5 winningest franchises in NFL history before 2022
Every NFL team aspires to greatness. It goes without saying that all 32 franchises want a consistent winning culture that continues over the years. Superstars come and go and the real challenge is finding the right replacements. Having the right culture instilled in the franchise goes a long way to filling the void.
Every team has great players, but teams with bad culture have a hard time leaving. Dynasties are built on a winning culture, and here are the five teams with the highest winning percentage in league history, heading into the 2022 NFL season.
Tied at No. 4 – Chicago Bears – 56%
The Chicago Bears are one of the oldest and most historic franchises in the NFL, with their first season dating back to 1920. Since then they have played 1,435 NFL games, winning 783, losing 610 and by equaling 42.
Those gargantuan numbers put the Bears at the top of most games played, as well as the most wins. They are just one more win than their division rival, the Green Bay Packers.
The Bears have enjoyed great success over the years, winning eight NFL championships before the merger, as well as Super Bowl XX in 1985. Their fans have been robbed of success since, as they recorded only four NFL titles. division since 2005.
Tied at No. 4 – Baltimore Ravens – 56%
Like the Chicago Bears, the Baltimore Ravens have achieved a 56% win rate during their NFL tenure. Unlike the Bears, the Ravens haven’t played as many games. The Ravens have played 417 games so far, more than 1,000 less than Chicago. Of those 417 games, they have won 233, lost 183 and tied one.
Since their first season in 1996 after taking over the franchise from the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens have enjoyed great success. They won Super Bowls in 2000 and 2012, as well as 13 playoff appearances since 2000.
#3 – New England Patriots – 56.2%
The New England Patriots come in at 56.2% slightly better. Since its first season in the NFL in 1960, New England has played a total of 949 games, winning 529, losing 411 and tying nine times.
Of course, many of their wins came under the Tom Brady dynasty in the 2000s and 2010s. Brady and Bill Belichick combined to win six Super Bowl titles – the only Super Bowl wins in franchise history. of the Patriots.
They’ve also made the playoffs in 28 separate seasons, as well as the conference championship 11 times so far.
#2 – Dallas Cowboys – 57.1%
The Dallas Cowboys are in second with a winning percentage of 57.1%. Dallas joined the NFL in the same season as New England in 1960 and has played 947 games to date. They have won 538 of those matches, losing 403 times and drawing six times.
Cowboys fans have tasted a lot of success as they have won the Super Bowl five times, their last success being in 1995. However, Jerry Jones will have wanted more success given his investment and will have high expectations in 2022 .
#1 – Green Bay Packers – 57.2%
Leading the way, and just 0.1% ahead of the Cowboys, are the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay is one of the most historic franchises in the NFL. The Super Bowl trophy (Lombardi Trophy) even bears the name of their former head coach Vince Lombardi. He led the Packers to their first two Super Bowl victories.
Green Bay has played 1,401 games in its history since joining the league in 1921. They have won 782 of those games, lost 581 and drawn 38 times. They played and won the second most games in league history, second only to the Chicago Bears.
The Green Bay Packers have been far more successful than the Bears, winning 11 NFL championships before the merger, as well as four Super Bowls, the last of which was in 2010.