Which NFL teams have the most playoff appearances entering the 2023 NFL Playoffs?


The quest for Super Bowl LVII is heating up as 14 teams square off to battle it out in the 2023 playoffs. For some teams, the postseason is familiar territory– after all, more teams than ever before have the chance to play for the Lombardi Trophy. But for others, playoff appearances have still proven to be elusive.

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Which team has the most playoff appearances in NFL history?

The Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys are now tied for the most postseason appearances all-time at 35 apiece. The Packers have historically dominated the postseason but failed to make the 2023 playoffs with a Week 18 loss to the Lions on SNF, allowing the Cowboys to tie the record with their eventual playoff berth.

Meanwhile, the New England Patriots have dominated the playoffs in the NFL’s modern era with 18 postseason appearances since 2000 and 28 total appearances. But the Kansas City Chiefs have emerged as a recent challenger to the Patriots’ postseason legacy, advancing now to eight straight postseasons, including two straight Super Bowls in that stretch.

The New York Giants, who are tied for the third-most playoff appearances of all time, will finally return to the postseason this year– just the second time in the last decade. The Cleveland Browns, who were left outside of the 2023 playoffs, are within the top 10 of the league but they have made just one playoff appearance since 2002.

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Which team has the fewest playoff appearances in NFL history?

Meanwhile, the bottom five teams in the NFL have 13 or fewer playoff appearances. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers round out the bottom five teams in the league, despite their recent success. When the Buccaneers advanced to the playoffs in the 2020 season (and eventually went on to win Super Bowl LV over the Kansas City Chiefs), they snapped the second-longest active postseason drought in history. In his tenure in Tampa Bay, Tom Brady has led the Bucs to the playoffs each of the last three years.

The Jacksonville Jaguars (8) were able to add an appearance to their resume this year after clinching a spot and winning the division in a Week 18 win vs the Titans. They’re joined by the Arizona Cardinals (10), Carolina Panthers (8), and Houston Texans (6) which round out the four teams in the league with 10 or fewer playoff appearances.

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All-time playoff appearances by each team, as of the 2023 NFL playoffs:

Green Bay Packers: 35

Dallas Cowboys: 35

New York Giants: 33

Pittsburgh Steelers: 33

Los Angeles Rams: 31

Minnesota Vikings: 31

Cleveland Browns: 29

Indianapolis Colts: 29

San Francisco 49ers: 29

Philadelphia Eagles: 29

New England Patriots: 28

Chicago Bears: 27

Commanders: 25

Tennessee Titans: 25

Kansas City Chiefs: 25

Miami Dolphins: 24

Las Vegas Raiders: 23

Denver Broncos: 22

Buffalo Bills: 22

Los Angeles Chargers: 20

Seattle Seahawks: 20

Detroit Lions: 17

Cincinnati Bengals: 16

Atlanta Falcons: 14

New Orleans Saints: 14

New York Jets: 14

Baltimore Ravens: 14

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 13

Arizona Cardinals: 10

Carolina Panthers: 8

Jacksonville Jaguars: 8

Houston Texans: 6

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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)

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, NFL.com 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.

This will be the first Super Bowl to ever take place in Las Vegas, which hosted the 2023 Pro Bowl and 2022 NFL Draft.

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