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Consecutive Games at .500 or Below

After beating the Cardinals last night, the St. Louis Rams are now 3-2, marking the first time their record has stood above .500 since Week 8 of the 2006 season. This streak of 93 straight games with a record of .500 or worse was the 3rd-longest in NFL history.

Most consecutive games at .500 or below:

Streak Team Start End Notes
101 Oakland Raiders 2004 – W4 2010 – W8 The sub-.500 streak started the week after 
Rich Gannon’s career-ending neck injury.
97 New Orleans Saints 1971 – W2 1977 – end
93 Philadelphia Eagles 1967 – W8 1974 – W2
93 St. Louis Rams 2006 – W9 2012 – W4
83 Buffalo Bills 1967 – W3 1972 – end
74 San Diego Chargers 1988 – W1 1992 – W11 The 1992 Chargers started 0-4,
but won 11 of their last 12.
67 New Orleans Saints 1993 – W16 1997 – end
66 Los Angeles Rams 1959 – W1 1963 – end
65 St. Louis Cardinals 1977 – W14 1981 – end
64 Los Angeles Rams 1990 – W1 1993 – end
64 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1983 – W1 1986 – end
63 Cincinnati Bengals 1997 – W2 2000 – end

The Carolina Panthers are the current streak holder at 52 games, dating back to the start of 2009.

Coincidentally, the longest streak of games at .500 or above ended two weeks ago.

Most consecutive games at .500 or above:

Streak Team Start End Notes
144 New England Patriots 2003 – W2 2012 – W2 “Let me say this clearly: They hate their coach.”
115 Dallas Cowboys 1965 – W14 1974 – W2 The 1974 Cowboys lost four straight 
games after winning the opener …
113 Dallas Cowboys 1974 – W8 1981 – end … but won their next four to start this streak.
97 Miami Dolphins 1996 – W16 2002 – end
96 Buffalo Bills 1988 – W1 1993 – end
93 Kansas City Chiefs 1991 – W4 1996 – end
92 Chicago Bears 1983 – W16 1989 – W12
85 San Francisco 49ers 1991 – W13 1996 – end
84 Washington Redskins 1971 – W1 1976 – end
77 Miami Dolphins 1991 – W13 1996 – W9
75 Denver Broncos 2000 – W6 2004 – end
71 Green Bay Packers 1995 – W1 1999 – W9
70 Dallas Cowboys 1982 – W2 1986 – W14 Immediately followed the 113-game 
streak after a loss in the 1982 opener.

The Baltimore Ravens are the current streak holder at 63 games, dating back to Week 7 of 2008.

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