Some NFL teams are so well-oiled as to be unstoppable, whereas the perennial losing franchises become the stuff of football lore. Either way, the good news is that American football fans tend to be ride or die, totally devoted to their team regardless of the outcome. Of course, you might hear some very loud complaining and coaching suggestions, but by God, they’re still there, suffering out the losses with the other devoted fans!
Sometimes, all it takes is a really great draft selection or two to turn things around. The embattled Cleveland Browns selected quarterback Baker Mayfield as the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, a choice that raised more than a few eyebrows. Although he hasn’t landed any Super Bowl rings just yet, he certainly helped bring about a major momentum shift early in his inaugural season with a win over the New York Jets following a mind-numbing 19-game winless streak (they managed to tie another game a couple weeks prior, ending the losing streak). Ironically, the Browns recorded likely the first winning streak way back in the 1940s as part of the All-America Football Conference with an 18-game run.
For devout fans, these are the highest of highs and lowest of lows. How much do you know about NFL winning and losing streaks? Take this quiz and find out if you need to brush up on the record book, or not!