HISTORY
1997
American Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
New England 10 6 0 .625 369 289
Miami* 9 7 0 .563 339 327
N.Y. Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 287
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 255 367
Indianapolis 3 13 0 .188 313 401
Central Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 372 307
Jacksonville* 11 5 0 .688 394 318
Tennessee 8 8 0 .500 333 310
Cincinnati 7 9 0 .438 355 405
Baltimore 6 9 1 .406 326 345
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Kansas City# 13 3 0 .813 375 232
Denver* 12 4 0 .750 472 287
Seattle 8 8 0 .500 365 362
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 324 419
San Diego 4 12 0 .250 266 425
National Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
N.Y. Giants 10 5 1 .656 307 265
Washington 8 7 1 .531 327 289
Philadelphia 6 9 1 .406 317 372
Dallas 6 10 0 .375 304 314
Arizona 4 12 0 .250 283 379
Central Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 422 282
Tampa Bay* 10 6 0 .625 299 263
Detroit* 9 7 0 .563 379 306
Minnesota* 9 7 0 .563 354 359
Chicago 4 12 0 .250 263 421
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
San Francisco# 13 3 0 .813 375 265
Carolina 7 9 0 .438 265 314
Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 320 361
New Orleans 6 10 0 .375 237 327
St. Louis 5 11 0 .313 299 359
*Wild-Card qualifier for playoffs; #Top playoff seed in conference
Miami finished ahead of N.Y. Jets based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). Pittsburgh finished ahead of Jacksonville based on better net division points (78 to Jaguars' 23). Oakland finished ahead of San Diego based on better division record (2-6 to Chargers' 1-7). San Francisco was top playoff seed based on better conference record than Green Bay (11-1 to Packers' 10-2). Detroit finished ahead of Minnesota based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). Carolina finished ahead of Atlanta based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).
Wild-Card playoffs: DENVER 42, Jacksonville 17; NEW ENGLAND 17, Miami 3
Divisional playoffs: PITTSBURGH 7, New England 6; Denver 14, KANSAS CITY 10
AFC Championship: Denver 24, PITTSBURGH 21
Wild-Card playoffs: Minnesota 23, N.Y. GIANTS 22; TAMPA BAY 20, Detroit 10
Divisional playoffs: SAN FRANCISCO 38, Minnesota 22; GREEN BAY 21, Tampa Bay 7
NFC Championship: Green Bay 23, SAN FRANCISCO 10
Super Bowl XXXII: Denver (AFC) 31, Green Bay (NFC) 24, at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California
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