Full List of Winless NFL Teams Since 1920

CINCINNATI, OHIO - OCTOBER 20: A fan wears a brown paper bag over his head during the NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars at Paul Brown Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images)
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While the 1-7 Miami Dolphins are now safe from making the worst kind of NFL history possible in 2019 thanks to their Week 9 win over the New York Jets, the 0-8 Cincinnati Bengals aren't out of the winless woods yet.

The Bengals still have a few viable opportunities to grab at least one win in the second half of this season, however, Cincinnati's shot at becoming just the third 0-16 team and sixth winless team in the NFL since 1944 is still alive and well as we head into Week 10.

NFL Winless Teams

1. 1920 Munice Flyers (0-1)

2. 1921 Munice Flyers (0-2)

3. 1921 Tonawanda Kardex (0-1)

4. 1921 Louisville Brecks (0-2)

5. 1921 New York Brickley Giants (0-2)

6. 1922 Evansville Crimson Giants (0-3)

7. 1922 Rochester Jeffersons (0-4-1)

8. 1922 Hammond Pros (0-5-1)

9. 1922 Columbus Panhandles (0-8)

10. 1923 Louisville Brecks (0-3)

11. 1923 Rochester Jeffersons (0-4)

12. 1924 Kenosha Maroons (0-4-1)

13. 1924 Minneapolis Marines (0-6)

14. 1924 Rochester Jeffersons (0-7)

15. 1925 Rochester Jeffersons (0-6-1)

16. 1925 Dayton Triangles (0-7-1)

17. 1925 Duluth Kelleys (0-3)

18. 1925 Milwaukee Badgers (0-6)

19. 1925 Columbus Tigers (0-9)

20. 1926 Hammond Pros (0-4)

21. 1926 Louisville Colonels (0-4)

22. 1927 Buffalo Bisons (0-5)

23. 1928 Dayton Triangles (0-7)

24. 1929 Dayton Triangles (0-6)

*Note: 1930 marks the first NFL season without at least one winless team.

25. 1934 Cincinnati Reds (0-8)

26. 1942 Detroit Lions (0-11)

27. 1943 Chicago Cardinals (0-10)

28. 1944 Brooklyn Tigers (0-10)

*Note: 1944 marks the only NFL season with two winless teams.

29. 1944 Card-Pitt (0-10)

*Note: "Card-Pitt" was the name given to the team created by the temporary 1944 NFL merger by the Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

30. 1960 Dallas Cowboys (0-11-1)

31. 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-14)

32. 1982 Baltimore Colts (0-8-1)

33. 2008 Detroit Lions (0-16)

34. 2017 Cleveland Browns (0-16)

What Year Did the NFL Move to a 16-Game Schedule?

The NFL transitioned from a 14-game, regular-season schedule played from 1961-77 to a 16-game schedule beginning in the 1978 NFL regular season. The NFL also extended its regular seasons to a 17-week schedule after re-introducing bye weeks in the 1990 NFL season for the first time since 1966.

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