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Playoff History

Seasons: 70 (1946 to 2018)

Record (W-L-T):
514-493-14

Playoff Record: 16-20

Super Bowls Won:
0
(0 Appearances)

Championships Won*:
8

All-time Passing Leader: Brian Sipe 1,944/3,439, 23,713 yds, 154 TD

All-time Rushing Leader: Jim Brown 2,359 att, 12,312 yds, 106 TD

All-time Receiving Leader: Ozzie Newsome 662 rec, 7,980 yds, 47 TD

All-time Scoring Leader: Lou Groza 1,608 points

All-time AV Leader: Clay Matthews 124 AV

Winningest Coach: Paul Brown 158-48-8

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Playoff Record Summary

All-Time Playoffs: 36 Games, 16-20
Wild Card Round: 4 Games, 1-3
Divisional Round: 14 Games, 7-7
Conference Championship: 5 Games, 0-5
Championship (pre-1966): 13 Games, 8-5

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ScoreOffenseDefenseExpected Points
WeekDayDateOTOppTmOpp1stDTotYdPassYRushYTO1stDTotYdRushYTOOffenseDefenseSp. Tms
2002 Playoffs
WildCardSunJanuary 5, 2003 boxscore L@ Pittsburgh Steelers 333621447409381304323438937.17-10.832.91
1994 Playoffs
WildCardSunJanuary 1, 1995 boxscore W New England Patriots 2013223792541251203032465738.1311.86-12.13
DivisionSatJanuary 7, 1995 boxscore L@ Pittsburgh Steelers 92910186131552234241862381-15.59-8.774.10
1989 Playoffs
DivisionSatJanuary 6, 1990 boxscore W Buffalo Bills 34301832523590124453404493
ConfChampSunJanuary 14, 1990 boxscore L@ Denver Broncos 213714256190663224973771202
1988 Playoffs
WildCardSatDecember 24, 1988 boxscore L Houston Oilers 232419260192682193342051293
1987 Playoffs
DivisionSatJanuary 9, 1988 boxscore W Indianapolis Colts 382125404229175123315252632
ConfChampSunJanuary 17, 1988 boxscore L@ Denver Broncos 3338254643361284244122561561
1986 Playoffs
DivisionSatJanuary 3, 1987 boxscore WOT New York Jets 23203355848375214287183104
ConfChampSunJanuary 11, 1987 boxscore LOT Denver Broncos 2023173562561003223742251491
1985 Playoffs
DivisionSatJanuary 4, 1986 boxscore L@ Miami Dolphins 21241731362251120330238921
1982 Playoffs
WildCardSatJanuary 8, 1983 boxscore L@ Los Angeles Raiders 102717284228561255103701402
1980 Playoffs
DivisionSunJanuary 4, 1981 boxscore L Oakland Raiders 12141725416985412208132763
1972 Playoffs
DivisionSunDecember 24, 1972 boxscore L@ Miami Dolphins 142015283118165517272741982
1971 Playoffs
DivisionSunDecember 26, 1971 boxscore L Baltimore Colts 3201116596695162711431283
1969 Playoffs
DivisionSunDecember 28, 1969 boxscore W@ Dallas Cowboys 38142234424797172171171003
ConfChampSunJanuary 4, 1970 boxscore L@ Minnesota Vikings 7271426817197318383161222
1968 Playoffs
DivisionSatDecember 21, 1968 boxscore W Dallas Cowboys 312012280178102213286200864
ConfChampSunDecember 29, 1968 boxscore L Baltimore Colts 03412173117563223531691842
1967 Playoffs
DivisionSunDecember 24, 1967 boxscore L@ Dallas Cowboys 1452153221631591224012231782
1965 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunJanuary 2, 1966 boxscore L@ Green Bay Packers 1223816197642213321282041
1964 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunDecember 27, 1964 boxscore W Baltimore Colts 2702033919714211118189924
1958 Playoffs
DivisionSunDecember 21, 1958 boxscore L@ New York Giants 01078662244173171062114
1957 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunDecember 29, 1957 boxscore L@ Detroit Lions 145917313952186224382961421
1955 Playoffs
ChampionshipMonDecember 26, 1955 boxscore W@ Los Angeles Rams 3814173712021693172591431167
1954 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunDecember 26, 1954 boxscore W Detroit Lions 5610173031631404163311791529
1953 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunDecember 27, 1953 boxscore L@ Detroit Lions 16171119191824182931641294
1952 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunDecember 28, 1952 boxscore L Detroit Lions 7172238415722721025859199
1951 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunDecember 23, 1951 boxscore L@ Los Angeles Rams 17242232523392420334253813
1950 Playoffs
DivisionSunDecember 17, 1950 boxscore W New York Giants 83918229153111154131412
ChampionshipSunDecember 24, 1950 boxscore W Los Angeles Rams 3028223732571164224073011065
1949 Playoffs
DivisionSunDecember 4, 1949 boxscore W Buffalo Bills 31211539832672219373293804
ChampionshipSunDecember 11, 1949 boxscore W San Francisco 49ers 2171634512821714230108122
1948 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunDecember 19, 1948 boxscore W Buffalo Bills 49720333118215413167104638
1947 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunDecember 14, 1947 boxscore W@ New York Yankees 14315284112172113212891233
1946 Playoffs
ChampionshipSunDecember 22, 1946 boxscore W New York Yankees 1491832521311211014681652

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List of NFL franchise post-season droughts

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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 2017 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 69 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.

Contents

  • 1 Active team droughts
    • 1.1 Post-season droughts
    • 1.2 Playoff game victory droughts
    • 1.3 AFC/NFC Championship game appearance droughts
    • 1.4 Super Bowl or NFL Championship appearance droughts
    • 1.5 Super Bowl win droughts
    • 1.6 Super Bowl crown droughts by division
    • 1.7 Cities/regions awaiting first Super Bowl crown
    • 1.8 Division title droughts
  • 2 Historical team droughts
    • 2.1 Closest approaches without winning the Super Bowl
    • 2.2 NFL Championship Game in which neither team had previously won a championship
    • 2.3 Playoff droughts of 5 plus seasons
    • 2.4 Most consecutive post-season losses in team history
    • 2.5 Longest post-season droughts in team history
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References

Active team droughts[ edit ]

Post-season droughts[ edit ]

Updated throughThursday game, week 15 of the 2018 NFL season.

0^0Longest drought in team history
Playoff Droughts [1] [2]
0Team0Last appearance in post-seasonSeasons
Cleveland Browns ^ 2002 AFC Wild Card15
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2007 NFC Wild Card10
New York Jets 2010 AFC Championship8
Chicago Bears 2010 NFC Championship7
San Francisco 49ers 2013 NFC Championship5
Baltimore Ravens 2014 AFC Divisional3
Indianapolis Colts 2014 AFC Championship3
Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFC Championship3
Cincinnati Bengals 2015 AFC Wild Card2
Washington Redskins 2015 NFC Wild Card2
Denver Broncos Super Bowl 502
Oakland Raiders 2016 AFC Wild Card2
Miami Dolphins 2016 AFC Wild Card1
New York Giants 2016 NFC Wild Card1
Detroit Lions 2016 NFC Wild Card1
Houston Texans 2016 AFC Divisional1
Dallas Cowboys 2016 NFC Divisional1
Seattle Seahawks 2016 NFC Divisional1
Green Bay Packers 2016 NFC Championship1
2017 Playoff Teams
Buffalo Bills 2017 AFC Wild Card1
Carolina Panthers 2017 NFC Wild Card
Tennessee Titans 2017 AFC Divisional
Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 AFC Divisional
Atlanta Falcons 2017 NFC Divisional
Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 AFC Championship1
Minnesota Vikings 2017 NFC Championship
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII
New England Patriots Super Bowl LII
2018 Playoff Teams
Kansas City Chiefs 2018 AFC Playoffs
Los Angeles Chargers 2018 AFC Playoffs
Los Angeles Rams 2018 NFC Playoffs
New Orleans Saints 2018 NFC Playoffs

Playoff game victory droughts[ edit ]

Updated through the 2017 NFL season.
Sortable table, click on header arrows.

0^0Longest drought in team history
00Most consecutive losses in team history
0¤0Tied for most consecutive losses in team history
0♣ ♣0Most consecutive losses in NFL history

Current Playoff Loss Streak [1]
TeamLast playoff game winSeasons
Since Win
Loss
Streak
Playoff Losses – Teams
Cincinnati Bengals ^ 1990 AFC Wild Card Playoffs27♦ 81990 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
Detroit Lions 1991 NFC Divisional Playoffs *26♣ ♣ 91991 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
Buffalo Bills ^ 1995 AFC Wild Card Playoffs22♦ 51995 Divisional – Pittsburgh
1996 Wild Card – Jacksonville
1998 Wild Card – Miami
1999 Wild Card – Tennessee
2017 Wild Card – Jacksonville
Cleveland Browns [a] 1994 AFC Wild Card Playoffs20**21994 Divisional – Pittsburgh
2002 Wild Card – Pittsburgh [a]
Miami Dolphins ^ 2000 AFC Wild Card Playoffs174 ¤2000 Divisional – Oakland
2001 Wild Card – Baltimore
2008 Wild Card – Baltimore
2016 Wild Card – Pittsburgh
Oakland Raiders ^ 2002 AFC Championship *152 ¤2002 Super Bowl – Tampa Bay
2016 Wild Card – Houston
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII *1522005 Wild Card – Washington
2007 Wild Card – New York Giants
Los Angeles Rams 2004 NFC Wild Card Playoffs1322004 Divisional – Atlanta
2017 Wild Card – Atlanta
Washington Redskins 2005 NFC Wild Card Playoffs124 ¤2005 Divisional – Seattle
2007 Wild Card – Seattle
2012 Wild Card – Seattle
2015 Wild Card – Green Bay
New York Jets 2010 AFC Divisional Playoffs712010 AFC Championship – Pittsburgh
Chicago Bears 2010 NFC Divisional Playoffs *712010 NFC Championship – Green Bay
New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI 612016 Wild Card – Green Bay
Los Angeles Chargers 2013 AFC Wild Card Playoffs412013 Divisional – Denver
San Francisco 49ers 2013 NFC Divisional Playoffs412013 NFC Championship – Seattle
Baltimore Ravens 2014 AFC Wild Card Playoffs312014 Divisional – New England
Dallas Cowboys 2014 NFC Wild Card Playoffs322014 Divisional – Green Bay
2016 Divisional – Green Bay
Indianapolis Colts 2014 AFC Divisional Playoffs312014 AFC Championship – New England
Kansas City Chiefs 2015 AFC Wild Card Playoffs232015 Divisional – New England
2016 Divisional – Pittsburgh
2017 Wild Card – Tennessee
Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFC Divisional Playoffs *212015 NFC Championship – Carolina
Carolina Panthers 2015 NFC Championship *222015 Super Bowl – Denver
2017 Wild Card – New Orleans
Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 *203-game win streak
Houston Texans 2016 AFC Wild Card Playoffs112016 Divisional – New England
Seattle Seahawks 2016 NFC Wild Card Playoffs112016 Divisional – Atlanta
Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 AFC Divisional Playoffs122016 AFC Championship – New England
2017 Divisional – Jacksonville
Green Bay Packers 2016 NFC Divisional Playoffs112016 NFC Championship – Atlanta
2017 Playoff0 Winners
Tennessee Titans 2017 AFC Wild Card Playoffs012017 Divisional – New England
Atlanta Falcons 2017 NFC Wild Card Playoffs012017 Divisional – Philadelphia
New Orleans Saints 2017 NFC Wild Card Playoffs012017 Divisional – Minnesota
Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 AFC Divisional Playoffs012017 AFC Championship – New England
Minnesota Vikings 2017 NFC Divisional Playoffs *012017 NFC Championship – Philadelphia
New England Patriots 2017 AFC Championship *01Super Bowl LII – Philadelphia
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII *003-game win streak
TeamLast playoff game winSeasons
Since Win
Loss
Streak
Playoff Losses – Teams

(*): Franchise earned a bye in the Wild Card round.

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

AFC/NFC Championship game appearance droughts[ edit ]

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

0^0Longest drought in team history
00Tied for longest drought in team history
Drought Reference [1]
SeasonsTeamLast appearance
in Conference Championship Game
Result
29 Cincinnati Bengals ^ 1988 AFC Won vs. Buffalo
26 Washington Redskins ^ 1991 NFC Won vs. Detroit
26 Detroit Lions ^ 1991 NFC Lost vs. Washington
25 Miami Dolphins ^ 1992 AFC Lost vs. Buffalo
25 [d] Cleveland Browns ^ 1989 AFC Lost vs. Denver
24 Buffalo Bills ^ 1993 AFC Won vs. Kansas City
24 Kansas City Chiefs 1993 AFC Lost vs. Buffalo
22 Dallas Cowboys ^ 1995 NFC Won vs. Green Bay
16 Houston Texans ^1985 Never [c] y
16 Los Angeles Rams ^ [a] 2001 NFC Won vs. Philadelphia
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002 NFC Won vs. Philadelphia
15 Oakland Raiders ^ 2002 AFC Won vs. Tennessee
15 Tennessee Titans 2002 AFC Lost vs. Oakland
10 Los Angeles Chargers [b] 2007 AFC Lost vs. New England
8 New Orleans Saints 2009 NFC Won vs. Minnesota
7 New York Jets 2010 AFC Lost vs. Pittsburgh
7 Chicago Bears 2010 NFC Lost vs. Green Bay
6 New York Giants 2011 NFC Won vs. San Francisco
5 Baltimore Ravens 2012 AFC Won vs. New England
4 San Francisco 49ers 2013 NFC Lost vs. Seattle
3 Indianapolis Colts 2014 AFC Lost vs. New England
3 Seattle Seahawks 2014 NFC Won vs. Green Bay
2 Denver Broncos 2015 AFC Won vs. New England
2 Arizona Cardinals 2015 NFC Lost vs. Carolina
2 Carolina Panthers 2015 NFC Won vs. Arizona
1 Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 AFC Lost vs. New England
1 Green Bay Packers 2016 NFC Lost vs. Atlanta
1 Atlanta Falcons 2016 NFC Won vs. Green Bay
.75Z2017 Conference Finalists2016.5z
0 Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 AFC Lost vs. New England
0 Minnesota Vikings 2017 NFC Lost vs. Philadelphia
0 Philadelphia Eagles 2017 NFC Won vs. Minnesota
0 New England Patriots 2017 AFC Won vs. Jacksonville
  • a The Los Angeles Rams last appeared in the NFC Championship game as the St. Louis Rams.
  • b The Los Angeles Chargers last appeared in the AFC Championship game as the San Diego Chargers.
  • c The Texans first played in the 2002 season.
  • d The Browns were dormant from 1996–1998. Since returning 19 years ago, the Browns have never played in an AFC Championship Game.

Super Bowl or NFL Championship appearance droughts[ edit ]

Last appearance in Super Bowl or
NFL Championship [1] [3]
SeasonsTeamLast appearance
in Super Bowl
NFL
Season
Result
60 Detroit Lions 1957 NFL Championship Game 1957 Won vs. Cleveland
49 New York Jets Super Bowl III 1968 Won vs. Baltimore Colts
48 Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl IV 1969 Won vs. Minnesota
45 [e] Cleveland Browns 1969.1 1969 NFL Championship Game 1969 Lost vs. Minnesota
41 Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl XI 1976 Lost vs. Oakland
33 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl XIX 1984 Lost vs. San Francisco
29 Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl XXIII 1988 Lost vs. San Francisco
26 Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI 1991 Won vs. Buffalo
24 Buffalo Bills Super Bowl XXVIII 1993 Lost vs. Dallas
23 Jacksonville Jaguars Never (enfranchised 1995) z
23 Los Angeles Chargers [f] Super Bowl XXIX 1994 Lost vs. San Francisco
22 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXX 1995 Won vs. Pittsburgh
18 Tennessee Titans Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 Lost vs. St. Louis Rams
16 Houston Texans Never (enfranchised 2002) z
16 Los Angeles Rams [g] Super Bowl XXXVI 2001 Lost vs. New England
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII 2002 Won vs. Oakland
15 Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XXXVII 2002 Lost vs. Tampa Bay
11 Chicago Bears Super Bowl XLI 2006 Lost vs. Indianapolis
9 Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII 2008 Lost vs. Pittsburgh
8 New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV 2009 Won vs. Indianapolis
8 Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLIV 2009 Lost vs. New Orleans
7 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV 2010 Won vs. Pittsburgh
7 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLV 2010 Lost vs. Green Bay
6 New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI 2011 Won vs. New England
5 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII 2012 Won vs. San Francisco
5 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XLVII 2012 Lost vs. Baltimore Ravens
3 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX 2014 Lost vs. New England
2 Carolina Panthers Super Bowl 50 2015 Lost vs. Denver
2 Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 2015 Won vs. Carolina
1 Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl LI 2016 Lost vs. New England
.75ZSuper Bowl LII teamsa 2016a zz
0 New England Patriots Super Bowl LII 2017 Lost vs. Philadelphia
0 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII 2017 Won vs. New England

  • e The Browns were dormant from 1996–1998. Since returning 19 seasons ago, Cleveland has never appeared in a Super Bowl or NFL championship game.
  • f The Los Angeles Chargers last appeared in the Super Bowl as the San Diego Chargers.
  • g The Los Angeles Rams last appeared in the Super Bowl as the St. Louis Rams.

Super Bowl win droughts[ edit ]

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

Drought References [1] [3]
SeasonsTeamLast Super Bowl crown
(1966–present)
NFL
Season
Last League Championship crown
Before 1970 Merger
( 1920 –1969)
Seasons
52 Arizona Cardinals [a] Never 1947 NFL Championship 70
52 Detroit Lions Never 1957 NFL Championship 60
52 Tennessee Titans [b] Never 1961 AFL Championship 56
52 Los Angeles Chargers Never 1963 AFL Championship 54
52 Buffalo Bills Never 1965 AFL Championship 52
49 Cleveland Browns [d] Never 1964 NFL Championship 50
52 Minnesota Vikings Never 1969 NFL Championship [c] 48
52 Atlanta Falcons Never (enfranchised 1966)
50 Cincinnati Bengals Never (enfranchised 1968)
49 New York Jets [e] Super Bowl III 1968
48 Kansas City Chiefs [e] Super Bowl IV 1969
44 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VIII 1973
34 Oakland Raiders [f] Super Bowl XVIII 1983
32 Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX 1985
26 Washington Redskins Super Bowl XXVI 1991
23 Jacksonville Jaguars Never (enfranchised 1995)
23 Carolina Panthers Never (enfranchised 1995)
23 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XXIX 1994
22 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXX 1995
18 Los Angeles Rams [g] Super Bowl XXXIV 1999
16 Houston Texans Never ( enfranchised 2002 )
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII 2002
11 Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI 2006
9 Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLIII 2008
8 New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV 2009
7 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV 2010
6 New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI 2011
5 Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl XLVII 2012
4 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII 2013
2 Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 2015
1 New England Patriots Super Bowl LI 2016
.75ZDefending champion2015z
0 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII 2017
  • 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[ edit ]

DivisionLast Super Bowl crownSeasons
AFC South XLI — Colts 11
NFC South XLIV — Saints 8
NFC North XLV — Packers 7
AFC North XLVII — Ravens 5
NFC West XLVIII — Seahawks 4
AFC West 50 — Broncos 2
AFC East LI — Patriots 1
NFC East LII — Eagles 0

Cities/regions awaiting first Super Bowl crown[ edit ]

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

Last city to leave list: Philadelphia, 2017 season
City/regionSeasons waitedConference Title(s)Team(s)Notes
Detroit 52None Detroit Lions ( 1966 –present)Played in the 1991 NFC Championship Game . Last NFL Championship won in 1957 .
Buffalo 52 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 52 1998 , 2016 Atlanta Falcons ( 1966 –present)Played in Super Bowls XXXIII and LI .
Minneapolis–St. Paul 52 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 50 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 49None Cleveland Browns ( 1966 – 1995 , 1999 –present)Played in the 1986 , 1987 , and 1989 AFC Championship Games . Last NFL Championship won in 1964 (pre-merger).
Houston 47None31 Oilers seasons ( 1966 – 1996 ) and 16 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 30 2008 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals ( 1988 –present)Played in Super Bowl XLIII .
Jacksonville 23None Jacksonville Jaguars ( 1995 –present)Played in the 1996 , 1999 and 2017 AFC Championship Games.
Charlotte 23 2003 , 2015 Carolina Panthers ( 1995 –present)Played in Super Bowls XXXVIII and 50 .
Nashville 21 1999 Tennessee Oilers/Titans ( 1997 –present)Played in Super Bowl XXXIV .

Division title droughts[ edit ]

Listed according to seasons waited.
Updated through week 14 of the 2018 season.

0^0Longest drought in team history
Franchise0 0 Most recent0 0
division title
0Year0Seasons
Cleveland Browns ^ AFC Central 1989 26**
Detroit Lions ^ NFC Central 1993 24
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 9
Tennessee Titans AFC South 2008 9
Los Angeles Chargers AFC West 2009 8
Chicago Bears NFC North 2010 7
New York Giants NFC East 2011 6
San Francisco 49ers NFC West 2012 6
Baltimore Ravens AFC North 2012 5
Indianapolis Colts AFC South 2014 3
Arizona Cardinals NFC West 2015 3
Carolina Panthers NFC South 2015 3
Cincinnati Bengals AFC North 2015 2
Denver Broncos AFC West 2015 2
Washington Redskins NFC East 2015 2
Seattle Seahawks NFC West 2016 2
Atlanta Falcons NFC South 2016 2
Houston Texans AFC South 2016 1
Dallas Cowboys NFC East 2016 1
Green Bay Packers NFC North 2016 1
2017 Division Champions
New England Patriots AFC East 2017
Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars AFC South 2017 1
Kansas City Chiefs AFC West 2017
Philadelphia Eagles NFC East 2017
Minnesota Vikings NFC North 2017
2018 Division Champions
New Orleans Saints NFC South 2017
Los Angeles Rams NFC West 2018

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

Historical team droughts[ edit ]

Closest approaches without winning the Super Bowl[ edit ]

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

Last team to leave this list: 2017 Philadelphia Eagles
TeamWild Card appearances1Divisional Round appearances2Conference Championship Game appearances3Super Bowl appearancesFewest wins short of
Super Bowl title
Minnesota Vikings 1221941 win short: 1969 , 1973 , 1974 , 1976
Buffalo Bills 710541 win short: 1990 , 1991 , 1992 , 1993
Cincinnati Bengals 86221 win short: 1982 , 1988
Atlanta Falcons 710421 win short: 1998 , 2016
Carolina Panthers 47421 win short: 2003 , 2015
Los Angeles Chargers 610411 win short: 1994
Tennessee Titans 1313411 win short: 1999
Arizona Cardinals 46211 win short: 2008
Cleveland Browns 3862 wins short: 1968 , 1969 , 1986 , 1987 , 1989
Jacksonville Jaguars 6532 wins short: 1996 , 1999 , 2017
Detroit Lions 8312 wins short: 1991
Houston Texans 433 wins short: 2011 , 2012 , 2016

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

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

00Drought Continues Thru 2017
0^0Both Teams in 1st Title game
Beginning at Playoff Era (1933)
Season –
Super Bowl #
WonLostNumber of years till
drought ended
1981 – XVI ^ San Francisco 49ers Cincinnati Bengals ♦36
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[ edit ]

Updated through week 14 of 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

0^0Denotes active streak
Last place NFL finishesLast place AFL finishes (1960–1969)

List of Droughts [1]
SeasonsTeamDrought DurationDivision or Conference Last Place
finishes during drought
League Worst win-loss record
during drought
Last PlaceSeasons
25Washington Redskins 1946–197041950, 1952, 1960–1961 1961
25Chicago / St. Louis Cardinals 1949–197351951, 1953–1954, 1957, 1959 1953 , 1954 , 1957 tie , 1959 1959 tie
24Pittsburgh Steelers 1948–197151955, 1965, 1967–1969 1965 , 1969 tie
20New Orleans Saints 1967–198691967, 1970–1972, 1975, 1977, 1980–1981, 19861975 1975 tie , 1980
17Denver Broncos 1960–197681960, 1963–1967, 1970–1971 1960 , 1963 , 1964 , 1965 tie , 1967
17Philadelphia Eagles 1961–197771962–1963, 1968–1970, 1972, 1975 1968 tie
17New York Giants 1964–198091964, 1966, 1971, 1973–1974, 1976–1978, 1980 1964 , 1966 , 1974 tie
17Buffalo Bills 2000–201682001–2002, 2008–2013
16Detroit Lions 1936–195141942, 1946–1948 1942 , 1946 , 1948
15Chicago Cardinals 1932–1946101933, 1935–1936, 1938–1940, 1943–1946 1933 , 1938 tie , 1939 , 1943 , 1944 tie [a] , 1945
15Green Bay Packers 1945–195941949, 1953, 1957, 1958 1957 tie , 1958
15St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals 1983–199771985–1986, 1990–1992, 1995, 1997
15 ^Cleveland Browns 2003–2017132003–2006, 2008–2009, 2011–2017 2015 tie , 2016 , 2017
14Pittsburgh Pirates / Steelers 1933–194671933–1934, 1938–1939, 1941, 1944–1945 1938 tie , 1941 , 1944 tie [a]
14Philadelphia Eagles 1933–194651935–1937, 1940, 1942 1935 , 1936 , 1940
14Kansas City Chiefs 1972–198551977–1979, 1983, 19851977 1977 tie
14Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1983–199681983, 1985–1986, 1989, 1991, 1993–19951983 1983 tie , 1985 tie , 1986
14Cincinnati Bengals 1991–200461991–1993, 1998, 2001–2002 1993 , 1998 tie , 2002
13Chicago Bears 1964–197651969–1970, 1972–1974 1969 tie
13San Diego Chargers 1966–197831972–1973, 1975 1975 tie
13Oakland Raiders 2003–201562004–2007, 2013–2014 2003 tie , 2006
12Detroit Lions 1958–196921966, 1968
12San Francisco 49ers 1958–196931963–1964, 1969 1963
12Boston / New England Patriots 1964–197541967, 1970, 1972, 1975 1970
12Atlanta Falcons 1966–197731967–1968, 1974 1967 , 1968 tie
12St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams 2005–201662007–2009, 2011, 2013–2014 2009 , 2011 tie
11Los Angeles Rams 1956–196641956, 1959, 1962, 19651959 1959 tie , 1962
11New York Jets 1970–198011980
11Detroit Lions 1971–1981119791979 1979 tie
11Detroit Lions 2000–201062001–2003, 2006, 2008–2009 2008
10Philadelphia Eagles 1950–195921956, 1958 1956
10Green Bay Packers 1983–199211988
10Seattle Seahawks 1989–199841992–1994, 1996 1992 tie
10 ^Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2008–201772009, 2011–2015, 20172014 2014 tie
9Green Bay Packers 1973–198121976, 1980
9Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts 1978–198641978 – 1979, 1982, 1986 1981 tie , 1982
9San Diego Chargers 1983–199141984, 1986, 1989, 1991
9Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams 1990–199861991–1994, 1997–1998
9Arizona Cardinals 1999–200742000, 2002–2003, 2006 2003 tie
9Houston Texans 2002–201052002–2003, 2005–2007 2005
9Jacksonville Jaguars 2008–201642008–2009, 2012, 2016 2012 tie
8New York Titans / Jets 1960–196721962–1963
8Houston Oilers 1970–197741970, 1972–1973, 1976 1972 , 1973
8San Francisco 49ers 1973–198021978–1979 1978 , 1979 tie
8Atlanta Falcons 1983–199071983–1985, 1987–1990 1987
8San Diego Chargers 1996–200351997–1998, 2000–2001, 2003 2000 , 2003 tie
8San Francisco 49ers 2003–201022004–2005 2004
8Tennessee Titans 2009–201632010, 2014–20152014 2014 tie , 2015 tie
8 ^New York Jets 2011–201832014, 2016–2017
7Cleveland Rams 1937–1944 [b] 21937, 1941 1937
7San Francisco 49ers 1950–19560
7Oakland Raiders 1960–196621961–1962 1961 , 1962
7Minnesota Vikings 1961–196731961, 1966–1967
7Buffalo Bills 1967–197321968, 1971
1968
1971
7Cleveland Browns 1973–197931974–1975, 1977
7Seattle Seahawks 1976–198231976, 1980–1981
7Detroit Lions 1984–199011987
7New England Patriots 1987–199321990, 1992 1990 , 1992 tie
7Indianapolis Colts 1988–199421991, 1993 1991
7New Orleans Saints 1993–199931995–1996, 1999
7Miami Dolphins 2009–201512015
7 ^Chicago Bears 2011–201742014–2017
6Chicago Bears 1957–19620
6Dallas Cowboys 1960–196511960 1960
6St. Louis Cardinals 1976–198121979, 1981
6Houston Oilers 1981–198641983–19861983 1983 tie
6Buffalo Bills 1982–198721984–1985 1984 , 1985 tie
6Philadelphia Eagles 1982–198711984
6New York Jets 1992–199731994–1996 1995 , 1996
6Washington Redskins 1993–199821993–1994
6Los Angeles / Oakland Raiders 1994–19990
6Chicago Bears 1995–200041997–2000
6Carolina Panthers 1997–200222001–2002 2001
6Miami Dolphins 2002–200732004, 2006–2007 2007
5New York Giants 1951–19550
5Chicago Bears 1951–19550
5Baltimore Colts 1953–195711954
5Cleveland Browns 1959–19630
5Buffalo Bills 1975–197921976–1977
5Cincinnati Bengals 1976–198031978–1980
5Washington Redskins 1977–19810
5Cincinnati Bengals 1983–198711987
5Dallas Cowboys 1986–199021988, 1989 1988 , 1989
5Houston / Tennessee Oilers 1994–199811994 1994
5Kansas City Chiefs 1998–200212002
5Washington Redskins 2000–200412004
5Jacksonville Jaguars 2000–20040
5New Orleans Saints 2001–200512005
5Denver Broncos 2006–201012010
5San Francisco 49ers 2014–201832015-2017
SeasonsTeamDrought DurationLast PlaceSeasonsLeague 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[ edit ]

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 2017 season.

0^0Denotes active drought
TeamStreak lastedLast winGames LostPlayoff LossesScoreOpponentNext win
Arizona Cardinals 51 years1947
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 years2004 Divisional4 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 years2001
Wild Card
3 2001 Div.
2003 Wild Card
2006 Div.
10–27
17–20
6–15
Steelers
Titans
Colts
2008 Wild Card
Buffalo Bills ^ 22 years1995
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 years2005
Divisional
3 2005 NFC Champ.
2008 Div.
2013 Div.
14–34
13–33
10–23
Seahawks
Cardinals
49ers
2014 Wild Card
Chicago Bears 12 years1994
Wild Card
3 1994 Div.
2001 Div.
2005 Div.
15–44
19–33
21–29
49ers
Eagles
Panthers
2006 Divisional
Cincinnati Bengals ^ 27 years1990
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 years1969 Divisional6 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 years1996
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 years1977
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 ^ 26 years1991
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 years1997 Conference
Championship
2 Super Bowl XXXII
1998 Wild Card
24–31
27–30
Broncos
49ers
2001 Wild Card
2 years2001
Wild Card
2 2001 Div.
2002 Wild Card
17–45
7–27
Rams
Falcons
2003 Wild Card
4 years2003
Wild Card
2 2003 Div.
2004 Wild Card
17–20 (OT)
17–31
Eagles
Vikings
2007 Divisional
3 years2007
Divisional
2 2007 NFC Champ.
2009 Wild Card
20–23 (OT)
45–51 (OT)
Giants
Cardinals
2010 Wild Card
2 years2012
Wild Card
2 2012 Div.
2013 Wild Card
31–45
20–23
49ers
49ers
2014 Divisional
Houston Texans 4 years2012 Wild Card2 2012 Divisional
2015 Wild Card
28–41
0–30
Patriots
Chiefs
2016 Wild Card
Indianapolis Colts
002 (5 loss) streaks
24 years1971
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 years1995
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 years1996
Divisional
2 1996 AFC Champ.
1997 Wild Card
6–20
17–42
Patriots
Broncos
1998 Wild Card
8 years1999
Divisional
2 1999 AFC Champ.
2005 Wild Card
14–33
3–28
Titans
Patriots
2007 Wild Card
Kansas City Chiefs 21 years1993
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 years1994
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 years1951
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 years1973
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
17 years2000
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 years1988
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 years1963
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 years1967 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 years1938
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 years1968
Super Bowl III
2 1969 AFL Div.
1981 Wild Card
6–13
27–31
Chiefs
Bills
1982 First Round
4 years1982 2nd Round2 1982 AFC Champ.
1985 Wild Card
0–14
14–26
Dolphins
Patriots
1986 Wild Card
12 years1986 Wild Card2 1986 Div.
1991 Wild Card
20–23 (2 OT)
10–17
Browns
Oilers
1998 Divisional
4 years1998 Divisional2 1998 AFC Champ.
2001 Wild Card
10–23
24–38
Broncos
Raiders
2002 Wild Card
5 years2004
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 years1970
Divisional
2 1970 AFC Champ.
1972 Div.
17–27
7–13
Colts
Steelers
1973 Divisional
7 years1983
Super Bowl XVIII
2 1984 Wild Card
1985 Div.
7–13
20–27
Seahawks
Patriots
1990 Divisional
3 years1990 Divisional2 1990 AFC Champ.
1991 Wild Card
3–51
6–10
Bills
Chiefs
1993 Wild Card
15 years2002 AFC Championship2 Super Bowl XXXVIII
2016 Wild Card
24-41
14-27
Bucs
Texans
TBD
Philadelphia Eagles 12 years1980
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 years1989
Wild Card
3 1989 Div.
1992 Div.
1993 Wild Card
23–24
3–24
24–27
Broncos
Bills
Chiefs
1994 Divisional
4 years2010 AFC Championship3 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 years1984
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 years1984
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 years1979
Divisional
3 1979 NFC Champ.
1981 Div.
1982 1st Round
0–9
0–38
17–30
Rams
Cowboys
Cowboys
1997 Wild Card
3 years1999
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 years1961 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 years1988
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 years1991
Wild Card
3 1991 Divisional
1992 Wild Card
1993 Divisional
24–26
38–41 (OT)
20–28
Broncos
Bills
Chiefs
1999 Wild Card
13 years2003
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 years1972
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
12 years2005
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
TeamStreak lastedLast winGames LostPlayoff GamesScoreOpponentNext win

Longest post-season droughts in team history[ edit ]

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 week 14 of the 2018 season.

0^0Denotes active streak
No post season appearances
TeamLongest streak with
no post-season appearances
Seasons
Washington Redskins 1946–197025
Arizona Cardinals 1949–197325
Pittsburgh Steelers 1948–197124
New Orleans Saints 1967–198620
Denver Broncos 1960–197617
Philadelphia Eagles 1961–197717
New York Giants 1964–198017
Buffalo Bills 2000–201617
Detroit Lions 1936–195116
Green Bay Packers 1945–195915
Cleveland Browns ^2003–2017^15
Kansas City Chiefs 1972–198514
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1983–199614
Cincinnati Bengals 1991–200414
Chicago Bears 1964–197613
Los Angeles Chargers 1966–197813
Oakland Raiders 2003–201513
San Francisco 49ers 1958–196912
New England Patriots 1964–197512
Atlanta Falcons 1966–197712
Los Angeles Rams 2005–201612
New York Jets 1970–198011
Seattle Seahawks 1989–199810
Indianapolis Colts 1978–19869
Houston Texans 2002–20109
Jacksonville Jaguars 2008–20169
Tennessee Titans 1970–1977

2009–2016
8
Minnesota Vikings 1961–19677
Miami Dolphins 2009–20157
Dallas Cowboys 1960–19656
Carolina Panthers 1997–20026
Baltimore Ravens 1996–19994
TeamLongest streak with
no post-season appearances
Seasons
No post season victories
TeamLongest streak with
no post-season victories
Seasons
Arizona Cardinals 1948–199750
Pittsburgh Steelers 1933–197139
Detroit Lions 1958–199033
New Orleans Saints 1967–199933
Washington Redskins 1944–197128
Cincinnati Bengals ^1991–2017^27
Indianapolis Colts 1972–199423
Buffalo Bills ^1996–2018^23
Los Angeles Rams 1952–197322
New York Giants 1959–198022
New England Patriots 1964–198421
Kansas City Chiefs 1970–1990
1994–2014
21
San Francisco 49ers 1950–196920
Chicago Bears 1964–198320
Seattle Seahawks 1985–200420
Cleveland Browns ^1995, 1999–2017^20
Philadelphia Eagles 1961–197818
Denver Broncos 1960–197617
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1980–199617
Miami Dolphins ^2001–2017^17
Green Bay Packers 1945–196016
Tennessee Titans 1962–197716
Los Angeles Chargers 1964–197916
Oakland Raiders ^2003–2018^16
New York Jets 1969–198113
Atlanta Falcons 1966–1977;
1979–1990
12
Dallas Cowboys 1997–200812
Houston Texans 2002–20109
Jacksonville Jaguars 2008–20169
Minnesota Vikings 1961–1968;
1989–1996
8
Carolina Panthers 2006–20138
Baltimore Ravens 2002–20076
TeamLongest streak with
no post-season victories
Seasons

See also[ edit ]

  • List of NFL franchise post-season streaks
  • List of current National Football League consecutive playoff appearances
  • List of last undefeated NFL teams by season
  • List of NFL champions (1920–69)
  • List of Super Bowl Champions
  • List of Major League Baseball franchise postseason droughts
  • List of MLS club post-season droughts
  • List of NBA franchise post-season droughts
  • List of NHL franchise post-season droughts

References[ edit ]

  1. ^ a b c d e f “Season Index” . pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 10, 2012.

  2. ^ “NFL Playoff Picture” . National Football League. November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  3. ^ a b “Super Bowl List” . pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
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