Longest NFL Playoff drought: Jets overtake Browns in 2021

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After finishing with a 2-14 record, the New York Jets not only ended their season without the number one overall pick in the 2021 draft but now officially have the longest NFL playoff drought. The last time the Jets made it to the playoffs was 10 years, during the 2010 season. No other team has a drought longer than five years.

The Cleveland Browns previously held the longest NFL playoff drought having not made the playoffs since 2002–nearly two decades ago–but will head to Pittsburgh to play in their first playoff game in 18 years this Sunday, after clinching a spot in week 17.

In week 16–just two weeks ago–we saw Tom Brady lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of their 13-year playoff drought that went back to 2007.

Tune to NBC this weekend to see both teams compete in the Wild Card round. Live coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. with Football Night in America on Saturday and Sunday night. See below for additional information on how to watch the games. Click here for the full 2021 NFL Wild Card Schedule.

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How to watch Tampa Bay Buccaneers at  Washington Football Team

  • Where: FedExField in Landover, MD
  • When: Saturday, January 9
  • Start Time: 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff; live coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch online or with the NBC Sports App

How to watch Cleveland Browns at  Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Where: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA
  • When: Sunday, January 10
  • Start Time: 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff; live coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream live: Watch on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

Click here to see the full 2021 NFL playoff schedule and be sure to check out ProFootballTalk for more on the 2021 NFL Playoffs as well as game previews, recaps, news, rumors and more.