NFL has most 8-0 teams in league history

AP

The NFL has been around a long time. Never before has it had so many undefeated teams this deep into the season.

According to the NFL, this is the first time the league has had three 8-0 teams. Ever.

The undefeated teams are the Bengals, Patriots, and Panthers.

During the Super Bowl era, all 21 teams that went 8-0 made it to the playoffs. Twelve of them made it to the Super Bowl. Eight have won the Super Bowl.

Of the remaining 8-0 teams, none play each other during the regular season. So, in theory, there could be three 16-0 teams. Which is highly unlikely, but still fun to think about.

38 responses to “NFL has most 8-0 teams in league history

  1. The league has also never had rules that weakened defenses this much.

    By taking the teeth out of the defenses because of concussions and fantasy football they have reduced the ability of teams to compete.

  2. harrisonhits2 says:
    Nov 8, 2015 8:45 PM

    The league has also never had rules that weakened defenses this much.

    By taking the teeth out of the defenses because of concussions and fantasy football they have reduced the ability of teams to compete.

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    Because half the league play only offense and half play only defense, right?

  3. .
    The Patriots finished the game with an offensive line consisting of practice squad RT at LT, rookie LG, rookie C , rookie RG, and a reserve C and reserve TE sharing RT.

    One of these weeks, the injuries will catch up to them. .
    .

  4. harrisonhits2 says:
    Nov 8, 2015 8:45 PM
    The league has also never had rules that weakened defenses this much.

    By taking the teeth out of the defenses because of concussions and fantasy football they have reduced the ability of teams to compete.
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    Same rules for all teams.

  5. “By taking the teeth out of defenses….they have reduced the ability of teams to compete”

    Is that supposed to make sense? Which teams are being singled out? Could you translate in English?

  6. 6ball says:
    Nov 8, 2015 8:52 PM

    The Patriots finished the game with an offensive line consisting of practice squad RT at LT, rookie LG, rookie C , rookie RG, and a reserve C and reserve TE sharing RT.

    One of these weeks, the injuries will catch up to them.
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    You might well be right. Plus they have tough games on the road against the Giants and Broncos among others.

    But there is something to be said for a team that can face adversity and get buy in tough times. Sometimes the injuries can help in the long run.

  7. I just don’t understand it…. Tom Brady & the Patriots were suppose to be lousy this year… You know because they had to use properly inflated footballs….
    How is it they haven’t lost yet???
    How is it Brady is still tearing up the league??
    Based on the informative & pristine deductions arrived by & so elegantly delivered by the Wells report this just can’t be possible!!!!
    My conclusions based on everything I’ve seen in regards to the performance of Tom Brady & the Patriots is that it is more probable than not that Roger & his minions are completely incompetent & wasted over 5 million dollars on something that never happened…. But hey, I’m sure if this goes to court the league will be exonerated & justice will be served…. Oh wait, never mind… My bad…
    So, I wonder when the league is going to do what it said & give us, the fans, the full transparency of the PSI of all the footballs they have measured this year & from what games/weather conditions were like….. My guess, NEVER!!!
    The League ows Mr. Kraft an apology, refund & the Patriots their stolen draft picks back!!!
    Fire Roger & the fools at 345 Park Ave!!!
    Go Pats!!! Scorched Earth Tour continues at a stadium near you!!!

  8. Has ANYONE, even ONE PERSON, heard the PSI number of even ONE SINGLE FOOTBALL????

    Not pre-game, not halftime, not post-game?????

    I thought this was about “integrity”?

  9. Patriots are 8-0, Seattle is 4-4.

    “You are what your record says you are” – Bill Parcells

    #RealityBites–Check Please, Baby

  10. Lot of good games today. I don’t recall so many tied games in the 4th qtr. That being said, and even considering all the media hoopla about all the teams that had 7-0 records, I gotta say there is a lotta bad football being played. Nobody is going is going to make every play everytime, but I saw a kid born with one hand in highschool that could probably catch the ball with his feet better than some these sides who are paid handsomely to do so.

  11. I understand many think the Pats haven’t played anyone great yet. I hear ya. Wish we could do something about that, but the league is what it is and most of the teams SUCK.

    They play the Giants and Broncos this month. Let’s see how that turns out. If we beat ’em, we’re still humble, because WE’VE BEEN THERE BEFORE.

  12. realitycheckbaby says:
    Nov 8, 2015 9:03 PM
    Pats have played one team with a winning record, the jets.

    LOL

    See what happened to GB when they actually played someone.

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    They’ve also put up greater than 30 points against several of the top defenses in the league, but selective reality seems to be your strong suite.

    And GB lost to a team that lost to the COLTS. As in a team that many, until tonight, thought might get into the playoffs at 6-10 with 0 wins outside of the AFCS.

    Definitely selective reality lol.

  13. worldizending says:
    Nov 8, 2015 8:53 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Nov 8, 2015 8:45 PM
    The league has also never had rules that weakened defenses this much.

    By taking the teeth out of the defenses because of concussions and fantasy football they have reduced the ability of teams to compete.
    ———————————————-
    Same rules for all teams.
    ================================================
    no, the rules are not the same for every team.

    The Green Bay Packer’s QB is the recipient of more generous pass interference and roughing the passer penalties than is the Carolina Panthers QB.

    The Pittsburgh Steeler’s players are hit with more phantom penalties than are the New England Patriots and the new orleans saints

    The Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks are going to be penalized for more pass interference and defensive holding calls than the typical nfl defense like Jacksonville, Tennessee, cleveland, basically the teams that just don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

    Different teams are viewed by the league in certain categories based upon what style of football they typically play. and the evidence is in the way that games are officiated. SIT DOWN AND ACTUALLY watch an entire Steelers game, FROM START TO FINISH PEOPLE, not the highlights or the condensed nfl network version, and then watch an entire Packers or Patriots game… there are two totally different officiating standards and its obvious to anyone who knows the SPORT, as opposed to the BUSINESS!!!!!

    the nfl is like a casino…it plays the odds. And the odds are, NASTY teams… teams that play an aggressive style of defensive football like Pittsburgh, Carolina, the Ravens (usually anyway not this year) the Seahawks… these teams usually are involved in lower scoring games, and they have the ability to dominate a game from the defensive side of the ball. HISTORICALLY SPEAKING… I’M NOT SAYING THIS IS 100% TRUE , FOR EVERY GAME.

    Well a business that makes millions of dollars every time a point is scored despises a team that can dominate a game with its defense. So for years they have strategically slanted the odds against teams of that nature, and into the favor or teams of panty-waste cry babys who have their prima-donna qb petition the league to soften the footballs so he can throw it better. FACT.

    why do teams have their own footballs anyway.
    give these criminals 2 footballs per game. Both Offenses play with one, both special teams with the other. If the ball is a flattened pancake by the 3rd quarter, then i guess theyre running now, aren’t they?

    they made a rule that states that the defender has to give the offensive player the opportunity to defend himself before he is hit. FACT. How’s this…dont come across the middle when someone like Ronnie Lott is lurking in the grass. But no no no no, that kind of dangerous thinking keeps wide receiver concussion numbers, points, and advertising revenues to a minimum.

    the fact is the nfl is a business, and frankly, its the most successful, all be it completely corrupt business in the world. Unfortunately, the nfl is also ruining the sport of football. I shouldnt say ruining, I meant RUINED, past tense…the SPORT is dead, but the business is alive and killing, literally.

    They have taken a SPORT…created to build character… and they have turned it into one of the dirtiest, most crookedly run businesses in the known universe.

    And as a result, not all teams are playing by the same rules.

  14. Pretty bleak out there for the 25 teams without real QBs, and the college pipeline looks awful. The league should be in a panic over the lack of talent and development in college QBs, and instead it’s wrestling with 9th grade chemistry and trying to move a team to Botswana or wherever. Ultimately we will all pay for it.

  15. Replay has crushed the confidence and ability of officials to call a reasonable game.

    The getting it right focused people have gotten it all wrong.

  16. handsofsteelheartofstone says:
    Nov 8, 2015 10:13 PM

    If what your long diatribe is true, why did the NFL start a witch hunt for taking air out of balls? I mean if it makes him put up more points, wouldn’t the NFL want this, by your logic? No the NFL doesn’t want defense played by steroid infused players like the Steelers of the 70’s and 90’s. How long are the Steeler fans going to whine about the NFL having it out for them?

  17. 16-0 is fun to think about for 1 team, let alone 3. I have a hard time believing any will finish 16-0, but yes, it is fun to think about.

    For my Panthers, I’m trying to not think about anything but Tennessee, because we are 0-for-life against the Titans. We haven’t beaten them since they were the Houston Oilers.

  18. BTW, can we PLEASE stop talking about last year’s AFC championship game, PLEASE???????

    #StopTalkingAboutFlatFootballs

  19. Interesting article, but we must ask our PIT friends how many of those 8-0 games were won against “real” opponents, excluding PIT of course. We must take their collective knowledge into consideration, because after all they have 6 rings.

  20. I’m a 30 year old Bengals fan and if they get it, I’m counting the first round bye as a win. It might be the only time in my life that the Bengals make the playoffs and aren’t the first team eliminated (seriously, it feels like they usually get the Saturday early game and are the first ones headed home with a loss).

  21. I’m going to write a book about this historic time of 3 undefeated teams. Already have the title figured out – “The Cheaters, Chokers, and Who?”

  22. crownofthehelmet says:
    Nov 9, 2015 1:58 PM
    I’m going to write a book about this historic time of 3 undefeated teams. Already have the title figured out – “The Cheaters, Chokers, and Who?”

    crownofthehelmet, you got that book title wrong. It’s “The Cheaters, Chokers, and WHO DEY!”

  23. I’m going to write a book about this historic time of 3 undefeated teams. Already have the title figured out – “The Cheaters, Chokers, and Who?”
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    Clever. How’s that working out for your Steelers? Who have lost to at least two of those teams. But the undefeateds haven’t played anyone yet, clearly.

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