HISTORY
1989
American Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Buffalo 9 7 0 .563 409 317
Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 298 301
Miami 8 8 0 .500 331 379
New England 5 11 0 .313 297 391
N.Y. Jets 4 12 0 .250 253 411
Central Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Cleveland 9 6 1 .594 334 254
Houston* 9 7 0 .563 365 412
Pittsburgh* 9 7 0 .563 265 326
Cincinnati 8 8 0 .500 404 285
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Denver# 11 5 0 .688 362 226
Kansas City 8 7 1 .531 318 286
L.A. Raiders 8 8 0 .500 315 297
Seattle 7 9 0 .438 241 327
San Diego 6 10 0 .375 266 290
National Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
N.Y. Giants 12 4 0 .750 348 252
Philadelphia* 11 5 0 .688 342 274
Washington 10 6 0 .625 386 308
Phoenix 5 11 0 .313 258 377
Dallas 1 15 0 .063 204 393
Central Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Minnesota 10 6 0 .625 351 275
Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 362 356
Detroit 7 9 0 .438 312 364
Chicago 6 10 0 .375 358 377
Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313 320 419
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
San Francisco# 14 2 0 .875 442 253
L.A. Rams* 11 5 0 .688 426 344
New Orleans 9 7 0 .563 386 301
Atlanta 3 13 0 .188 279 437
*Wild-Card qualifier for playoffs; #Top playoff seed in conference
Indianapolis finished ahead of Miami based on better conference record (7-5 vs. Dolphins' 6-8). Houston finished ahead of Pittsburgh based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). The L.A. Rams did not play San Francisco in the divisional playoffs because, from 1970-1989, two teams from the same division could not meet prior to the conference championship game. Philadelphia was first Wild Card ahead of L.A. Rams based on better record against common opponents (6-3 to Rams' 5-4). Minnesota finished ahead of Green Bay based on better division record (6-2 vs. Packers' 5-3).
Wild-Card playoff: Pittsburgh 26, HOUSTON 23 (OT)
Divisional playoffs: CLEVELAND 34, Buffalo 30; DENVER 24, Pittsburgh 23
AFC Championship: DENVER 37, Cleveland 21
Wild-Card playoff: L.A. Rams 21, PHILADELPHIA 7
Divisional playoffs: L.A. Rams 19, N.Y. GIANTS 13 (OT); SAN FRANCISCO 41, Minnesota 13
NFC Championship: SAN FRANCISCO 30, L.A. Rams 3
Super Bowl XXIV: San Francisco (NFC) 55, Denver (AFC) 10, at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana