List of NFL franchise post-season droughts

This is a list of current National Football League (NFL) franchise post-season and Super Bowl droughts (multiple consecutive seasons of not winning). Listed here are both appearance droughts and winning droughts in almost every level of the NFL playoff system.

As of the 2018 NFL season, every active NFL team has qualified for, and won a game in, the playoffs at least once. Teams that have never made it beyond each successive milestone are listed under the year in which they began NFL play.

Of the 12 teams that have never won the Super Bowl, four (4) are expansion franchises younger than the Super Bowl itself (Bengals, Panthers, Jaguars, and the Texans). The Falcons began playing during the season in which the Super Bowl was first played. The seven (7) other clubs (Cardinals, Lions, Oilers/Titans, Chargers, Browns, Bills, and Vikings) all won an NFL or AFL championship prior to the AFL–NFL merger; in the case of the Vikings, however, the Super Bowl existed at the time they won their league title, leaving them and the Falcons as the only two teams to have existed for as long as or longer than the Super Bowl that have never secured the highest championship available to them. The longest drought since a championship of any kind is that of the Cardinals, at 71 seasons.

Note that for continuity purposes, the Cleveland Browns are officially considered to have suspended operations for the 1996, 1997 and 1998 seasons, Since returning 19 years ago, they have only made the playoffs once, while the Baltimore Ravens are considered to be a separate team that began play in 1996. The Ravens, as a result of the Cleveland Browns relocation controversy, absorbed the Browns' personnel upon their suspension, but not their history.

Active team droughts

Post-season droughts

Updated through the 2018 NFL season.

0^0 Longest drought in team history
Playoff Droughts [1][2]
0Team0 Last appearance in post-season Seasons
Cleveland Browns ^ 2002 AFC Wild Card 16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2007 NFC Wild Card 11
New York Jets 2010 AFC Championship 8
San Francisco 49ers 2013 NFC Championship 5
Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFC Championship 3
Cincinnati Bengals 2015 AFC Wild Card 3
Washington Redskins 2015 NFC Wild Card 3
Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 3
Oakland Raiders 2016 AFC Wild Card 2
Miami Dolphins 2016 AFC Wild Card 2
New York Giants 2016 NFC Wild Card 2
Detroit Lions 2016 NFC Wild Card 2
Green Bay Packers 2016 NFC Championship 2
Buffalo Bills 2017 AFC Wild Card 1
Carolina Panthers 2017 NFC Wild Card 1
Tennessee Titans 2017 AFC Divisional 1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 AFC Divisional 1
Atlanta Falcons 2017 NFC Divisional 1
Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 AFC Championship 1
Minnesota Vikings 2017 NFC Championship 1
2018 Playoff Teams
Baltimore Ravens 2018 AFC Wild Card 0
Houston Texans 2018 AFC Wild Card 0
Seattle Seahawks 2018 NFC Wild Card 0
Chicago Bears 2018 NFC Wild Card 0
Los Angeles Chargers 2018 AFC Divisional 0
Indianapolis Colts 2018 AFC Divisional 0
Philadelphia Eagles 2018 NFC Divisional 0
Dallas Cowboys 2018 NFC Divisional 0
Kansas City Chiefs 2018 AFC Championship 0
New Orleans Saints 2018 NFC Championship 0
New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII 0
Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl LIII 0

Playoff game victory droughts

Updated through the 2018 season.
Sortable table, click on header arrows.

0^0 Longest drought in team history
00 Most consecutive losses in team history
0¤0 Tied for most consecutive losses in team history
0♣ ♣0 Most consecutive losses in NFL history
Current Playoff Loss Streak[1]
Seasons
Since Win
Team Last playoff game win Loss
Streak
Playoff Losses - Teams
28 Cincinnati Bengals ^ 1990 AFC Wild Card 8 ♦ 1990 Divisional - Los Angeles Raiders
2005 Wild Card - Pittsburgh
2009 Wild Card - New York Jets
2011 Wild Card - Houston
2012 Wild Card - Houston
2013 Wild Card - San Diego
2014 Wild Card - Indianapolis
2015 Wild Card - Pittsburgh
27 Detroit Lions 1991 NFC Divisional 9 ♣ ♣ 1991 NFC Championship - Washington
1993 Wild Card - Green Bay
1994 Wild Card - Green Bay
1995 Wild Card - Philadelphia
1997 Wild Card - Tampa Bay
1999 Wild Card - Washington
2011 Wild Card - New Orleans
2014 Wild Card - Dallas
2016 Wild Card - Seattle
23 Buffalo Bills ^ 1995 AFC Wild Card 5 ♦ 1995 Divisional - Pittsburgh
1996 Wild Card - Jacksonville
1998 Wild Card - Miami
1999 Wild Card - Tennessee
2017 Wild Card - Jacksonville
21** Cleveland Browns [a] 1994 AFC Wild Card 2 1994 Divisional - Pittsburgh
2002 Wild Card - Pittsburgh[a]
18 Miami Dolphins ^ 2000 AFC Wild Card 4 ¤ 2000 Divisional - Oakland
2001 Wild Card - Baltimore
2008 Wild Card - Baltimore
2016 Wild Card - Pittsburgh
16 Oakland Raiders ^ 2002 AFC Championship 2 ¤ 2002 Super Bowl - Tampa Bay
2016 Wild Card - Houston
16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII 2 2005 Wild Card - Washington
2007 Wild Card - New York Giants
13 Washington Redskins 2005 NFC Wild Card 4 ¤ 2005 Divisional - Seattle
2007 Wild Card - Seattle
2012 Wild Card - Seattle
2015 Wild Card - Green Bay
8 New York Jets 2010 AFC Divisional 1 2010 AFC Championship - Pittsburgh
8 Chicago Bears 2010 NFC Divisional 2 2010 NFC Championship - Green Bay
2018 Wild Card - Philadelphia
7 New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI 1 2016 Wild Card - Green Bay
5 San Francisco 49ers 2013 NFC Divisional 1 2013 NFC Championship - Seattle
4 Baltimore Ravens 2014 AFC Wild Card 2 2014 Divisional - New England
2018 Wild Card - Los Angeles Chargers
3 Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFC Divisional 1 2015 NFC Championship - Carolina
3 Carolina Panthers 2015 NFC Championship 2 2015 Super Bowl - Denver
2017 Wild Card - New Orleans
3 Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 0 3-game win streak
2 Houston Texans 2016 AFC Wild Card 2 ¤ 2016 Divisional - New England
2018 Wild Card - Indianapolis
2 Seattle Seahawks 2016 NFC Wild Card 2 2016 Divisional - Atlanta
2018 Wild Card - Dallas
2 Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 AFC Divisional 2 2016 AFC Championship - New England
2017 Divisional - Jacksonville
2 Green Bay Packers 2016 NFC Divisional 1 2016 NFC Championship - Atlanta
1 Tennessee Titans 2017 AFC Wild Card 1 2017 Divisional - New England
1 Atlanta Falcons 2017 NFC Wild Card 1 2017 Divisional - Philadelphia
1 Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 AFC Divisional 1 2017 AFC Championship - New England
1 Minnesota Vikings 2017 NFC Divisional 1 2017 NFC Championship - Philadelphia
2018 Playoff0 Winners
0 Indianapolis Colts 2018 AFC Wild Card 1 2018 Divisional - Kansas City
0 Los Angeles Chargers 2018 AFC Wild Card 1 2018 Divisional - New England
0 Dallas Cowboys 2018 NFC Wild Card 1 2018 Divisional - Los Angeles Rams
0 Philadelphia Eagles 2018 NFC Wild Card 1 2018 Divisional - New Orleans
0 New Orleans Saints 2018 NFC Divisional 1 2018 NFC Championship - Los Angeles Rams
0 Kansas City Chiefs 2018 AFC Divisional 1 2018 AFC Championship - New England
0 Los Angeles Rams 2018 NFC Championship 1 2018 Super Bowl - New England
0 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII 0 3-game win streak
Seasons
Since Win
Team Last playoff game win Loss
Streak
Playoff Losses - Teams


a Franchise dormant 1996–1998. Since returning team is 0-1 in playoffs.

AFC/NFC Championship game appearance droughts

This is also a list of the last time a particular club won a Divisional playoff game.

0^0 Longest drought in team history
Drought Reference [1]
Seasons Team Last appearance
in Conference Championship Game
Result
30 Cincinnati Bengals ^ 1988 AFC Won vs. Buffalo
27 Washington Redskins ^ 1991 NFC Won vs. Detroit
27 Detroit Lions ^ 1991 NFC Lost vs. Washington
26 [a] Cleveland Browns ^ 1989 AFC Lost vs. Denver
26 Miami Dolphins ^ 1992 AFC Lost vs. Buffalo
25 Buffalo Bills ^ 1993 AFC Won vs. Kansas City
23 Dallas Cowboys ^ 1995 NFC Won vs. Green Bay
17 Houston Texans ^ Never
16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002 NFC Won vs. Philadelphia
16 Oakland Raiders ^ 2002 AFC Won vs. Tennessee
16 Tennessee Titans 2002 AFC Lost vs. Oakland
11 Los Angeles Chargers [b] 2007 AFC Lost vs. New England
8 New York Jets 2010 AFC Lost vs. Pittsburgh
8 Chicago Bears 2010 NFC Lost vs. Green Bay
7 New York Giants 2011 NFC Won vs. San Francisco
6 Baltimore Ravens 2012 AFC Won vs. New England
5 San Francisco 49ers 2013 NFC Lost vs. Seattle
4 Indianapolis Colts 2014 AFC Lost vs. New England
4 Seattle Seahawks 2014 NFC Won vs. Green Bay
3 Denver Broncos 2015 AFC Won vs. New England
3 Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFC Lost vs. Carolina
3 Carolina Panthers 2015 NFC Won vs. Arizona
2 Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 AFC Lost vs. New England
2 Green Bay Packers 2016 NFC Lost vs. Atlanta
2 Atlanta Falcons 2016 NFC Won vs. Green Bay
1 Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 AFC Lost vs. New England
1 Minnesota Vikings 2017 NFC Lost vs. Philadelphia
1 Philadelphia Eagles 2017 NFC Won vs. Minnesota
2018 Conference Finalists
0 Kansas City Chiefs 2018 AFC Lost vs. New England
0 New England Patriots 2018 AFC Won vs. Kansas City
0 New Orleans Saints 2018 NFC Lost vs. Los Angeles Rams
0 Los Angeles Rams 2018 NFC Won vs. New Orleans
  • a The Browns were dormant from 1996–1998. Since returning 19 years ago, the Browns have never played in an AFC Championship Game.
  • b The Los Angeles Chargers last appeared in the AFC Championship game as the San Diego Chargers.

Super Bowl or NFL Championship appearance droughts

Last appearance in Super Bowl or
NFL Championship[1][3]
Seasons Team Last appearance
in Super Bowl
NFL
Season
Result
61 Detroit Lions 1957 NFL Championship Game 1957 Won vs. Cleveland
50 New York Jets Super Bowl III 1968 Won vs. Baltimore Colts
49 Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl IV 1969 Won vs. Minnesota
46 [a] Cleveland Browns 1969 NFL Championship Game 1969 Lost vs. Minnesota
42 Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl XI 1976 Lost vs. Oakland
34 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl XIX 1984 Lost vs. San Francisco
30 Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl XXIII 1988 Lost vs. San Francisco
27 Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI 1991 Won vs. Buffalo
25 Buffalo Bills Super Bowl XXVIII 1993 Lost vs. Dallas
24 Jacksonville Jaguars Never (enfranchised 1995)
24 Los Angeles Chargers [b] Super Bowl XXIX 1994 Lost vs. San Francisco
23 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXX 1995 Won vs. Pittsburgh
19 Tennessee Titans Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 Lost vs. St. Louis Rams
17 Houston Texans Never (enfranchised 2002)
16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII 2002 Won vs. Oakland
16 Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XXXVII 2002 Lost vs. Tampa Bay
12 Chicago Bears Super Bowl XLI 2006 Lost vs. Indianapolis
10 Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII 2008 Lost vs. Pittsburgh
9 New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV 2009 Won vs. Indianapolis
9 Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLIV 2009 Lost vs. New Orleans
8 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV 2010 Won vs. Pittsburgh
8 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLV 2010 Lost vs. Green Bay
7 New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI 2011 Won vs. New England
6 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII 2012 Won vs. San Francisco
6 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XLVII 2012 Lost vs. Baltimore Ravens
4 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX 2014 Lost vs. New England
3 Carolina Panthers Super Bowl 50 2015 Lost vs. Denver
3 Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 2015 Won vs. Carolina
2 Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl LI 2016 Lost vs. New England
1 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII 2017 Won vs. New England
Super Bowl LIII teams
0 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII 2018 Won vs. Los Angeles Rams
0 Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl LIII 2018 Lost vs. New England
  • a The Browns were dormant from 1996–1998. Since returning 19 seasons ago, Cleveland has never appeared in a Super Bowl or NFL championship game.
  • b The Los Angeles Chargers last appeared in the Super Bowl as the San Diego Chargers.

Super Bowl win droughts

This list also counts all seasons since a team last won the league championship.

Drought References[1][3]
Seasons Team Last Super Bowl crown
(1966–present)
NFL
Season
Last League Championship crown
Before 1970 Merger
(1920–1969)
Seasons
53 Arizona Cardinals[a] Never 1947 NFL Championship 71
53 Detroit Lions Never 1957 NFL Championship 61
53 Tennessee Titans[b] Never 1961 AFL Championship 57
53 Los Angeles Chargers Never 1963 AFL Championship 55
53 Buffalo Bills Never 1965 AFL Championship 53
50 Cleveland Browns [d] Never 1964 NFL Championship 51
53 Minnesota Vikings Never 1969 NFL Championship[c] 49
53 Atlanta Falcons Never (enfranchised 1966)
51 Cincinnati Bengals Never (enfranchised 1968)
24 Jacksonville Jaguars Never (enfranchised 1995)
24 Carolina Panthers Never (enfranchised 1995)
17 Houston Texans Never (enfranchised 2002)
50 New York Jets [e] Super Bowl III 1968
49 Kansas City Chiefs [e] Super Bowl IV 1969
45 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VIII 1973
35 Oakland Raiders [f] Super Bowl XVIII 1983
33 Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX 1985
27 Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI 1991
24 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XXIX 1994
23 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXX 1995
19 Los Angeles Rams [g] Super Bowl XXXIV 1999
16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII 2002
12 Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI 2006
10 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLIII 2008
9 New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV 2009
8 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV 2010
7 New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI 2011
6 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII 2012
5 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII 2013
3 Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 2015
1 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII 2017
0 New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII 2018
  • a Team won as the Chicago Cardinals in 1947.
  • b Team won as the Houston Oilers in 1961.
  • c AFL and NFL league champions met in Super Bowls I thru IV before the 1970 merger (1966–1969). They are not generally counted in the overall league championship list.
  • d Browns suspended operations from 1996–1998. Since returning to the league, they have never appeared in or won a Super Bowl.
  • e Super Bowl winner was not the NFL league champion till after 1970 merger (Super Bowl V).
  • f Team was based in Los Angeles when it won Super Bowl XVIII.
  • g Team was based in St. Louis when it won Super Bowl XXXIV.

Super Bowl crown droughts by division

Division Last Super Bowl crown Seasons
AFC South XLI — Colts 12
NFC South XLIV — Saints 9
NFC North XLV — Packers 8
AFC North XLVII — Ravens 7
NFC West XLVIII — Seahawks 5
AFC West 50 — Broncos 3
NFC East LII — Eagles 1
AFC East LIII — Patriots 0

Cities/regions awaiting first Super Bowl crown

Listed according to seasons waited. Current NFL cities/regions only.

Last city to leave list: Philadelphia, 2017 season
City/region Seasons waited Conference Title(s) Team(s) Notes
Detroit 53 None Detroit Lions (1966–present) Played in the 1991 NFC Championship Game. Last NFL Championship won in 1957.
Buffalo 53 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Buffalo Bills (1966–present) Played in Super Bowls XXV, XXVI, XXVII, and XXVIII. Last AFL Championship won in 1965 (pre-merger). Buffalo's previous NFL franchise, the Buffalo All-Americans, claimed an unrecognized 1921 championship.
Atlanta 53 1998, 2016 Atlanta Falcons (1966–present) Played in Super Bowls XXXIII and LI.
Minneapolis–St. Paul 53 1969, 1973, 1974, 1976 Minnesota Vikings (1966–present) Played in Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, and XI. NFL Championship won in 1969 was last title before formal AFL–NFL merger later in 1970. Previous NFL team, the Minneapolis Marines / Red Jackets, also never won an NFL title.
Cincinnati 51 1981, 1988 Cincinnati Bengals (1968–present) Played in Super Bowls XVI and XXIII. Previous NFL team, the Cincinnati Celts, never won an NFL title.
Cleveland 50 None Cleveland Browns (19661995, 1999–present) Played in the 1986, 1987, and 1989 AFC Championship Games. Last NFL Championship won in 1964 (pre-merger).
Houston 48 None 31 Oilers seasons (19661996) and 17 Texans seasons (2002–present) Played in the 1978 and 1979 AFC Championship Games. The Oilers franchise in Houston won the AFL Championship in 1960 and 1961 (pre-merger).
Phoenix 31 2008 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals (1988–present) Played in Super Bowl XLIII.
Jacksonville 24 None Jacksonville Jaguars (1995–present) Played in the 1996, 1999 and 2017 AFC Championship Games.
Charlotte 24 2003, 2015 Carolina Panthers (1995–present) Played in Super Bowls XXXVIII and 50.
Nashville 22 1999 Tennessee Oilers/Titans (1997–present) Played in Super Bowl XXXIV.

Division title droughts

Listed according to seasons waited. Updated through the 2018 season.

0^0 Longest drought in team history
Franchise 0 0 Most recent0 0
division title
0Year0 Seasons
Cleveland Browns^ AFC Central 1989 26**
Detroit Lions^ NFC Central 1993 25
Buffalo Bills^ AFC East 1995 23
Oakland Raiders^ AFC West 2002 16
New York Jets AFC East 2002 16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFC South 2007 11
Miami Dolphins^ AFC East 2008 10
Tennessee Titans AFC South 2008 10
Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 2009 9
New York Giants NFC East 2011 7
San Francisco 49ers NFC West 2012 6
Indianapolis Colts AFC South 2014 4
Arizona Cardinals NFC West 2015 3
Carolina Panthers NFC South 2015 3
Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 2015 3
Denver Broncos AFC West 2015 3
Washington Redskins NFC East 2015 3
Seattle Seahawks NFC West 2016 2
Atlanta Falcons NFC South 2016 2
Green Bay Packers NFC North 2016 2
Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 2017 1
Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 2017 1
Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 2017 1
Minnesota Vikings NFC North 2017 1
2018 Division Champions
New England Patriots AFC East 2018 0
Baltimore Ravens AFC North 2018 0
Houston Texans AFC South 2018 0
Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 2018 0
Dallas Cowboys NFC East 2018 0
Chicago Bears NFC North 2018 0
New Orleans Saints NFC South 2018 0
Los Angeles Rams NFC West 2018 0


**Does not include the three seasons (1996–1998) during which the franchise suspended operations.

Historical team droughts

Closest approaches without winning the Super Bowl

Counted from the first Super Bowl season, 1966, to present. Updated through the 2018 season.

Last team to leave this list: 2017 Philadelphia Eagles
Team Wild Card
(1st round in 1982)
appearances
Divisional Round
(2nd round in 1982)
appearances
Conference Championship Game appearances Super Bowl appearances Fewest wins short of
Super Bowl title
Minnesota Vikings 13 22 9 4 1 win short: 1969, 1973, 1974, 1976
Buffalo Bills 7 10 5 4 1 win short: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Cincinnati Bengals 9 6 2 2 1 win short: 1982, 1988
Atlanta Falcons 8 10 4 2 1 win short: 1998, 2016
Carolina Panthers 4 7 4 2 1 win short: 2003, 2015
Los Angeles Chargers 8 12 4 1 1 win short: 1994
Tennessee Titans 13 13 4 1 1 win short: 1999
Arizona Cardinals 5 6 2 1 1 win short: 2008
Cleveland Browns 4 8 6 2 wins short: 1968, 1969, 1986, 1987, 1989
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 5 3 2 wins short: 1996, 1999, 2017
Detroit Lions 9 3 1 2 wins short: 1991
Houston Texans 5 3 3 wins short: 2011, 2012, 2016

NFL Championship Game in which neither team had previously won a championship

In these instances, the matchup ensured that one team would win the first NFL or AFL playoff championship in its history.

00 Drought Continues
0^0 Both Teams in 1st Title game
Beginning at Playoff Era (1933)
Season -
Super Bowl #
Won Lost Number of years till
drought ended
1981 - XVI ^ San Francisco 49ers Cincinnati Bengals 37
1971 - VI Dallas Cowboys Miami Dolphins 1
1963 AFL San Diego Chargers Boston Patriots 38
1960 AFL ^ Houston Oilers Los Angeles Chargers 3
1947 ^ Chicago Cardinals Philadelphia Eagles 1
1936 ^ Green Bay Packers Boston Redskins 1
1933 ^ Chicago Bears New York Giants 1

Playoff droughts of 5 plus seasons

Updated through the 2018 season.
Sort by clicking on desired column heading.
Teams grouped together when sorting -
Arizona, Phoenix, St. Louis and Chicago Cardinals
Indianapolis and Baltimore Colts
Los Angeles, St. Louis and Cleveland Rams
Tennessee Titans, Houston Oilers and Tennessee Oilers
Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders
0^0 Denotes active streak
Last place NFL finishes Last place AFL finishes (1960–1969)
List of Droughts[1]
Seasons Team Drought Duration Division or Conference Last Place
finishes during drought
League Worst win-loss record
during drought
Last Place Seasons
25 Washington Redskins 1946–1970 4 1950, 1952, 1960–1961 1961
25 Chicago / St. Louis Cardinals 1949–1973 5 1951, 1953–1954, 1957, 1959 1953, 1954, 1957 tie, 1959 tie
24 Pittsburgh Steelers 1948–1971 5 1955, 1965, 1967–1969 1965, 1969 tie
20 New Orleans Saints 1967–1986 9 1967, 1970–1972, 1975, 1977, 1980–1981, 1986 1975 tie, 1980
17 Denver Broncos 1960–1976 8 1960, 1963–1967, 1970–1971 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965 tie, 1967
17 Philadelphia Eagles 1961–1977 7 1962–1963, 1968–1970, 1972, 1975 1968 tie
17 New York Giants 1964–1980 9 1964, 1966, 1971, 1973–1974, 1976–1978, 1980 1964, 1966, 1974 tie
17 Buffalo Bills 2000–2016 8 2001–2002, 2008–2013
16 Detroit Lions 1936–1951 4 1942, 1946–1948 1942, 1946, 1948
16 ^ Cleveland Browns 2003–2018 13 2003–2006, 2008–2009, 2011–2017 2015 tie, 2016, 2017
15 Chicago Cardinals 1932–1946 10 1933, 1935–1936, 1938–1940, 1943–1946 1933, 1938 tie, 1939, 1943, 1944 tie[a], 1945
15 Green Bay Packers 1945–1959 4 1949, 1953, 1957, 1958 1957 tie, 1958
15 St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals 1983–1997 7 1985–1986, 1990–1992, 1995, 1997
14 Pittsburgh Pirates / Steelers 1933–1946 7 1933–1934, 1938–1939, 1941, 1944–1945 1938 tie, 1941, 1944 tie[a]
14 Philadelphia Eagles 1933–1946 5 1935–1937, 1940, 1942 1935, 1936, 1940
14 Kansas City Chiefs 1972–1985 5 1977–1979, 1983, 1985 1977 tie
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1983–1996 8 1983, 1985–1986, 1989, 1991, 1993–1995 1983 tie, 1985 tie, 1986
14 Cincinnati Bengals 1991–2004 6 1991–1993, 1998, 2001–2002 1993, 1998 tie, 2002
13 Chicago Bears 1964–1976 5 1969–1970, 1972–1974 1969 tie
13 San Diego Chargers 1966–1978 3 1972–1973, 1975 1975 tie
13 Oakland Raiders 2003–2015 6 2004–2007, 2013–2014 2003 tie, 2006
12 Detroit Lions 1958–1969 2 1966, 1968
12 San Francisco 49ers 1958–1969 3 1963–1964, 1969 1963
12 Boston / New England Patriots 1964–1975 4 1967, 1970, 1972, 1975 1970
12 Atlanta Falcons 1966–1977 3 1967–1968, 1974 1967, 1968 tie
12 St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams 2005–2016 6 2007–2009, 2011, 2013–2014 2009, 2011 tie
11 Los Angeles Rams 1956–1966 4 1956, 1959, 1962, 1965 1959 tie, 1962
11 New York Jets 1970–1980 1 1980
11 Detroit Lions 1971–1981 1 1979 1979 tie
11 Detroit Lions 2000–2010 6 2001–2003, 2006, 2008–2009 2008
11 ^ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2008–2018 8 2009, 2011–2015, 2017–2018 2014 tie
10 Philadelphia Eagles 1950–1959 2 1956, 1958 1956
10 Green Bay Packers 1983–1992 1 1988
10 Seattle Seahawks 1989–1998 4 1992–1994, 1996 1992 tie
9 Green Bay Packers 1973–1981 2 1976, 1980
9 Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts 1978–1986 4 1978 - 1979, 1982, 1986 1981 tie, 1982
9 San Diego Chargers 1983–1991 4 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991
9 Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams 1990–1998 6 1991–1994, 1997–1998
9 Arizona Cardinals 1999–2007 4 2000, 2002–2003, 2006 2003 tie
9 Houston Texans 2002–2010 5 2002–2003, 2005–2007 2005
9 Jacksonville Jaguars 2008–2016 4 2008–2009, 2012, 2016 2012 tie
8 New York Titans / Jets 1960–1967 2 1962–1963
8 Houston Oilers 1970–1977 4 1970, 1972–1973, 1976 1972, 1973
8 San Francisco 49ers 1973–1980 2 1978–1979 1978, 1979 tie
8 Atlanta Falcons 1983–1990 7 1983–1985, 1987–1990 1987
8 San Diego Chargers 1996–2003 5 1997–1998, 2000–2001, 2003 2000, 2003 tie
8 San Francisco 49ers 2003–2010 2 2004–2005 2004
8 Tennessee Titans 2009–2016 3 2010, 2014–2015 2014 tie, 2015 tie
8 ^ New York Jets 2011–2018 4 2014, 2016–2018
7 Cleveland Rams 1937–1944 [b] 2 1937, 1941 1937
7 San Francisco 49ers 1950–1956 0
7 Oakland Raiders 1960–1966 2 1961–1962 1961, 1962
7 Minnesota Vikings 1961–1967 3 1961, 1966–1967
7 Buffalo Bills 1967–1973 2 1968, 1971
7 Cleveland Browns 1973–1979 3 1974–1975, 1977
7 Seattle Seahawks 1976–1982 3 1976, 1980–1981
7 Detroit Lions 1984–1990 1 1987
7 New England Patriots 1987–1993 2 1990, 1992 1990, 1992 tie
7 Indianapolis Colts 1988–1994 2 1991, 1993 1991
7 New Orleans Saints 1993–1999 3 1995–1996, 1999
7 Miami Dolphins 2009–2015 1 2015
7 Chicago Bears 2011–2017 4 2014–2017
6 Chicago Bears 1957–1962 0
6 Dallas Cowboys 1960–1965 1 1960 1960
6 St. Louis Cardinals 1976–1981 2 1979, 1981
6 Houston Oilers 1981–1986 4 1983–1986 1983 tie
6 Buffalo Bills 1982–1987 2 1984–1985 1984, 1985 tie
6 Philadelphia Eagles 1982–1987 1 1984
6 New York Jets 1992–1997 3 1994–1996 1995, 1996
6 Washington Redskins 1993–1998 2 1993–1994
6 Los Angeles / Oakland Raiders 1994–1999 0
6 Chicago Bears 1995–2000 4 1997–2000
6 Carolina Panthers 1997–2002 2 2001–2002 2001
6 Miami Dolphins 2002–2007 3 2004, 2006–2007 2007
5 New York Giants 1951–1955 0
5 Chicago Bears 1951–1955 0
5 Baltimore Colts 1953–1957 1 1954
5 Cleveland Browns 1959–1963 0
5 Buffalo Bills 1975–1979 2 1976–1977
5 Cincinnati Bengals 1976–1980 3 1978–1980
5 Washington Redskins 1977–1981 0
5 Cincinnati Bengals 1983–1987 1 1987
5 Dallas Cowboys 1986–1990 2 1988, 1989 1988, 1989
5 Houston / Tennessee Oilers 1994–1998 1 1994 1994
5 Kansas City Chiefs 1998–2002 1 2002
5 Washington Redskins 2000–2004 1 2004
5 Jacksonville Jaguars 2000–2004 0
5 New Orleans Saints 2001–2005 1 2005
5 Denver Broncos 2006–2010 1 2010
5 San Francisco 49ers 2014–2018 3 2015-2017
Seasons Team Drought Duration Last Place Seasons League Worst win-loss record
during drought
Division or Conference Last Place
finishes during drought
a In 1944, during World War II, Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cardinals were a combined team called Card-Pitt.
b The Cleveland Rams suspended operations in the 1943 season due to World War II.

Most consecutive post-season losses in team history

This is a sortable table of all 32 current NFL teams. Ten teams have multiple losing streaks where they lost an equal number of post season games before breaking the drought.

Updated through the 2018 season.

0^0 Denotes active drought
Team Streak lasted Last win Games Lost Playoff Losses Score Opponent Next win
Arizona Cardinals 51 years 1947
Championship
4 1948 NFL Champ.
1974 Div.
1975 Div.
1982 1st Round
0–7
14–30
23–35
16–41
Eagles
Vikings
Rams
Packers
1998 Wild Card
Atlanta Falcons 8 years 2004 Divisional 4 2004 NFC Champ.
2008 Wild Card
2010 Div.
2011 Wild Card
10–27
24–30
21–48
2–24
Eagles
Cardinals
Packers
Giants
2012 Divisional
Baltimore Ravens 7 years 2001
Wild Card
3 2001 Div.
2003 Wild Card
2006 Div.
10–27
17–20
6–15
Steelers
Titans
Colts
2008 Wild Card
Buffalo Bills^ 23 years 1995
Wild Card
5 1995 Div.
1996 Wild Card
1998 Wild Card
1999 Wild Card
2017 Wild Card
21–40
27–30
17–24
16–22
3–10
Steelers
Jaguars
Dolphins
Titans
Jaguars
TBD
Carolina Panthers 8 years 2005
Divisional
3 2005 NFC Champ.
2008 Div.
2013 Div.
14–34
13–33
10–23
Seahawks
Cardinals
49ers
2014 Wild Card
Chicago Bears 12 years 1994
Wild Card
3 1994 Div.
2001 Div.
2005 Div.
15–44
19–33
21–29
49ers
Eagles
Panthers
2006 Divisional
Cincinnati Bengals^ 28 years 1990
Wild Card
8 1990 Div.
2005 Wild Card
2009 Wild Card
2011 Wild Card
2012 Wild Card
2013 Wild Card
2014 Wild Card
2015 Wild Card
10–20
17–31
14–24
10–31
13–19
10–27
10–26
16–18
Raiders
Steelers
Jets
Texans
Texans
Chargers
Colts
Steelers
TBD
Cleveland Browns 17 years 1969 Divisional 6 1969 NFL Champ.
1971 Div.
1972 Div.
1980 Div.
1982 1st Round
1985 Div.
7–27
3–20
14–20
12–14
10–27
21–24
Vikings
Colts
Dolphins
Raiders
Raiders
Dolphins
1986 Divisional
Dallas Cowboys 13 years 1996
Wild Card
6 1996 Div.
1998 Wild Card
1999 Wild Card
2003 Wild Card
2006 Wild Card
2007 Div.
17–26
7–20
10–27
10–29
20–21
17–21
Panthers
Cardinals
Vikings
Panthers
Seahawks
Giants
2009 Wild Card
Denver Broncos 9 years 1977
Conference
Championship
5 Super Bowl XII
1978 Div.
1979 Wild Card
1983 Wild Card
1984 Div.
10–27
10–33
7–13
7–31
17–24
Cowboys
Steelers
Oilers
Seahawks
Steelers
1986 Divisional
Detroit Lions^ 27 years 1991
Divisional
9 1991 NFC Champ.
1993 Wild Card
1994 Wild Card
1995 Wild Card
1997 Wild Card
1999 Wild Card
2011 Wild Card
2014 Wild Card
2016 Wild Card
10–41
24–28
12–16
37–58
10–20
13–27
28–45
20–24
6-26
Redskins
Packers
Packers
Eagles
Buccaneers
Redskins
Saints
Cowboys
Seahawks
TBD
Green Bay Packers
005 (2 loss) streaks
4 years 1997 Conference
Championship
2 Super Bowl XXXII
1998 Wild Card
24–31
27–30
Broncos
49ers
2001 Wild Card
2 years 2001
Wild Card
2 2001 Div.
2002 Wild Card
17–45
7–27
Rams
Falcons
2003 Wild Card
4 years 2003
Wild Card
2 2003 Div.
2004 Wild Card
17–20 (OT)
17–31
Eagles
Vikings
2007 Divisional
3 years 2007
Divisional
2 2007 NFC Champ.
2009 Wild Card
20–23 (OT)
45–51 (OT)
Giants
Cardinals
2010 Wild Card
2 years 2012
Wild Card
2 2012 Div.
2013 Wild Card
31–45
20–23
49ers
49ers
2014 Divisional
Houston Texans
002 (2 loss) streaks
4 years 2012 Wild Card 2 2012 Divisional
2015 Wild Card
28–41
0–30
Patriots
Chiefs
2016 Wild Card
2 years 2016 Wild Card 2 2016 Divisional
2018 Wild Card
8-10
7–21
Patriots
Colts
TBD
Indianapolis Colts
002 (5 loss) streaks
24 years 1971
Divisional
5 1971 AFC Champ.
1975 Div.
1976 Div.
1977 Div.
1987 Div.
0–21
10–28
14–40
31–37 (2 OT)
21–38
Dolphins
Steelers
Steelers
Raiders
Browns
1995 Wild Card
8 years 1995
Divisional
5 1995 AFC Champ.
1996 Wild Card
1999 Div.
2000 Wild Card
2002 Wild Card
16–20
14–42
16–19
17–23 (OT)
0–41
Steelers
Steelers
Titans
Dolphins
Jets
2003 Wild Card
Jacksonville Jaguars
002 (2 loss) streaks
2 years 1996
Divisional
2 1996 AFC Champ.
1997 Wild Card
6–20
17–42
Patriots
Broncos
1998 Wild Card
8 years 1999
Divisional
2 1999 AFC Champ.
2005 Wild Card
14–33
3–28
Titans
Patriots
2007 Wild Card
Kansas City Chiefs 21 years 1993
Divisional
8 1993 AFC Champ.
1994 Wild Card
1995 Div.
1997 Div.
2003 Div.
2006 Wild Card
2010 Wild Card
2013 Wild Card
13–30
17–27
7–10
10–14
31–38
8–23
7–30
44–45
Bills
Dolphins
Colts
Broncos
Colts
Colts
Ravens
Colts
2015 Wild Card
Los Angeles Chargers 13 years 1994
AFC Championship
4 Super Bowl XXIX
1995 Wild Card
2004 Wild Card
2006 Div.
26–49
20–35
17–20 (OT)
21–24
49ers
Colts
Jets
Patriots
2007 Wild Card
Los Angeles Rams 23 years 1951
Championship
5 1952 Nat. Conf.
1955 NFL Champ.
1967 NFL W Conf.
1969 NFL W Conf.
1973 Div.
21–31
14–38
7–28
20–23
16–27
Lions
Browns
Packers
Vikings
Cowboys
1974 Divisional
Miami Dolphins ^
002 (4 loss) streaks
9 years 1973
Super Bowl
4 1974 Div.
1978 Wild Card
1979 Div.
1981 Div.
26–28
9–17
14–34
38–41 (OT)
Raiders
Oilers
Steelers
Chargers
1982 First Round
18 years 2000
Wild Card
4 2000 Div.
2001 Wild Card
2008 Wild Card
2016 Wild Card
0–27
3–20
9–27
12–30
Raiders
Ravens
Ravens
Steelers
TBD
Minnesota Vikings 9 years 1988
Wild Card
6 1988 Div.
1989 Div.
1992 Wild Card
1993 Wild Card
1994 Wild Card
1996 Wild Card
9–34
13–41
7–24
10–17
18–35
15–45
49ers
49ers
Redskins
Giants
Bears
Cowboys
1997 Wild Card
New England Patriots 22 years 1963
Divisional
4 1963 AFL Champ.
1976 Div.
1978 Div.
1982 1st Round
10–51
21–24
14–31
13–28
Chargers
Raiders
Oilers
Dolphins
1985 Wild Card
New Orleans Saints 32 years 1967 Enfranchised
No Playoff
Wins
till 2000
4 1987 Wild Card
1990 Wild Card
1991 Wild Card
1992 Wild Card
10–44
6–16
20–27
20–36
Vikings
Bears
Falcons
Eagles
2000 Wild Card
New York Giants 18 years 1938
Championship
6 1939 NFL Champ.
1941 NFL Champ.
1943 East Div.
1944 NFL Champ.
1946 NFL Champ.
1950 Am. Conf.
0–27
9–37
0–28
7–14
14–24
3–8
Packers
Bears
Redskins
Packers
Bears
Browns
1956 Championship
New York Jets
005 (2 loss) streaks
14 years 1968
Super Bowl III
2 1969 AFL Div.
1981 Wild Card
6–13
27–31
Chiefs
Bills
1982 First Round
4 years 1982 2nd Round 2 1982 AFC Champ.
1985 Wild Card
0–14
14–26
Dolphins
Patriots
1986 Wild Card
12 years 1986 Wild Card 2 1986 Div.
1991 Wild Card
20–23 (2 OT)
10–17
Browns
Oilers
1998 Divisional
4 years 1998 Divisional 2 1998 AFC Champ.
2001 Wild Card
10–23
24–38
Broncos
Raiders
2002 Wild Card
5 years 2004
Wild Card
2 2004 Divisional
2006 Wild Card
17–20 (OT)
16–37
Steelers
Patriots
2009 Wild Card
Oakland Raiders ^
004 (2 loss) streaks
3 years 1970
Divisional
2 1970 AFC Champ.
1972 Div.
17–27
7–13
Colts
Steelers
1973 Divisional
7 years 1983
Super Bowl XVIII
2 1984 Wild Card
1985 Div.
7–13
20–27
Seahawks
Patriots
1990 Divisional
3 years 1990 Divisional 2 1990 AFC Champ.
1991 Wild Card
3–51
6–10
Bills
Chiefs
1993 Wild Card
16 years 2002 AFC Championship 2 Super Bowl XXXVIII
2016 Wild Card
24-41
14-27
Bucs
Texans
TBD
Philadelphia Eagles 12 years 1980
Conference
Championship
5 Super Bowl XV
1981 Wild Card
1988 Div.
1989 Wild Card
1990 Wild Card
10–27
21–27
12–20
7–21
6–20
Raiders
Giants
Bears
Rams
Redskins
1992 Wild Card
Pittsburgh Steelers
002 (3 loss) streaks
5 years 1989
Wild Card
3 1989 Div.
1992 Div.
1993 Wild Card
23–24
3–24
24–27
Broncos
Bills
Chiefs
1994 Divisional
4 years 2010 AFC Championship 3 Super Bowl XLV
2011 Wild Card
2014 Wild Card
25–31
23–29
17–30
Packers
Broncos
Ravens
2015 Wild Card
San Francisco 49ers 4 years 1984
Super Bowl XIX
3 1985 Wild Card
1986 Div.
1987 Div.
3–17
3–49
24–36
Giants
Giants
Vikings
1988 Divisional
Seattle Seahawks 21 years 1984
Wild Card
6 1984 Div.
1987 Wild Card
1988 Div.
1999 Wild Card
2003 Wild Card
2004 Wild Card
10–31
20–23 (OT)
13–21
17–20
27–33 (OT)
20–27
Dolphins
Oilers
Bengals
Dolphins
Packers
Rams
2005 Divisional
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
002 (3 loss) streaks
18 years 1979
Divisional
3 1979 NFC Champ.
1981 Div.
1982 1st Round
0–9
0–38
17–30
Rams
Cowboys
Cowboys
1997 Wild Card
3 years 1999
Divisional
3 1999 NFC Champ.
2000 Wild Card
2001 Wild Card
6–11
3–21
9–31
Rams
Eagles
Eagles
2002 Divisional
Tennessee Titans
004 (3 loss) streaks
17 years 1961 AFL
Championship
3 1962 AFL Champ.
1967 AFL Champ.
1969 AFL Div.
17–20 (2 OT)
7–40
7–56
Dallas Texans
Raiders
Raiders
1978 Wild Card
3 years 1988
Wild Card
3 1988 Div.
1989 Wild Card
1990 Wild Card
10–17
23–26 (OT)
14–41
Bills
Steelers
Bengals
1991 Wild Card
8 years 1991
Wild Card
3 1991 Divisional
1992 Wild Card
1993 Divisional
24–26
38–41 (OT)
20–28
Broncos
Bills
Chiefs
1999 Wild Card
13 years 2003
Wild Card
3 2003 Div.
2007 Wild Card
2008 Div.
14–17
6–17
10–13
Patriots
Chargers
Ravens
2017 Wild Card
Washington Redskins ^
002 (4 loss) streaks
10 years 1972
NFC Championship
4 Super Bowl VII
1973 Div.
1974 Div.
1976 Div.
7–14
20–27
10–19
20–35
Dolphins
Vikings
Rams
Vikings
1982 First Round
13 years 2005
Wild Card
4 2005 Div.
2007 Wild Card
2012 Wild Card
2015 Wild Card
10–20
14–35
14–24
18–35
Seahawks
Seahawks
Seahawks
Packers
TBD
Team Streak lasted Last win Games Lost Playoff Games Score Opponent Next win

Longest post-season droughts in team history

Note that the NFL did not institute a permanent playoff tournament until 1967 and that the NFL Championship Game and any impromptu one-game playoffs (played only in the event of a tie atop the division standings) were the only postseason matchups in this era. The Bert Bell Benefit Bowl (1960-1969) is considered an exhibition game for the purpose of this list.

Updated through the 2018 season.

0^0 Denotes active streak
No post season appearances
Team Longest streak with
no post-season appearances
Seasons
Washington Redskins 1946–1970 25
Arizona Cardinals 1949–1973 25
Pittsburgh Steelers 1948–1971 24
New Orleans Saints 1967–1986 20
Denver Broncos 1960–1976 17
Philadelphia Eagles 1961–1977 17
New York Giants 1964–1980 17
Buffalo Bills 2000–2016 17
Detroit Lions 1936–1951 16
Cleveland Browns^ 2003–2018^ 16
Green Bay Packers 1945–1959 15
Kansas City Chiefs 1972–1985 14
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1983–1996 14
Cincinnati Bengals 1991–2004 14
Chicago Bears 1964–1976 13
Los Angeles Chargers 1966–1978 13
Oakland Raiders 2003–2015 13
San Francisco 49ers 1958–1969 12
New England Patriots 1964–1975 12
Atlanta Falcons 1966–1977 12
Los Angeles Rams 2005–2016 12
New York Jets 1970–1980 11
Seattle Seahawks 1989–1998 10
Indianapolis Colts 1978–1986 9
Houston Texans 2002–2010 9
Jacksonville Jaguars 2008–2016 9
Tennessee Titans 1970–1977
2009–2016
8
Minnesota Vikings 1961–1967 7
Miami Dolphins 2009–2015 7
Dallas Cowboys 1960–1965 6
Carolina Panthers 1997–2002 6
Baltimore Ravens 1996–1999 4
Team Longest streak with
no post-season appearances
Seasons
No post season victories
Team Longest streak with
no post-season victories
Seasons
Arizona Cardinals 1948–1997 50
Pittsburgh Steelers 1933–1971 39
Detroit Lions 1958–1990 33
New Orleans Saints 1967–1999 33
Washington Redskins 1944–1971 28
Cincinnati Bengals^ 1991–2018^ 28
Indianapolis Colts 1972–1994 23
Buffalo Bills^ 1996–2018^ 23
Los Angeles Rams 1952–1973 22
New York Giants 1959–1980 22
New England Patriots 1964–1984 21
Kansas City Chiefs 1970–1990
1994–2014
21
Cleveland Browns^ 1995, 1999–2018^ 21
San Francisco 49ers 1950–1969 20
Chicago Bears 1964–1983 20
Seattle Seahawks 1985–2004 20
Philadelphia Eagles 1961–1978 18
Miami Dolphins^ 2001–2018^ 18
Denver Broncos 1960–1976 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1980–1996 17
Green Bay Packers 1945–1960 16
Tennessee Titans 1962–1977 16
Los Angeles Chargers 1964–1979 16
Oakland Raiders^ 2003–2018^ 16
New York Jets 1969–1981 13
Atlanta Falcons 1966–1977;
1979–1990
12
Dallas Cowboys 1997–2008 12
Houston Texans 2002–2010 9
Jacksonville Jaguars 2008–2016 9
Minnesota Vikings 1961–1968;
1989–1996
8
Carolina Panthers 2006–2013 8
Baltimore Ravens 2002–2007 6
Team Longest streak with
no post-season victories
Seasons

See also

References

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  2. ^ "NFL Playoff Picture". National Football League. November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
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List of NBA franchise post-season streaks

This is a list of National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise post-season appearance streaks. This list includes the all-time and the active consecutive playoffs appearance. Aside from the NBA Playoff appearance streaks, this list also includes the NBA Finals appearance streak and the NBA championships win streak.

The San Antonio Spurs hold the longest active consecutive playoff appearances with 21 appearances, starting in the 1998 NBA Playoffs (also the longest active playoff streak in any major North American sports league as of 2017). The Spurs have won five NBA championships during the streak. The Philadelphia 76ers (formerly known as Syracuse Nationals) hold the all-time record for consecutive playoff appearances with 22 straight appearances between 1950 and 1971. The 76ers won two NBA championships during their streak. The Boston Celtics hold the longest consecutive NBA Finals appearance streak with ten appearances between 1957 and 1966. During the streak, the Celtics won eight consecutive NBA championships—also an NBA record.

List of NFL franchise post-season streaks

This list includes the all-time and the active consecutive NFL playoff appearances. Aside from the NFL playoff appearance streaks, this list also includes Championship Game appearance streaks and the NFL championships win streak. Streaks from the AFL are also included.

The New England Patriots hold the longest active consecutive playoff streak with 10 appearances, starting with the 2009–10 NFL playoffs, which is the longest of all-time. The Patriots have won three Super Bowls during this streak. The Dallas Cowboys hold the second consecutive playoff appearances record with nine appearances from 1975-1983. The Cowboys won one NFL championship during the streak. The Indianapolis Colts tied this record with nine straight appearances and one championship from 2002-2010. The Green Bay Packers hold the longest consecutive NFL title streak with three consecutive crowns. They did this once in the 1920s, before playoff games, and once in the 1960s, by winning seven playoff games during this three year championship streak.

The Patriots hold the record for most consecutive playoff games won. From 2001-2005, New England won 10 games in a row, including 3 Super Bowls. The Packers previously held the record for most consecutive playoff games won with 9. Dallas, Pittsburgh, Denver and San Francisco all have 7 game winning streaks.

List of National Football League quarterback playoff records

For playoff quarterback touchdown record see List of National Football League playoffs career passing touchdowns leaders.

The first official National Football League (NFL) playoff game was the 1933 NFL Championship Game between the Chicago Bears and New York Giants. A "playoff" game was played in 1932 between the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth Spartans to break a regular season tie, but is recorded in the team record books as a regular season game. Since then there have been a total over 525 NFL playoff games including games from the AFL, but not the AAFC. The following list shows career postseason records for each starting quarterback in the NFL playoffs.

Wins or losses are credited to the quarterback who started the game for each team, even if he was injured or failed to complete the game.

Note: from 1933–1949 some offenses did not employ a quarterback in the modern sense of the position. Listed below are the "primary passers" for those games, the players that passed the ball most in those games. They may not have actually started the game at quarterback. This format allows Hall of Fame quarterbacks like Sid Luckman and Sammy Baugh to maintain credit for their team's playoff records since they were obviously the top passer for their team. The players involved in such games are marked with an asterisk (*).

List of Super Bowl champions

The Super Bowl is the annual American football game that determines the champion of the National Football League (NFL). The game culminates a season that begins in the previous calendar year, and is the conclusion of the NFL playoffs. The contest is held in an American city, chosen three to four years beforehand, usually at warm-weather sites or domed stadiums. Since January 1971, the winner of the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game has faced the winner of the National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game in the culmination of the NFL playoffs.

Before the 1970 merger between the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL), the two leagues met in four such contests. The first two were marketed as the "AFL–NFL World Championship Game", but were also casually referred to as "the Super Bowl game" during the television broadcast. Super Bowl III in January 1969 was the first such game that carried the "Super Bowl" moniker in official marketing; the names "Super Bowl I" and "Super Bowl II" were retroactively applied to the first two games. The NFC/NFL leads in Super Bowl wins with 27, while the AFC/AFL has won 26. Twenty franchises, including teams that have relocated to another city, have won the Super Bowl.The New England Patriots (6–5) and Pittsburgh Steelers (6–2) have won the most Super Bowls with six championships, while the Dallas Cowboys (5–3) and the San Francisco 49ers (5–1) have five wins. New England has the most Super Bowl appearances with eleven, while the Buffalo Bills (0–4) have the most consecutive appearances with four (all losses) from 1990 to 1993. The Miami Dolphins (1971–1973) and New England Patriots (2016–2018) are the only other teams to have at least three consecutive appearances. The Denver Broncos (3–5) and Patriots have each lost a record five Super Bowls. The Minnesota Vikings (0–4) and the Bills have lost four. The record for consecutive wins is two and is shared by seven franchises: the Green Bay Packers (1966–1967), the Miami Dolphins (1972–1973), the Pittsburgh Steelers (1974–1975 and 1978–1979, the only team to accomplish this feat twice and have four wins in six seasons), the San Francisco 49ers (1988–1989), the Dallas Cowboys (1992–1993), the Denver Broncos (1997–1998), and the New England Patriots (2003–2004). Among those, Dallas (1992–1993; 1995) and New England (2001; 2003–2004) are the only teams to win three out of four consecutive Super Bowls. The 1972 Dolphins capped off the only perfect season in NFL history with their victory in Super Bowl VII. The only team with multiple Super Bowl appearances and no losses is the Baltimore Ravens, who in winning Super Bowl XLVII defeated and replaced the 49ers in that position. Four current NFL teams have never appeared in a Super Bowl, including franchise relocations and renaming: the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans, though both the Browns (1950, 1954, 1955, 1964) and Lions (1935, 1952, 1953, 1957) had won NFL championship games prior to the creation of the Super Bowl.

List of current National Football League consecutive playoff appearances

The following is a list of National Football League teams with the most consecutive active seasons appearing in the playoffs. Thus the teams eligible are the teams that have qualified for the 2018 NFL Playoffs by either winning one of the eight divisions or by winning a wildcard spot at the conclusion of the 16 game regular season.

Note: Super Bowl appearances during streak in parentheses; victories in bold. .10 seasons: New England Patriots (XLVI, XLIX, LI, LII, LIII)

4 seasons: Kansas City Chiefs

2 seasons: Los Angeles Rams (LIII), New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles (LII)

1 season: Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens

List of last undefeated NFL teams by season

This is a season-by-season breakdown of the last undefeated National Football League (NFL) team (or teams) in each league, including playoffs. This list indicates the teams who won the most games in a season before suffering their first loss.The last team in a new season to suffer a loss has won the Super Bowl 12 times. Before the Super Bowl era, the last undefeated team won 14 Championship games, four of which were in the AFL. The last team with an unblemished record has made 25 Super Bowl and 26 Championship game appearances.

The Bears have been the last team undefeated 17 times (the last time was during the 2010 season), while the next team, the Rams, have been the last team beaten 12 times as of the 2018 season. The Giants hold the mark for beating the last undefeated team. They have accomplished this 11 times, the last time in 2010.

National Football League records

National Football League records are the superlative statistics of the National Football League.

NFL records may refer to:

List of National Football League records (individual), a list of all-time records for individual NFL players

List of National Football League records (team), a list of all-time records for teams and franchises

NFL playoff records (team), a list of records in the NFL playoffs

List of Super Bowl records, a list of records set by teams and players in Super Bowl games

NFL Pro Bowl records, a list of records set in the Pro BowlRecords may also refer to longest NFL streaks:

Most consecutive games with a touchdown pass (NFL)

Most consecutive starts (NFL)

List of most consecutive starts by a National Football League quarterback

List of NFL franchise post-season droughts

List of NFL franchise post-season streaksRecords may also refer to lists of career-high high statistics by individual players:

List of NFL players by games played

Most wins by a starting quarterback (NFL)

List of National Football League passing yardage leaders

List of National Football League passing completions leaders

List of National Football League passing touchdowns leaders

List of National Football League rushing yards leaders

2000 rushing yards club

List of National Football League receiving yards leaders

List of National Football League receiving touchdowns leaders

List of National Football League all-purpose yards leaders

List of National Football League rushing touchdowns leaders

List of National Football League players with 100 career sacks

List of National Football League players with at least forty career interceptions

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) where the champion of the National Football Conference (NFC) competes against the champion of the American Football Conference (AFC). The game is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. Normally, Roman numerals are used to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the 1966 regular season. The sole exception to this naming convention tradition occurred with Super Bowl 50, which was played on February 7, 2016, following the 2015 regular season, and the following year, the nomenclature returned to Roman numerals for Super Bowl LI, following the 2016 regular season. The upcoming Super Bowl is Super Bowl LIV, scheduled for February 2, 2020, following the 2019 regular season.

The game was created as a part of the merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival, the American Football League (AFL). It was agreed that the two's champion teams would play in the AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970. After the merger, each league was redesignated as a "conference", and the game has since been played between the conference champions to determine the NFL's league champion. Currently, the National Football Conference leads the league with 27 wins to 26 wins for the American Football Conference. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots have the most Super Bowl championship titles, with six. The New England Patriots have the most Super Bowl appearances, with eleven. Tom Brady has six Super Bowl rings, which is the record for the most rings won by a single player.

The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some as an unofficial American national holiday, is called "Super Bowl Sunday". It is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Super Bowl has frequently been the most-watched American television broadcast of the year; the seven most-watched broadcasts in U.S. television history are Super Bowls. In 2015, Super Bowl XLIX became the most-watched American television program in history with an average audience of 114.4 million viewers, the fifth time in six years the game had set a record, starting with Super Bowl XLIV, which itself had taken over the number-one spot held for 27 years by the final episode of M*A*S*H. The Super Bowl is also among the most-watched sporting events in the world, almost all audiences being North American, and is second to the UEFA Champions League final as the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.The NFL restricts the use of its "Super Bowl" trademark; it is frequently called the Big Game or other generic terms by non-sponsoring corporations. Because of the high viewership, commercial airtime during the Super Bowl broadcast is the most expensive of the year, leading to companies regularly developing their most expensive advertisements for this broadcast. As a result, watching and discussing the broadcast's commercials has become a significant aspect of the event. In addition, popular singers and musicians including Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Whitney Houston, and Lady Gaga have performed during the event's pre-game and halftime ceremonies.

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