NFL: Teams with the Most Shutouts in a Season
In 1976, the Pittsburgh Steelers shutout five different teams, most since the 1970 merger – and that was when there were only 14 games on the schedule. The Steelers did it in bunches, too, three in a row, then two to close the regular season.
The ’85 Bears shutout four teams, but two were in the postseason (not considered here).
The Baltimore Ravens blanked a quarter of their 16-game schedule in 2000. Everybody else on today’s list – another 10 teams – tossed three shutouts in the regular season.
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|1.||Pittsburgh Steelers||5||1976||New York Giants (27-0), San Diego Chargers (23-0), Kansas City Chiefs (45-0), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (42-0), Houston Oilers (21-0)|
|2.||Baltimore Ravens*||4||2000||Pittsburgh Steelers (16-0), Cincinnati Bengals (37-0), Cleveland Browns (12-0), Dallas Cowboys (27-0)|
|3.||Baltimore Colts||3||1971||New York Jets (22-0), Buffalo Bills (43-0), Buffalo Bills (24-0)|
|3.||St. Louis Cardinals||3||1970||Houston Oilers (44-0), Boston Patriots (31-0), Dallas Cowboys (38-0)|
|3.||Miami Dolphins*||3||1972||Baltimore Colts (23-0), New England Patriots (52-0), Baltimore Colts (16-0)|
|3.||Miami Dolphins||3||1978||Baltimore Colts (42-0), Cincinnati Bengals (21-0), Washington Redskins (16-0)|
|3.||Minnesota Vikings||3||1971||Buffalo Bills (19-0), Philadelphia Eagles (13-0), Green Bay Packers (3-0)|
|3.||New England Patriots*||3||2003||Dallas Cowboys (12-0), Miami Dolphins (12-0), Buffalo Bills (31-0)|
|3.||Los Angeles Rams||3||1977||Philadelphia Eagles (20-0), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (31-0), Cleveland Browns (9-0)|
|3.||Seattle Seahawks||3||1984||Cleveland Browns (33-0), San Diego Chargers (24-0), Kansas City Chiefs (45-0)|
|3.||San Francisco 49ers||3||2001||Buffalo Bills (35-0), Miami Dolphins (21-0), New orleasn Saints (38-0)|
|3.||Washington Redskins*||3||1991||Detroit Lions (45-0), Phoenix Cardinals (34-0), Philadelphia Eagles (23-0)|
^ Since 1970 AFL-NFL merger, regular-season only
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