Which NFL team is closest to winning its first Super Bowl? Ranking the 12 contenders


SportsPulse: Minicamps are in full swing and training camps are just over a month away. We can’t wait, so Lorenzo Reyes picked the biggest storylines we will sink our teeth into this upcoming NFL season.

The St. Louis Blues are finally on the board after earning their first Stanley Cup in the franchise’s 51-year history. Ditto the Toronto Raptors, who not only notched their maiden NBA title but also became the only Canadian team to secure the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Virginia’s basketball team finally prevailed amid the madness of March. Even Gary Woodland got into the act over the weekend, capturing his first golf major with his U.S. Open triumph Sunday.

Given this rash of championship breakthroughs, could one of the NFL’s clubs finally achieve Super Bowl glory for the first time next February? You might be surprised to learn there are several holdouts given nearly 40 percent of the league’s franchises are still searching for that initial Lombardi Trophy, the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles and 2013 Seattle Seahawks the most recent to vault off this ignominious list.

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