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 presently eligible are the twelve which made the 2013 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

Breakdown (by division)[edit]

American Football Conference[edit]

East

5 seasons

North

3 seasons

South

2 seasons

West

3 seasons
1 season

National Football Conference[edit]

East

1 season

North

5 seasons

South

1 season

West

3 seasons
2 seasons

Other current streaks of accomplishment[edit]

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

Updated through 2013 NFL regular season:

Current consecutive 7+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 7+ win seasons
Seasons20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
13New England Patriots
10San Diego Chargers
10Pittsburgh Steelers
9Chicago Bears
9New York Giants
8New Orleans Saints
6Baltimore Ravens
5Green Bay Packers
4Seattle Seahawks
3Denver Broncos
3Cincinnati Bengals
3San Francisco 49ers
3Dallas Cowboys
2St. Louis
2Indianapolis Colts
2Carolina Panthers
2Miami Dolphins
1Kansas City
1Arizona
1Detroit
1Philadelphia
1New York Jets
1Tennessee
Seasons20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014

Current consecutive 8+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 8+ win seasons
Seasons20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
13New England Patriots
10Pittsburgh Steelers
6Baltimore Ravens
5Green Bay Packers
4Chicago Bears
3Denver Broncos
3Cincinnati Bengals
3San Francisco 49ers
3Dallas Cowboys
2Seattle Seahawks
2Indianapolis Colts
1Kansas City
1New Orleans
1Carolina
1Philadelphia
1Arizona
1Miami
1San Diego
1New York Jets
Seasons20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014

Current consecutive 9+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 9+ win seasons
Seasons20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
13New England Patriots
3Cincinnati Bengals
3San Francisco 49ers
2Seattle Seahawks
2Denver Broncos
2Indianapolis Colts
1Kansas City
1New Orleans
1Carolina
1Arizona
1Philadelphia
1San Diego
Seasons20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014

Current consecutive 10+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 10+ win seasons
Seasons200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
11New England Patriots
3San Francisco 49ers
2Seattle Seahawks
2Denver Broncos
2Cincinnati Bengals
2Indianapolis Colts
1Kansas City
1New Orleans
1Carolina
1Arizona
1Philadelphia
Seasons200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014

Current consecutive 11+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 11+ win seasons
Seasons200920102011201220132014
4New England Patriots
3San Francisco 49ers
2Seattle Seahawks
2Denver Broncos
2Indianapolis Colts
1Kansas City
1Carolina
1Cincinnati
1New Orleans

Current consecutive 12+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 12+ win seasons
Seasons200920102011201220132014
4New England Patriots
2Denver
1Seattle
1Carolina
1San Francisco

Current consecutive 13+ win seasons[edit]

Current consecutive 13+ win seasons
Seasons20102011201220132014
2Denver
1Seattle

All-time streaks of accomplishment[edit]

Notable current streaks listed above 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
1950s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s
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Cleveland Browns 6Dallas Cowboys 9Houston Oilers 7Indianapolis Colts 9
Pittsburgh Steelers 8San Francisco 49ers 8Green Bay Packers 6
Los Angeles Rams 8Buffalo Bills 6
Oakland Raiders 6Chicago Bears 5Kansas City Chiefs 6Philadelphia Eagles 5
Minnesota Vikings 6New England Patriots 5New England Patriots 5
Miami Dolphins 5Miami Dolphins 5Miami Dolphins 5Seattle Seahawks 5Baltimore Ravens 5
0123456012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
1950s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s

Most consecutive 7+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 7+ win seasons
1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s
7890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
Oakland/L.A. Raiders 22Philadelphia Eagles 10
Cleveland Browns 17San Francisco 49ers 16New England Patriots 13
Dallas Cowboys 17Miami Dolphins 15San Diego Chargers 10
Baltimore Colts 11Pittsburgh Steelers 10Pittsburgh Steelers 10Carolina Panthers 8
Minnesota Vikings 14Seattle Seahawks 9Green Bay Packers 13
Los Angeles Rams 8Washington Redskins 12Oilers/Tennessee Titans 9Pittsburgh Steelers 10
New Orleans Saints 10Denver Broncos 10
Kansas City Chiefs 12Chicago Bears 9
Buffalo Bills 10New York Giants 9
7890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s

Most consecutive 8+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 8+ win seasons
1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s
3456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
Oakland Raiders 16Chicago Bears 6Miami Dolphins 15New York Giants 8
Dallas Cowboys 16San Francisco 49ers 16New England Patriots 13
Baltimore Colts 9Pittsburgh Steelers 10Philadelphia Eagles 6Philadelphia Eagles 6
Cleveland Browns 7Los Angeles Rams 8New Orleans Saints 7Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6San Diego Chargers 8
Washington Redskins 9Houston Oilers 7New York Jets 6Baltimore Ravens 6
Buffalo Bills 6Denver Broncos 7
Seattle Seahawks 6Minnesota Vikings 10Indianapolis Colts 9
Kansas City Chiefs 9'Pittsburgh Steelers 10
Green Bay Packers 13
3456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s

Most consecutive 9+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 9+ win seasons
1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s
3456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
Cleveland Browns 7Oakland Raiders 9San Francisco 49ers 16New England Patriots 13
Dallas Cowboys 8San Diego Chargers 4Washington Redskins 5Buffalo Bills 6Jacksonville Jaguars 4San Diego Chargers 4Atlanta Falcons 5
Pittsburgh Steelers 9Denver Broncos 5Kansas City Chiefs 8Denver Broncos 5Baltimore Ravens 5
Los Angeles Rams 8Chicago Bears 5Green Bay Packers 7Tampa Bay Bucs 4Seattle Seahawks 5
Minnesota Vikings 5Houston Oilers 7Miami Dolphins 7Pittsburgh Steelers 5
Philadelphia Eagles 5Philadelphia Eagles 5
Indianapolis Colts 9
3456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234
1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s

Most consecutive 10+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 10+ win seasons
1929-1960s1970s1980s
193201234567890123456789012
Houston Oilers 3Cleveland Browns 3Miami Dolphins 6Houston Oilers 3
Green Bay Packers 4New York Giants 3Pittsburgh Steelers 5
Los Angeles Rams 6San Diego Chargers 3
Minnesota Vikings 4
Dallas Cowboys 7
Oakland Raiders 4
St. Louis Cardinals 3
1929-01234567890123456789012
19321960s1970s1980s
1980s1990s2000s2010s
234567890123456789012345678901234
Cleveland Browns 3Houston Oilers 3Jacksonville Jaguars 3New England Patriots 11
Washington Redskins 5New York Giants 3Green Bay Packers 4Green Bay Packers 4Green Bay Packers 4
San Francisco 49ers 16Indianapolis Colts 9
Denver Broncos 4Philadelphia Eagles 5Philadelphia Eagles 5Baltimore Ravens 3
Chicago Bears 5Buffalo Bills 4New Orleans Saints 3
Kansas City Chiefs 4Atlanta Falcons 3
234567890123456789012345678901234
1980s1990s2000s2010s

Most consecutive 11+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 11+ win seasons
1929-1960s1970s1980s
193001234567890123456789012
New York Giants 2New York Giants 2Kansas City Chiefs 2Miami Dolphins 3Dallas
Cowboys 6
Minnesota Vikings 3Oakland Raiders 4Pittsburgh Steelers 2
San Diego Chargers 2
Houston Oilers 2
1929-01234567890123456789012
19301960s1970s1980s
1980s1990s2000s2010s
234567890123456789012345678901234
Miami Dolphins
3
New York Giants 2Green Bay Packers 4Philadelphia
Eagles 5
New England Patriots
4
Washington Redskins 2Washington Redskins 2Pittsburgh Steelers 2Jacksonville Jaguars 3Pittsburgh Steelers 2Pittsburgh Steelers 2Seattle Seahawks 2
Denver Broncos
3
Buffalo Bills 4Denver Broncos 3San Diego Chargers 2Baltimore Ravens 2
Chicago
Bears 4
S. F. 49ers 5Tenn Titans 2Tenn Titans 2New Orleans Saints 3
Indianapolis Colts 7
234567890123456789012345678901234
1980s1990s2000s2010s

Most consecutive 12+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 12+ win seasons
1929-1960s1970s1980s
193001234567890123456789012
New York Giants 2New York Giants 2Oakland Raiders 3Pittsburgh Steelers 2
Minnesota Vikings 2
1980s1990s2000s2010s
234567890123456789012345678901234
Miami Dolphins
3
New York Giants 2Dallas Cowboys
4
Denver Broncos 3Tenn Titans
2
Indianapolis Colts 7Baltimore Ravens 2
Chicago
Bears 2
Buffalo Bills 2S. F. 49ers 3Philadelphia
Eagles 3
Pittsburgh Steelers 2
Green Bay Packers 2Green Bay Packers 2New England Patriots 4

Most consecutive 13+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 13+ win seasons
1929-1980s1990s2000s2010s
193001234567890123456789012345678901234
New York Giants 2Chicago
Bears 2
S. F. 49ers 2Green Bay Packers 2Tenn Titans
2
New England Patriots
2
New England Patriots
2
Buffalo Bills 2Denver Broncos 2

Most consecutive 14+ win seasons[edit]

Teams' longest consecutive 14+ win seasons
1980s1990s2000s2010s
01234567890123456789012345678901234
Chicago
Bears 2
S. F. 49ers 2New England Patriots
2

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