best argument 'forevermore' going down in NFL history as the strongest team franchise from 2008-2014.

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Super Bowl Appearances 2008-2014

XLVIII Feb. 2, 2014 MetLife Stadium (Meadow Lands, NJ)

Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8

XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)

Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31 - 1st Total Postseason Winning %

XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)

New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

XLV Feb. 6, 2011 Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)

Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25

XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 Sun Life Stadium (Miami)

New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17

XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.)

Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23

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                                    2013   2012    2011    2010    2009    2008

Baltimore Ravens        8-8      10-6     12-4     12-4     9-7      11-5     total wins 62

New York Giants          7-9      9-7       9-7       10-6     8-8      12-4     total wins 51

Green Bay Packers     8-7-1  11-5      15-1     10-6    11-5      6-10    total wins 61

New Orleans Saints 11-5     7-9       13-3     11-5     13-3     8-8      total wins 63

Pittsburgh Steelers     8-8       8-8       12-4     12-4     9-7      12-4     total wins 61
Seattle Seahawks       13-3     11-5      7-9      7-9       5-11     4-12    total wins 40

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                                       Merch Sales             Forbes Value          Player Jersey Popularity

Pittsburgh Steelers            1st                              14th                          16th

Baltimore Ravens           2nd                            9th                            3rd

New York Giants                6th                              4th                             8th-9th

Green Bay Packers           7th                              12th                           7th

New Orleans Saints           17th                            23rd                          16th

Seattle Seahawks              4th                             15th                           2nd

 

Opinions may vary and questions may linger, but history won't deny that we were here. Why don't more journalist report on what could be the birth of a dynasty? Embrace Positive Debate.

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#2 jkm5bmore

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:04 PM

Was looking around and found this. I wish there was more.

http://www.cbssports...or-next-dynasty


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:21 PM

The ravens are definitely the most successful team over the past 5 years and the thought of us being a dynasty is what makes this season hurt so much.We're an Anquan Boldin away from being that team we were in the playoffs.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:24 PM

The ravens are definitely the most successful team over the past 5 years and the thought of us being a dynasty is what makes this season hurt so much.We're an Anquan Boldin away from being that team we were in the playoffs.


Hopefully, we're just a Dennis Pitta away from that, and we won't be for long.
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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:32 PM

I'm shocked we rank second in merchandise sales considering the size of our market and fan base. Way to go everyone!
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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:33 PM

The ravens are definitely the most successful team over the past 5 years and the thought of us being a dynasty is what makes this season hurt so much.We're an Anquan Boldin away from being that team we were in the playoffs.

I'm missing Anquan too, but there's a lot of reasons to believe in the direction we're heading. We're younger and faster all around. Once this group starts to gel (and they will) watchout.

 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:36 PM

I'm shocked we rank second in merchandise sales considering the size of our market and fan base. Way to go everyone!

I was shocked, too, But I get it. I gotta' have about 23 tees, 12 hoodies and 12 jerseys right, now. I'm about to get a Marlon Brown to add to the collection, soon.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

Hopefully, we're just a Dennis Pitta away from that, and we won't be for long.

Agreed. Pitta bringing some serious inspiration back with him. Players love him. Reminds me of last year's late season inspiration.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:46 PM

The merchandise sales is particularly impressive, seeing as BAL has the smallest fan base (GB has almost a century's worth of legacy fans; Jacksonville alone has almost a million people and football is sacred in FL).  Go Ravens!  :ravensquote:


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Honestly, I am surprised that you (Poe) got second. After the draft I thought your team was doomed for failure.

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:49 PM

I'm missing Anquan too, but there's a lot of reasons to believe in the direction we're heading. We're younger and faster all around. Once this group starts to gel (and they will) watchout.

 

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:04 PM

Of course!

I live in California - there is no Raven merch to be had out here.

That's why I buy like crazy when back in B-town.

 

Love my Ravens!!

All the way - repeat.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 07:57 PM

When a Pats fan says he is worried about us making the playoffs, then you know your team has truly made it to the big time. We are a force now and into the future. Go Ravens!!


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 08:28 PM

Of course!

I live in California - there is no Raven merch to be had out here.

That's why I buy like crazy when back in B-town.

 

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All the way - repeat.

Same here, or I get my parents to send me stuff haha


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:10 PM

I was shocked, too, But I get it. I gotta' have about 23 tees, 12 hoodies and 12 jerseys right, now. I'm about to get a Marlon Brown to add to the collection, soon.


And this is why we sell so much merchandise lol...I thought I was bad; I have something like 16 jerseys and a couple hoodies. You make me look a little less obsessive haha
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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:27 PM

And this is why we sell so much merchandise lol...I thought I was bad; I have something like 16 jerseys and a couple hoodies. You make me look a little less obsessive haha

Naw. You probably got me on quality. I'm strictly bargain basement. :th_327321_Spy_23x22:


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:45 PM

The ravens are definitely the most successful team over the past 5 years and the thought of us being a dynasty is what makes this season hurt so much.We're an Anquan Boldin away from being that team we were in the playoffs.

 

 

It may end up hurting, but losing Boldin won't be the reason. If we don't get where we need to go you can blame poor O line play and a feeble run game.  You never know........ maybe we get straight.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:22 PM

It was nice to read a positive post. thanks op ! I  buy allot when we won the superbowl i had to have one of everything I saw.I wonder if raven fans are so loyal because they know what it is like to lose a team .Or could it be ya'll are just   a bunch of homers like myself . 

 

Having read this I can't fathom why Joe is called mediocre makes absolutely no sense to me .

 

Bold prediction: we win out make it to the playoffs and repeat . Go Ravens 


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:32 PM

It may end up hurting, but losing Boldin won't be the reason. If we don't get where we need to go you can blame poor O line play and a feeble run game.  You never know........ maybe we get straight.

 

Remember the Colts from 2006? Everyone said they wouldn't go far because they couldn't stop the run and if you had a running game, you could beat them? Then the playoffs came and all of a sudden nobody could run on them and they were able to stop the run. 

 

Maybe we can take a page from that playbook. Struggle to have a passing game and run game due to bad o-line in regular season. Pitta returns, O-line looking better and better each week, and then all of a sudden we have an offense again and are able to make another run. 


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:18 PM

Remember the Colts from 2006? Everyone said they wouldn't go far because they couldn't stop the run and if you had a running game, you could beat them? Then the playoffs came and all of a sudden nobody could run on them and they were able to stop the run. 

 

Maybe we can take a page from that playbook. Struggle to have a passing game and run game due to bad o-line in regular season. Pitta returns, O-line looking better and better each week, and then all of a sudden we have an offense again and are able to make another run. 

Absolutely!


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:38 PM

And this is why we sell so much merchandise lol...I thought I was bad; I have something like 16 jerseys and a couple hoodies. You make me look a little less obsessive haha

I was going to reply to your earlier line being surprised over the merchandise sale by pointing every week on here someone starts a thread about what jersey to buy next but I see you've already been 1 upped lol.

Im in Canada and I have 9 myself.  Then add in bunnyhugs (ya I dropped that gem on you guys), tshirts, America's Game(s) etc.  The merchandise purchasing is just excessive already lol.


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