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NFL: Giving a Team Their First Loss / Win of the Season

Posted by Andrew McKillop on October 1, 2011

This Sunday the Dallas Cowboys face off against the undefeated Detroit Lions.  Since the NFL merger in 1970, the Dallas Cowboys have given NFL teams their first loss of the season on 54 occasions; the most in the NFL.

Giving a Team Their First Loss of the Season Since 1970

Legend: # of Times (# of times the team gave another NFL team their first loss of the season; includes Week One)

Rk Team # Times Rk Team # Times
1 Cowboys 54 18t Bills 40
2t Broncos 52 18t Jets 40
2t Redskins 52 20 Colts 39
2t Steelers 52 21 Browns 38
5 Patriots 51 22t Lions 37
6t Bears 47 22t Titans 37
6t Dolphins 47 24 Saints 32
8t Giants 45 25 Bengals 31
8t Raiders 45 26t Cardinals 30
10 Packers 44 26t Seahawks 30
11t 49ers 43 28 Buccaneers 25
11t Eagles 43 29 Jaguars 19
13t Chargers 42 30 Ravens 17
13t Chiefs 42 31 Panthers 12
13t Vikings 42 32 Texans 7
16t Falcons 41
16t Rams 41


Since the NFL merger in 1970, the New Orleans Saints have given NFL teams their first win of the season on 59 occasions; the most in the NFL.


Giving a Team Their First Win of the Season Since 1970

Legend: # of Times (# of times the team gave another NFL team their first win of the season; includes Week One)

Rk Team # Times Rk Team # Times
1 Saints 59 18t 49ers 36
2t Jets 52 18t Bears 36
2t Lions 52 18t Chargers 36
4 Bengals 51 18t Packers 36
5 Chiefs 50 18t Raiders 36
6 Buccaneers 49 18t Vikings 36
7 Cardinals 47 24t Dolphins 35
8t Browns 46 24t Rams 35
8t Colts 46 26 Broncos 32
8t Eagles 46 27 Steelers 29
11t Falcons 45 28 Cowboys 26
11t Redskins 45 29 Jaguars 17
13 Bills 42 30 Panthers 16
14 Patriots 39 31 Ravens 15
15 Titans 38 32 Texans 11
16t Giants 37
16t Seahawks 37


Reference: Pro-Football-Reference.com



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