Who has the longest all-time playoff game win drought in the NFL?
There have been some long and painful non-playoff game winning streaks in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals almost made it four decades without winning a playoff game, lasting from 1960 to 1998, when they went to the Super Bowl with a surprise NFC Championship win over the Minnesota Vikings. The New Orleans Saints had a 33 year fallow period, but the Detroit Lions have had the worse of it.
The Michigan franchise didn’t make the playoffs for 31 years from 1960 to 1991, and then, after a win with Barry Sanders, have gone a further 30 years, with their playoff game win drought set to reach it’s previous high if they fail to make the post season this year.
Check out the longest all-time playoff game win droughts below:
Longest All-Time NFL Playoff Game Win Droughts
|New Orleans Saints||33||1967||2000|
|Kansas City Chiefs||21||1994||2015|
|New York Giants||21||1960||1981|
|Kansas City Chiefs||21||1970||1991|
|Las Vegas Raiders||19||2003||–|
|New England Patriots||19||1966||1985|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||17||1980||1997|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||17||2003||2020|
|Los Angeles Rams||14||1960||1974|
|Green Bay Packers||14||1968||1982|
|San Diego Chargers||14||1966||1980|
More playoff questions:
Who has the longest all-time NFL Playoffs drought?
What is the longest active NFL Playoff drought?
What’s the longest an NFL team has gone without winning a playoff game?
The Detroit Lions haven’t won a playoff game since 1992, which is over 30 years, the longest active playoff win drought in the NFL. View all playoff win droughts here.
What’s the longest an NFL team has gone without winning a playoff game all-time?
The Arizona Cardinals had the longest ever playoff win game drought with 38 years, between 1960 and 1998.