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

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.

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

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 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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5 1980 Saints

They are called the "Aints" for a reason

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6 1989 Cowboys V 1 Comment
7 1995 Jets

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

8 1990 Patriots
9 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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10 1973 Chargers

The Contenders

11 1996 Jets V 1 Comment
12 2004 49ers
13 2009 Rams
14 1960 Dallas Cowboys
15 1991 Colts
16 1973 Oilers
17 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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18 2016 Browns V 1 Comment
19 2013 Texans
20 2011 Colts

They are pretty much just god awful seriously, even without peyton manning you with think they would win at least one game but no they are basically gonna be the the laughing stocks of the NFL for a long time. Seriously guys 0-12? Give me a break.

Sure, they had no Manning, but its clear that the rest of the team can't operate without him. That horrible record says it all, I mean how can you be in the Superbowl 2 years ago and no be worse the the St Louis Rams, a historically weak team? Infact, how can you be the worst team of 2011? - nic1997ps3

Well actually Andrew Luck Replaced him greatly

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