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NFL teams sitting at 1-3 still have playoff hopes

There are plenty of teams around the league that have gotten off the season to a poor start, but just because they finished off the first month of the season with a losing record does not mean that they have no chance of making the postseason.

In fact, since 1990 a total of 23 teams have been able to rebound from a losing record after four weeks to make a playoff run.

From NFL Media:

Since the current playoff system (12 teams) was instituted in 1990, 23 teams have rebounded from a losing record after four weeks to qualify for the postseason. Four of those clubs advanced to their Conference Championship Games, including the 2001 New England Patriots (1-3) en route to their Super Bowl XXXVI victory.

Here is a list of teams that have made the postseason following a dreadful 1-3 start to the season, since 1990:

YEAR TEAM

RECORD

ADVANCED TO:
1990 New Orleans

1-3

Wild Card Playoffs
1990 Philadelphia

1-3

Wild Card Playoffs
1991 NY Jets

1-3

Wild Card Playoffs
1992 San Diego

0-4

Divisional Playoffs
1993 Green Bay

1-3

Divisional Playoffs
1993 Houston

1-3

Divisional Playoffs
1995 Detroit

1-3

Wild Card Playoffs
1995 Philadelphia

1-3

Divisional Playoffs
1996 Dallas

1-3

Divisional Playoffs
1996 Jacksonville

1-3

Championship Game
1997 NY Giants

1-3

Wild Card Playoffs
1998 Buffalo

1-3

Wild Card Playoffs
2000 New Orleans

1-3

Divisional Playoffs
2001 New England

1-3

Won Super Bowl XXXVI
2002 Atlanta

1-3

Divisional Playoffs
2002 Tennessee

1-3

Championship Game
2002 NY Jets

1-3

Divisional Playoffs
2002 Pittsburgh

1-3

Divisional Playoffs
2004 Green Bay

1-3

Wild Card Playoffs
2005 Chicago

1-3

Divisional Playoffs
2007 San Diego

1-3

Championship Game
2008 Minnesota

1-3

Wild Card Playoffs
2011 Denver

1-3

Divisional Playoffs

So for those of you who are disappointed with how your team has kicked off the new year, there is still hope. It could be a long season, but there is plenty of football left to play.

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