Which NFL team had the longest winning streak in the 1986 season?

The New York Giants had the longest winning streak within the 1986 regular season at 12 straight games. During this streak they beat their opponents by an average of 13.8 points. The streak started on Oct 27, 1986 and ended on Jan 25, 1987. In the playoffs, the Giants made it to the Super Bowl where they beat the Denver Broncos.

Were there any historic NFL winning steaks in 1986?

Yes, multiple winning streaks during the 1986 NFL season are in the all time top 50 winning streaks in the same season. The 9 game winning streak by the New York Jets was the 43rd longest same season winning streak in NFL history. The 9 game winning streak by the New York Giants was the 43rd longest.

Longest 1986 NFL Winning Streaks

Team Winning Streak Start End Result
1 New York Jets 9 Sep 21 Nov 16 Lost Divisional
New York Giants 9 Oct 27 Dec 20 Won SB
3 Chicago Bears 7 Nov 9 Dec 21 Lost Divisional
New England Patriots 7 Oct 19 Nov 30 Lost Divisional
5 Chicago Bears 6 Sep 7 Oct 12 Lost Divisional
Denver Broncos 6 Sep 7 Oct 12 Lost SB
7 Seattle Seahawks 5 Nov 23 Dec 20 Missed Playoffs
Cleveland Browns 5 Nov 23 Dec 21 Lost Conf Champ
New York Giants 5 Sep 14 Oct 12 Won SB
Washington Redskins 5 Nov 2 Nov 30 Lost Conf Champ
Washington Redskins 5 Sep 7 Oct 5 Lost Conf Champ
Los Angeles Raiders 5 Sep 28 Oct 26 Missed Playoffs
13 Atlanta Falcons 4 Sep 7 Sep 28 Missed Playoffs
Kansas City Chiefs 4 Oct 19 Nov 9 Lost Wild Card
15 Minnesota Vikings 3 Sep 14 Sep 28 Missed Playoffs
Dallas Cowboys 3 Oct 12 Oct 26 Missed Playoffs
Los Angeles Rams 3 Nov 23 Dec 7 Lost Wild Card
San Francisco 49ers 3 Sep 21 Oct 5 Lost Divisional
Seattle Seahawks 3 Sep 7 Sep 21 Missed Playoffs
Kansas City Chiefs 3 Dec 7 Dec 21 Lost Wild Card
San Francisco 49ers 3 Dec 7 Dec 19 Lost Divisional
Cleveland Browns 3 Oct 26 Nov 10 Lost Conf Champ
New Orleans Saints 3 Nov 2 Nov 16 Missed Playoffs
Los Angeles Rams 3 Sep 7 Sep 21 Lost Wild Card
Los Angeles Raiders 3 Nov 9 Nov 20 Missed Playoffs
Indianapolis Colts 3 Dec 7 Dec 21 Missed Playoffs
Cleveland Browns 3 Sep 28 Oct 12 Lost Conf Champ
Los Angeles Rams 3 Oct 19 Nov 3 Lost Wild Card
Cincinnati Bengals 3 Oct 5 Oct 19 Missed Playoffs
30 Minnesota Vikings 2 Nov 30 Dec 7 Missed Playoffs
Miami Dolphins 2 Nov 16 Nov 24 Missed Playoffs
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 Oct 26 Nov 2 Missed Playoffs
New England Patriots 2 Sep 7 Sep 11 Lost Divisional
San Diego Chargers 2 Nov 30 Dec 7 Missed Playoffs
New Orleans Saints 2 Oct 12 Oct 19 Missed Playoffs
Cincinnati Bengals 2 Nov 16 Nov 23 Missed Playoffs
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 Dec 7 Dec 13 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Eagles 2 Sep 28 Oct 5 Missed Playoffs
Dallas Cowboys 2 Sep 8 Sep 14 Missed Playoffs
Miami Dolphins 2 Oct 26 Nov 2 Missed Playoffs
Detroit Lions 2 Nov 16 Nov 23 Missed Playoffs
Houston Oilers 2 Dec 14 Dec 21 Missed Playoffs
Cincinnati Bengals 2 Sep 14 Sep 18 Missed Playoffs
Minnesota Vikings 2 Oct 12 Oct 19 Missed Playoffs
Detroit Lions 2 Oct 5 Oct 12 Missed Playoffs
Denver Broncos 2 Oct 26 Nov 2 Lost SB
Kansas City Chiefs 2 Sep 21 Sep 28 Lost Wild Card
Miami Dolphins 2 Dec 7 Dec 14 Missed Playoffs
49 Cincinnati Bengals 1 Dec 21 Dec 21 Missed Playoffs
Houston Oilers 1 Sep 7 Sep 7 Missed Playoffs
New England Patriots 1 Oct 5 Oct 5 Lost Divisional
Seattle Seahawks 1 Oct 6 Oct 6 Missed Playoffs
Cincinnati Bengals 1 Dec 7 Dec 7 Missed Playoffs
Dallas Cowboys 1 Sep 29 Sep 29 Missed Playoffs
Green Bay Packers 1 Nov 16 Nov 16 Missed Playoffs
San Diego Chargers 1 Sep 7 Sep 7 Missed Playoffs
Denver Broncos 1 Nov 16 Nov 16 Lost SB
Miami Dolphins 1 Sep 14 Sep 14 Missed Playoffs
Minnesota Vikings 1 Dec 21 Dec 21 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Eagles 1 Oct 26 Oct 26 Missed Playoffs
Atlanta Falcons 1 Dec 21 Dec 21 Missed Playoffs
Green Bay Packers 1 Dec 14 Dec 14 Missed Playoffs
Houston Oilers 1 Nov 23 Nov 23 Missed Playoffs
Minnesota Vikings 1 Nov 9 Nov 9 Missed Playoffs
New Orleans Saints 1 Sep 14 Sep 14 Missed Playoffs
Miami Dolphins 1 Oct 12 Oct 12 Missed Playoffs
Atlanta Falcons 1 Oct 12 Oct 12 Missed Playoffs
St. Louis Cardinals 1 Oct 12 Oct 12 Missed Playoffs
Buffalo Bills 1 Oct 19 Oct 19 Missed Playoffs
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 Nov 16 Nov 16 Missed Playoffs
Kansas City Chiefs 1 Sep 7 Sep 7 Lost Wild Card
St. Louis Cardinals 1 Nov 23 Nov 23 Missed Playoffs
Washington Redskins 1 Oct 19 Oct 19 Lost Conf Champ
Washington Redskins 1 Dec 21 Dec 21 Lost Conf Champ
Buffalo Bills 1 Sep 21 Sep 21 Missed Playoffs
Cincinnati Bengals 1 Nov 2 Nov 2 Missed Playoffs
New England Patriots 1 Dec 22 Dec 22 Lost Divisional
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Nov 2 Nov 2 Missed Playoffs
Atlanta Falcons 1 Nov 30 Nov 30 Missed Playoffs
Chicago Bears 1 Oct 26 Oct 26 Lost Divisional
Denver Broncos 1 Nov 30 Nov 30 Lost SB
Los Angeles Rams 1 Oct 5 Oct 5 Lost Wild Card
Philadelphia Eagles 1 Nov 30 Nov 30 Missed Playoffs
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 Sep 28 Sep 28 Missed Playoffs
Seattle Seahawks 1 Oct 19 Oct 19 Missed Playoffs
New Orleans Saints 1 Dec 14 Dec 14 Missed Playoffs
St. Louis Cardinals 1 Dec 21 Dec 21 Missed Playoffs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 Sep 21 Sep 21 Missed Playoffs
Buffalo Bills 1 Nov 9 Nov 9 Missed Playoffs
Green Bay Packers 1 Nov 27 Nov 27 Missed Playoffs
Houston Oilers 1 Nov 9 Nov 9 Missed Playoffs
New York Jets 1 Sep 7 Sep 7 Lost Divisional
St. Louis Cardinals 1 Nov 2 Nov 2 Missed Playoffs
Buffalo Bills 1 Nov 30 Nov 30 Missed Playoffs
Cleveland Browns 1 Sep 14 Sep 14 Lost Conf Champ
Dallas Cowboys 1 Nov 16 Nov 16 Missed Playoffs
Detroit Lions 1 Sep 7 Sep 7 Missed Playoffs
Green Bay Packers 1 Oct 19 Oct 19 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Eagles 1 Dec 14 Dec 14 Missed Playoffs
Denver Broncos 1 Dec 13 Dec 13 Lost SB
Team Winning Streak Start End Result
1 New York Giants 12 Oct 27 Jan 25 Won SB
2 New York Jets 9 Sep 21 Nov 16 Lost Divisional
3 Chicago Bears 7 Nov 9 Dec 21 Lost Divisional
New England Patriots 7 Oct 19 Nov 30 Lost Divisional
5 Chicago Bears 6 Sep 7 Oct 12 Lost Divisional
Denver Broncos 6 Sep 7 Oct 12 Lost SB
Cleveland Browns 6 Nov 23 Jan 3 Lost Conf Champ
8 Seattle Seahawks 5 Nov 23 Dec 20 Missed Playoffs
New York Giants 5 Sep 14 Oct 12 Won SB
Washington Redskins 5 Nov 2 Nov 30 Lost Conf Champ
Washington Redskins 5 Sep 7 Oct 5 Lost Conf Champ
Los Angeles Raiders 5 Sep 28 Oct 26 Missed Playoffs
13 Atlanta Falcons 4 Sep 7 Sep 28 Missed Playoffs
Kansas City Chiefs 4 Oct 19 Nov 9 Lost Wild Card
15 Minnesota Vikings 3 Sep 14 Sep 28 Missed Playoffs
Dallas Cowboys 3 Oct 12 Oct 26 Missed Playoffs
Los Angeles Rams 3 Nov 23 Dec 7 Lost Wild Card
San Francisco 49ers 3 Sep 21 Oct 5 Lost Divisional
Seattle Seahawks 3 Sep 7 Sep 21 Missed Playoffs
Kansas City Chiefs 3 Dec 7 Dec 21 Lost Wild Card
Washington Redskins 3 Dec 21 Jan 3 Lost Conf Champ
San Francisco 49ers 3 Dec 7 Dec 19 Lost Divisional
New Orleans Saints 3 Nov 2 Nov 16 Missed Playoffs
Cleveland Browns 3 Oct 26 Nov 10 Lost Conf Champ
Los Angeles Rams 3 Sep 7 Sep 21 Lost Wild Card
Los Angeles Raiders 3 Nov 9 Nov 20 Missed Playoffs
Indianapolis Colts 3 Dec 7 Dec 21 Missed Playoffs
Cleveland Browns 3 Sep 28 Oct 12 Lost Conf Champ
Los Angeles Rams 3 Oct 19 Nov 3 Lost Wild Card
Cincinnati Bengals 3 Oct 5 Oct 19 Missed Playoffs
31 Minnesota Vikings 2 Nov 30 Dec 7 Missed Playoffs
Miami Dolphins 2 Nov 16 Nov 24 Missed Playoffs
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 Oct 26 Nov 2 Missed Playoffs
New England Patriots 2 Sep 7 Sep 11 Lost Divisional
San Diego Chargers 2 Nov 30 Dec 7 Missed Playoffs
New Orleans Saints 2 Oct 12 Oct 19 Missed Playoffs
Cincinnati Bengals 2 Nov 16 Nov 23 Missed Playoffs
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 Dec 7 Dec 13 Missed Playoffs
Philadelphia Eagles 2 Sep 28 Oct 5 Missed Playoffs
Dallas Cowboys 2 Sep 8 Sep 14 Missed Playoffs
Miami Dolphins 2 Oct 26 Nov 2 Missed Playoffs
Detroit Lions 2 Nov 16 Nov 23 Missed Playoffs
Houston Oilers 2 Dec 14 Dec 21 Missed Playoffs
Cincinnati Bengals 2 Sep 14 Sep 18 Missed Playoffs
Minnesota Vikings 2 Oct 12 Oct 19 Missed Playoffs
Denver Broncos 2 Oct 26 Nov 2 Lost SB
Detroit Lions 2 Oct 5 Oct 12 Missed Playoffs
Kansas City Chiefs 2 Sep 21 Sep 28 Lost Wild Card
Miami Dolphins 2 Dec 7 Dec 14 Missed Playoffs
Denver Broncos 2 Jan 4 Jan 11 Lost SB

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