NFL Teams With Most Playoff Appearances
Every NFL player dreams of making it to the Super Bowl. To get there, they must help their team qualify for the NFL Playoffs. Here is a list of the NFL teams with the most appearances in the postseason.
NFL Playoff Appearances by Team
The Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys each have 35 NFL Playoff appearances. Every NFL team has made it to the postseason multiple times, but the Houston Texans have done so the fewest number of times, with only six appearances.
The number of times each NFL team has appeared in the NFL Playoffs are listed below:
|TEAM||NFL PLAYOFF APPEARANCES|
|Green Bay Packers||35|
|New York Giants||33|
|Los Angeles Rams||31|
|San Francisco 49ers||29|
|New England Patriots||28|
|Kansas City Chiefs||25|
|Las Vegas Raiders||23|
|Los Angeles Chargers||20|
|New Orleans Saints||14|
|New York Jets||14|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13|
Teams With the Most Playoff Appearances
The Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys are tied for most NFL Playoff appearances, with each franchise having made the postseason a remarkable 35 times. With a playoff record of 36-25, the Packers participated in their first ever playoff season in 1936 and had their most recent playoff appearance during the 2021 season. With a playoff record of 36-29, the Cowboys participated in their first ever playoff season in 1966 and had their most recent playoff appearance during the 2022 season.
Teams With Over 30 Playoff Appearances
Though the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys definitely have the most NFL Playoff appearances of any team, there are four other NFL franchises that have come close. The following teams have appeared in the NFL Playoff at least 30 times in their history:
- New York Giants: 33
- Pittsburgh Steelers: 33
- Los Angeles Rams: 31
- Minnesota Vikings: 31
Teams With Over 20 Playoff Appearances
Beyond the six teams with the most NFL Playoff appearances, there are 15 remarkable teams that have made between 20 and 30 appearances since the NFL Playoff began. The following teams have appeared in the NFL Playoff at least 20 times in their history:
- Cleveland Browns: 29
- Indianapolis Colts: 29
- San Francisco 49ers: 29
- Philadelphia Eagles: 29
- New England Patriots: 28
- Chicago Bears: 27
- Washington Commanders: 25
- Tennessee Titans: 25
- Kansas City Chiefs: 25
- Miami Dolphins: 24
- Las Vegas Raiders: 23
- Denver Broncos: 22
- Buffalo Bills: 22
- Los Angeles Chargers: 20
- Seattle Seahawks: 20
Which NFL team has the most playoff appearances of all time?
The NFL teams with the most playoff appearances of all time are the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, tied with 35 each. Tied for third place are the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, with 33 appearances each.
Which NFL team has the fewest playoff appearances?
The Houston Texans are the NFL team with the fewest playoff appearances, with only six trips to the postseason. Other teams with little success getting out of the regular season are the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars, with eight appearances each, and the Arizona Cardinals, with 10 playoff appearances.