NFL team ranking by all-time postseason wins 2018

NFL teams ranked by number of wins in the postseason (at the start of the 2018 NFL season)*

by Christina Gough, last edited Jun 4, 2019
NFL team ranking by all-time postseason wins 2018 The postseason of the NFL is when things start to get really interesting – the knockout nature of the games with a place at the Super Bowl on the line means that the tension is ramped up. The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to be unfazed by this added pressure as they have notched up an impressive 35 wins during the postseason, marking an NFL record.
Playoff mainstays

While the Steelers have notched up the most wins in NFL postseason history, it is the Dallas Cowboys who have made the most playoff appearances – their 33 appearances are just one more than the number of times the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants have made it to the knockout stages. The New England Patriots, one of the most successful teams in NFL history, are surprisingly low down the list with 26 playoff appearances. This can be attributed to the fact that the Patriots only made it to 10 playoffs before the turn of the millennium. However, since the turn of the century, the New England franchise has made 16 appearances, only missing out in the 2002 and 2008 seasons. What caused this reversal of fortunes for the New England Patriots?

The Patriots’ main man

When you think of the New England Patriots in the last twenty years, you think of only one man – Tom Brady. The legendary quarterback has won a record 30 playoff games with the Patriots, almost double the number of wins of his closest quarterback rival, Joe Montana. Brady has been involved in every single one of the Patriots’ six Super Bowl wins, making him the first player in history to have won six Super Bowls. He also sits a very respectable fourth place on the list of players with the most passing yards in NFL history, behind only fellow legendary quarterbacks, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and Brett Favre.
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NFL teams ranked by number of wins in the postseason (at the start of the 2018 NFL season)*

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Number of wins
Pittsburgh Steelers35
Green Bay Packers34
Dallas Cowboys34
New England Patriots34
San Francisco 49ers31
Oakland Raiders25
New York Giants24
Washington Redskins23
Denver Broncos23
Philadelphia Eagles22
Indianapolis Colts22
Minnesota Vikings20
Miami Dolphins20
Los Angeles Rams19
Chicago Bears17
Cleveland Browns16
Seattle Seahawks16
Tennessee Titans15
Baltimore Ravens15
Buffalo Bills14
New York Jets12
Los Angeles Chargers11
Atlanta Falcons10
Carolina Panthers9
Kansas City Chiefs9
New Orleans Saints8
Detroit Lions7
Jacksonville Jaguars7
Arizona Cardinals7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers6
Cincinnati Bengals5
Houston Texans3
Number of wins
Pittsburgh Steelers35
Green Bay Packers34
Dallas Cowboys34
New England Patriots34
San Francisco 49ers31
Oakland Raiders25
New York Giants24
Washington Redskins23
Denver Broncos23
Philadelphia Eagles22
Indianapolis Colts22
Minnesota Vikings20
Miami Dolphins20
Los Angeles Rams19
Chicago Bears17
Cleveland Browns16
Seattle Seahawks16
Tennessee Titans15
Baltimore Ravens15
Buffalo Bills14
New York Jets12
Los Angeles Chargers11
Atlanta Falcons10
Carolina Panthers9
Kansas City Chiefs9
New Orleans Saints8
Detroit Lions7
Jacksonville Jaguars7
Arizona Cardinals7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers6
Cincinnati Bengals5
Houston Texans3
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by Christina Gough, last edited Jun 4, 2019
The postseason of the NFL is when things start to get really interesting – the knockout nature of the games with a place at the Super Bowl on the line means that the tension is ramped up. The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to be unfazed by this added pressure as they have notched up an impressive 35 wins during the postseason, marking an NFL record.
Playoff mainstays

While the Steelers have notched up the most wins in NFL postseason history, it is the Dallas Cowboys who have made the most playoff appearances – their 33 appearances are just one more than the number of times the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants have made it to the knockout stages. The New England Patriots, one of the most successful teams in NFL history, are surprisingly low down the list with 26 playoff appearances. This can be attributed to the fact that the Patriots only made it to 10 playoffs before the turn of the millennium. However, since the turn of the century, the New England franchise has made 16 appearances, only missing out in the 2002 and 2008 seasons. What caused this reversal of fortunes for the New England Patriots?

The Patriots’ main man

When you think of the New England Patriots in the last twenty years, you think of only one man – Tom Brady. The legendary quarterback has won a record 30 playoff games with the Patriots, almost double the number of wins of his closest quarterback rival, Joe Montana. Brady has been involved in every single one of the Patriots’ six Super Bowl wins, making him the first player in history to have won six Super Bowls. He also sits a very respectable fourth place on the list of players with the most passing yards in NFL history, behind only fellow legendary quarterbacks, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and Brett Favre.
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