Despite an 8-9 record and missing the playoffs for the first time in four years, the Packers will retain their Number 2 spot on the NFL’s list of teams with the most playoff appearances in this century. They are #1 among the NFC teams with the most playoff appearances since 2000.
Since 2000, Green Bay has played in the post-season 16 of those 23 seasons. That is second most in the league behind the New England Patriots who have made the playoffs 18 times since 2000. The Pats this season also finished 8-9, and like the Packers, missed out on making the 2022 playoffs with a loss on the final day of the season.
Philadelphia and Seattle each made the playoffs out of the NFC this season and are now just one season behind the Packers on this list with their 15th appearance since 2000.
Packers remain #2 with most playoff appearances this century
Here are the number of years each NFL team has made the playoffs since 2000 (23 years). Teams that made the playoffs this season are noted in bold
15-Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle
9-Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Minnesota, NY Giants, Tennessee
8-Atlanta, LA Chargers, LA Rams, San Francisco, Tampa Bay
6-Chicago, Houston, NY Jets, Washington
5-Arizona, Buffalo, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami
Only three teams have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons. Tampa Bay is making its third straight appearance this year, and Buffalo has now made the playoffs for four straight years. The Kansas City Chiefs hold the longest active streak of making the playoffs with eight consecutive years.
Repeat playoff teams from last year
Exactly half of the 14 teams in this year’s post-season also were in the post-season last year. The seven: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Kansas City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Tampa Bay.
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