Oct 202014
 

Yesterday’s surprise upset by the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Cleveland Browns left the Oakland Raiders as the NFL’s last winless team. It’s the second time in the last nine years that the Raiders have taken this dubious honor.

Posted below is a listing of the last winless team(s) in each NFL season.

Click here for a list of the NFL’s last undefeated team(s) in each season.

Last Winless NFL Team(s) in Each Season

Note: The (city/nickname) in the parenthesis was the franchise’s city/nickname when they were the league’s last winless team.

The list also includes the last winless teams in each AFL and AAFC season.

The week in the schedule was used to determine the league’s last winless team, not the date.

Columns can be sorted by clicking on the titles in the header. You can search for a specific team or season using the search box to the right.

SeasonLgeFirst WinFranchiseStartedReg. Season
1920APFA-Muncie Flyers0-10-1
1921APFA-Louisville Brecks0-20-2
1921APFA-Muncie Flyers0-20-2
1921APFA-New York Brickley Giants0-20-2
1921APFA-Tonawanda Kardex0-10-1
1922NFL-Columbus Panhandles0-80-8
1922NFL-Evansville Crimson Giants0-30-3
1922NFL-Hammond Pros0-5-10-5-1
1922NFL-Rochester Jeffersons0-4-10-4-1
1923NFL-Louisville Brecks0-30-3
1923NFL-Rochester Jeffersons0-40-4
1924NFL-Kenosha Maroons0-4-10-4-1
1924NFL-Minn. Marines0-60-6
1924NFL-Rochester Jeffersons0-70-7
1925NFL-Columbus Panhandles (Tigers)0-90-9
1925NFL-Dayton Triangles0-7-10-7-1
1925NFL-Duluth Kelleys0-30-3
1925NFL-Milwaukee Badgers0-60-6
1925NFL-Rochester Jeffersons0-6-10-6-1
1926NFL-Hammond Pros0-40-4
1926NFL-Louisville Brecks (Colonels)0-40-4
1927NFL-Buffalo Bisons0-50-5
1928NFL-Dayton Triangles0-70-7
1929NFL-Dayton Triangles0-60-6
1930NFLWk 5Arizona (Chicago) Cardinals0-1-25-6-2
1930NFLWk 5Minn. Marines (Red Jackets)0-1-11-7-1
1931NFLWk 8Arizona (Chicago) Cardinals0-35-4
1932NFLWk 6Chicago Bears0-1-37-1-6
1933NFLWk 9Cincinnati Reds0-5-13-6-1
1934NFL-Cincinnati Reds0-80-8
1935NFLWk 5Philadelphia Eagles0-22-9
1936NFLWk 9Arizona (Chicago) Cardinals0-73-8-1
1937NFLWk 6Philadelphia Eagles0-4-12-8-1
1938NFLWk 4Brooklyn Dodgers0-1-14-4-3
1938NFLWk 4St. Louis (Cleveland) Rams0-34-7
1939NFLWk 12Pittsburgh Steelers (Pirates)0-9-11-9-1
1940NFLWk 13Philadelphia Eagles0-91-10
1941NFLWk 11Pittsburgh Steelers0-7-11-9-1
1942NFL-Detroit Lions0-110-11
1943NFL-Arizona (Chicago) Cardinals0-100-10
1944NFL-Brooklyn Dodgers (Tigers)0-100-10
1944NFL-Card-Pitt0-100-10
1945NFLWk 7Chicago Bears0-53-7
1946AAFCWk 7Buffalo Bisons (AAFC)0-6-13-10-1
1946NFLWk 10Boston Yanks0-7-12-8-1
1947AAFCWk 11Chicago Rockets0-101-13
1947NFLWk 11New York Giants0-7-22-8-2
1948AAFCWk 8Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)0-62-12
1948NFLWk 7Detroit Lions0-52-10
1949AAFCWk 6Baltimore Colts I0-51-11
1949NFLWk 7New York Bulldogs0-5-11-10-1
1950NFLWk 8Baltimore Colts I0-61-11
1951NFLWk 10New York Bulldogs (Yanks)0-7-21-9-2
1952NFLWk 10Dallas Texans0-91-11
1953NFLWk 12Arizona (Chicago) Cardinals0-10-11-10-1
1954NFLWk 6Arizona (Chicago) Cardinals0-52-10
1954NFLWk 6Washington Redskins0-53-9
1955NFLWk 7Detroit Lions0-63-9
1956NFLWk 4Washington Redskins0-36-6
1957NFLWk 4Chicago Bears0-35-7
1957NFLWk 4Philadelphia Eagles0-34-8
1958NFLWk 5Detroit Lions0-3-14-7-1
1958NFLWk 5Green Bay Packers0-3-11-10-1
1959NFLWk 5Detroit Lions0-43-8-1
1960AFLWk 3Buffalo Bills0-25-8-1
1960AFLWk 3Oakland Raiders0-26-8
1960NFL-Dallas Cowboys0-11-10-11-1
1961AFLWk 4Oakland Raiders0-32-12
1961NFLWk 14Washington Redskins0-12-11-12-1
1962AFLWk 15Oakland Raiders0-131-13
1962NFLWk 7St. Louis (Los Angeles) Rams0-61-12-1
1963AFLWk 5Buffalo Bills0-3-17-6-1
1963NFLWk 6San Francisco 49ers0-52-12
1963NFLWk 6St. Louis (Los Angeles) Rams0-55-9
1964AFLWk 7Oakland Raiders0-5-15-7-2
1964NFLWk 5Washington Redskins0-46-8
1965AFLWk 8New England (Boston) Patriots0-6-14-8-2
1965AFLWk 8New York Jets0-5-15-8-1
1965NFLWk 6Pittsburgh Steelers0-52-12
1965NFLWk 6Washington Redskins0-56-8
1966AFLWk 7Miami Dolphins0-53-11
1966NFLWk 11Atlanta Falcons0-93-11
1967AFLWk 4New England (Boston) Patriots0-33-10-1
1967AFLWk 4New York Jets0-18-5-1
1967NFLWk 8New Orleans Saints0-73-11
1968AFLWk 5Denver Broncos0-35-9
1968AFLWk 5Miami Dolphins0-35-8-1
1968NFLWk 12Philadelphia Eagles0-112-12
1969AFLWk 8New England (Boston) Patriots0-74-10
1969NFLWk 8Chicago Bears0-71-13
1970NFLWk 8Philadelphia Eagles0-73-10-1
1971NFLWk 11Buffalo Bills0-101-13
1972NFLWk 7New Orleans Saints0-5-12-11-1
1973NFLWk 8Tennessee Titans (Hou. Oilers)0-71-13
1974NFLWk 6Indianapolis (Baltimore) Colts0-52-12
1975NFLWk 12San Diego Chargers0-112-12
1976NFL-Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-140-14
1977NFLWk 13Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-122-12
1978NFLWk 9Arizona (St. Louis ) Cardinals0-86-10
1978NFLWk 9Cincinnati Bengals0-84-12
1979NFLWk 8San Francisco 49ers0-72-14
1980NFLWk 15New Orleans Saints0-141-15
1981NFLWk 6Washington Redskins0-58-8
1982NFL-Indianapolis (Baltimore) Colts0-8-10-8-1
1983NFLWk 11Tennessee Titans (Hou. Oilers)0-102-14
1984NFLWk 12Buffalo Bills0-112-14
1985NFLWk 10Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-92-14
1986NFLWk 14Indianapolis Colts0-133-13
1987NFLWk 6New York Giants0-56-9
1988NFLWk 6Green Bay Packers0-54-12
1989NFLWk 9Dallas Cowboys0-81-15
1990NFLWk 4Indianapolis Colts0-37-9
1990NFLWk 4Seattle Seahawks0-39-7
1991NFLWk 11Indianapolis Colts0-91-15
1992NFLWk 11New England Patriots0-92-14
1993NFLWk 13Cincinnati Bengals0-103-13
1994NFLWk 10Cincinnati Bengals0-83-13
1995NFLWk 7Carolina Panthers0-57-9
1995NFLWk 7New Orleans Saints0-57-9
1996NFLWk 10Atlanta Falcons0-83-13
1997NFLWk 12Indianapolis Colts0-103-13
1998NFLWk 9Carolina Panthers0-74-12
1998NFLWk 9Washington Redskins0-76-10
1999NFLWk 8Cleveland Browns0-72-14
2000NFLWk 13San Diego Chargers0-111-15
2001NFLWk 14Detroit Lions0-122-14
2002NFLWk 9Cincinnati Bengals0-72-14
2003NFLWk 7San Diego Chargers0-54-12
2004NFLWk 7Miami Dolphins0-64-12
2005NFLWk 8Houston Texans0-62-14
2006NFLWk 7Oakland Raiders0-52-14
2007NFLWk 15Miami Dolphins0-131-15
2008NFL-Detroit Lions0-160-16
2009NFLWk 9Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-73-13
2010NFLWk 10Buffalo Bills0-84-12
2011NFLWk 15Indianapolis Colts0-132-14
2012NFLWk 6Cleveland Browns0-55-11
2013NFLWk 10Jacksonville Jaguars0-8?
2013NFLWk 10Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-8?

Most Seasons as the Last Winless NFL Team

Note: Tally includes AFL and AAFC seasons.

Franchise # of Seasons Last Winless Last Season
Arizona Cardinals 7 seasons 1978
Detroit Lions 7 seasons 2008
Indianapolis Colts 7 seasons 2011
Philadelphia Eagles 7 seasons 1970
Washington Redskins 7 seasons 1998
Oakland Raiders 6 seasons (2, NFL; 4, AFL) 2014
Buffalo Bills 5 seasons (3, NFL; 2, AFL) 2010
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 seasons 2013
Chicago Bears 4 seasons 1969
Cincinnati Bengals 4 seasons 2002
Miami Dolphins 4 seasons (2, NFL; 2, AFL) 2007
New England Patriots 4 seasons (1, NFL; 3, AFL) 1992
New Orleans Saints 4 seasons 1995
Rochester Jeffersons 4 seasons 1925

 

Some more facts…

The following franchises (5) have never been the NFL’s last winless team: Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Jets… The Broncos were the AFL’s last winless team in 1968. The Jets were the AFL’s last winless team in 1965 and 1967.

Since 1970, the Colts have been the NFL’s last winless team seven times; by far the most by any team since ’70. Followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (five times), Cincinnati Bengals (four times), Buffalo Bills (three times), New Orleans Saints (three times), and San Diego Chargers (three times).

From 1922-1925 (four seasons) the Rochester Jeffersons were always one of the NFL’s last winless teams. It’s the most consecutive seasons a NFL team has been the last winless team. The 1960-1962 Oakland Raiders are the only other major professional football team to post three or more consecutive seasons as their league’s last winless team… The latest team to be the NFL’s last winless team in back-to-back seasons were the 1993-1994 Cincinnati Bengals.

In 1932, the Chicago Bears were the NFL’s last winless team. They would go on to win the league championship with a record of 7-1-6, beating the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in a unique de facto championship game… The NFL’s last winless team has never made it to an official playoff game… Since 1970, the 1990 Seattle Seahawks were the NFL’s only last winless team to finish the year with a winning record. They went from a 0-3 start to a 9-7 record.

In 1987, the New York Giants (0-5) were the NFL’s last winless team. It’s the only time that a defending Super Bowl champion was the NFL’s last winless team.

In 1981, the Washington Redskins were the NFL’s last winless team. In 1982 the Redskins bounced back and became the NFL’s last undefeated team, on their way to becoming Super Bowl champions.


 

Matchups Between the Last Two Winless Teams

Season Lge Wk Won W-L-T   Lost W-L-T Score
1933 NFL Wk 8 Philadelphia Eagles 0-3 at Cincinnati Reds 0-4-1 6-0
1939 NFL Wk 12 Philadelphia Eagles 0-7-1 Pittsburgh Pirates 0-8-1 17-14
1943 NFL Wk 8 Brooklyn Dodgers 0-6 Chicago Cardinals 0-6 7-0
1946 AAFC Wk 6 Miami Seahawks 0-4 at Buffalo Bisons 0-5-1 17-14
1947 AAFC Wk 6 Brooklyn Dodgers 0-4 at Chicago Rockets 0-5 35-31
1947 NFL Wk 5 Boston Yanks 0-2-1 at New York Giants 0-2-1 14-0
1961 AFL Wk 3 Dallas Texans 0-1 at Oakland Raiders 0-2 42-35
1961 NFL Wk 5 Pittsburgh Steelers 0-4 Washington Redskins 0-4 20-0
1962 NFL Wk 6 Minnesota Vikings 0-5 at Los Angeles Rams 0-5 38-14
1964 NFL Wk 3 New York Giants 0-2 Washington Redskins 0-2 13-10
1968 NFL Wk 7 Pittsburgh Steelers 0-6 Philadelphia Eagles 0-6 6-3
2004 NFL Wk 6 Buffalo Bills 0-4 Miami Dolphins 0-5 20-13

Last Winless NFL Team(s) First Win

SeasonLgeFirst WinFranchiseStartedDefeatedOpp W-L-TResult
1920APFA-Muncie Flyers0-1Never Won a Game--
1921APFA-Lou. Brecks0-2Never Won a Game--
1921APFA-Muncie Flyers0-2Never Won a Game--
1921APFA-NY Brickley Giants0-2Never Won a Game--
1921APFA-Ton. Kardex0-1Never Won a Game--
1922NFL-Col. Phandles0-8Never Won a Game--
1922NFL-Evansville C. Giants0-3Never Won a Game--
1922NFL-Hammond Pros0-5-1Never Won a Game--
1922NFL-Roc. Jeffersons0-4-1Never Won a Game--
1923NFL-Lou. Brecks0-3Never Won a Game--
1923NFL-Roc. Jeffersons0-4Never Won a Game--
1924NFL-Kenosha Maroons0-4-1Never Won a Game--
1924NFL-Min. Marines0-6Never Won a Game--
1924NFL-Roc. Jeffersons0-7Never Won a Game--
1925NFL-Col. Phandles (Tigers)0-9Never Won a Game--
1925NFL-Dayton Triangles0-7-1Never Won a Game--
1925NFL-Duluth Kelleys0-3Never Won a Game--
1925NFL-Milw. Badgers0-6Never Won a Game--
1925NFL-Roc. Jeffersons0-6-1Never Won a Game--
1926NFL-Hammond Pros0-4Never Won a Game--
1926NFL-Lou. Brecks (Colonels)0-4Never Won a Game--
1927NFL-Buffalo Bisons0-5Never Won a Game--
1928NFL-Dayton Triangles0-7Never Won a Game--
1929NFL-Dayton Triangles0-6Never Won a Game--
1930NFL5Cardinals0-1-2atNewark Tornadoes1-5-1W 13-0
1930NFL5Min. Marines (R Jackets)0-1-1Detroit Lions (Port. Spartans)3-0-1W 13-0
1931NFL8Cardinals0-3atBrooklyn Dodgers2-6W 14-7
1932NFL6Bears0-1-3Staten Island Stapletons1-2-2W 27-7
1933NFL9Cincinnati Reds0-5-1atArizona (Chicago) Cardinals1-6W 12-9
1934NFL10Cincinnati Reds0-8Never Won a Game--
1935NFL5Eagles0-2atPittsburgh Steelers (Pirates)1-3W 17-6
1936NFL9Cardinals0-7Philadelphia Eagles1-8W 13-0
1937NFL6Eagles0-4-1atWashington Redskins2-1W 14-0
1938NFL4Bkn Dodgers0-1-1Arizona (Chicago) Cardinals1-3W 13-0
1938NFL4Rams0-3Detroit Lions1-0W 21-17
1939NFL12Eagles0-7-1Pittsburgh Steelers (Pirates)0-8-1W 17-14
1939NFL12Steelers0-9-1Philadelphia Eagles1-7-1W 24-12
1940NFL13Eagles0-9Pittsburgh Steelers2-6-2W 7-0
1941NFL11Steelers0-7-1Brooklyn Dodgers5-3W 14-7
1942NFL-Lions0-11Never Won a Game--
1943NFL-Cardinals0-10Never Won a Game--
1944NFL-Bkn Dodgers (Tigers)0-10Never Won a Game--
1944NFL-Card-Pitt0-10Never Won a Game--
1945NFL7Bears0-5Green Bay Packers4-1W 28-24
1946AAFC7Buffalo Bisons (AAFC)0-6-1San Francisco 49ers4-2W 17-14
1946NFL10Boston Yanks0-7-1St. Louis (Los Angeles) Rams4-3-1W 40-21
1947AAFC11Chicago Rockets0-10Baltimore Colts I1-7-1W 27-21
1947NFL11Giants0-7-2Arizona (Chicago) Cardinals7-2W 35-31
1948AAFC8Bkn Dodgers (AAFC)0-6Chicago Rockets1-6W 21-7
1948NFL7Lions0-5Green Bay Packers3-3W 24-20
1949AAFC6Bal. Colts I0-5atBuffalo Bills (AAFC)1-2-1W 35-28
1949NFL7NY Bulldogs0-5-1atNew York Giants4-2W 31-24
1950NFL8Bal. Colts I0-6Green Bay Packers2-4W 41-21
1951NFL10NY Bulldogs (Yanks)0-7-2atGreen Bay Packers3-6W 31-28
1952NFL10Dallas Texans0-9Chicago Bears4-5W 27-23
1953NFL12Cardinals0-10-1atChicago Bears3-7-1W 24-17
1954NFL6Cardinals0-5Pittsburgh Steelers4-1W 17-14
1954NFL6Redskins0-5Indianapolis (Baltimore) Colts1-4W 24-21
1955NFL7Lions0-6Indianapolis (Baltimore) Colts4-2W 24-14
1956NFL4Redskins0-3Cleveland Browns1-2W 20-9
1957NFL4Bears0-3St. Louis (Los Angeles) Rams1-2W 34-26
1957NFL4Eagles0-3Cleveland Browns3-0W 17-7
1958NFL5Lions0-3-1atSt. Louis (Los Angeles) Rams2-2W 41-24
1958NFL5Packers0-3-1Philadelphia Eagles1-3W 38-35
1959NFL5Lions0-4atSt. Louis (Los Angeles) Rams2-2W 17-7
1960AFL3Bills0-2atNew England (Boston) Patriots1-1W 13-0
1960AFL3Raiders0-2atTennessee Titans (Hou. Oilers)2-0W 14-13
1960NFL-Cowboys0-11-1Never Won a Game--
1961AFL4Raiders0-3Denver Broncos1-2W 33-19
1961NFL14Redskins0-12-1Dallas Cowboys4-8-1W 34-24
1962AFL15Raiders0-13New England (Boston) Patriots9-3-1W 20-0
1962NFL7Rams0-6atSan Francisco 49ers3-3W 28-14
1963AFL5Bills0-3-1Oakland Raiders2-2W 12-0
1963NFL649ers0-5Chicago Bears5-0W 20-14
1963NFL6Rams0-5Minnesota Vikings2-3W 27-24
1964AFL7Raiders0-5-1Denver Broncos1-5W 40-7
1964NFL5Redskins0-4Philadelphia Eagles2-2W 35-20
1965AFL8Jets0-5-1Denver Broncos3-4W 45-10
1965AFL8Patriots0-6-1atSan Diego Chargers5-0-2W 22-6
1965NFL6Redskins0-5atArizona (St. Louis) Cardinals4-1W 24-20
1965NFL6Steelers0-5atPhiladelphia Eagles2-3W 20-14
1966AFL7Dolphins0-5Denver Broncos1-4W 24-7
1966NFL11Falcons0-9atNew York Giants1-7-1W 27-16
1967AFL4Jets0-1atDenver Broncos1-2W 38-24
1967AFL4Patriots0-3atBuffalo Bills1-1W 23-0
1967NFL8Saints0-7Philadelphia Eagles4-3W 31-24
1968AFL5Broncos0-3Cincinnati Bengals2-2W 10-7
1968AFL5Dolphins0-3atTennessee Titans (Hou. Oilers)1-3W 24-7
1968NFL12Eagles0-11atDetroit Lions3-6-2W 12-0
1969AFL8Patriots0-7Tennessee Titans (Hou. Oilers)4-3W 24-0
1969NFL8Bears0-7Pittsburgh Steelers1-6W 38-7
1970NFL8Eagles0-7Miami Dolphins4-3W 24-17
1971NFL11Bills0-10New England Patriots4-6W 27-20
1972NFL7Saints0-5-1Philadelphia Eagles1-5W 21-3
1973NFL8Titans0-7atIndianapolis (Baltimore) Colts2-5W 31-27
1974NFL6Colts0-5atNew York Jets1-4W 35-20
1975NFL12Chargers0-11atKansas City Chiefs5-6W 28-20
1976NFL-Buccaneers0-14Never Won a Game--
1977NFL13Buccaneers0-12atNew Orleans Saints3-9W 33-14
1978NFL9Bengals0-8Tennessee Titans (Hou. Oilers)5-3W 28-13
1978NFL9Cardinals0-8atPhiladelphia Eagles4-4W 16-10
1979NFL849ers0-7Atlanta Falcons3-4W 20-15
1980NFL15Saints0-14atNew York Jets3-11W 21-20
1981NFL6Redskins0-5atChicago Bears1-4W 24-7
1982NFL-Colts0-8-1Never Won a Game--
1983NFL11Titans0-10Detroit Lions5-5W 27-17
1984NFL12Bills0-11Dallas Cowboys7-4W 14-3
1985NFL10Buccaneers0-9Arizona (St. Louis) Cardinals4-5W 16-0
1986NFL14Colts0-13atAtlanta Falcons6-6-1W 28-23
1987NFL6Giants0-5Arizona (St. Louis) Cardinals2-3W 30-7
1988NFL6Packers0-5New England Patriots2-3W 45-3
1989NFL9Cowboys0-8atWashington Redskins4-4W 13-3
1990NFL4Colts0-3atPhiladelphia Eagles1-2W 24-23
1990NFL4Seahawks0-3Cincinnati Bengals3-0W 31-16
1991NFL11Colts0-9atNew York Jets5-4W 28-27
1992NFL11Patriots0-9atIndianapolis Colts4-5W 37-34
1993NFL13Bengals0-10Oakland (Los Angeles) Raiders6-4W 16-10
1994NFL10Bengals0-8atSeattle Seahawks3-5W 20-17
1995NFL7Panthers0-5New York Jets1-5W 26-15
1995NFL7Saints0-5Miami Dolphins4-1W 33-30
1996NFL10Falcons0-8Carolina Panthers5-3W 20-17
1997NFL12Colts0-10Green Bay Packers8-2W 41-38
1998NFL9Panthers0-7New Orleans Saints4-3W 31-17
1998NFL9Redskins0-7New York Giants3-4W 21-14
1999NFL8Browns0-7atNew Orleans Saints1-5W 21-16
2000NFL13Chargers0-11Kansas City Chiefs5-6W 17-16
2001NFL14Lions0-12Minnesota Vikings5-7W 27-24
2002NFL9Bengals0-7atHouston Texans2-5W 38-3
2003NFL7Chargers0-5atCleveland Browns3-3W 26-20
2004NFL7Dolphins0-6St. Louis Rams4-2W 31-14
2005NFL8Texans0-6Cleveland Browns2-4W 19-16
2006NFL7Raiders0-5Arizona Cardinals1-5W 22-9
2007NFL15Dolphins0-13Baltimore Ravens4-9W 22-16
2008NFL-Lions0-16Never Won a Game--
2009NFL9Buccaneers0-7Green Bay Packers4-3W 38-28
2010NFL10Bills0-8Detroit Lions2-6W 14-12
2011NFL15Colts0-13Tennessee Titans7-6W 27-13
2012NFL6Browns0-5Cincinnati Bengals3-2W 34-24
2013NFL10Jaguars0-8atTennessee Titans4-4W 29-27
2013NFL10Buccaneers0-8Miami Dolphins4-4W 22-19

Most Losses to the Last Winless Team

Franchise # of Losses to Winless Team Last Time
Philadelphia Eagles 9 losses 1990
Arizona Cardinals 7 losses 2006
Green Bay Packers 6 losses 2009
Tennessee Titans 6 losses (3, NFL; 3, AFL)
Denver Broncos 5 losses (5, AFL) 1967
Detroit Lions 5 losses 2010
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 losses 1969
St. Louis Rams 5 losses 2004
Chicago Bears 4 losses 1981
Cleveland Browns 4 losses 2005
Indianapolis Colts 4 losses 1992
New England Patriots 4 losses (2, NFL; 2, NFL) 1988
New York Jets 4 losses 1995

 

Some more facts…

The following franchises have never lost to the NFL’s last winless team: Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the Buffalo Bills (1 time), Denver Broncos (5 times), and San Diego Chargers  (1 time) all lost to a last winless team in the AFL.

Since 1970, the New York Jets have lost to the NFL’s last winless team four times; the most by any team since ’70. Followed by the Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, and Philadelphia Eagles, and Tennessee Titans who all lost three times to the NFL’s last winless team.

The 1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the NFL’s last winless team in ’85, shutout the St. Louis Cardinals 16-0 for their first victory of the season. Since 1970, it’s the only time the NFL’s last winless team delivered a shutout in their first victory of the season.

The 1988 Green Bay Packers, the NFL’s last winless team in ’88, defeated the New England Patriots 45-3. Since 1970, it’s the greatest margin of victory by a last winless team in their first victory of the season.

Since 1970, Week 9 has been the most common week for the NFL’s last winless team to win (seven times); last time was in 2009.

 

Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com