Seattle Seahawks – 2014
Seattle made it to the Super Bowl in 2014 and came within inches of winning another title. However, Pete Carroll made the infamous call not to run the ball with Marshawn Lynch near the goal line. The rest is history after New England cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson’s attempted pass.
It was a heartbreaking defeat for Seattle because it could have been one of the most glorious moments in their history. Victory could also have seen them establish a dynasty in the mold of the Patriots in the early 2000s or the Niners in the ’80s. In the end, they fell short and that’s all that fans remember (via The Athletic).