Longest NFL Playoff droughts


Here’s list of the last time each NFL team made the Playoffs. For the Buffalo Bills (at 10 years and counting), at least they are first in something.

Longest active post-season drought

Team Last appearance in post-season Seasons
Buffalo Bills 1999 AFC Wild Card Playoffs 10
Detroit Lions 1999 NFC Wild Card Playoffs 10
Houston Texans never (franchise started in 2002) 8
Cleveland Browns 2002 AFC Wild Card Playoffs 7
San Francisco 49ers 2002 NFC Divisional Playoffs 7
Oakland Raiders 2002 Super Bowl XXXVII 7
St. Louis Rams 2004 NFC Divisional Playoffs 5
Denver Broncos 2005 AFC Conference Championships 4
Kansas City Chiefs 2006 AFC Wild Card Playoffs 3
Chicago Bears 2006 Super Bowl XLI 3
Washington Redskins 2007 NFC Wild Card Playoffs 2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2007 NFC Wild Card Playoffs 2
Seattle Seahawks 2007 NFC Divisional Playoffs 2
Jacksonville Jaguars 2007 AFC Divisional Playoffs 2
Atlanta Falcons 2008 NFC Wild Card Playoffs 1
Miami Dolphins 2008 AFC Wild Card Playoffs 1
Tennessee Titans 2008 AFC Divisional Playoffs 1
Carolina Panthers 2008 NFC Divisional Playoffs 1
New York Giants 2008 NFC Divisional Playoffs 1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2008 Super Bowl XLIII 1
Cincinnati Bengals 2009 AFC Wild Card Playoffs
Philadelphia Eagles 2009 NFC Wild Card Playoffs
New England Patriots 2009 AFC Wild Card Playoffs
Green Bay Packers 2009 NFC Wild Card Playoffs
Arizona Cardinals 2009 NFC Divisional Playoffs
Baltimore Ravens 2009 AFC Divisional Playoffs
Dallas Cowboys 2009 NFC Divisional Playoffs
San Diego Chargers 2009 AFC Divisional Playoffs
New York Jets 2009 AFC Conference Championships
Minnesota Vikings 2009 NFC Conference Championships
Indianapolis Colts 2009 Super Bowl XLIV
New Orleans Saints 2009 Super Bowl XLIV

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