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List of all-time NFL win–loss records

Roger Staubach of the Dallas Cowboys, who have recorded the highest overall win–loss record (.576) in NFL regular season history.

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league, which as of the end of its 2023 season, consists of 32 teams. These teams are divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC), and both conferences contain four divisions with four teams each. Since its formation in 1920, as the American Professional Football Association (APFA), NFL game results have been recorded. Games in the NFL can either end with a winner and a loser, or the two teams can tie. Ties are registered as a half-win and a half-loss when calculating the win–loss percentage.

One of only two charter members of the NFL still in existence,[1] the Chicago Bears have played the most games (1,469) and recorded the most ties (42) in NFL regular season history.[2] Their NFC North divisional rivals, the Green Bay Packers have recorded the most wins (799) in NFL history. The league's other still-active charter member, the Arizona Cardinals, have recorded the most regular season losses (803), through the end of the 2023 season.[3] The Dallas Cowboys hold the highest regular season win–loss percentage (.576), with a 562–413–6 record through the end of the 2023 season.[4] The Tampa Bay Buccaneers maintain the lowest regular season win–loss percentage (.406), holding a 308–450–1 record through 2023.[5] Being the most-recently founded franchise in the NFL, the Houston Texans have recorded the fewest games played (338) and wins (142).[6] The Baltimore Ravens have recorded the fewest losses (190).[7] Through the end of the 2023 regular season, the Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team yet to record a tie.[8]

Following the regular season, teams that won their respective divisions, in addition to three wild card teams determined by a conference's next best three teams—regardless of division—qualify for the league's postseason, called the playoffs.[a] Ties cannot occur in the playoffs. The Cowboys have played in the most playoff games (67), through the end of 2023–24 NFL Conference Championship games. The Patriots have the highest playoff win–loss percentage (.627), with a 37–22 record, as of the end of the same round. The San Francisco 49ers have the most post-season victories (38) in NFL playoff history, while the Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings are tied for the most playoff losses (31). The Cleveland Browns have the lowest playoff win–loss percentage (.353), holding a 12–22 record. The Houston Texans have the fewest games played (12), wins (5), and losses (7) in NFL playoff history.

The NFL officially counts and includes the statistical records logged by teams that played in the American Football League (AFL) as part of NFL history. Therefore, these teams' pre-merger win–loss records are accounted for. However, the NFL does not officially count All-America Football Conference statistics, despite the 1950 NFL–AAFC merger.[9][b]

Regular season

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, who have recorded the most wins (799) in NFL history.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the lowest win–loss percentage (.406) in the NFL regular season.

The following is a listing of all 32 current National Football League (NFL) teams ranked by their regular season win–loss record percentage, accurate as of the end of week 18 of the 2023 NFL season.

Best win–loss record in division
Rank Team GP Won Lost Tied Pct. First NFL season Division
1 Dallas Cowboys 981 562 413 6 .576 1960 NFC East
2 Green Bay Packers 1,435 799 598 38 .570 1921 NFC North
3 Baltimore Ravens 451 256 194 1 .569 1996 AFC North
4 New England Patriots 983 541 433 9 .555 1960 AFC East
5 Chicago Bears 1,469 793 634 42 .554 1920 NFC North
6 Miami Dolphins 899 496 399 4 .554 1966 AFC East
7 Kansas City Chiefs 983 532 439 12 .547 1960 AFC West
8 Minnesota Vikings 969 523 435 11 .545 1961 NFC North
9 San Francisco 49ers[b] 1,101 586 501 14 .539 1950 NFC West
10 Pittsburgh Steelers 1,271 671 578 22 .537 1933 AFC North
11 Indianapolis Colts[c] 1,065 556 501 8 .526 1953 AFC South
12 New York Giants 1,404 721 649 34 .526 1925 NFC East
13 Denver Broncos 983 508 465 10 .522 1960 AFC West
14 Las Vegas Raiders 983 505 467 11 .519 1960 AFC West
15 Seattle Seahawks 759 392 366 1 .517 1976 NFC West
16 Los Angeles Rams 1,234 614 599 21 .506 1937 NFC West
17 Los Angeles Chargers 983 483 489 11 .497 1960 AFC West
18 Philadelphia Eagles 1,287 624 636 27 .495 1933 NFC East
19 Washington Commanders 1,301 629 643 29 .495 1932 NFC East
20 Cleveland Browns[b][d] 1,053 512 530 11 .491 1950 AFC North
21 Tennessee Titans 983 476 501 6 .487 1960 AFC South
22 Buffalo Bills 982 473 501 8 .486 1960 AFC East
23 New Orleans Saints 870 412 468 5 .468 1967 NFC South
24 Carolina Panthers 467 214 252 1 .459 1995 NFC South
25 Detroit Lions 1,332 591 707 34 .456 1930 NFC North
26 Cincinnati Bengals 869 394 471 5 .456 1968 AFC North
27 New York Jets 983 428 547 8 .439 1960 AFC East
28 Atlanta Falcons 899 390 503 6 .437 1966 NFC South
29 Houston Texans 355 152 202 1 .430 2002 AFC South
30 Jacksonville Jaguars 467 198 269 0 .424 1995 AFC South
31 Arizona Cardinals 1,429 585 803 41 .424 1920 NFC West
32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 759 308 450 1 .406 1976 NFC South
Source: [10]

Playoffs

Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots (from 20002019), the team with the highest playoff win–loss percentage. Brady had a 30–11 postseason record as the Patriots' starting quarterback.

The following is a listing of all 32 current National Football League (NFL) teams ranked by their playoff win–loss percentage, accurate as of the end of the Conference Championship Round of the 2023–24 playoffs.

Best win–loss record in division Team active in playoffs
Rank Team GP Won Lost Pct. Last playoff
appearance
Division
1 New England Patriots 59 37 22 .627 2021 AFC East
2 San Francisco 49ers 62 38 24 .613 2023 NFC West
3 Green Bay Packers 63 37 26 .587 2023 NFC North
4 Baltimore Ravens 30 17 13 .567 2023 AFC North
5 Pittsburgh Steelers 64 36 28 .563 2023 AFC North
6 Las Vegas Raiders 45 25 20 .556 2021 AFC West
7 Denver Broncos 42 23 19 .548 2015 AFC West
8 Dallas Cowboys 67 36 31 .537 2023 NFC East
9 Washington Commanders 43 23 20 .535 2020 NFC East
10 Kansas City Chiefs 45 24 21 .533 2023 AFC West
11 Carolina Panthers 17 9 8 .529 2017 NFC South
12
(tied)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 12 12 .500 2023 NFC South
Jacksonville Jaguars 16 8 8 .500 2022 AFC South
14
(tied)
Philadelphia Eagles 51 25 26 .490 2023 NFC East
New York Giants 51 25 26 .490 2022 NFC East
16 Los Angeles Rams 54 26 28 .481 2023 NFC West
17 New York Jets 25 12 13 .480 2010 AFC East
18 Indianapolis Colts 48 23 25 .479 2020 AFC South
19 Buffalo Bills 40 19 21 .475 2023 AFC East
20 Seattle Seahawks 36 17 19 .472 2022 NFC West
21 Miami Dolphins 43 20 23 .465 2023 AFC East
22 Chicago Bears 37 17 20 .459 2020 NFC North
23 New Orleans Saints 23 10 13 .435 2020 NFC South
24 Tennessee Titans 39 17 23 .425 2021 AFC South
25
(tied)
Atlanta Falcons 24 10 14 .417 2017 NFC South
Houston Texans 12 5 7 .417 2023 AFC South
27 Arizona Cardinals 17 7 10 .412 2021 NFC West
28 Minnesota Vikings 52 21 31 .404 2022 NFC North
29 Detroit Lions 23 9 14 .391 2023 NFC North
30 Los Angeles Chargers 31 12 19 .387 2022 AFC West
31 Cincinnati Bengals 26 10 16 .385 2022 AFC North
32 Cleveland Browns 34 12 22 .353 2023 AFC North

Notes

  1. ^ These parameters to qualify for the NFL playoffs have been in place since the 2020 NFL season.
  2. ^ a b c The exclusion of AAFC win–loss records affects the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers. Therefore, the Browns' regular season win–loss record does not include a 47–4–3 record compiled in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949, nor does their playoff record include the 5–0 record compiled during the same period. Likewise, the 49ers' AAFC regular season win–loss record of 38–14–2, nor their 1–1 AAFC playoff record are officially counted.
  3. ^ The Indianapolis Colts' win–loss records include their time as the Baltimore Colts, but the original Baltimore Colts of the AAFC are considered as a separate franchise.
  4. ^ The NFL considers the current Browns franchise as having been established in 1946, joining the NFL in 1950, suspending operations from 1996 through 1998, and then resuming play as an expansion team in 1999. The Cleveland Browns relocated to Baltimore and were rebranded as the Ravens in 1996; however, the Baltimore Ravens are officially considered a 1996 expansion franchise in terms of team history and records.

References

  1. ^ "Chicago Bears Team History". profootballhof.com. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Chicago Bears Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "Chicago/St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "Dallas Cowboys Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 9, 2023.
  5. ^ "New England Patriots Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  6. ^ "Houston Texans Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "Baltimore Ravens Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "Jacksonville Jaguars Franchise Encyclopedia". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  9. ^ Brown, Daniel; Emmons, Mark (November 8, 2011). "49ers great Joe Perry and the stats that don't count". San Jose Mercury Times. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  10. ^ "List of all the Pro Football Franchises". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved January 13, 2023.
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