Since the NFL adopted a 16-game schedule, beginning with the 1978 season, 14 other teams won their first eight games. Nine of those teams played in the Super Bowl and six won it.
Then again, four of the teams lost their first playoff game, including the 2011 Packers.
TEAMS TO WIN FIRST EIGHT GAMES OF SEASON SINCE 1978 (When the schedule was expanded to 16 games)
Year TEAM FINAL RECORD PLAYOFF RESULT
1984 MIAMI 14-2 Lost Super Bowl XIX
1985 CHICAGO 15-1 Won Super Bowl XX
1990 SAN FRANCISCO 14-2 Lost NFC title game
1990 NEW YORK GIANTS 13-3 Won Super Bowl XXII
1991 WASHINGTON 14-2 Won Super Bowl XXIII
1998 DENVER 14-2 Won Super Bowl XXXIII (over Falcons)
2003 KANSAS CITY 13-3 Lost in Divisional round
2005 INDIANAPOLIS 14-2 Lost in Divisional round
2006 INDIANAPOLIS 12-4 Won Super Bowl XLI
2007 NEW ENGLAND 16-0 Lost in Super Bowl
2008 TENNESSEE 13-3 Lost in Divisional round
2009 INDIANAPOLIS 14-2 Lost in Super Bowl XLIV
2009 NEW ORLEANS 13-3 Won Super Bowl XLIV
2011 GREEN BAY 15-1 Lost in Divisional round
2012 ATLANTA 8-0 ??????????????????
SOURCE: Elias and pro-football-reference.com
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