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History of NFL Teams Who Start 6-0 & 7-0

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After seven weeks of NFL action, five teams stand with perfect 6-0 records. The Bengals, Broncos, Packers, Patriots, and Panthers have all reached the six win mark and will be shooting for 7-0 records this weekend.

Being perfect after your first six games has treated teams well since 2007, as 10 out of the 11 teams (90.9%) to start 6-0 during that period have made the playoffs. Six of the eleven (54.5%) have advanced to at least the conference finals, while four (36.4%) made it all the way to the Super Bowl. Only one team who started 6-0 during the period, the New Orleans Saints, won the Super Bowl.

So, if that’s not enough math for you, here’s some more. Based on the 36.4% chance that since 2007 four of eleven teams who started 6-0 made it to the Super Bowl, statistics tell us that there’s a 89.6% chance that at least one of the current 6-0 teams will be playing in the Super Bowl.

With the Broncos and Packers scheduled to face-off on Sunday Night Football this week, at least one of the five teams won't be undefeated entering Week 9, but there's a realistic chance that we'll have four 7-0 teams after the Panthers host the Colts on Monday night.

We might be on the verge of something special, as since 1980, there hasn't been more than two teams in a season to reach the 7-0 mark. Since 2000, 14 teams have started 7-0 and it should come as no surprise that they all made the playoffs. During that time, 57.1% of 7-0 teams made it at least as far as the conference championship game, 42.9% made it to the Super Bowl, and 14.3% (2006 Colts & 2009 Saints) won the Super Bowl.

If you like what the statistics tell us about undefeated teams at this point of the season, see where the current undefeated teams stand in our most recent conference and Super Bowl futures updates. 

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