NFL Playoff Droughts » Longest All-Time Playoff Game Win Droughts

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

TeamYearsFromUntil
Arizona Cardinals3819601998
New Orleans Saints3319672000
Detroit Lions3119601991
Detroit Lions301992
Cincinnati Bengals3019912021
Cleveland Browns2519952020
Buffalo Bills2419962020
Indianapolis Colts2319721995
Kansas City Chiefs2119942015
New York Giants2119601981
Miami Dolphins212001
Kansas City Chiefs2119701991
Chicago Bears2019641984
Seattle Seahawks2019852005
Las Vegas Raiders192003
New England Patriots1919661985
Philadelphia Eagles1819611979
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1719801997
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1720032020
Cleveland Browns1619701986
Washington Commanders162006
Buffalo Bills1519661981
Los Angeles Rams1419601974
Green Bay Packers1419681982
San Diego Chargers1419661980

More playoff questions:

Who has the longest all-time NFL Playoffs drought?

The New Orleans Saints didn’t make the playoffs for 20 consecutive seasons between the 1967 and 1987 seasons, the longest all-time playoffs drought.

What is the longest active NFL Playoff drought?

The New York Jets haven’t made the playoffs in over a decade, last playing in the post-season after the 2011 season, 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.