NFL: Current Consecutive Playoff Appearances and Droughts

The Colts' Consecutive Playoff Streak is in Jeopardy

The Colts' Consecutive Playoff Streak is in Jeopardy (Getty)

No wonder the NFL is the most popular and profitable sport in the nation: it’s parity.

You’ve been hearing it for years – the NFL has the most parity of the North American sports, and here’s some more proof.

Only one team has a current consecutive playoff appearance streak greater than three – the Indianapolis Colts – and it looks like that streak is coming to an end.

Only seven of 32 teams have a consecutive streak of more than 1 year.  Now that’s something, considering 12 teams make the postseason every year.

In just the last four years (2007-2010), 24 different teams have been in the playoffs: that’s 75% of the teams.

The Houston Texans are the only team with no postseason appearances.  Their first season was 2002.

TEAM Consecutive Playoff App. Years Since Last Playoff App. Last Playoff App.
Indianapolis Colts 9 2002-2010
Baltimore Ravens 3 2008-2010
Philadelphia Eagles 3 2008-2010
Green Bay Packers 2 2009-2010
New England Patriots 2 2009-2010
New Orleans Saints 2 2009-2010
New York Jets 2 2009-2010
Atlanta Falcons 1 2010
Chicago Bears 1 2010
Kansas City Chiefs 1 2010
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 2010
Seattle Seahawks 1 2010
Arizona Cardinals 1 2009
Cincinnati Bengals 1 2009
Dallas Cowboys 1 2009
Minnesota Vikings 1 2009
San Diego Chargers 1 2009
Carolina Panthers 2 2008
Miami Dolphins 2 2008
New York Giants 2 2008
Tennessee Titans 2 2008
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 2007
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 2007
Washington Redskins 3 2007
Denver Broncos 5 2005
St. Louis Rams 6 2004
Cleveland Browns 8 2002
Oakland Raiders 8 2002
San Francisco 49ers 8 2002
Houston Texans 9 None
Buffalo Bills 11 1999
Detroit Lions 11 1999
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Posted on September 18, 2011, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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