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Longest playoff droughts in NFL history
January 6, 2014, 3:56 am

Longest streaks without a playoff win in NFL history, according to STATS.

50 years, Chicago/St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals (1948-97)

37 years, Pittsburgh Pirates/Steelers (1933-71)

33 years, New Orleans Saints (1967-99)

33 years, Detroit Lions (1958-90)

28 years, Washington Redskins (1944-71)

23 years, Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts (1972-94)

23 years, Cincinnati Bengals (1991-2013)

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Teams with opening-round losses in three consecutive seasons, tying NFL record.

2011-13 Cincinnati Bengals

1993-95 Detroit Lions

1992-94 Minnesota Vikings

1990-92 New Orleans Saints

1988-90 Philadelphia Eagles

1985-87 San Francisco 49ers

1975-77 Baltimore Colts

1961-63 New York Giants

1951-53 Cleveland Browns

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