The Saints are piling up the wins. Since losing on opening day, they’ve won 10 in a row. Are they now a strong favorite to win Super Bowl LIII?
It seems right now as if the Saints, Rams and Kansas City are on a tier above everyone else. Maybe somebody else can play their way into that group, but right now those teams are looking very strong.
New Orleans is the only one of those teams to win 10 games in a row. In recent years, however, there hasn’t been much of a correlation between lengthy winning streaks and actually winning championships.
Of the last 15 teams to win at least 10 straight games in a season, only one went on to win the Super Bowl. Only a third of those 15 teams even played in the final game.
The one exception, as look would have it, were the 2009 Saints (with the same head coach and same quarterback).
Back in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, when teams won 10-plus games in a row, there was a much higher rate of those teams then ultimately winning it all.
|TEAMS WINNING 10 STRAIGHT GAMES|
|Oakland||1967||10||lost in Super Bowl|
|LA Rams||1969||11||lost in divisional round|
|Minnesota||1969||12||lost in Super Bowl|
|• Miami||1972||14||won Super Bowl|
|• Miami||1973||10||won Super Bowl|
|Minnesota||1975||10||lost in divisional round|
|• Pittsburgh||1975||11||won Super Bowl|
|• Oakland||1976||10||won Super Bowl|
|Denver||1984||10||lost in divisional round|
|Miami||1984||16||lost in Super Bowl|
|• Chicago||1985||12||won Super Bowl|
|• NY Giants||1990||10||won Super Bowl|
|San Francisco||1990||10||lost in NFC Championship|
|• Washington||1991||11||won Super Bowl|
|Hou. Oilers||1993||11||lost in divisional round|
|• San Francisco||1994||10||won Super Bowl|
|San Francisco||1997||11||lost in NFC Championship|
|• Denver||1998||13||won Super Bowl|
|Indianapolis||1999||11||lost in divisional round|
|Jacksonville||1999||11||lost in AFC Championship|
|Minnesota||1999||10||lost in NFC Championship|
|• New England||2003||12||won Super Bowl|
|Pittsburgh||2004||14||lost in AFC Championship|
|Indianapolis||2005||13||lost in divisional round|
|Seattle||2005||11||lost in Super Bowl|
|San Diego||2006||10||lost in divisional round|
|New England||2007||16||lost in Super Bowl|
|Tennessee||2008||10||lost in divisional round|
|Indianapolis||2009||14||lost in Super Bowl|
|• New Orleans||2009||13||won Super Bowl|
|San Diego||2009||11||lost in divisional round|
|Green Bay||2011||14||lost in divisional round|
|Denver||2012||11||lost in divisional round|
|Carolina||2015||14||lost in Super Bowl|
|Kansas City||2015||10||lost in divisional round|
|New England||2015||10||lost in AFC Championship|
|Dallas||2016||11||lost in divisional round|