HISTORY
1982
American Conference
W L T Pct. Pts. OP
L.A. Raiders# 8 1 0 .889 260 200
Miami 7 2 0 .778 198 131
Cincinnati 7 2 0 .778 232 177
Pittsburgh 6 3 0 .667 204 146
San Diego 6 3 0 .667 288 221
N.Y. Jets 6 3 0 .667 245 166
New England 5 4 0 .556 143 157
Cleveland 4 5 0 .444 140 182
Buffalo 4 5 0 .444 150 154
Seattle 4 5 0 .444 127 147
Kansas City 3 6 0 .333 176 184
Denver 2 7 0 .222 148 226
Houston 1 8 0 .111 136 245
Baltimore 0 8 1 .056 113 236
National Conference
W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Washington# 8 1 0 .889 190 128
Dallas 6 3 0 .667 226 145
Green Bay 5 3 1 .611 226 169
Minnesota 5 4 0 .556 187 198
Atlanta 5 4 0 .556 183 199
St. Louis 5 4 0 .556 135 170
Tampa Bay 5 4 0 .556 158 178
Detroit 4 5 0 .444 181 176
New Orleans 4 5 0 .444 129 160
N.Y. Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160
San Francisco 3 6 0 .333 209 206
Chicago 3 6 0 .333 141 174
Philadelphia 3 6 0 .333 191 195
L.A. Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250
As the result of a 57-day players' strike, the 1982 NFL regular season schedule was reduced from 16 weeks to 9. At the conclusion of the regular season, the NFL conducted a 16-team postseason Super Bowl Tournament. Eight teams from each conference were seeded 1-8 based on their records during the season.
#Top playoff seed in conference
Miami finished ahead of Cincinnati based on better conference record (6-1 to Bengals' 6-2). Pittsburgh finished ahead of San Diego based on better record against common opponents (3-1 to Chargers' 2-1) after N.Y. Jets were eliminated from three-way tie based on conference record (Pittsburgh and San Diego 5-3 to Jets' 2-3). Cleveland finished ahead of Buffalo and Seattle based on better conference record (4-3 to Bills' 3-3 to Seahawks' 3-5). Buffalo finished ahead of Seattle based on better conference record (3-3 to Seahawks' 3-5). Minnesota (4-1), Atlanta (4-3), St. Louis (5-4), Tampa Bay (3-3) seeds were determined by best won-lost record in conference games. Detroit finished ahead of New Orleans and the N.Y. Giants based on best conference record (4-4 to Saints' 3-5 to Giants' 3-5). San Francisco finished ahead of Chicago, and Chicago finished ahead of Philadelphia, based on conference record (49ers' 2-3 to Bears' 2-5 to Eagles' 1-5).
First round playoff: MIAMI 28, New England 13; L.A. RAIDERS 27, Cleveland 10; N.Y. Jets 44, CINCINNATI 17; San Diego 31, PITTSBURGH 28
Second round playoff: N.Y. Jets 17, L.A. RAIDERS 14; MIAMI 34, San Diego 13
AFC Championship: MIAMI 14, N.Y. Jets 0
First round playoff: WASHINGTON 31, Detroit 7; GREEN BAY 41, St. Louis 16; MINNESOTA 30, Atlanta 24; DALLAS 30, Tampa Bay 17
Second round playoff: WASHINGTON 21, Minnesota 7; DALLAS 37, Green Bay 26
NFC Championship: WASHINGTON 31, Dallas 17
Super Bowl XVII: Washington (NFC) 27, Miami (AFC) 17, at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California