HISTORY
2001
American Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
New England 11 5 0 .688 371 272
Miami* 11 5 0 .688 344 290
N.Y. Jets* 10 6 0 .625 308 295
Indianapolis 6 10 0 .375 413 486
Buffalo 3 13 0 .188 265 420
Central Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Pittsburgh# 13 3 0 .812 352 212
Baltimore* 10 6 0 .625 303 265
Cleveland 7 9 0 .438 285 319
Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 336 388
Jacksonville 6 10 0 .375 294 286
Cincinnati 6 10 0 .375 226 309
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Oakland 10 6 0 .625 399 327
Seattle 9 7 0 .562 301 324
Denver 8 8 0 .500 340 339
Kansas City 6 10 0 .375 320 344
San Diego 5 11 0 .312 332 321
National Conference
Eastern Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Philadelphia 11 5 0 .688 343 208
Washington 8 8 0 .500 256 303
N.Y. Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 321
Arizona 7 9 0 .438 295 343
Dallas 5 11 0 .312 246 338
Central Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
Chicago 13 3 0 .812 338 203
Green Bay* 12 4 0 .750 390 266
Tampa Bay* 9 7 0 .562 324 280
Minnesota 5 11 0 .312 290 390
Detroit 2 14 0 .125 270 424
Western Division W L T Pct. Pts. OP
St. Louis# 14 2 0 .875 503 273
San Francisco* 12 4 0 .750 409 282
New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 333 409
Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 291 377
Carolina 1 15 0 .062 253 410
*Wild-Card qualifier for playoffs; #Top playoff seed in conference

New England finished ahead of Miami based on better division record (6-2 to Dolphins' 5-3). Cleveland finished ahead of Tennessee based on better division record (5-5 to Titans' 3-7). Jacksonville finished ahead of Cincinnati based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). N.Y. Giants finished ahead of Arizona based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). New Orleans finished ahead of Atlanta based on better division record (4-4 to Falcons' 3-5). Baltimore was second Wild Card based on better record against common opponents (3-2 to Jets' 2-2). Green Bay was second Wild Card based on better conference record (9-3 to 49ers' 8-4).

Wild-Card playoffs: OAKLAND 38, N.Y. Jets 24; Baltimore 20, MIAMI 3

Divisional playoffs: NEW ENGLAND 16, Oakland 13 (OT); PITTSBURGH 27, Baltimore 10

AFC Championship: New England 24, PITTSBURGH 17

Wild-Card playoffs: PHILADELPHIA 31, Tampa Bay 9; GREEN BAY 25, San Francisco 15

Divisional playoffs: PHILADELPHIA 33, Chicago 19; ST. LOUIS 45, Green Bay 17

NFC Championship: ST. LOUIS 29, Philadelphia 24

Super Bowl XXXVI: New England (AFC) 20, St. Louis (NFC) 17 at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
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