NFL Teams With Most Playoff Appearances

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:22 PM
MIA MI, FL - January 14: Head Coach Vince Lombardi (dark Jacket) of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the sidelines against the Oakland Raiders during Super Bowl II January 14, 1968 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The Packers won the game 33-14. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
(Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

The origins of the NFL date back to 1920, but the inception of postseason play began in 1933. For 33 years, the NFL playoffs consisted of one game featuring the two division winners. In 1967, the league expanded its playoff field to a four-team single-elimination tournament and three years later expanded to eight. 

A steady progression of playoff expansion evolved to ten in 1978, twelve in 1990, and eventually to the current format of 14 in 2020, allowing more Super Bowl competition and opportunity for NFL playoff odds

The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers have the most playoff appearances in league history with 33 apiece. Green Bay has won 13 league championships, the most in the NFL. In the NFL’s modern era, the New England Patriots have dominated the playoff scene and NFL odds with 17 appearances since 2000 and currently hold the longest active consecutive playoff streak with 11 appearances starting in 2009-10. The Patriots also hold the record for most playoff wins all-time at 37.

The Kansas City Chiefs have made the playoffs the last six seasons, tying their franchise-record, as they reign as one of the most dominant teams in the league right now. The New Orleans Saints set a new franchise-record on consecutive playoff appearances with four in a row dating back to the 2017 season.

Let’s take a closer look at the all-time playoff appearances by team.

NFL TeamPlayoff Appearances
Dallas Cowboys33
Green Bay Packers33
New York Giants32
Pittsburgh Steelers31
Minnesota Vikings30
Los Angeles Rams29
Cleveland Browns28
Indianapolis Colts28
New England Patriots27
Philadelphia Eagles27
San Francisco 49ers27
Chicago Bears26
Washington Football Team24
Miami Dolphins23
Tennessee Titans23
Denver Broncos22
Kansas City Chiefs22
Oakland Raiders22
Buffalo Bills19
Los Angeles Chargers19
Seattle Seahawks18
Detroit Lions17
Atlanta Falcons14
Cincinnati Bengals14
New York Jets14
New Orleans Saints13
Baltimore Ravens12
Arizona Cardinals10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers10
Carolina Panthers8
Jacksonville Jaguars7
Houston Texans6

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