15-1 and done: Packers join Vikings as only teams to miss out on Super Bowl

Finishing a NFL regular season with a 15-1 record is rare. Going 15-1 and failing to reach the Super Bowl is even more uncommon. As a matter of fact only two teams have accomplished the dubious feat -- The 1998 Minnesota Vikings and 2011 Green Bay Packers.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Finishing a NFL regular season with a 15-1 record is rare. Going 15-1 and failing to reach the Super Bowl is even more uncommon. As a matter of fact only two teams have accomplished the dubious feat -- The 1998 Minnesota Vikings and 2011 Green Bay Packers.

Next Up

Liam Robbins

Gophers stay perfect at home by crushing 7th-ranked Michigan

Liam Robbins and Marcus Carr were too much for the previously undefeated Wolverines.

police lights

Four teens arrested over robberies in Minneapolis

They teens were found in a vehicle that was taken during an earlier carjacking.

Boundary Waters/BWCA

All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.

ambulance

Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Bracing for security threats, federal courthouses closing in Minnesota

Security is also being ramped up at the state capitol.

N95 mask

3M sues Florida company that sold 10K counterfeit N95 masks to HCMC

The Maplewood company has obtained a temporary injunction against the firm.

vaccine, covid

Walz, Whitmer, and Evers call on Trump Admin. to buy more vaccines

It comes after The Washington Post reported that the country's COVID vaccine reserves have been exhausted.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Wolves-Grizzlies game off, KAT tests postive for COVID

The Timberwolves star was among several players that are dealing with COVID-related issues.

minnesota state fair

Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

Related

Sports MN Quiz: How many 15-1 NFL teams have lost in the Divisional Round?

It's not often that a 15-1 team loses in the NFL playoffs. But other than the Packers, how many teams with such a record have lost in the Divisional Round? For the answer, click on the headline above.

Vegas: Packers a lock to win Super Bowl

The smart money in Last Vegas has the Green Bay Packers winning their second-consecutive Super Bowl. The playoff long shot? Tim Tebow's Denver Broncos.

2015 NFL Power Rankings: Packers No. 1, Vikings No. 31

The football gurus at ESPN looked into their oval-shaped crystal ball and came up with power rankings for the 2015 season. The results? Big respect for Green Bay. No respect for the Purple.

Unnamed Packer: 'Refs are out to get us'

From Packer-land, a bit of paranoia. In the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel an unnamed Packers player told a reporter, ”I think the refs are out to get us this year.” NBC’s Mike Florio says the comment not only warps reality, but it amazingly covers two sets of refs: regular and replacement.

Heroin bust leads to stolen Packers Super Bowl ring

A federal drug-trafficking investigation has led to six arrests in Chicago. Along with it: the seizure of heroin, weapons and a Green Bay Packers Super Bowl ring reported stolen from a team executive.

NFL reporter wrongly picks Packers to win Super Bowl

Pete Prisco has the Packers and Vikings splitting one-point games.

Super Bowl odds 2013: Vikings not at the bottom, but...

Before you can complain about that Madonna halftime show, the odds for winning next year’s Super Bowl are out. According to the MGM Grand Sports Book in Las Vegas, the Patriots are 5-1 favorites. The Vikings weren't as fortunate...