HISTORY
1983
American Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Miami 12 4 0 .750 389 250
New England 8 8 0 .500 274 289
Buffalo 8 8 0 .500 283 351
Baltimore 7 9 0 .438 264 354
N.Y. Jets 7 9 0 .438 313 331
Central Devision W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Pittsburgh 10 6 0 .625 355 303
Cleveland 9 7 0 .563 356 342
Cincinnati 7 9 0 .438 346 302
Houston 2 14 0 .125 288 460
Western Devision W L T Pct. Pts. OP
L.A. Raiders# 12 4 0 .750 442 338
Seattle* 9 7 0 .563 403 397
Denver* 9 7 0 .563 302 327
San Diego 6 10 0 .375 358 462
Kansas City 6 10 0 .375 386 367
National Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Washington# 14 2 0 .875 541 332
Dallas* 12 4 0 .750 479 360
St. Louis 8 7 1 .531 374 428
Philadelphia 5 11 0 .313 233 322
N.Y. Giants 3 12 1 .219 267 347
Central Devision W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Detroit 9 7 0 .563 347 286
Green Bay 8 8 0 .500 429 439
Chicago 8 8 0 .500 311 301
Minnesota 8 8 0 .500 316 348
Tampa Bay 2 14 0 .125 241 380
Western Devision W L T Pct. Pts. OP
San Francisco 10 6 0 .625 432 293
L.A. Rams* 9 7 0 .563 361 344
New Orleans 8 8 0 .500 319 337
Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 370 389
*Wild-Card qualifier for playoffs; #Top playoff seed in conference
Seattle was second Wild Card ahead of Denver based on better division record (5-3 to Broncos' 3-5) after Cleveland was eliminated from three-way tie based on head-to-head record (Seattle and Denver 2-1 to Browns' 0-2). Seattle did not play the L.A. Raiders in the divisional playoffs because, from 1970-1989, two teams from the same division could not meet prior to the conference championship game. New England finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). Baltimore finished ahead of N.Y. Jets based on better conference record (5-9 to Jets' 4-8). San Diego finished ahead of Kansas City based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). Green Bay finished ahead of Chicago based on better record against common opponents (5-5 to Bears' 4-6) after Minnesota was eliminated from three-way tie based on conference record (Chicago 7-7 and Green Bay 6-6 to Vikings' 4-8).
Wild-Card playoff: SEATTLE 31, Denver 7
Divisional playoffs: Seattle 27, MIAMI 20; L.A. RAIDERS 38, Pittsburgh 10
AFC Championship: L.A. RAIDERS 30, Seattle 14
Wild-Card playoff: L.A. Rams 24, DALLAS 17
Divisional playoffs: SAN FRANCISCO 24, Detroit 23; WASHINGTON 51, L.A. Rams 7
NFC Championship: WASHINGTON 24, San Francisco 21
Super Bowl XVIII: L.A. Raiders (AFC) 38, Washington (NFC) 9, at Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida
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