23 Teams That Didn’t Return To the Super Bowl the Year After Losing It

These are the teams that didn’t get back to the Super Bowl the year after they lost it:

L 50th
Feb 7, 2016
Denver 24, Carolina 10 – missed playoffs (6-10) 

XLIX (49)
Feb 1, 2015
New England 28, Seattle 24 – (10-6) Won wildcard, lost divisional (1-1)

XLVIII (48)
Feb 2, 2014
Seattle 43, Denver  8 – (12-4) lost divisional (0-1)

XLVII (47)
Feb 3, 2013
Baltimore Ravens 34, San Franciso 49ers 31 – (12-4) won wildcard + divisional, lost NFC Title (2-1)

XLVI (46)
Feb 5, 2012
N.Y. Giants 21,  Patriots  17 – (12-4) won divisional, lost AFC Title (1-1)

XLV  (45)
Feb 6, 2011
Greenbay 31,  Pittsburgh  25 – (12-4) lost wildcard (0-1)

XLIV (44)
Feb 7, 2010
New Orleans 37,  Indianapolis  17 – (10-6) lost wildcard (0-1)

XLIII (43)
Feb 1, 2009
Pittsburgh 27, Arizona  23 – (10-6) won wildcard, lost divisional (1-1)

XLII (42)
Feb. 3, 2008
N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14 – (11-5) missed playoffs

XLI (41)
Feb. 4, 2007
Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17 – (7-9) missed playoffs 

XL (40)
Feb. 5, 2006
Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10 – (9-7) win wildcard, lost divisional (1-1)

XXXIX (39)
Feb. 6, 2005
New England 24, Philadelphia 21 – (6-10) missed playoffs 

XXXVIII (38)
Feb. 1, 2004
New England 32, Carolina 29 – (7-9) missed playoffs 

XXXVII (37)
Jan. 26, 2003
Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21 – (4-12) missed playoffs 

XXXVI (36)
Feb. 3, 2002
New England 20, St. Louis 17 – (7-9) missed playoffs

XXXV (35)
Jan. 28, 2001
Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7 – (7-9) missed playoffs 

XXXIV (34)
Jan. 30, 2000
St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 – (13-3) lost divisional (0-1)

XXXIII (33)
Jan. 31, 1999
Denver 34, Atlanta 19 – (5-11) missed playoffs 

XXXII (32)
Jan. 25, 1998
Denver 31, Green Bay 24 – (11-5) lost wildcard (0-1) 

XXXI (31)
Jan. 26, 1997
Green Bay 35, New England 21 – (10-6) won wildcard, lost divisional (1-1)

XXX (30)
Jan. 28, 1996
Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 – (10-6) won wildcard, lost divisional (1-1)

XXIX (29)
Jan. 29, 1995
San Francisco 49, San Diego 26 – (9-7) lost wildcard (0-1)

XXVIII (28)
Jan. 30, 1994
Dallas 30, Buffalo 13 – (7-9) missed playoffs 


23 consecutive SB losers have not returned to the SB the next season

14 had a winning season – 60.8%

10 missed playoffs – 43.5% 

7 won a playoff game – 30.4%

1 won 2 playoff games – 4.3%

2 got back to the conference title game – 8.7%

Playoff record (8-13) 

Record (206-162) .559

 

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