Who Were The Worst NFL Teams Ever?
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The Worst NFL Teams Ever
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There have been a lot of terrible teams in NFL history, and some have been very recently. Get free NFL Picks and NFL Predictions for every game all season long at Sports Chat Place.
2017 Cleveland Browns, 0-16
The most recent winless season was in 2017 with the Cleveland Browns. After a perfect 4-0 preseason, the Browns couldn’t find a way to win any games during the season. They are the only team in NFL history to have at least 15 losses in two seasons.
2008 Detroit Lions, 0-16
The Detroit Lions 2008 season was memorable, and not for good reasons. The Lions almost beat the Minnesota Vikings in both games against them, but they couldn’t pull it out. Outside of those two games, neither were really close.
1982 Baltimore Colts, 0-8-1
The 1982 NFL season was cut short because of a strike so only nine games were played. The closest the team came to a win was against the Green Bay Packers, a game that ended in a 20-20 tie.
1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 0-14
The 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in their debut stadium and the offense was a real problem. They didn’t score a point until their third game, and a touchdown until their fourth.
1960 Dallas Cowboys, 0-11-1
The Dallas Cowboys are a proud franchise but they didn’t get out to a stellar start. The Cowboys only could manage only one tie.
1944 Brooklyn Tigers, 0-10
The Brooklyn Tigers offense didn’t score more than 14 points in any game during the 1944 season. This was also the last year they were a franchise.
1944 Card Pitt, 0-10
The Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers combined in 1944 because of the shortage of players. That combination didn’t help much losing all ten games.
1943 Chicago Cardinals 0-10
The 1943 Chicago Cardinals season was terrible, but it was something their fans were used to. They lost all 10 of their games and failed to make the playoffs for the 18th consecutive year.
1942 Detroit Lions 0-11
The 1942 Lions had some real challenges with the WWII happening. There was a shortage of players because of people fighting overseas and that lack of talent led to the Lions failing to win a game.
1934 Cincinnati Reds 0-8
The 1934 Cincinnati Reds had a unique story. After starting the season 0-8 and before the season ended they quit, and the rest of the season was finished by the St. Louis Gunners. The Reds allowed 6.40 rushing yards per attempt which is still the NFL record.