Today’s Sports Stat: December 30, 2017
Three NFL teams are hoping they are victorious this Sunday if only for the purpose of making sure they do not finish the 2017 season under .500 (a losing record).
The Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins are each 7-8 and are hopeful for a win to finish the year 8-8. For the Packers, the motivation to finish with a win is a little stronger considering they have not had a losing season since 2008, the third longest stretch in the NFL.
Topping of this list are the New England Patriots who have not finished below .500 since 2000. They are followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers who have not finished below .500 since 2003. The Packers are next at 2008. The team that was next on the list, the Denver Broncos, will finish this year below .500, the first time since 2010.
Following is a look at the last season each of the 32 NFL teams finished the season with a losing record (under .500).
2000: New England
2008: Green Bay
2012: Kansas City
2014: Atlanta, Minnesota, Washington
2015: Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Tennessee
2016: Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Jacksonville, L.A. Chargers, L.A. Rams, New Orleans, Philadelphia
2017: Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Miami, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland, San Francisco, Tampa Bay
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