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Chiefs break NFL record for consecutive playoff defeats

Updated: 2014-01-05T01:40:33Z

The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs broke the NFL record for consecutive postseason losses at eight Saturday with their 45-44 loss at Indianapolis on Saturday in the opening round of the AFC playoffs.

Entering Saturday, the Detroit Lions and Chiefs held active streaks of seven consecutive losses. Detroit missed this year’s playoffs, so they could tie the Chiefs’ record next season.

The Chiefs’ last playoff win was 28-20 against the Oilers in Houston following the 1993 season. The Chiefs lost the following game, the AFC championship, at Buffalo.

Most consecutive NFL playoff losses

No.TeamSeasons
8Chiefs1993-95, 1997, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2013*
7Detroit1991, 1993-95, 1997,1999, 2011*
6 (tie)N.Y. Giants1939, 1941, 1943-44, 1946, 1950
Cleveland1969, 1971-72, 1980, 1982, 1985
Minnesota1988-89, 1992-94, 1996
Seattle1984, 1987-88, 1999, 2003-04
Dallas1996, 1998-99, 2003, 2006-07

*active streak

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