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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