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.[1]

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.

Akron pros 1920
The 1920 Akron Pros compiled an undefeated record in the NFL's inaugural season.
1986 Jeno's Pizza - 33 - Jim Kiick (cropped)
Jim Kiick rushing the ball for Miami in Super Bowl VII. The win capped a perfect season for the 1972 team.
Potus-1973-dolphins
After 40 years, President Obama honored the 1972 Dolphins at the White House in 2013.
CurlyLambeauNotreDame
Curly Lambeau was coach for the unbeaten 1929 Packers.
Bush Congratulates 2006 Colts
The 2006 Colts, at the White House with President Bush, are the most recent team to be the last undefeated team remaining to win the Super Bowl.

Last undefeated team by season

When teams are sorted, all names of a franchise are grouped together:

  • Bears and Staleys
  • Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Titans and Oilers
  • Chiefs and Dallas Texans
  • Jets and NY Titans
Playoff Abbreviations
WC Wild Card Round Div Divisional Round
Con Conference Final SB Super Bowl
DNQ Did not qualify
Color key
Perfect season
Undefeated season
Perfect regular season, lost in the post-season
Subsequently won championship/Super Bowl

Updated as of 2018 season

Year Team Record First Loss Final Record
including Playoffs
Playoff Result
2018 Rams 8–0–0 35–45 @ Saints 15–4–0 Lost SB
2017 Chiefs 5–0–0 13–19 @ Steelers 10–7–0 Lost WC
2016 Vikings 5–0–0 10–21 @ Eagles 8–8–0 DNQ
2015 Panthers 14–0–0 13–20 @ Falcons 017–2–00 Lost SB
2014 Eagles 3–0–0 21–26 @ 49ers 10–6–0 DNQ
Bengals 17–43 @ Patriots 10–6–1 Lost WC
Cardinals 20–41 @ Broncos 11–6–0 Lost WC
2013 Chiefs 9–0–0 17–27 @ Broncos 11–6–0 Lost WC
2012 Falcons 8–0–0 27–31 @ Saints 14–4–0 Lost Conf
2011 Packers 13–0–0 14–19 @ Chiefs 15–2–0 Lost Div
2010 Bears 3–0–0 3–17 @ Giants 12–6–0 Lost Conf
Steelers 14–17 vs. Ravens 14–5–0 Lost SB
Chiefs 9–19 @ Colts 10–7–0 Lost WC
2009 Colts 14–0–0 15–29 vs. Jets 16–3–0 Lost SB
2008 Titans 10–0–0 13–34 vs. Jets 13–4–0 Lost Div
2007 Patriots 18–0–0 14–17 @ Giants 18–1–0 Lost SB
2006 Colts 9–0–0 14–21 @ Cowboys 16–4–0 Won SB
2005 Colts 13–0–0 17–26 vs. Chargers 14–3–0 Lost Div
2004 Eagles 7–0–0 3–27 @ Steelers 15–4–0 Lost SB
2003 Chiefs 9–0–0 19–24 @ Bengals 13–4–0 Lost Div
2002 Raiders 4–0–0 13–28 @ Rams 13–6–0 Lost SB
Chargers 9–26 @ Broncos 8–8–0 DNQ
2001 Rams 6–0–0 31–34 vs. Saints 16–3–0 Lost SB
2000 Vikings 7–0–0 13–41 @ Buccaneers 12–6–0 Lost Conf
1999 Rams 6–0–0 21–24 @ Titans 16–3–0 Won SB
1998 Broncos 13–0–0 16–20 @ Giants 17–2–0 Won SB
1997 Broncos 6–0–0 25–28 @ Raiders 16–4–0 Won SB
1996 Vikings 4–0–0 10–15 @ Giants 9–8–0 Lost WC
Colts 13–16 @ Bills 9–8–0 Lost WC
Chiefs 19–22 @ Chargers 9–7–0 DNQ
1995 Rams 4–0–0 18–21 @ Colts 7–9–0 DNQ
Cowboys 23–27 @ Redskins 15–4–0 Won SB
Dolphins 24–27 vs. Colts 9–8–0 Lost WC
1994 Chargers 6–0–0 15–20 vs. Broncos 13–6–0 Lost SB
1993 Saints 5–0–0 14–37 @ Steelers 8–8–0 DNQ
1992 Dolphins 6–0–0 20–31 vs. Colts 12–6–0 Lost Conf
1991 Redskins 11–0–0 21–24 vs. Cowboys 17–2–0 Won SB
1990 49ers 10–0–0 17–28 vs. Rams 15–3–0 Lost Conf
Giants 13–31 @ Eagles 16–3–0 Won SB
1989 Rams 5–0–0 20–23 @ Bills 13–6–0 Lost Conf
1988 Bengals 6–0–0 21–27 @ Patriots 14–5–0 Lost SB
1987 Bears 4–0–0 17–19 vs. Saints 11–5–0 Lost Div
1986 Bears 6–0–0 7–23 @ Vikings 14–3–0 Lost Div
Broncos 10–22 @ Jets 13–6–0 Lost SB
1985 Bears 12–0–0 24–38 @ Dolphins 18–1–0 Won SB
1984 Dolphins 11–0–0 28–34 @ Chargers 16–3–0 Lost SB
1983 Cowboys 7–0–0 38–40 vs. Raiders 12–5–0 Lost WC
1982 Redskins 4–0–0 10–24 vs. Cowboys 12–1–0 Won SB
1981 Eagles 6–0–0 23–35 @ Vikings 10–7–0 Lost WC
1980 Bills 5–0–0 12–17 vs. Colts 11–6–0 Lost Div
1979 Buccaneers 5–0–0 14–17 @ Giants 11–7–0 Lost Conf
1978 Rams 7–0–0 3–10 vs. Saints 13–5–0 Lost Conf
Steelers 17–24 vs. Oilers 17–2–0 Won SB
1977 Cowboys 8–0–0 17–24 vs. Cardinals 15–2–0 Won SB
1976 Vikings 6–0–1 13–14 @ Bears 13–3–1 Lost SB
1975 Vikings 10–0–0 30–31 @ Redskins 12–3–0 Lost Div
1974 Cardinals 7–0–0 14–17 @ Cowboys 10–5–0 Lost Div
1973 Vikings 9–0–0 14–20 @ Falcons 14–3–0 Lost SB
1972 Dolphins 17–0–0 Undefeated 17–0–0 Won SB
1971 Redskins 5–0–0 20–27 @ Chiefs 9–5–1 Lost Div
1970 Rams 3–0–0 6–20 vs. 49ers 9–4–1 DNQ
Broncos 23–35 @ Raiders 5–8–1 DNQ
Lions 10–31 @ Redskins 10–5–0 Lost Div
1969 Raiders (AFL) 6–0–1 17–31 @ Bengals 13–2–1 Lost Conf
1969 Rams 11–0–0 13–20 vs. Vikings 11–4–0 Lost Div
1968 Raiders (AFL) 4–0–0 14–23 vs. Chargers 13–3–0 Lost Conf
1968 Cowboys 6–0–0 17–28 vs. Packers 12–3–0 Lost Div
Rams 10–27 @ Colts 10–3–1 DNQ
1967 Chargers (AFL) 5–0–1 10–51 @ Raiders 8–5–1 DNQ
1967 Colts 11–0–2 10–34 @ Rams 11–1–2 DNQ
1966 Jets (AFL) 4–0–1 0–24 @ Oilers 6–6–2 DNQ
1966 Cardinals 5–0–1 20–26 @ Redskins 8–5–1 DNQ
1965 Chargers (AFL) 5–0–2 6–22 vs. Patriots 9–3–3 Lost Championship
1965 Packers 6–0–0 10–31 @ Bears 12–3–1 Won Championship
1964 Bills (AFL) 9–0–0 28–36 vs. Patriots 13–2–0 Won Championship
1964 Cardinals 3–0–1 27–47 @ Colts 9–3–2 DNQ
Browns 7–23 vs. Steelers 11–3–1 Won Championship
1963 Chargers (AFL) 3–0–0 34–50 @ Broncos 12–3–0 Won Championship
1963 Browns 6–0–0 6–33 vs. Giants 10–4–0 DNQ
1962 Dallas Texans (AFL) 3–0–0 28–32 @ Chargers 12–3–0 Won Championship
1962 Packers 10–0–0 14–26 @ Lions 14–1–0 Won Championship
1961 Chargers (AFL) 11–0–0 13–33 @ Oilers 12–3–0 Lost Championship
1961 Cowboys 2–0–0 7–25 @ Browns 4–9–1 DNQ
Eagles 27–30 vs. Cardinals 10–4–0 DNQ
Lions 0–49 vs. 49ers 8–5–1 DNQ
1960 Broncos (AFL) 2–0–0 24–28 @ NY Titans 4–9–1 DNQ
Oilers (AFL) 13–14 vs. Raiders 11–4–0 Won Championship
1960 Giants 3–0–1 13–20 vs. Cardinals 6–4–2 DNQ
1959 Packers 3–0–0 6–45 vs. Rams 7–5–0 DNQ
1958 Colts 6–0–0 21–24 @ Giants 10–3–0 Won Championship
1957 Colts 3–0–0 27–31 @ Lions 7–5–0 DNQ
Browns 7–17 @ Eagles 9–3–1 Lost Championship
1956 Lions 6–0–0 17–18 @ Redskins 9–3–0 DNQ
1955 Colts 3–0–0 10–38 @ Bears 5–6–1 DNQ
Rams 28–30 @ Packers 8–4–1 Lost Championship
1954 49ers 4–0–1 27–31 vs. Bears 7–4–1 DNQ
1953 Browns 11–0–0 27–42 @ Eagles 11–2–0 Lost Championship
1952 49ers 5–0–0 17–20 vs. Bears 7–5–0 DNQ
1951 Giants 3–0–1 13–14 @ Browns 9–2–1 DNQ
1950 Giants 3–0–0 6–17 vs. Steelers 10–3–0 DNQ
1949 Rams 6–0–0 14–38 @ Eagles 8–3–2 Lost Championship
1948 Bears 4–0–0 7–12 @ Eagles 10–2–0 DNQ
1947 Cardinals 3–0–0 7–27 @ Rams 10–3–0 Won Championship
1946 Redskins 3–0–1 24–28 vs. Eagles 5–5–1 DNQ
Bears 0–14 @ Giants 9–2–1 Won Championship
1945 Rams 4–0–0 14–28 vs. Eagles 10–1–0 Won Championship
1944 Eagles 5–0–2 7–28 vs. Bears 7–1–2 DNQ
1943 Bears 7–0–1 7–21 @ Redskins 9–1–1 Won Championship
1942 Bears 11–0–0 6–14 @ Redskins 11–1–0 Lost Championship
1941 Giants 5–0–0 13–16 @ Dodgers 8–4–0 Lost Championship
Bears 14–16 vs. Packers 12–1–0 Won Championship
1940 Redskins 7–0–0 14–16 @ Dodgers 9–3–0 Lost Championship
1939 Giants 5–0–1 14–18 @ Lions 9–2–1 Lost Championship
1938 Redskins 2–0–1 7–10 vs. Giants 6–3–2 DNQ
Bears 3–0–0 7–14 @ Rams 6–5–0 DNQ
1937 Bears 5–0–1 14–24 vs. Packers 9–2–1 Lost Championship
1936 Bears 6–0–0 14–24 vs. Packers 9–3–0 DNQ
1935 Cardinals 2–0–1 13–17 @ Pirates 6–4–2 DNQ
1934 Bears 13–0–0 13–30 @ Giants 13–1–0 Lost Championship
1933 Bears 6–0–0 0–10 @ Redskins 11–2–1 Won Championship
1932 Packers 8–0–1 0–6 @ Giants 10–3–1
1931 Packers 9–0–0 13–21 @ Cardinals 12–2–0 Named champ
1930 Packers 8–0–0 6–13 @ Cardinals 10–3–1 Named champ
1929 Packers 12–0–1 Undefeated, 1 tie 12–0–1 Named champ
1928 Yellow Jackets 3–0–0 0–13 vs. Yankees 11–3–2
Wolverines 7–25 @ Yellow Jackets 7–2–1
Bears 2–0–1 6–16 vs. Packers 7–5–1
1927 Bears 5–0–1 6–26 @ Yankees 9–3–2
1926 Bears 11–0–2 6–7 @ Yellow Jackets 12–1–3
1925 Detroit Panthers 6–0–2 0–14 @ Bears 8–2–2
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs 5–0–1 7–12 vs. Yellow Jackets 7–1–1 Named champ
1923 Canton Bulldogs 11–0–1 Undefeated, 1 tie 11–0–1 Named champ
1922 Canton Bulldogs 10–0–2 Undefeated, 2 ties 10–0–2 Named champ
1921 Buffalo All-Americans 9–0–2 7–10 @ Staleys 9–1–2 The Staley Swindle *
1920 Akron Pros 8–0–3 Undefeated, 3 ties 8–0–3 Named champ
Year Team Record First Loss Final Record
including Playoffs
Playoff Result

^† Note 1: The NFL did not have playoff games until the 1933 season.
^* Note 2: Buffalo and Chicago both had 9–1 records (ties not counted in standings then). Chicago was awarded the championship when the league instituted a new tiebreaker rule at the end of the season.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Last Undefeated Team". pro football reference.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
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.

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 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

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