NFL Playoffs - Longest Active Playoff Droughts
With 14 NFL teams making the postseason (starting with the 2020-21 NFL season), there are 18 NFL teams that did not make the playoffs.
Currently, no team has missed the playoffs in more consecutive seasons than the New York Jets (10) as the Cleveland Browns have ended their 17-season playoff drought.
Longest Active NFL Playoff Droughts
In the table below, you will see the full list of teams that missed the playoffs last season and how long their active playoff drought is.
Longest Active NFL Playoff Streaks
Due to the parity in the NFL, it's difficult to sustain postseason success.
With the New England Patriots failing to make the postseason, there is now only one team with a streak of more than five consecutive playoff appearances.
With that said, here are the longest active streaks of NFL teams qualifying for the postseason:
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