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The Best and Worst Road Teams in the NFL

The San Francisco 49ers Are The Best Road Team In The NFL

The San Francisco 49ers Are The Best Road Team In The NFL

Since 1970, year of the merger, no team has won more games on the road than the San Francisco 49ers, but it’s crowded at the top.

The Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers – three more storied franchises – also have over 170 wins away.

It’s hard to knock the bottom four squads – Carolina Panthers (1995), Baltimore Ravens (1996), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995) and Houston Texans (2002). They just haven’t been around long enough to accumulate wins, home or away for that matter.

In fact, take a look at today’s second list, one more fairly based on road wins per season. There, the Ravens rise from 30th to 13th and the Panthers from 29th to 15th.

Based on the averages, the top four teams (still the same) have won just about half of their road games a season (nearly four of eight scheduled – and don’t forget, between 1970-1978 there were only 14 games on the schedule and thus only seven away games).

So, then, who are the official worst road teams? Likely, the worst teams overall over the past 45 seasons, you’d guess. And you’d be right.

Nine losers (and just one Super Bowl amongst them) have won less than three away games on average, and the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are closer to two.

MOST ROAD WINS, TOTAL

TEAM ROAD WINS ROAD TIES
1. San Francisco 49ers 179 1
2. Miami Dolphins 177 1
3. Dallas Cowboys 176 1
4. Pittsburgh Steelers 171 1
5. New England Patriots 163 0
6. Philadelphia Eagles 161 5
6. Denver Broncos 161 2
6. Indianapolis Colts (+ Baltimore) 161 0
9. Oakland Raiders (+ Los Angeles) 159 4
9. Washington Redskins 159 0
11. Minnesota Vikings 154 2
11. New York Giants 154 2
13. St. Louis Rams (+ Los Angeles) 151 3
14. Green Bay Packers 146 3
15. Chicago Bears 144 0
16. Tennessee Titans (+ Houston/Tennessee Oilers) 143 1
17. New Orleans Saints 142 3
18. San Diego Chargers 141 3
19. New York Jets 139 1
20. Kansas City Chiefs 135 4
21. Buffalo Bills 130 1
22. Cincinnati Bengals 125 0
23. Atlanta Falcons 124 4
24. Cleveland Browns 121 1
25. Seattle Seahawks 119 0
26. Arizona Cardinals (+ St. Louis + Phoenix) 113 3
27. Detroit Lions 101 3
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 93 0
29. Carolina Panthers 66 1
30. Baltimore Ravens 61 0
31. Jacksonville Jaguars 59 0
32. Houston Texans 36 0

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ROAD WINS PER SEASON, AVERAGE

TEAM ROAD WINS PER SEASON # SEASONS SINCE
1. San Francisco 49ers 3.98 45 1970
2. Miami Dolphins 3.93 45 1970
3. Dallas Cowboys 3.91 45 1970
4. Pittsburgh Steelers 3.80 45 1970
5. New England Patriots 3.62 45 1970
6. Philadelphia Eagles 3.58 45 1971
6. Denver Broncos 3.58 45 1970
6. Indianapolis Colts (+ Baltimore) 3.58 45 1970
9. Oakland Raiders (+ Los Angeles) 3.53 45 1970
9. Washington Redskins 3.53 45 1970
11. Minnesota Vikings 3.42 45 1970
11. New York Giants 3.42 45 1970
13. Baltimore Ravens 3.39 18 1997
14. St. Louis Rams (+ Los Angeles) 3.36 45 1970
15. Carolina Panthers 3.30 20 1995
16. Green Bay Packers 3.24 45 1970
17. Chicago Bears 3.20 45 1970
18. Tennessee Titans (+ Houston/Tennessee Oilers) 3.18 45 1970
19. New Orleans Saints 3.16 45 1970
20. San Diego Chargers 3.13 45 1970
21. New York Jets 3.09 45 1970
22. Seattle Seahawks 3.05 39 1976
23. Kansas City Chiefs 3.00 45 1970
24. Jacksonville Jaguars 2.95 20 1995
25. Buffalo Bills 2.89 45 1970
26. Cleveland Browns 2.88 42 1970 (minus 1996-1998)
27. Cincinnati Bengals 2.78 45 1970
28. Houston Texans 2.77 13 2002
29. Atlanta Falcons 2.76 45 1970
30. Arizona Cardinals (+ St. Louis + Phoenix) 2.51 45 1970
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2.38 39 1977
32. Detroit Lions 2.24 45 1970

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NFL Teams with the Longest Consecutive Playoff Appearance Streaks, All-Time

The Dallas Cowboys Went To The Playoffs 17 Of 18 Seasons

The Dallas Cowboys Went To The Playoffs 17 Of 18 Seasons

No NFL team – going back to 1920 – has made the postseason 10 times in a row. The Dallas Cowboys of the late 1970’s and Peyton Manning‘s Indianapolis Colts of the 2000’s went to the playoffs nine consecutive times. That’s the most.

The record could have been more, a lot more. The Cowboys made the postseason in the years 1966-1973, missed 1974, then picked up again between 1975-1983. Had they made it in 1974, that would have been 18 years in a row.

The San Francisco 49ers pulled a similar feat, hitting the playoffs between 1983-1990 and again between 1992-1998. Had they gone in 1991, too, it would have been 16 straight seasons.

Now those are some postseason dynasties.

Below find every team with at least six consecutive postseason appearances. It’s happened 16 times, but by only 12 teams. The Cowboys are on there three times.

The 2014 Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots could be next on the list. They’re sitting on a streak of five right now.

  TEAM CONSECUTIVE POSTSEASON APPEARANCES SEASONS SUPER BOWL/NFL CHAMPIONSHIP WINS DURING STREAK
1. Dallas Cowboys 9 1975-1983 1977 (XII)
1. Indianapolis Colts 9 2002-2010 2006 (XLI)
3. Dallas Cowboys 8 1966-1973 1971 (VI)
3. Pittsburgh Steelers 8 1972-1979 1974 (IX), 1975 (X), 1978 (XIII), 1979 (XIV)
3. San Francisco 49ers 8 1983-1990 1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII), 1989 (XXIV)
3. Los Angeles Rams 8 1973-1980 None
7. San Francisco 49ers 7 1992-1998 1994 (XXIX)
7. Houston Oilers 7 1987-1993 None
9. Buffalo Bills 6 1988-1993 None
9. Cleveland Browns 6 1950-1955 1950, 1954, 1955
9. Dallas Cowboys 6 1991-1996 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), 1995 (XXX)
9. Green Bay Packers 6 1993-1998 1996 (XXXI)
9. Kansas City Chiefs 6 1990-1995 None
9. Minnesota Vikings 6 1973-1978 None
9. Oakland Raiders 6 1972-1977 1976 (XI)
9. Pittsburgh Steelers 6 1992-1997 None

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National Football League’s Retired Numbers By Team

Chicago Bears (14)      
3 Bronko Nagurski FB 1930-1937, 1943
5 George McAfee HB-DB 1940, 1941, 1945-1950
7 George Halas END 1920-1928  
28 Willie Galimore HB 1957-1963  
34 Walter Payton RB 1975-1987  
40 Gale Sayers RB 1965-1971  
41 Brian Piccolo RB 1966-1969  
42 Sid Luckman QB 1939-1950  
51 Dick Butkus LB 1965-1973  
56 Bil Hewitt END 1932-1939, 1943
61 Bill George LB 1952-1965  
66 Bulldog Turner C 1940-1952  
77 Red Grange HB 1925, 1929-1934
89 Mike Ditka TE 1961-1966  
         
New York Giants (12)      
1 Ray Flaherty END-DE 1928, 1929, 1931-1935
4 Tuffy Leemans FB 1936-1943  
7 Mel Hein C 1931-1945  
11 Phil Simms QB 1979-1981, 1983-1993
14 Ward Cuff K-WB 1937-1945  
14 Y.A. Tittle QB 1961-1964  
16 Frank Gifford HB-WR 1952-1960, 1962-1964
32 Al Blozis T 1942-1944  
40 Joe Morrison HB-WR 1959-1972  
42 Charlie Conerly QB 1948-1961  
50 Ken Strong FB 1933-1935, 1939, 1944-1947
56 Lawrence Taylor LB 1981-1993  
         
San Francisco 49ers (12)      
8 Steve Young QB 1987-1999  
12 John Brodie QB 1957-1973  
16 Joe Montana QB 1979-1990, 1992
34 Joe Perry FB 1948-1960, 1963
37 Jimmy Johnson DB 1961-1976  
39 Hugh McElhenny HB 1952-1960  
42 Ronnie Lott DB 1981-1990  
70 Charlie Krueger DT 1959-1973  
73 Leo Nomellini DT 1950-1963  
79 Bob St. Clair T 1953-1963  
80 Jerry Rice WR 1985-2000  
87 Dwight Clark WR 1979-1987  
         
Kansas City Chiefs (10)      
3 Jan Stenerud K 1967-1979  
16 Len Dawson QB 1963-1975  
18 Emmitt Thomas DB 1966-1978  
28 Abner Haynes HB 1960-1964 Dallas Texans (1960-1962)
33 Stone Johnson KR-RB DNP*  
36 Mack Lee Hill FB-HB 1964, 1965  
58 Derrick Thomas LB 1989-1999  
63 Willie Lanier LB 1967-1977  
78 Bobby Bell LB 1963-1974  
86 Buck Buchanan DT 1963-1975  
         
Philadelphia Eagles (9)      
5 Donovan McNabb QB 1999-2009  
15 Steve Van Buren KR-HB 1944-1951  
20 Brian Dawkins DB 1996-2008  
40 Tom Brookshier DB 1953, 1956-1961
44 Pete Retzlaff TE 1956-1966  
60 Chuck Bednarik LB-C 1949-1962  
70 Al Wistert T 1943-1951  
92 Reggie White DE 1985-1992  
99 Jerome Brown DT 1987-1991  
         
Indianapolis Colts (8)      
18 Peyton Manning QB 1998-2010  
19 Johnny Unitas QB 1956-1972 Baltimore Colts
22 Buddy Young HB 1953-1955 Baltimore Colts
24 Lenny Moore HB 1956-1967 Baltimore Colts
70 Art Donovan DT 1950, 1953-1961 Baltimore Colts
77 Jim Parker T 1957-1967 Baltimore Colts
82 Raymond Berry END 1955-1967 Baltimore Colts
89 Gino Marchetti DE 1953-1966 Baltimore Colts
         
St. Louis Rams (8)      
7 Bob Waterfield QB 1945-1952 Cleveland Rams (1945), L.A. Rams (1946-1952)
28 Marshall Faulk RB 1999-2005  
29 Eric Dickerson RB 1983-1987 L.A. Rams
74 Merlin Olsen DT 1962-1976 L.A. Rams
75 Deacon Jones DE 1961-1971 L.A. Rams
78 Jackie Slater T 1976-1995 L.A. Rams (1976-1994)
80 Isaac Bruce WR 1994-2007 L.A. Rams (1994)
85 Jack Youngblood DE 1971-1984 L.A. Rams
         
New England Patriots (7)      
20 Gino Cappelletti K-WR 1960-1970 Boston Patriots
40 Mike Haynes DB 1976-1982  
57 Steve Nelson LB 1974-1987  
73 John Hannah G 1973-1985  
78 Bruce Armstrong T-G 1987-2000  
79 Jim Hunt DT 1960-1970 Boston Patriots
89 Bob Dee DE 1960-1967 Boston Patriots
         
Detroit Lions (6)      
7 Dutch Clark TB 1931, 1932, 1934-1938 Portsmouth Spartans (1931, 1932)
20 Barry Sanders RB 1989-1998  
22 Bobby Layne QB 1950-1958  
37 Doak Walker K-HB 1950-1955  
56 Joe Schmidt LB 1953-1965  
85 Chuck Hughes WR 1970, 1971  
         
Minnesota Vikings (6)      
10 Fran Tarkenton QB 1961-1966, 1972-1978
53 Mick Tingelhoff C 1962-1978  
70 Jim Marshall DE 1961-1979  
77 Korey Stringer T 1995-2000  
80 Cris Carter WR 1990-2001  
88 Alan Page DT 1967-1978  
         
Tennessee Titans (6)      
1 Warren Moon QB 1984-1993 Houston Oilers
34 Earl Campbell RB 1978-1984 Houston Oilers
43 Jim Norton P-DB 1960-1968 Houston Oilers
63 Mike Munchak G 1982-1993 Houston Oilers
65 Elvin Bethea DE 1968-1983 Houston Oilers
74 Bruce Matthews G-C 1983-2001 Houston Oilers (1983-1996), Tennessee Oilers (1997, 1998)
         
Arizona Cardinals (5)      
8 Larry Wilson DB 1960-1972 St. Louis Cardinals
40 Pat Tillman DB 1998-2001  
77 Stan Mauldin T 1946-1948 Chicago Cardinals
88 J.V. Cain TE-WR 1974-1977 St. Louis Cardinals
99 Marshall Goldberg RB 1939-1948 Chicago Cardinals
         
Cleveland Browns (5)      
14 Otto Graham QB 1946-1955  
32 Jim Brown RB 1957-1965  
45 Ernie Davis RB DNP*  
46 Don Fleming DB 1960-1962  
76 Lou Groza K-T 1946-1967  
         
Green Bay Packers (5)      
3 Tony Canadeo HB 1941-1944, 1946-1952
14 Don Hutson K-END 1935-1945  
15 Bart Starr QB 1956-1971  
66 Ray Nitschke LB 1958-1972  
92 Reggie White DE 1993-1998, 2000
         
New York Jets (5)      
12 Joe Namath QB 1965-1976  
13 Don Maynard WR 1960-1973 New York Titans (1960-1962)
28 Curtis Martin RB 1998-2005  
73 Joe Klecko DT 1977-1987  
90 Dennis Byrd DT 1989-1992  
         
Atlanta Falcons (4)      
10 Steve Bartowski QB 1975-1985  
31 William Andrews RB 1979-1983, 1986
57 Jeff Van Note C 1969-1986  
60 Tommy Nobis LB 1966-1976  
         
Seattle Seahawks (4)      
12 The Fans 12TH MAN 1976-present  
71 Walter Jones T 1997-2008  
80 Steve Largent WR 1976-1989  
96 Cortez Kennedy DT 1990-2000  
         
Denver Broncos (3)      
7 John Elway QB 1983-1998  
18 Frank Tripucka QB 1960-1963  
44 Floyd Little RB 1967-1975  
         
Miami Dolphins (3)      
12 Bob Griese QB 1967-1980  
13 Dan Marino QB 1983-1999  
39 Larry Csonka RB 1968-1974, 1979
         
New Orleans Saints (3)      
8 Archie Manning QB 1971-1975, 1977-1982
31 Jim Taylor FB 1967  
81 Doug Atkins DE 1967-1969  
         
San Diego Chargers (3)      
17 Dan Fouts QB 1973-1987  
19 Lance Alworth WR 1962-1970  
55 Junior Seau LB 1990-2002  
         
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2)      
63 Lee Roy Selmon DE 1976-1984  
99 Warren Sapp DT 1995-2003  
         
Buffalo Bills (1)      
12 Jim Kelly QB 1986-1996  
         
Carolina Panthers (1)      
51 Sam Mills LB 1995-1997  
         
Cincinnati Bengals (1)      
54 Bob Johnson C 1968-1979  
         
Pittsburgh Steelers (1)      
70 Ernie Stautner DT 1950-1963  
         
Washington Redskins (1)      
33 Sammy Baugh TB-QB 1937-1952  
         
Baltimore Ravens (0)      
         
Dallas Cowboys (0)      
         
Houston Texans (0)      
         
Jacksonville Jaguars (0)      
         
Oakland Raiders (0)      

 

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