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The best and worst result in the history of each 2019 NFL playoff team

Every NFL organization has playoff pasts it remembers fondly as well as some games the franchise would prefer to forget. From early exits to long runs and championship seasons, the postseason has seen it all.

Here are the best and worst playoff results in the history of this year's playoff teams.

(Dates reflect the teams' regular seasons.)

 
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Baltimore Ravens best: won Super Bowl (2000, 2012)

Baltimore Ravens best: won Super Bowl (2000, 2012)
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Baltimore's elite defense led the team to a 34-7 win over the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. Linebacker Ray Lewis got a proper send-off 12 years later when the team beat San Francisco, 34-31, in Super Bowl XLVII, a matchup between head coach brothers John and Jim Harbaugh. 

 
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Baltimore Ravens worst: lost wild-card weekend games (2003, 2018)

Baltimore Ravens worst: lost wild-card weekend games (2003, 2018)
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The Ravens lost their wild-card weekend games to Tennessee, 20-17, at home in 2003 and again in 2018, as rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson struggled in a 23-17 loss to the Chargers.

 
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Buffalo Bills best: reached Super Bowl (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)

Buffalo Bills best: reached Super Bowl (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
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Buffalo's well-documented, four-year streak of Super Bowl defeats defined playoff disappointment in the 1990s. The Bills' closest chance came in 1990 when kicker Scott Norwood notoriously missed a game-winning field goal attempt wide right against the Giants. Those Bills teams, led by Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed and Bruce Smith, are still fondly remembered despite never winning the big one.

 
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Buffalo Bills worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1996, 1998, 1999, 2017)

Buffalo Bills worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1996, 1998, 1999, 2017)
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Unfortunately Buffalo's last four playoff appearances have been one-and-done in the wild-card round. They disappointed three times in four years in the late 1990s under Marv Levy and Wade Phillips. Most recently, Buffalo lost a 10-3 offensive struggle at Jacksonville in 2017.

 
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Green Bay Packers best: won Super Bowl (1966, 1967, 1996, 2010)

Green Bay Packers best: won Super Bowl (1966, 1967, 1996, 2010)
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The Packers franchise is known for its history of greatness and won the first two Super Bowls ever. More recently, Brett Favre led the team to a 35-21 win over the Patriots in 1996 and Aaron Rodgers won his only Super Bowl, in 2010, with a 31-25 win over the Steelers.

 
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Green Bay Packers worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1998, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2013)

Green Bay Packers worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1998, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2013)
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Green Bay's more recent history has been defined by losses in the playoffs, including five defeats in the wild-card round over the last 21 years. The team's more recent wild-card weekend exit was a 23-20 defeat while hosting San Francisco in 2013.

 
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Houston Texans best: reached division round (2011, 2012, 2016)

Houston Texans best: reached division round (2011, 2012, 2016)
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The Texans organization has been to the playoffs only five times in its 17-year history and has never advanced past the divisional round. Houston's most recent division round appearance was a 34-16 loss at New England in 2016, after quarterback Brock Osweiler threw three interceptions.

 

 
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Houston Texans worst: lost wild-card weekend games (2015, 2018)

Houston Texans worst: lost wild-card weekend games (2015, 2018)
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Houston was blown out, 30-0, at home against the Chiefs in 2015. Last year's result wasn't much better, as the Texans lost at home, 21-7, to the Colts, getting their only points in the fourth quarter.

 
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Kansas City Chiefs best: won Super Bowl (1969)

Kansas City Chiefs best: won Super Bowl (1969)
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The Chiefs won Super Bowl IV over the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7. Len Dawson starred with his 142 passing yards and a touchdown, and Mike Garrett also scored a touchdown on the ground.

 

 
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Kansas City Chiefs worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2017)

Kansas City Chiefs worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2017)
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The Chiefs have become synonymous with early playoff exits in recent seasons. Their most recent wild-card weekend loss was a heartbreaker vs. Tennessee in which they led the Titans, 21-3, at halftime before losing, 22-21. That was only slightly better than their 45-44 wild-card round loss to the Colts in 2013, after leading 31-10 at halftime.

 

 
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Minnesota Vikings best: reached Super Bowl (1969, 1973, 1974, 1976)

Minnesota Vikings best: reached Super Bowl (1969, 1973, 1974, 1976)
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Minnesota had some dominant teams in the late 1960s and 1970s, but they failed to win the big one with head coach Bud Grant and star quarterback Fran Tarkenton. In fact, the team lost all four of their Super Bowl appearances by double digits.

 
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Minnesota Vikings worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2015)

Minnesota Vikings worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2015)
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The Vikings have suffered numerous wild-card exits since 1992. Their most recent loss was under head coach Mike Zimmer in 2015, when Seattle closed a nine-point fourth quarter deficit to win, 10-9, as Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining.

 
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New England Patriots best: won Super Bowl (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018)

New England Patriots best: won Super Bowl (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018)
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The Patriots dynasty continues with head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, who have teamed up to win all six of the franchise's Super Bowls. The most recent win was a dominant defensive performance in Super Bowl LIII, beating the Rams, 13-3.

 
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New England Patriots worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1982, 1994, 1998, 2009)

New England Patriots worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1982, 1994, 1998, 2009)
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It's tough to feel sorry for Patriots fans given their five recent Super Bowl wins, but they had been snakebitten prior to the Belichick-Brady era. New England's most recent wild-card round loss was tough, losing 33-14 at home to Baltimore as Brady threw three interceptions.

 

 
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New Orleans Saints best: won Super Bowl (2009)

New Orleans Saints best: won Super Bowl (2009)
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New Orleans upset the favored Colts, 31-17, in Super Bowl XLIV, putting on its back a city that was still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Drew Brees  had a great game, recording 288 passing yards and two touchdowns.

 
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New Orleans Saints worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2010)

New Orleans Saints worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2010)
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New Orleans lost in the wild-card round three years in a row, including a second-half collapse to the Eagles at home in 1992. However, the Saints' loss in 2010 was an even bigger upset. As defending Super Bowl champs, they lost, 41-36, to a 7-9 Seahawks squad.

 
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Philadelphia Eagles best: won Super Bowl (2017)

Philadelphia Eagles best: won Super Bowl (2017)
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The Eagles were a Cinderella story two years ago, beating the favored Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII behind the great play of backup quarterback Nick Foles. It was the organization's first Super Bowl win in three tries.

 

 
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Philadelphia Eagles worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1978, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2009, 2010, 2013)

Philadelphia Eagles worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1978, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2009, 2010, 2013)
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The Eagles have eight wild-card round losses in franchise history. Their most recent was a 26-24 loss to the Saints in 2013 under head coach Chip Kelly.

 

 
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San Francisco 49ers best: won Super Bowl (1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994)

San Francisco 49ers best: won Super Bowl (1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994)
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San Francisco had quite a run in the 1980s and early 1990s. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana led the team to their first four Super Bowl wins, while Steve Young "got the monkey off his back" with a historic 49-26 win over the Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX.

 
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San Francisco 49ers worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1985, 2001)

San Francisco 49ers worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1985, 2001)
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Following up a Super Bowl win, San Francisco lost, 17-3, to the Giants in the wild-card round back in 1985. Sixteen years later, the Niners fell, 25-15, to the Packers.

 
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Seattle Seahawks best: won Super Bowl (2013)

Seattle Seahawks best: won Super Bowl (2013)
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Seattle's great defense and efficient offense dominated the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Peyton Manning was hampered all night, and Russell Wilson   threw for 206 yards and two scores in the 43-8 win. Of course, the Seahawks had a chance to win back-to-back Super Bowls, but a Malcolm Butler interception at the goal line destroyed their hopes in Super Bowl XLIX against New England.

 

 
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Seattle Seahawks worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1987, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2018)

Seattle Seahawks worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1987, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2018)
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Seattle has lost five times in the wild-card round, most recently last year, 24-22, at Dallas, as they struggled to contain the Cowboys running game.

 
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Tennessee Titans best: reached Super Bowl (1999)

Tennessee Titans best: reached Super Bowl (1999)
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The Titans fell short against the Rams, 23-16, in Super Bowl XXXIV on a Mike Jones goal line tackle of Kevin Dyson at the end of regulation. Of course, the fact Tennessee was in the game to begin with was quite an accomplishment, given that the Titans needed the "Music City Miracle" kickoff return vs. Buffalo to get out of the wild-card round.

 
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Tennessee Titans worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1980, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2007)

Tennessee Titans worst: lost wild-card weekend games (1980, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2007)
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Dating back to their days as the Houston Oilers, the Titans franchise has lost five times in the wild-card round. Their most recent was a 17-6 defeat at San Diego under head coach Jeff Fisher with Vince Young at quarterback.

Seth Trachtman is a fantasy sports expert and diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan still hoping for a Super Bowl win during his lifetime. He doesn't often Tweet, but when he does, you can find him on Twitter @sethroto.



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