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This is a list of National Football League franchise post-season appearance streaks. This list includes the all-time and the active consecutive 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 Baltimore Ravens[1] hold the longest active consecutive playoff streak with 5 appearances, starting with the 2008–09 NFL playoffs. The Dallas Cowboys[2] hold the longest all-time consecutive playoff appearance record with nine appearances from 1975-1983. The Cowboys won one NFL championship during the streak. The Indianapolis Colts[3] tied this record with nine straight appearances and one championship from 2002-2010. The Green Bay Packers[4] 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.

Active streaksEdit

NFL Playoffs appearance streaksEdit

Appearance streaks updated through 2012 season.
0^0 Longest Streak in team history
00 Tied for Longest Streak in team history
List of Streaks Include 2012-13 Season[5]
Seasons Team Years Division Crowns
won
during streak
Conference Titles
won
during streak
Super Bowls won
during streak
&100000000000000050000005 Baltimore Ravens ^ 2008-12 2011, 2012 2012 AFC 2012 (XLVII)
&100000000000000040000004 New England Patriots 2009-12 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 2011 AFC
&100000000000000040000004 Green Bay Packers 2009-12 2011, 2012 2010 NFC 2010 (XLV)
&100000000000000030000003 Atlanta Falcons ^ 2010-12 2010, 2012
&100000000000000020000002 Denver Broncos 2011-12 2011, 2012
&100000000000000020000002 Houston Texans ^ 2011-12 2011, 2012
&100000000000000020000002 San Francisco 49ers 2011-12 2011, 2012 2012 NFC
&100000000000000020000002 Cincinnati Bengals 2011-12
&100000000000000010000001 Washington Redskins 2012 2012
&100000000000000010000001 Indianapolis Colts 020120
&100000000000000010000001 Seattle Seahawks 020120
&100000000000000010000001 Minnesota Vikings 2012

All-time streaksEdit

NFL / AFL Playoff appearance streaksEdit

Appearance streaks up to and including the 2012-13 NFL Playoffs
0^0 Denotes active streak
NFL champions (1920–1969) AFL Champions (1960–1969) Super Bowl Champions (1970–present)
List of Streaks[5]



Sorting tabs
Seasons Playoff Team Streak Duration Division Crowns won
during streak
League Championships
during streak
Wins Seasons
9 Dallas Cowboys 1975-1983 5 (1976–1979), 1981 1977 (XII)
9 Indianapolis Colts 2002–2010 7 (2003–2007),
(2009–2010)
2006 (XLI)
8 Dallas Cowboys 1966-1973 6 (1967–1971), 1973 1971 (VI)
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 1972–1979 7 1972, (1974–1979) 1974 (IX), 1975 (X),
1978 (XIII), 1979(XIV)
8 Los Angeles Rams 1973–1980 7 (1973–1979)
8 San Francisco 49ers 1983–1990 7 (1983–1984),
(1986–1990)
1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII),
1989 (XXIV)
7 Houston Oilers 1987–1993 2 1991, 1993
7 San Francisco 49ers 1992–1998 5 (1992–1995), 1997 1994 (XXIX)
6 Cleveland Browns 1950–1955 6 (1950–1955) [a] 1950, 1954. 1955
6 Oakland Raiders 1972–1977 5 (1972–1976) 1976 (XI)
6 Minnesota Vikings 1973–1978 6 (1973–1978)
6 Buffalo Bills 1988–1993 5 (1988–1991), 1993
6 Kansas City Chiefs 1990–1995 2 1993, 1995
6 Dallas Cowboys 1991-1996 5 (1992–1996) 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII),
1995 (XXX)
6 Pittsburgh Steelers 1992–1997 5 1992, (1994–1997)
6 Green Bay Packers 1993–1998 3 (1995–1997) 1996 (XXXI)
5 Miami Dolphins 1970–1974 4 (1971–1974) 1972 (VII), 1973 (VIII)
5 Miami Dolphins 1981–1985 4 1981, (1983–1985)
5 Chicago Bears 1984–1988 5 (1984–1988) 1985 (XX)
5 Cleveland Browns 1985–1989 4 (1985–1987), 1989
5 Minnesota Vikings 1996–2000 2 1998, 2000
5 Miami Dolphins 1997–2001 1 2000
5 Philadelphia Eagles 2000–2004 4 (2001–2004)
5 New England Patriots 2003–2007 5 (2003–2007) 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX)
5 Seattle Seahawks 2003–2007 4 (2004–2007)
5^ Baltimore Ravens 2008–2012 2 (2011–2012) 2012 (XLVII)
4 Chicago Bears 1940–1943 4 (1940–1943) 1940, 1941, 1943
4 Los Angeles Rams 1949–1952 3 (1949–1951) [b] 1951
4 Buffalo Bills 1963–1966 3 (1964–1966) 1964 - 1965
4 Oakland Raiders 1967–1970 4 (1967–1970) 1967
4 Minnesota Vikings 1968–1971 4 (1968–1971) 1969
4 Washington Redskins 1971–1974 11972
4 Philadelphia Eagles 1978–1981 11980
4 San Diego Chargers 1979–1982 3 (1979–1981)
4 Los Angeles Raiders 1982–1985 3 (1982–1983), 1985 1983 (XVIII)
4 Los Angeles Rams 1983–1986 1 1985
4 Jacksonville Jaguars 1996–1999 2 (1998–1999)
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1999–2002 2 1999, 2002 2002 (XXXVII)
4 Green Bay Packers 2001–2004 3 (2002–2004)
4 New York Giants 2005–2008 2 2005, 2008 2007 (XLII)
4 San Diego Chargers 2006–2009 4 (2006–2009)
4^ New England Patriots 2009–2012 4 (2009–2012)
4^ Green Bay Packers 2009–2012 2 (2011–2012) 2010 (XLV)
3 Chicago Bears 1932–1934 2 (1933–1934) 1932, 1933
3 New York Giants 1933–1935 3 (1933–1935) 1934
3 Philadelphia Eagles 1947–1949 3(1947–1949) 1948. 1949
3 Detroit Lions 1952–1954 3 (1952–1954) 1952, 1953
3 Green Bay Packers 1960–1962 3 (1960–1962) 1961, 1962
3 Houston Oilers 1960–1962 3 (1960–1962) 1960 -1961
3 New York Giants 1961–1963 3 (1961–1963)
3 San Diego Chargers 1963–1965 3 (1963–1965)1963
3 Green Bay Packers 1965–1967 3 (1965–1967) 1965, 1966, 1967[c] 1966 (I), 1967 (II)
3 Cleveland Browns 1967–1969 3 (1967–1969)
3 San Francisco 49ers 1970–1972 3 (1970–1972)
3 Baltimore Colts 1975–1977 3 (1975–1977)
3 Denver Broncos 1977–1979 2 (1977–1978)
3 Houston Oilers 1978–1980 0
3 Washington Redskins 1982–1984 3 (1982–1984) 1982 (XVII)
3 Pittsburgh Steelers 1982–1984 2 (1983–1984)
3 New York Giants 1984–1986 1 1986 1986 (XXI)
3 Minnesota Vikings 1987–1989 1 1989
3 Philadelphia Eagles 1988–1990 11988
3 Washington Redskins 1990–1992 1 1991 1991 (XXVI)
3 New Orleans Saints 1990–1992 1 1991
3 Minnesota Vikings 1992–1994 2 1992, 1994
3 Detroit Lions 1993–1995 1 1993
3 Denver Broncos 1996–1998 2 1996, 1998 1997 (XXXII), 1998 (XXXIII)
3 New England Patriots 1996–1998 2 (1996–1997)
3 St. Louis Rams 1999–2001 2 1999, 2001 1999 (XXXIV)
3 Oakland Raiders 2000–2002 3 (2000–2002)
3 Denver Broncos 2003–2005 1 2005
3 Philadelphia Eagles 2008–2010 12010
3 New Orleans Saints 2009–2011 2 2009, 2011 2009 (XLIV)
3^ Atlanta Falcons 2010–2012 2 2010, 2012
  • a No NFL Divisions from 1950-1966. Browns were American Conference Champs 1950-1952 and Eastern Champs 1953-1955.
  • b No NFL Divisions from 1950-1966. Rams were the National Conference Champs in 1950 & 1951.
  • c Super Bowls did not determine AFL or NFL League Champion before 1970 merger. Green Bay won the Nfl Championships and the Super Bowls in the 1966 and 1967 seasons.

Super Bowl appearance streaksEdit

Championship Game appearance streaksEdit

Appearance streaks up to and including the 2011-12 NFL Playoffs

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NFL champions (1920–1969) AFL Champions (1960–1969) Super Bowl Champions (1970–present)
Streak References[5][6]
Team Seasons Championship game
appearance streak
Championships won
during streak
Cleveland Browns 6 1950-1955 1950-1954-1955
2 1964-1965 1964
1968-1969
Chicago Bears 4 1940-1943 1940-1941-1943
2 1933-1934 1933
Buffalo Bills 4 1990-1993
3 1964-1966 1964 -1965
New York Giants 3 1933-1935 1934
1961-1963
2 1938-1939 1938
1958-1959
Philadelphia Eagles 3 1947-1949 1948 -1949
Los Angeles Rams 3 1949-1951 1951
Detroit Lions 3 1952-1954 1952 -1953
Green Bay Packers 31960-1962 1961 - 1962
1965-1967 1965 -1966 -1967 1966 - 1967 [a]
2 1938-1939 1939
1996-1997 1996
Houston Oilers 3 1960-1962 1960 -1961
San Diego Chargers 3 1963-1965 1963
2 1960-1961
Oakland Raiders 3 1967-1969 1967
Miami Dolphins 3 1971-1973 1972 - 1973
Washington Redskins 2 1936-1937 1937
1942-1943 1942
1982-1983 1982
Chicago Cardinals 2 1947-1948 1947
Baltimore Colts 2 1958-1959 1958 - 1959
Dallas Cowboys 2 1966-1967
1970-19711971
1977-1978 1977
1992-1993 1992 - 1993
Minnesota Vikings 2 1973-1974
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 1974-1975 1974 - 1975
1978-1979 1978 - 1979
Denver Broncos 2 1986-1987
1997-1998 1997 - 1998
San Francisco 49ers 2 1988-1989 1988 - 1989
New England Patriots 2 2003-2004 2003 - 2004
  • a Super Bowls did not determine AFL or NFL League Champion before 1970 merger.

Super Bowl Win StreaksEdit

Championship Win StreaksEdit

Championship streaks up to and including the 2011-12 NFL Playoffs
NFL champions (1920–1969) AFL Champions (1960–1969) Super Bowl Champions (1970–present)
List of Streaks[5][6]
Seasons Team Championship
win streak
3 Green Bay Packers 1929 -1930 -1931 [a]
1965 -1966 -1967 1966 (I) - 1967 (II) [b]
2 1961 -1962
2 Chicago Bears 1932 -1933 [c]
1940 -1941
2 Philadelphia Eagles 1948 -1949
2 Detroit Lions 1952 -1953
2 Cleveland Browns 1954 -1955
2 Baltimore Colts 1958 -1959
2 Houston Oilers 1960 -1961
2 Buffalo Bills 1964 -1965
2 Miami Dolphins 1972 (VII) - 1973 (VIII)
2 Pittsburgh Steelers 1974 (IX) - 1975 (X)
1978 (XIII)] - 1979 (XIV)
2 San Francisco 49ers 1988 (XXIII) -1989 (XXIV)
2 Dallas Cowboys 1992 (XXVII) - 1993 (XXVIII)
2 Denver Broncos 1997 (XXXII) - 1998 (XXXIII)
2 New England Patriots 2003 (XXXVIII) - 2004 (XXXIX)
  • a The Packers were named Champions in 1929, 1930, and 1931. There were no official playoff games till the 1933 season.
  • b Super Bowls did not determine AFL or NFL League Champion before 1970 merger.
  • c The Bears were named the NFL Champions in 1932 after winning an unofficial playoff game played indoors.

Historical Team StreaksEdit

Most consecutive post-season wins in team historyEdit

This is a table of all 32 current NFL teams. Several teams have changed their names and locations through the years. Only the current team names are used. If the streak occurred while the team had a different name, it is noted below the table. After sorting, you must reload page if you want table back in the original layout.

Updated through 2012 Wildcard Saturday season.

0^0 Denotes active streak
Team Seasons Games Won Playoff Games Score Opponent
Arizona Cardinals 2008 3 2008 Wild Card 30-24 Falcons
2008 Divisional 33-13 Panthers
2008 NFC Championship 32-25 Eagles
Atlanta Falcons 1998 2 1998 Divisional 20-18 49ers
1998 NFC Championship 30-27 Vikings
Baltimore Ravens 2000–2001 5 2000 Wild Card 21-3 Broncos
2000 Divisional 24-10 Titans
2000 AFC Championship 16-3 Raiders
Super Bowl XXXV 34-7 Giants
2001 Wild Card 20-3 Dolphins
Buffalo Bills 1992 3 1992 Wild Card 41-38 (OT) Houston Oilers
1992 Divisional 24-3 Steelers
1992 AFC Championship 29-10 Dolphins
Carolina Panthers 2003 3 2003 Wild Card 29-10 Cowboys
2003 Divisional 29-23 (2OT) St. Louis Rams
2003 NFC Championship 14-3 Eagles
Chicago Bears 1940–1941 3 1940 NFL Championship 73-0 Redskins
1941 Western Division 33-14 Packers
1941 NFL Championship 37-9 Giants
1985 3 1985 Divisional 21-0 Giants
1985 NFC Championship 24-0 L.A. Rams
Super Bowl XX 46-10 Patriots
Cincinnati Bengals 1981 2 1981 Divisional 28-21 Bills
1981 AFC Championship 27-7 Chargers
1988 2 1988 Divisional 21-13 Seahawks
1988 AFC Championship 21-10 Bills
Cleveland Browns 1950 2 1950 American Conference 8-3 Giants
1950 NFL Championship 30-28 L.A. Rams
1954–1955 2 1954 NFL Championship 56-10 Lions
1955 NFL Championship 38-14 L.A. Rams
Dallas Cowboys 1992–1994 7 1992 Divisional 34-10 Eagles
1992 NFC Championship 30-20 49ers
Super Bowl XXVII 52-17 Bills
1993 Divisional 27-17 Packers
1993 NFC Championship 38-21 49ers
Super Bowl XXVIII 30-13 Bills
1994 Divisional 35-9 Packers
Denver Broncos 1997–1998 7 1997 Wild Card 42-17 Jaguars
1997 Divisional 14-10 Chiefs
1997 AFC Championship 24-21 Steelers
Super Bowl XXXII 31-24 Packers
1998 Divisional 38-3 Dolphins
1998 AFC Championship 23-10 Jets
Super Bowl XXXIII 34-19 Falcons
Detroit Lions 1935–1953 4 1935 NFL Championship 26-7 Giants
1952 National Conference 31-21 L.A. Rams
1952 NFL Championship 17-7 Browns
1953 NFL Championship 17-16 Browns
Green Bay Packers 1961–1967 9 1961 NFL Championship 37-0 Giants
1962 NFL Championship 16-7 Giants
1965 Western Conference 13-10 (OT) Baltimore Colts
1965 NFL Championship 23-12 Browns
1966 NFL Championship 34-27 Cowboys
Super Bowl I 35-10 Chiefs
1967 Western Conference 28-7 L.A. Rams
1967 NFL Championship 21-17 Cowboys
Super Bowl II 33-14 Raiders
Houston Texans 2011 1 2011 Wild Card 31-10 Bengals
2012 1 2012 Wild Card 19-13 Bengals
Indianapolis Colts 1970–1971[a] 4 1970 Divisional 17-0 Bengals
1970 AFC Championship 27-17 Raiders
Super Bowl V 16-13 Cowboys
1971 Divisional 20-3 Browns
2006 4 2006 Wild Card 23-8 Chiefs
2006 Divisional 15-6 Ravens
2006 AFC Championship 38-34 Patriots
Super Bowl XLI 29-17 Bears
Jacksonville Jaguars 1996 2 1996 Wild Card 30-27 Bills
1996 Divisional 30-27 Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs 1969 3 1969 AFL Western Division 13-6 Jets
1969 AFL Championship 17-7 Raiders
Super Bowl IV 23-7 Vikings
Miami Dolphins 1972–1973 6 1972 Divisional 20-14 Browns
1972 AFC Championship 21-17 Steelers
Super Bowl VII 14-7 Redskins
1973 Divisional 34-16 Bengals
1973 AFC Championship 27-10 Raiders
Super Bowl VIII 24-7 Vikings
Minnesota Vikings 1969 2 1969 Divisional 23-20 L.A. Rams
1969 NFL Championship 27-7 Browns
1973 2 1973 Divisional 27-20 Redskins
1973 NFC Championship 27-10 Cowboys
1974 2 1974 Divisional 30-14 St. Louis Cardinals
1974 NFC Championship 14-10 L.A. Rams
1976 2 1976 Divisional 35-20 Redskins
1976 NFC Championship 24-13 L.A. Rams
1987 2 1987 Wild Card 44-10 Saints
1987 Divisional 36-24 49ers
New England Patriots 2001–2005 10 2001 Divisional 16-13 (OT) Raiders
2001 AFC Championship 24-17 Steelers
Super Bowl XXXVI 20-17 St. Louis Rams
2003 Divisional 17-14 Titans
2003 AFC Championship 24-14 Indianapolis Colts
Super Bowl XXXVIII 32-29 Panthers
2004 Divisional 20-3 Indianapolis Colts
2004 AFC Championship 41-27 Steelers
Super Bowl XXXIX 24-21 Eagles
2005 Wild Card 28-3 Jaguars
New Orleans Saints 2009 3 2009 Divisional 45-14 Arizona Cardinals
2009 NFC Championship 31-28 (OT) Vikings
Super Bowl XLIV 31-17 Indianapolis Colts
New York Giants 1990–1993 4 1990 Divisional 31-3 Bears
1990 NFC Championship 15-13 49ers
Super Bowl XXV 20-19 Bills
1993 Wild Card 17-10 Vikings
2007 4 2007 Wild Card 24-14 Buccaneers
2007 Divisional 21-17 Cowboys
2007 NFC Championship 23-20 (OT) Packers
Super Bowl XLII 17-14 Patriots
2011 4 2011 Wild Card 24-2 Falcons
2011 Divisional 37-20 Packers
2011 NFC Championship 20-17 (OT) 49ers
Super Bowl XLVI 21-17 Patriots
New York Jets 1968 2 1968 AFL Championship 27-23 Raiders
Super Bowl III 16-7 Baltimore Colts
1982 2 1982 First Round 44-17 Bengals
1982 Second Round 17-14 L. A. Raiders
2009 2 2009 Wild Card 24-14 Bengals
2009 Divisional 17-14 Chargers
2010 2 2010 Wild Card 17-16 Indianapolis Colts
2010 Divisional 28-21 Patriots
Oakland Raiders 1980–1982 5 1980 Wild Card 27-7 Houston Oilers
1980 Divisional 14-12 Browns
1980 AFC Championship 34-27 Chargers
Super Bowl XV 27-10 Eagles
1982 First Round 27-10 Browns
Philadelphia Eagles 1948–1960 3 1948 NFL Championship 7-0 Chicago Cardinals
1949 NFL Championship 14-0 L.A. Rams
1960 NFL Championship 17-13 Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers 1974–1976 7 1974 Divisional 32-14 Bills
1974 AFC Championship 24-13 Raiders
Super Bowl IX 16-6 Vikings
1975 Divisional 28-10 Baltimore Colts
1975 AFC Championship 16-10 Raiders
Super Bowl X 21-17 Cowboys
1976 Divisional 40-14 Baltimore Colts
San Francisco 49ers 1988–1990 7 1988 Divisional 34-9 Vikings
1988 NFC Championship 28-3 Bears
Super Bowl XXIII 20-16 Bengals
1989 Divisional 41-13 Vikings
1989 NFC Championship 30-3 L.A. Rams
Super Bowl XXIV 55-10 Broncos
1990 Divisional 28-10 Redskins
Seattle Seahawks 1983 2 1983 Wild Card 31-7 Broncos
1983 Divisional 27-20 Dolphins
2005 2 2005 Divisional 20-10 Redskins
2005 NFC Championship 34-14 Panthers
St. Louis Rams 1999 3 1999 Divisional 49-37 Vikings
1999 NFC Championship 11-6 Buccaneers
Super Bowl XXXIV 23-16 Titans
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002 3 2002 Divisional 31-6 49ers
2002 NFC Championship 27-10 Eagles
Super Bowl XXXVII 48-21 Raiders
Tennessee Titans 1999 3 1999 Wild Card 22-16 Bills
1999 Divisional 19-16 Indianapolis Colts
1999 AFC Championship 33-14 Jaguars
Washington Redskins 1982–1983 6 1982 First Round 31-7 Lions
1982 Second Round 21-7 Vikings
1982 NFC Championship 31-17 Cowboys
Super Bowl XVII 27-17 Dolphins
1983 Divisional 51-7 L.A. Rams
1983 NFC Championship 24-21 49ers
  • a Streak occurred when the team was the Baltimore Colts.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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