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Seventh heaven: How 7-0 NFL teams have fared

10/21/2013 4:13 PM

10/21/2013 4:13 PM

The Chiefs improved to 7-0 with Sunday’s 17-16 win over Houston. In the Super Bowl era, all 31 teams that have started 7-0 qualified for the playoffs.

Fifteen of those 31 clubs, including Andy Reid’s 2004 Philadelphia Eagles, advanced to the Super Bowl. Nine won the Super Bowl.

Season Team Start Finish Playoffs
2013 Chiefs 7-0 TBD TBD
2012 Atlanta 8-0 13-3 Lost NFC championship
2011 Green Bay 13-0 15-1 Lost NFC divisional playoff
2009 Indianapolis 14-0 14-2 Lost Super Bowl
2009 New Orleans 13-0 13-3 Won Super Bowl
2008 Tennessee 10-0 13-3 Lost AFC divisional playoff
2007 Indianapolis 7-0 13-3 Lost AFC divisional playoff
2007 New England 16-0 16-0 Lost Super Bowl
2006 Chicago Bears 7-0 13-3 Lost Super Bowl
2006 Indianapolis 9-0 12-4 Won Super Bowl
2005 Indianapolis 13-0 14-2 Lost AFC divisional playoff
2004 Philadelphia 7-0 13-3 Lost Super Bowl
2003 Chiefs 9-0 13-3 Lost AFC divisional playoff
2000 Minnesota 7-0 11-5 Lost NFC championship
1998 Denver 13-0 14-2 Won Super Bowl
1998 Minnesota 7-0 15-1 Lost NFC championship
1991 New Orleans 7-0 11-5 Lost NFC wild-card playoff
1991 Washington 11-0 14-2 Won Super Bowl
1990 NY Giants 10-0 13-3 Won Super Bowl
1990 San Francisco 10-0 14-2 Lost NFC championship
1985 Chicago 12-0 15-1 Won Super Bowl
1985 LA Rams 7-0 11-5 Lost NFC championship
1984 Miami 11-0 14-2 Lost Super Bowl
1983 Dallas 7-0 12-4 Lost NFC wild-card playoff
1978 LA Rams 7-0 12-4 Lost NFC championship
1978 Pittsburgh 7-0 14-2 Won Super Bowl
1977 Dallas 8-0 12-2 Won Super Bowl
1975 Minnesota 10-0 12-2 Lost NFC divisional playoff
1974 St. Louis Cardinals 7-0 10-4 Lost NFC divisional playoff
1973 Minnesota 9-0 12-2 Lost Super Bowl
1972 Miami 14-0 14-0 Won Super Bowl
1969 LA Rams 11-0 11-3 Lost NFC championship

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