NFL Playoffs 2023: How many teams have never won or appeared in a Super Bowl in NFL history?


Super Bowl LVII is just around the corner and some familiar contenders are back in the mix for a shot at the Lombardi Trophy, including the Chiefs, Eagles and Cowboys. The Bengals are back in the postseason after losing to the Rams in Super Bowl LVI, and the Giants have clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2016.

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For some teams, playing on the big stage is familiar territory. But for others, the chance to play for the Lombardi Trophy is rare, or, in some cases, non-existent. Twelve current NFL franchises have never won a Super Bowl, and four teams have never had the chance to play in the big game.

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How many NFL teams have never won a Super Bowl?

Twelve current NFL franchises have never won a Super Bowl: the Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.

Of those twelve teams, four have yet to even make an appearance in the league championship: the Browns, Lions, Jaguars and Texans.

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Which NFL team has the longest active postseason drought?

Despite starting the 2022 season 7-4, the New York Jets have the unfortunate distinction of owning the longest active postseason drought. That drought currently stands at 12 seasons – the Jets last made the playoffs in the 2010 season, when they were eliminated in the AFC Championship game with a loss to the Steelers.

The next-longest drought belongs to the Denver Broncos, who haven’t made it to the postseason in the last seven seasons. In fact, their last playoff trip ended with a win in Super Bowl 50 at the end of the 2015 season. Since then – no playoff football for the Denver faithful. 

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Which NFL team has the fewest Super Bowl appearances in NFL history?

Four NFL franchises have never played in the Super Bowl: the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions and Houston Texans. The Browns advanced to their first playoffs since 2002 in the 2020 season, but lost in the divisional round. Their overall playoff record is 17-21.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a 7-7 all-time record in the playoffs and their last postseason appearance came in 2017. The Detroit Lions advanced to the playoffs in 2016 and have a 7-13 overall record in the postseason. The Texans have the fewest postseason appearances of any team in the NFL with 10 and they are 4-6 in those matchups.

Five franchises have just one Super Bowl appearance: the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers and New York Jets. The Saints played for the Super Bowl most recently in the 2009-10 season, while the Jets have not competed for the Lombardi Trophy since the 1968-69 season. The Saints and Jets, however, both won their sole Super Bowl appearance, with the Saints victorious in Super Bowl XLIV and the Jets winning Super Bowl III back in the 1968 season.

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Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings are tied for the most Super Bowl appearances without a win at 0-4. The Bills famously lost four straight Super Bowls from 1990-93.

Below is the complete breakdown of the Super Bowl appearances of all NFL teams since the inception of the game in the 1966 season.

All-time Super Bowl appearances by each team (fewest to most):

    • Houston Texans: 0
    • Jacksonville Jaguars: 0
    • Detroit Lions: 0
    • Cleveland Browns: 0
    • New York Jets: 1 (1968)
    • Los Angeles Chargers: 1 (1994)
    • Tennessee Titans: 1 (1999)
    • Arizona Cardinals: 1 (2008)
    • New Orleans Saints: 1 (2009)
    • Chicago Bears: 2 (2006, 1985)
    • Baltimore Ravens: 2 (2012, 2000)
    • Atlanta Falcons: 2 (2016, 1998)
    • Carolina Panthers: 2 (2015, 2003)
    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2 (2020, 2002)
    • Cincinnati Bengals: 3 (1988, 1981, 2021)
    • Seattle Seahawks: 3 (2014, 2013, 2005)
    • Philadelphia Eagles: 3 (2017, 2004, 1980)
    • Indianapolis Colts: 4 (2009, 2006, 1970, 1968)
    • Minnesota Vikings: 4 (1976, 1974, 1973, 1969)
    • Buffalo Bills: 4 (1993, 1992, 1991, 1990)
    • Kansas City Chiefs: 4 (2020, 2019, 1969, 1966)
    • Los Angeles Rams: 5 (2018, 2001, 1999, 1979, 2021)
    • Las Vegas Raiders: 5 (2002, 1983, 1980, 1976, 1967)
    • New York Giants: 5 (2011, 2007, 2000, 1990, 1986)
    • Miami Dolphins: 5 (1984, 1982, 1973, 1972, 1971)
    • Green Bay Packers: 5 (2010, 1997, 1996, 1967, 1966)
    • Washington Football Team: 5 (1991, 1987, 1983, 1982, 1972)
    • San Francisco 49ers: 7 (2019, 2012, 1994, 1989, 1988, 1984, 1981)
    • Denver Broncos: 8 (2015, 2013, 1998, 1997, 1989, 1987, 1986, 1977)
    • Dallas Cowboys: 8 (1995, 1993, 1992, 1978, 1977, 1975, 1971, 1970)
    • Pittsburgh Steelers: 8 (2010, 2008, 2005, 1995, 1979, 1978, 1975, 1974)
    • New England Patriots: 11 (2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2011, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2001, 1996, 1985)

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NFL quarterback rankings 2023: Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of upcoming NFL season


While the NFL is a league that is ever-changing, some things are set to stay the same in 2023 — like the revealing of Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown.

Last year’s list saw Josh Allen take his place atop the quarterback throne, with Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert not far behind at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. It was, however, Mahomes who would ultimately reign over all NFL quarterbacks at the end of the season, as the 27-year-old collected both the NFL MVP honors and his second Lombardi Trophy.

This NFL offseason, however, has brought some intriguing adjustments that are likely to shake up Simms’ rankings.

While some signal-callers such as Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson found their prolonged home with massive contract signings, others will be venturing to a new franchise in search of a fresh start. Aaron Rodgers‘ trade to the New York Jets is unquestionably the most staggering shift, but other quarterbacks on the move such as Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo cannot be forgotten.

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And with three of the first four picks in the 2023 NFL Draft being spent on a quarterback, emerging talent will likely turn the tides for some franchises this upcoming season.

See below for Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of the upcoming season. Be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for more on the 2023 NFL season as well as an unfiltered look at the NFL featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown and stories from a life in and around football.

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Chris Simms’ 2023 Top 40 QB Countdown:

40. Desmond Ridder (ATL)

39. Sam Howell (WAS)

38. Bryce Young (CAR)

37. CJ Stroud (HOU)

36. Anthony Richardson (IND)

35. Mike White (MIA)

34. Gardner Minshew (IND)

33. Taylor Heinicke (ATL)

32. Jarrett Stidham (DEN)

31. Jordan Love (GB)

30. Davis Mills (HOU)

29. Tyler Huntley (BAL)

28. Andy Dalton (CAR)

27. Sam Darnold (SF)

26. Brock Purdy (SF)

25. Kenny Pickett (PIT)

24. Baker Mayfield (TB)

23. Justin Fields (CHI)

22. Jimmy Garoppolo (LV)

21. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)

20. Mac Jones (NE)

19. Kyler Murray (AZ)

18. Derek Carr (NO)

17. Jared Goff (DET)

16. Ryan Tannehill (TEN)

15. Geno Smith (SEA)

14. Russell Wilson (DEN)

2023 NFL Schedule Release: Start time, how to watch, live stream, channel


With another exciting NFL Draft in the books, teams can now turn their gaze toward the road to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. The path to Super Bowl glory, however, is about to become abundantly more clear with the 2023 NFL season schedule release.

This year’s NFL season schedule release is nearly here, with the entirety of the 2023 NFL schedule being unveiled on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. ET on both Peacock and NFL Network. See below for everything you need to know for one of the offseason’s most anticipated events.

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When will the 2023 NFL season schedule be released?

While all 272 matchups have been known since the conclusion of the 2022 regular season, the order and dates for these games have remained a mystery. The secret is nearly out, however, with every NFL game on the brink of revelation.

The full 2023 NFL schedule will be released on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How can I watch the 2023 NFL season schedule release?

The 2023 NFL season schedule release will take place Thursday, May 11 on Peacock, NFL Network, and the NFL app at 8 p.m. ET.

While the entirety of the schedule will be unveiled at that time, select games have already been and will continue to be released prior to the official event. Ahead of the 2023 NFL season schedule release, the following games will be announced:

Who will play in the 2023 NFL Kickoff game?

The first game of the 2023-24 NFL season will see the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take the field in Arrowhead Stadium.

The opponent that will meet Patrick Mahomes and company in Kansas City, however, remains to be revealed.

Which NFL teams have international games in 2023?

While the majority of the matchups set to take place next season have yet to be announced, the league has already revealed which teams will head overseas for international showdowns.

Below is the full list of international NFL games for the 2023-24 season, with three in London, U.K., and two in Frankfurt, Germany.

Falcons vs. Jaguars: Week 4, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Wembley Stadium in London, U.K.

Jaguars vs. Bills: Week 5, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Ravens vs. Titans: Week 6, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Dolphins vs. Chiefs: Week 9, Nov. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

Colts vs. Patriots: Week 10, Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

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When is the Super Bowl and where will it be taking place?

Stars will be shining bright in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Super Bowl LVIII, set to take place on Feb. 11, 2024, at the home of the Raiders in Allegiant Stadium.

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