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NFL Kickoff ’09: Biggest Turnarounds

So Chiefs fan, you want to dream?

Can your team pull off one of the biggest turnarounds in NFL history? To make that happen, the Chiefs would have to go 13-3 this season, for a victory increase of plus-11.

That would top out what the Miami Dolphins did last year, going from 1-15 to 11-5. The Indianapolis Colts in the 1999 season went from 3-13 to 13-3. Those were the two biggest one season turnarounds over the 86-year history of the NFL. The odds are not good.

Here are the biggest improvements in league history in victories from one season to the next:

 Season  Team

 

Record

Previous

Record

Victory

Increase

Following

Season

2008 Miami Dolphins

11-5

1-15

+10

?

1999 Indianapolis Colts

13-3

3-13

+10

10-6*

1929 New York Giants

13-1-1

4-7-2

+9

13-4**

1963 Oakland Raiders

10-4

1-13

+9

5-7-2

1999 St. Louis Rams

13-3

4-12

+9

10-6*

2004 Pittsburgh Steelers

15-1

6-10

+9

11-5***

*-made playoffs, **-best NFL record, ***-won Super Bowl.


2 Responses to “NFL Kickoff ’09: Biggest Turnarounds”

  • August 21, 2009  - findthedr says:

    “Playoffs, don’t talk about playoffs. Are you kidding me?”


  • August 21, 2009  - ILChiefsFan says:

    “I just hope we can win a game!”




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