Fulham helped turn the screw to set a new unwanted Wigan club record in a scoreless stalemate.
It was 16 games ago, Whites last tasted defeat to Latics - and no other club has done that to last season's League One champions.
Likewise, the point also helped Fulham set a new longest ever unbeaten run against a single opponent in their league history.
But the stats might have been the best thing about a game neither side deserved to win with Wigan failing to get a shot on target until the 85th minute.
The visitors started brightest with Neeskens Kebano's fizzing effort bringing the best out of Adam Bogdan.
Will Grigg hit the side-netting on six minutes after a flowing home move, involving Jordi Gomez, opened up Fulham.
Michael Jacobs nearly broke free on 14 minutes but Gomez's majestic pass was cut out by a defender.
Jacobs flashed an effort just past the top corner on 22 minutes as the home side continued to look lively.
Former Fulham old boy Dan Burn was inches away from connecting with two crosses on 29 minutes before Whites eventually managed to scramble the ball away.
Gomez fired wide of David Button's post after the ball fell invitingly on 34 minutes, and then Chris Martin wasted a good chance when he failed to direct a header after connecting with Jozabed's sublime cross.
Ragnar Sigurdsson saw his header blocked for the Londoners on 40 minutes after connecting with Denis Odoi's cross, but back at the other end, Max Power went close after good link-up play with Jacobs.
Martin nearly broke the deadlock for Fulham with an overhead kick after he was picked out by Kebano just after the hour mark, and Jacobs sent an ambitious effort from distance over the bar on 69 minutes as Wigan struggled to get shots on target.
Sub Adam Le Fondre, Yanic Wildschut and Jacobs all allowed David Button in the away goal to watch the ball whistle past him, before Sigurdsson produced an important block with 10 minutes left.
Jacobs was once again denied by Button in the dying stages as Wigan finally registered their first effort on goal with five minutes remaining.
Cauley Woodrow had a rare second-half shot for Fulham blocked, and the last shout came from Nick Powell, who nearly hit a winner for Wigan on the stroke of full-time when his effort was superbly tipped over by Button.