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Packers, Patriots Closing In on Record Postseason Streak

The Green Bay Packers’ record for consecutive years advancing to the postseason is currently matched only by the New England Patriots. Both teams have made the playoffs the past seven years.

That puts them two short of the all-time record for consecutive postseason berths. The Dallas Cowboys (1975-83) and Indianapolis Colts (2002-10) previously ran off nine straight postseason berths.

The Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos trail the current co-leaders, with five current consecutive postseason berths.

While the Packers should again extend the season this year, New England’s streak — with its star QB suspended for four games — may be in some jeopardy.

The Packers have managed to make it to the playoffs 12 of the past 15 years. The Patriots go one better, having done so in 13 of the last 15 years.

So while hopes for 2016 are high, we remind you to enjoy the good times. They can’t last forever.

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Rob Born

Someone else said it first but I popularized it: “Athleticism is important in athletic pursuits.” It took three years, but the Packers finally listened. My new mantra: “Trading down is fine, but never trade up.”

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  1. MJ July 22, 2016

    No way in hell the Patriots are left out of the playoffs. They have the best coach, one that knows the “adjust” concept. Yes, they’ll miss Brady and lose a couple more game, but their divisional rivals are too feeble to bully them out of the playoffs.