The NFL has come under fire for the way it’s handled its losing streak, but there are some teams that are doing it right, and some that are getting it wrong.
We’re not saying that every NFL team has made a complete and total collapse, but we do think that some of them are doing their best to show the league that they are in fact in a different league from the one they’ve come to dominate for so long.
As the league enters a new season with the possibility of a division title and a Super Bowl appearance, some of the teams that have been under the radar have started to get a little attention from the outside world.
The Washington Redskins, for instance, have made their first four straight playoff appearances since 2011.
They’ve finished tied for first in the NFC East with four playoff appearances in a row.
The Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks have all missed the playoffs for the first time in their respective conferences.
They’re tied with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals for second-most playoff losses in the league.
The Cleveland Browns have gone from having a losing record of 6-11 to making the playoffs, a streak that includes losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Atlanta Falcons have gone 7-6 and have a playoff spot on the line.
The New York Jets have made the playoffs twice, winning the first two in consecutive seasons.
The Philadelphia Eagles have had four straight losses and are on the verge of missing the playoffs.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are currently tied for third-most consecutive losing seasons in the NFL with 11.
The Houston Texans are the only team to have gone 6-10 in their past 11 games.
The Carolina Panthers are currently fourth in the Carolina Panthers’ playoff race and in second place in the AFC South.
The Atlanta Falcons are tied for fourth in this division, and the New York Giants are tied with them for fifth.
The Dallas Cowboys are currently in third place in this AFC South, and tied for sixth in the regular season.
The Green Bay Packers are tied at eighth with the Pittsburgh Panthers.
The Tennessee Titans are tied fifth with the New Orleans Pelicans.
The New York Dolphins have been tied for the third-fewest playoff losses ever with 16.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently ninth in the standings.
The Buffalo Bills are tied third in the Western Conference.
The Oakland Raiders are tied seventh in the West.
The Minnesota Vikings are tied fourth in both the NFC North and NFC South.
The Houston Texans have made a playoff appearance in the past two seasons, going 5-9-1.
The Cleveland Browns are tied first in both AFC North and AFC South and are also in a tie for third place with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles are tied second in both divisions and the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs but are tied to the Green Bay Vikings in the division standings.
It’s not surprising that some teams are in this position, but the fact that a lot of them haven’t made it into the playoffs shows that the league is in serious need of some big changes.