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How many NFL teams have started the season 0-5 and gone on to make the playoffs?

Question #50197. Asked by lecoqsportif.
Last updated May 15 2021.

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No team has made it starting at 0-5.
St Louis Rams, 2002 started 0-5 but didn't qualify:

The question no one wants to ask must, indeed, be asked. Can this team -- a team that started 0-5 -- make the playoffs? Probably not. No team has ever opened the season with five losses and made it to January. Heck, only one team went 0-4 and made it. It'd take a special team and a unique set of circumstances to get it done. Probably more special than the Greatest Show on Turf, and more unique than the befuddling NFC. So again, probably not.
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The team that started 0-4 and made it was the 1992 San Diego Chargers:


No team in the 2003 play-offs started 0-5:

Response last updated by gtho4 on May 15 2021.
Aug 19 2004, 2:51 AM
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