HISTORY
1987
American Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Indianapolis 9 6 0 .600 300 238
New England 8 7 0 .533 320 293
Miami 8 7 0 .533 362 335
Buffalo 7 8 0 .467 270 305
N.Y. Jets 6 9 0 .400 334 360
Central Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Cleveland 10 5 0 .667 390 239
Houston* 9 6 0 .600 345 349
Pittsburgh 8 7 0 .533 285 299
Cincinnati 4 11 0 .267 285 370
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Denver# 10 4 1 .700 379 288
Seattle* 9 6 0 .600 371 314
San Diego 8 7 0 .533 253 317
L.A. Raiders 5 10 0 .333 301 289
Kansas City 4 11 0 .267 273 388
National Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Washington 11 4 0 .733 379 285
Dallas 7 8 0 .467 340 348
St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 362 368
Philadelphia 7 8 0 .467 337 380
N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 280 312
Central Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Chicago 11 4 0 .733 356 282
Minnesota* 8 7 0 .533 336 335
Green Bay 5 9 1 .367 255 300
Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 286 360
Detroit 4 11 0 .267 269 384
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
San Francisco# 13 2 0 .867 459 253
New Orleans* 12 3 0 .800 422 283
L.A. Rams 6 9 0 .400 317 361
Atlanta 3 12 0 .200 205 436
*Wild-Card qualifier for playoffs; #Top playoff seed in conference
New England finished ahead of Miami based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). Houston was first Wild Card ahead of Seattle based on better conference record (7-4 to Seahawks' 5-6). Chicago was second playoff seed ahead of Washington based on better conference record (9-2 to Redskins' 9-3). Dallas finished ahead of St. Louis and Philadelphia based on better division record (4-4 to Cardinals' 3-5 and Eagles' 3-5). St. Louis finished ahead of Philadelphia based on better conference record (7-7 to Eagles' 4-7). Tampa Bay finished ahead of Detroit based on better division record (3-4 to Lions' 2-5).
Wild-Card playoff: HOUSTON 23, Seattle 20 (OT)
Divisional playoffs: CLEVELAND 38, Indianapolis 21; DENVER 34, Houston 10
AFC Championship: DENVER 38, Cleveland 33
Wild-Card playoff: Minnesota 44, NEW ORLEANS 10
Divisional playoffs: Minnesota 36, SAN FRANCISCO 24; Washington 21, CHICAGO 17
NFC Championship: WASHINGTON 17, Minnesota 10
Super Bowl XXII: Washington (NFC) 42, Denver (AFC) 10, at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California
Note: 1987 regular season was reduced from 16 to 15 games for each team due to players' strike.
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