The last time the Detroit Lions won a game in Washington was… well never. The Lions’ last road victory against the Redskins occurred in Boston way back in 1935. This Sunday the Lions will look to end what is the NFL’s oldest road losing streak against a single opponent.
The NFL’s Oldest Active Road Losing Streaks Against a Single Opponent
Note: The list doesn’t count games played at neutral locations (i.e. Super Bowls).
Columns can be sorted by clicking on the titles in the header.
|Franchise||at||Last Road Win||Seasons||Losses Since|
|Detroit Lions||Washington (BOS) Redskins||1935||78 seasons||21 games|
|Arizona (CHI/STL) Cardinals||Green Bay Packers||1949||64 seasons||9 games|
|Detroit Lions||Pittsburgh Steelers||1955||58 seasons||8 games ¹|
|Minnesota Vikings||Indianapolis (BAL) Colts||1961 (Never)||53 seasons||11 games|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Philadelphia Eagles||1965||48 seasons||8 games|
|Arizona (STL) Cardinals||Pittsburgh Steelers||1969||44 seasons||2 games|
|Cleveland Browns||Chicago Bears||1969||44 seasons||3 games|
|Arizona (STL) Cardinals||Denver Broncos||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||4 games|
|Arizona (STL) Cardinals||Kansas City Chiefs||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||4 games ²|
|Atlanta Falcons||Pittsburgh Steelers||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||6 games ³|
|Buffalo Bills||Chicago Bears||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||5 games|
|Chicago Bears||New England Patriots||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||3 games|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Arizona (STL) Cardinals||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||3 games|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Minnesota Vikings||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||5 games|
|Cincinnati Bengals||New York Giants||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||3 games|
|Denver Broncos||Green Bay Packers||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||5 games ⁴|
|Detroit Lions||San Diego Chargers||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||4 games|
|Green Bay Packers||Buffalo Bills||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||5 games|
|Kansas City Chiefs||New York Giants||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||6 games|
|Minnesota Vikings||New York Jets||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||5 games|
|New York Giants||Cincinnati Bengals||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||6 games|
|New York Jets||Philadelphia Eagles||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||5 games|
|Philadelphia Eagles||Cincinnati Bengals||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||3 games ⁵|
|Washington Redskins||Kansas City Chiefs||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||4 games|
|Washington Redskins||Miami Dolphins||1970 (Never)||44 seasons||5 games|
|Green Bay Packers||Pittsburgh Steelers||1970||43 seasons||4 games|
|San Diego Chargers||Chicago Bears||1970||43 seasons||4 games|
|Arizona (STL) Cardinals||Buffalo Bills||1971||42 seasons||3 games|
|Kansas City Chiefs||San Francisco 49ers||1971||42 seasons||4 games|
|Chicago Bears||Cleveland Browns||1972||41 seasons||4 games|
|Buffalo Bills||Atlanta Falcons||1973||40 seasons||4 games|
|Cincinnati Bengals||San Francisco 49ers||1974||39 seasons||5 games|
|Green Bay Packers||Indianapolis (BAL) Colts||1974||39 seasons||5 games ⁶|
|Minnesota Vikings||Kansas City Chiefs||1974||39 seasons||4 games|
|Philadelphia Eagles||San Diego Chargers||1974||39 seasons||5 games|
|Arizona (STL) Cardinals||New York Jets||1975||38 seasons||4 games|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Denver Broncos||1975||38 seasons||9 games|
|Detroit Lions||San Francisco 49ers||1975||38 seasons||12 games|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Dallas Cowboys||1975||38 seasons||4 games|
|St. Louis (LA) Rams||San Diego Chargers||1975||38 seasons||2 games|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Buffalo Bills||1976 (Never)||38 seasons||1 game|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||New York Jets||1976 (Never)||38 seasons||7 games|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Pittsburgh Steelers||1976 (Never)||38 seasons||3 games|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Tennessee Titans||1976 (Never)||38 seasons||7 games|
|Minnesota Vikings||Miami Dolphins||1976||37 seasons||3 games|
|St. Louis (LA) Rams||Miami Dolphins||1976||37 seasons||5 games|
|Arizona (STL) Cardinals||Minnesota Vikings||1977||36 seasons||8 games|
|Buffalo Bills||Detroit Lions||1979||34 seasons||2 games|
¹ The Detroit Lions tied the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road 10-10 in 1959.
² The St. Louis (Arizona) Cardinals tied the Kansas City Chiefs on the road 6-6 in 1970.
³ The Atlanta Falcons tied the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road 34-34 in 2002.
⁴ The Denver Broncos tied the Green Bay Packers on the road 17-17 in 1987.
⁵ The Philadelphia Eagles tied the Cincinnati Bengals on the road 13-13 in 2008.
⁶ The Green Bay Packers tied the Baltimore (Indianapolis Colts) on the road 20-20 in 1982.
The following teams have never won a road game at the listed opponent, however they did beat that team on the road at a neutral location in the Super Bowl.
|Franchise||Never Won at||Super Bowl Victory Over Them||Location|
|Washington Redskins||Miami Dolphins||Super Bowl XVII (17): 27-17||Pasadena, CA|
|Chicago Bears||New England Patriots||Super Bowl XX (20): 46-10||New Orleans, LA|
|Denver Broncos||Green Bay Packers||Super Bowl XXXII (32): 31-24||San Diego, CA|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Oakland Raiders||Super Bowl XXXVII (37): 48-21||San Diego, CA|
- The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t get their first road victory over the St. Louis Rams (founded in 1937) until 2007; a total of 71 seasons. Keep in mind that the Steelers did beat the Los Angeles Rams 31-19 in Super Bowl XIV (14), in what was essentially a home game for the Rams in Pasadena, California.
- The Steelers also didn’t get their first road win against the Chicago Bears until 1995; a total of 63 seasons. In return, the Chicago Bears didn’t win a road game vs. the Steelers from 1940-1988; a total of 49 seasons.
- The Philadelphia Eagles, a franchise founded in 1933, didn’t get their first road win against the Chicago Bears until 1999; a total of 67 seasons.