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Chad Johnson / Consecutive losses

Posted by Doug on November 20, 2006

Chad Johnson's two-week stretch is the best since (at least) 1995.


Player Yr Weeks REC YD TD
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Chad Johnson 2006 10-11 17 450 5
Drew Bennett 2004 13-14 15 357 6
Drew Bennett 2004 14-15 25 393 5
Jerry Rice 1995 16-17 26 442 4
Carl Pickens 1996 13-14 18 285 6
Marvin Harrison 2003 4- 5 17 334 5
Randy Moss 1998 13-14 11 269 6
Qadry Ismail 1999 14-15 13 373 4
Terrell Owens 2001 4- 5 17 301 5
Jerry Rice 1995 15-16 20 410 3
Patrick Jeffers 1999 16-17 12 325 4
Jimmy Smith 2000 1- 2 21 343 4
Terrell Owens 2002 11-12 20 337 4
Eddie Kennison 1996 15-16 13 328 4
Randy Moss 1998 12-13 11 316 4
Muhsin Muhammad 2004 10-11 12 241 5
Randy Moss 2003 4- 5 13 253 5
Jeff Graham 1996 12-13 16 313 4
Eric Moulds 1998 13-14 14 373 3
Qadry Ismail 1999 13-14 11 371 3
Marvin Harrison 1999 2- 3 20 301 4
Santana Moss 2003 9-10 16 267 4
Chris Chambers 2005 13-14 23 359 3
Terrell Owens 2000 15-16 26 412 2
Cris Carter 1995 11-12 24 294 4
Antonio Freeman 1998 15-16 15 289 4
Marvin Harrison 1999 1- 2 15 226 5
Isaac Bruce 1999 4- 5 11 286 4
Randy Moss 2000 5- 6 12 286 4

In other news, the Patriots lost to the Colts in week 9 and to the Jets in week 10. This was the first time they had lost consecutive games since weeks 15 and 16 of 2002 (the Jets capped off that one in New England too). That's a streak of 57 games without two straight losses.

I'm told that a graphic popped up on the screen during that game claiming that the 49ers had the record for longest such streak, 60 games. I can confirm that streak, it ended in week 6 of 1999. But I don't think it's the record. I show the Cowboys with a 67-game run that ended in week 9 of 1970. They did have a couple of instances of two non-wins in a row (loss-tie), but according to my data they have the record for the longest stretch of games without two consecutive losses.

Here is each franchise's longest run of games without losing two in a row.


== Ended ==
TM Streak YR WK
=======================
dal 67 1970 9
sfo 60 1999 6
nwe 57 2006 10
den 53 1979 16
mia 52 1975 10
min 51 1978 7
cle 48 1954 1
chi 46 1987 14
rai 45 1978 9
phi 45 2003 1
pit 44 1980 7
ram 43 1976 10
clt 40 1972 1
oti 39 1980 1
was 39 1992 1
buf 38 1992 6
gnb 37 1964 7
det 36 1955 2
nyg 32 1960 9
kan 31 1970 1
cin 30 1983 2
sdg 29 1980 6
nyj 27 1986 13
crd 26 1976 12
nor 26 1988 10
sea 26 2006 8
atl 25 1999 2
jax 23 2006 4
tam 23 2003 10
rav 17 2004 13
car 16 2006 2
htx 6 2004 10

With their win over Green Bay yesterday, the Patriots do still have a steak of 67 games without three consecutive losses. If they keep it going, they will set that record in week 6 of 2020, a few months after Tom Brady's 43rd birthday. The 49ers went nearly two full decades --- from week one of 1981 until week 7 of 1999 --- without a three-game losing streak. People like to talk about unbreakable records. 285 games without losing three straight has got to be about as close to unbreakable as they get.

Here is the longest streak for each franchise:


== Ended ==
TM Streak YR WK
=======================
sfo 285 1999 7
min 159 1979 11
clt 141 1972 2
mia 141 1986 5
cle 133 1970 9
gnb 123 1969 10
dal 122 1974 4
chi 113 1989 7
was 113 1978 14
den 111 1990 6
rai 99 1978 15
ram 97 1979 9
kan 92 1994 15
pit 87 1997 1
buf 80 1994 17
sdg 76 1983 9
nyg 76 1964 13
sea 75 1986 10
nwe 67 CURRENT
jax 65 2000 6
oti 63 1981 9
crd 56 1977 13
det 54 1955 3
phi 51 2003 2
cin 50 1991 3
tam 50 2003 11
nor 39 1991 14
rav 39 2003 1
car 37 2001 4
atl 35 2005 17
nyj 33 1970 5
htx 7 2005 2

Because I know you're going to ask, the Raiders went 327 games without four straight losses, ending in 1986. The Broncos went 339 games without losing five straight. That run ended in 1990.

Now, what about the longest streaks without consecutive wins? As you might have guessed, the Bucs hold that distinction:


== Ended ==
TM Streak YR WK
=======================
tam 63 1989 1
buf 62 1987 6
nor 49 1973 5
nwe 47 1991 16
oti 46 1984 12
nyj 45 1997 5
det 44 2003 10
dal 43 1990 12
ram 42 1994 1
atl 41 1969 13
crd 40 1960 6
cle 41 CURRENT
nyg 40 1975 14
clt 39 1983 5
sfo 38 1980 2
was 37 1963 3
rai 36 1963 1
htx 35 2004 4
kan 35 1978 14
chi 34 1976 1
mia 31 1970 3
phi 28 1977 1
min 28 1964 1
cin 28 1999 13
gnb 27 1959 2
sea 27 1977 14
den 27 1965 4
sdg 25 2004 1
pit 24 1970 5
car 22 1998 17
rav 20 2005 16
jax 18 2003 14

Each franchise's longest streak without three consecutive wins:


== Ended ==
TM Streak YR WK
=======================
tam 144 1992 2
nor 123 1978 9
den 106 1970 2
nyg 101 1979 8
det 94 1989 14
buf 90 1973 5
atl 87 1991 14
cle 86 CURRENT
ram 85 1995 3
chi 82 2001 5
nwe 82 1993 17
sdg 77 1976 3
pit 75 1972 7
gnb 75 1989 13
was 74 1964 12
htx 74 CURRENT
car 73 2002 3
phi 71 1960 4
crd 67 CURRENT
sfo 64 CURRENT
dal 64 2003 5
oti 63 1985 9
rai 61 CURRENT
sea 60 1984 1
cin 60 2003 12
mia 59 1970 4
nyj 58 1997 6
clt 57 1986 16
kan 57 1979 6
min 43 1986 4
rav 41 1999 15
jax 30 2004 3

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