Worst Season by an NFL Team

The Top Ten

1 2008 Lions

The worst of the worst. Possibly the worst franchise in all pro sports since 1960 sunk to an all-time low in 2008 (0-16). And the stench of the Matt Millen era will linger for a couple more years. - howie115

This team was terrible in every phase of the game. How are the 07 Fins number 2. If it wasnt for the injurys they might have been respectable - gocanes52

To lose a majority of games is one thing, it becomes one hell of a feat to lose every single game in the season and setting a new record in the progress.

Can't argue with 0-16 until Cleveland gets there soon.

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2 1976 Buccaneers

they had more fumbles, less points, and less field goals than the 08 lions - olhrocks

They were a first-year expansion team, so I guess they have an "excuse", unlike the Lions.

think about it. even though the lions had 0-16, the bucs were just... worse.

For 2 consecutive seasons they only won like 2 games

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3 2007 Dolphins

It was kind of funny just listening to guys ask "is this the week the dolphins finally win a game? " - crazyeyes56

*cough, cough* Let's not say anything about that.

I still have respect but this was bad. - alexx3

4 1980 Saints

They are called the "Aints" for a reason

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5 2000 Chargers

Ryan Leaf as QB. Jermaine Fezande leads the team in rushing with only 368 yards... I think that's enough to qualify this team as the worst team ever. I don't think any team in NFL History has ever shown as much offensive inepetness as the 2000 San Diego Chargers

This time just started getting fans they were so bad

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6 1989 Cowboys V 1 Comment
7 2001 Panthers

the panthers were the only team to lose 15 straight in one season, until the lions, they deserve to be much higher on this list

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8 1991 Colts
9 2009 Rams
10 2016 Browns V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? 2017 Browns

The journey to joining the 08 Lions perhaps this time without Joe Thomas its very possible. - htoutlaws2012

The Contenders

11 1995 Jets

Led the Eagles late in the fourth quarter and blew the lead and lost,

12 1990 Patriots
13 1973 Chargers
14 2004 49ers
15 1996 Jets V 1 Comment
16 1960 Dallas Cowboys
17 1942 Detroit Lions
18 2006 Raiders

Even if record wise they arent the worst that team was a trainwreck full of egomaniacs and a guy who hadnt coached since the early 90s - Chris-1

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19 1973 Oilers
20 2013 Texans
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