List of current National Football League consecutive playoff appearances

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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 2015 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.

Current playoff appearance streaks[edit]

All streaks can be verified on the team encyclopedias at Pro football reference.com[1]

In the tables below:

  • Bold italics including longest streak indicates that the streak is also the team's longest-ever streak for that many consecutive playoff seasons.
  • A blue border indicates that a streak has been accomplished for the (2016) NFL season.
  • The words streak over indicate that it became impossible for the team to continue that streak.

Updated through the 2015 season.

Current consecutive Playoff appearances
Seasons 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
7 Green Bay Packers' longest streak
7 New England Patriots' longest streak
5 Cincinnati Bengals' longest streak
5 Denver Broncos' longest streak
4 Seattle Seahawks
3 Carolina Panthers' longest streak
Tied Arizona's longest streak => 2 Arizona Cardinals
2 Pittsburgh Steelers
1 Washington
1 Kansas City
1 Minnesota
1 Houston
Seasons 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Breakdown by division[edit]

2015 season
Division AFC Seasons NFC Seasons
East New England Patriots 7 Washington Redskins 1
North Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers
5
2
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings
7
1
South Houston Texans 1 Carolina Panthers 3
West Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs
5
1
Seattle Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals
4
2

Other current streaks of accomplishment[edit]

All streaks can be verified on the team encyclopedias at Pro football reference.com[1]

In the tables below:

  • Bold italics including longest streak indicates that the streak is also the team's longest-ever streak for that many wins.
  • A blue border indicates that a streak has been accomplished for the (2016) NFL season.
  • The words streak over, week X indicate that, with a loss or tie in week X of the (2016) NFL season, it became impossible for the team to continue that streak.
  • In the absence of a blue border or the words "streak over," a streak has been accomplished through the previous (2015) season, and could still be achieved in the (2016) season.

Updated through the 2015 season.

Current consecutive 7+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 7+ win seasons
Seasons 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
15 New England Patriots' longest streak
12 Pittsburgh Steelers' longest streak
10 New Orleans Saints' tied longest streak
7 Green Bay Packers
6 Seattle Seahawks
5 Cincinnati Bengals
5 Denver Broncos
4 Carolina Panthers
4 Indianapolis Colts
3 Arizona Cardinals
3 Kansas City Chiefs
3 Detroit Lions
3 Philadelphia Eagles
2 Minnesota Vikings
2 Houston Texans
2 Buffalo Bills
1 NY Jets
1 Washington
1 Atlanta
1 Oakland
1 St. Louis
Seasons 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Current consecutive 8+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 8+ win seasons
Seasons 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
15 New England Patriots' longest streak
12 Pittsburgh Steelers' longest streak
7 Green Bay Packers
5 Cincinnati Bengals' longest streak
5 Denver Broncos
4 Seattle Seahawks
4 Indianapolis Colts
Tied Cardinals' longest streak => 3 Arizona Cardinals
3 Kansas City Chiefs
2 Houston Texans
2 Buffalo Bills
1 Carolina
1 Minnesota
1 NY Jets
1 Washington
1 Atlanta
Seasons 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Current consecutive 9+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 9+ win seasons
Seasons 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
15 New England Patriots' longest streak
5 Cincinnati Bengals' longest streak
4 Denver Broncos
4 Seattle Seahawks
3 Arizona Cardinals tied longest streak
3 Kansas City Chiefs
2 Green Bay Packers
2 Pittsburgh Steelers
2 Houston Texans
Tied Carolinas' longest streak => 1 Carolina
1 NY Jets
1 Minnesota
1 Washington
Seasons 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Current consecutive 10+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 10+ win seasons
Seasons 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
13 New England Patriots' longest streak
4 Cincinnati Bengals' longest streak
4 Denver Broncos tied longest streak
4 Seattle Seahawks' longest streak
3 Arizona Cardinals tied longest streak
2 Green Bay Packers
2 Pittsburgh Steelers
Tied Carolinas' longest streak => 1 Carolina
1 Kansas City
1 NY Jets
1 Minnesota
Seasons 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Current consecutive 11+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 11+ win seasons
Seasons 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
6 New England Patriots' longest streak
4 Denver Broncos' longest streak
2 Arizona Cardinals'
longest streak
Tied Carolinas' longest streak => 1 Carolina
Tied Cincinnati's longest streak => 1 Cincinnati
1 Kansas City
1 Minnesota

Current consecutive 12+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 12+ win seasons
Seasons 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
6 New England Patriots' longest streak
4 Denver Broncos' longest streak
Tied Carolinas' longest streak => 1 Carolina
Arizona's longest streak => 1 Arizona
Tied Cincinnati's longest streak => 1 Cincinnati
Seasons 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Current consecutive 13+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 13+ win seasons
Seasons 2012 2013 2014 2015
Carolinas' longest streak => 1 Carolina
Arizona's longest streak => 1 Arizona

Current consecutive 14+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 14+ win seasons
Seasons 2012 2013 2014 2015
Carolinas' longest streak => 1 Carolina

Current consecutive 15+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 15+ win seasons
Seasons 2012 2013 2014 2015
Carolinas' longest streak => 1 Carolina

All-time streaks of accomplishment[edit]

Notable current streaks in table are listed below in bold. Note only the longest streak for each team is listed, and that the regular season increased from 14 to 16 games in 1978, and only 9 games happened in 1982.

All Streaks can be verified at Pro Football Reference.com Team Franchise Pages.[1]

Bold and light blue is an Active Streak

Most consecutive playoff appearances all time[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive playoff appearances all time
Minimum streak - 4 years
1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins 4 Dallas Cowboys 9
AAFC 4 NFL 6 Pittsburgh Steelers 8
Los Angeles Rams 8
Oakland Raiders 6 Chicago Bears 5
Minnesota Vikings 6 San Diego Chargers 4 0
Miami Dolphins 5 Miami Dolphins 5
Bold and light blue is an Active Streak
Teams' longest consecutive playoff appearances all time
Minimum streak - 4 years
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Houston Oilers 7 Indianapolis Colts 9 Cincinnati Bengals 5
San Francisco 49ers 8 Jacksonville Jaguars 4 Philadelphia Eagles 5 New York Giants 4 Green Bay Packers 7
Kansas City Chiefs 6 Tampa Bay Bucs 4 Seattle Seahawks 5 New England Patriots 7
Buffalo Bills 6 Miami Dolphins 5 San Diego Chargers 4 Denver Broncos 5
Baltimore Ravens 5
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Most consecutive 7+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 7+ win seasons
1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Oakland/L.A. Raiders 22
Cleveland Browns 17
Dallas Cowboys 17
Baltimore Colts 11 St. Louis Cardinals 4
Minnesota Vikings 14
Los Angeles Rams 8
Detroit Lions 5 Cincinnati Bengals 6 Cincinnati Bengals 6
4 5 6 7 8 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1930s 1960s 1970s 1980s
Teams' longest consecutive 7+ win seasons
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Philadelphia Eagles 10 Tampa Bay Bucs 7 Baltimore Ravens 7
San Francisco 49ers 16 New England Patriots 15
Miami Dolphins 15 San Diego Chargers 11
Carolina Panthers 8
Seattle Seahawks 9 Green Bay Packers 13 Atlanta Falcons 5
Washington Redskins 12 Oilers/Tennessee Titans 9 Pittsburgh Steelers 12
New Orleans Saints 10 New Orleans Saints 10
Kansas City Chiefs 12 Chicago Bears 9
Buffalo Bills 10 New York Jets 6 New York Giants 9
Denver Broncos 10
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 Houston Texans 3
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Most consecutive 8+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 8+ win seasons
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
Oakland Raiders 16 Chicago Bears 6 Miami Dolphins 15 New York Giants 8
Dallas Cowboys 16 San Francisco 49ers 16 New England Patriots 15
Baltimore Colts 9 Los Angeles Rams 8 Philadelphia Eagles 6 Philadelphia Eagles 6
Cleveland Browns 7 Washington Redskins 9 New Orleans Saints 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 San Diego Chargers 8
Houston Oilers 7 New York Jets 6 Baltimore Ravens 7
Buffalo Bills 6 Denver Broncos 7
Seattle Seahawks 6 Minnesota Vikings 10 Indianapolis Colts 9
Kansas City Chiefs 9 Pittsburgh Steelers 12
Green Bay Packers 13
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Most consecutive 9+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 9+ win seasons
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
Cleveland Browns 7 Oakland Raiders 9 San Francisco 49ers 16 New England Patriots 15
Dallas Cowboys 8 San Diego Chargers 4 Washington Redskins 5 Buffalo Bills 6 Jacksonville Jaguars 4 San Diego Chargers 4 Atlanta Falcons 5
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 Denver Broncos 5 Kansas City Chiefs 8 Denver Broncos 5 Baltimore Ravens 5
Los Angeles Rams 8 Chicago Bears 5 Green Bay Packers 7 Tampa Bay Bucs 4 Seattle Seahawks 5 Cincinnati Bengals 5
Minnesota Vikings 5 Houston Oilers 7 Miami Dolphins 7 Pittsburgh Steelers 5
Philadelphia Eagles 5 Philadelphia Eagles 5
Indianapolis Colts 9
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Most consecutive 10+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 10+ win seasons
1929-1932 1960s 1970s 1980s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
Houston Oilers 3 Cleveland Browns 3 Miami Dolphins 6 Houston Oilers 3
Green Bay Packers 4 New York Giants 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 5
Los Angeles Rams 6 San Diego Chargers 3
Minnesota Vikings 4
Dallas Cowboys 7
Oakland Raiders 4
St. Louis Cardinals 3
1929-1932 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1960s 1970s 1980s
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
Cleveland Browns 3 Houston Oilers 3 Jacksonville Jaguars 3 New England Patriots 13
Washington Redskins 5 New York Giants 3 Green Bay Packers 4 Green Bay Packers 4 Green Bay Packers 4 Arizona Cardinals 3
San Francisco 49ers 16 Indianapolis Colts 9 Seattle Seahawks 4
Philadelphia Eagles 5 Philadelphia Eagles 5 Baltimore Ravens 3
Chicago Bears 5 Buffalo Bills 4 New Orleans Saints 3 Cincinnati Bengals 4
Kansas City Chiefs 4 Atlanta Falcons 3
Denver Broncos 4 Denver Broncos 4
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Most consecutive 11+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 11+ win seasons
1929- 1960s 1970s 1980s
1930 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
New York Giants 2 New York Giants 2 Kansas City Chiefs 2 Miami Dolphins 3 Dallas
Cowboys 6
Minnesota Vikings 3 Oakland Raiders 4 Pittsburgh Steelers 2
San Diego Chargers 2
Houston Oilers 2
1929- 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1930 1960s 1970s 1980s
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
Miami Dolphins
3
NY Giants 2 Green Bay Packers 4 Philadelphia
Eagles 5
New England Patriots
6
Washington Redskins 2 Washington Redskins 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 2 Jacksonville Jaguars 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 2 Seattle Seahawks 3
Chicago
Bears 4
Buffalo Bills 4 S. F. 49ers 5 Tenn Titans 2 Tenn Titans 2 San Diego Chargers 2 Baltimore Ravens 2 Denver Broncos 4
New Orleans Saints 3 Arizona Cardinals 2
Indianapolis Colts 7
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Most consecutive 12+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 12+ win seasons
1929- 1960s 1970s 1980s
1930 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
New York Giants 2 New York Giants 2 Oakland Raiders 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 2
Minnesota Vikings 2
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5
Miami Dolphins
3
New York Giants 2 Dallas Cowboys
4
Tenn Titans
2
Indianapolis Colts 7 Baltimore Ravens 2 Denver Broncos 4
Chicago
Bears 2
Buffalo Bills 2 S. F. 49ers 3 Philadelphia
Eagles 3
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 Seattle Seahawks 2
Green Bay Packers 2 Green Bay Packers 2 New England Patriots 6
Arizona Cardinals 2

Most consecutive 13+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 13+ win seasons
1929- 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
1930 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
New York Giants 2 Chicago
Bears 2
S. F. 49ers 2 Green Bay Packers 2 Tenn Titans
2
New England Patriots
2
New England Patriots
2
Denver Broncos 2
Buffalo Bills 2

Most consecutive 14+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 14+ win seasons
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
Chicago
Bears 2
S. F. 49ers 2 New England Patriots
2

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