List of last undefeated NFL teams by season

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The 1920 Akron Pros compiled an undefeated record in the NFL's inaugural season.
Jim Kiick rushing the ball for Miami in Super Bowl VII. The win capped a perfect season for the 1972 team.
After 40 years, President Obama honored the 1972 Dolphins at the White House in 2013.
Curly Lambeau was coach for the unbeaten 1929 Packers.

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 11 times as of the 2016 season. The Giants hold the mark for beating the last undefeated team. They have accomplished this 11 times, the last time in 2010.

Last undefeated team by season[edit]

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

Updated through week 3 Sunday games, 2018 season.

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

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References[edit]

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