NFL playoff results

NFL playoff results is a listing of the year-by-year results of the NFL Playoff games to determine the final two teams for the championship game. The winners of those games are listed in NFL Championship Game article.
The overall franchise records are shown in the last table.

NFL playoff game results 1933–1966

Beginning with the 1933 season, the NFL featured a championship game, played between the winners of its two divisions. In this era, if there was a tie for first place in the division at the end of the regular season, a one-game playoff was used to determine the team that would represent their division in the NFL Championship Game. This happened nine times during this era.

Teams who went on to win the NFL Championship Game that season are in bold.
Playoffs Title at Issue Winner Score Loser
1941 Western Division Chicago Bears 33–14 Green Bay Packers
1943 Eastern Division Washington Redskins 28–0 New York Giants
1947 Eastern Division Philadelphia Eagles 21–0 Pittsburgh Steelers
1950 American Conference Cleveland Browns 8–3 New York Giants
National Conference Los Angeles Rams 24–14 Chicago Bears
1952 National Conference Detroit Lions 31–21 Los Angeles Rams
1957 Western Conference Detroit Lions 31–27 San Francisco 49ers
1958 Eastern Conference New York Giants 10–0 Cleveland Browns
1965 Western Conference Green Bay Packers 13–10 (OT) Baltimore Colts

NFL Conference Championship game results 1967–1969

For the 1967 season, the NFL split into four divisions (two conferences of two divisions each). Each of the four division champions played in their respective Conference Championship Game, with those winners advancing to the NFL Championship Game. 1967 was the first year where a pre-scheduled playoff (rather than regular season results) determined participation in the championship. It also marked the first year in which if there was a tie for first place in a division, the division champion was determined by a system of tiebreakers, rather than via a playoff game (as detailed in the 1933–1966 era above).

NFL Championship winner in bold, who then faced the AFL champion in the AFL-NFL World Championship Game (later to be known as the Super Bowl)
Eastern Conference Championship Western Conference Championship
Year Champion Score Runner-up Champion Score Runner-up
1967 Dallas Cowboys 52–14 Cleveland Browns Green Bay Packers 28–7 Los Angeles Rams
1968 Cleveland Browns 31–20 Dallas Cowboys Baltimore Colts 24–14 Minnesota Vikings
1969 Cleveland Browns 38–14 Dallas Cowboys Minnesota Vikings 23–20 Los Angeles Rams

NFL Wild Card Round game results 1978–present

In 1978, the NFL expanded its playoffs pool from 8 to 10 teams, requiring the addition of another round of playoffs. From 1978–1989, this round featured one game per conference between the two wild-card (non-division winners) and thus the name "Wild Card" round. In 1982, the league held a 16-team tournament due to the players strike, which reduced the regular season to just 9 games. The playoffs expanded to 12 teams for the 1990 season, and an additional game was added to this week.

Teams who later went on to win the Super Bowl that season are in bold. Home teams in italics.
AFC NFC
Year Winner Score Loser Winner Score Loser
1978–79 Houston Oilers 17–9 Miami Dolphins Atlanta Falcons 14–13 Philadelphia Eagles
1979–80 Houston Oilers 13–7 Denver Broncos Philadelphia Eagles 27–17 Chicago Bears
1980–81 Oakland Raiders 27–7 Houston Oilers Dallas Cowboys 34–13 Los Angeles Rams
1981–82 Buffalo Bills 31–27 New York Jets New York Giants 27–21 Philadelphia Eagles
1982–83 Miami Dolphins 28–13 New England Patriots Washington Redskins 31–7 Detroit Lions
Los Angeles Raiders 27–10 Cleveland Browns Green Bay Packers 41–16 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Jets 44–17 Cincinnati Bengals Minnesota Vikings 30–24 Atlanta Falcons
San Diego Chargers 31–28 Pittsburgh Steelers Dallas Cowboys 30–17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1983–84 Seattle Seahawks 31–7 Denver Broncos Los Angeles Rams 24–17 Dallas Cowboys
1984–85 Seattle Seahawks 13–7 Los Angeles Raiders New York Giants 16–13 Los Angeles Rams
1985–86 New England Patriots 26–14 New York Jets New York Giants 17–3 San Francisco 49ers
1986–87 New York Jets 35–15 Kansas City Chiefs Washington Redskins 19–7 Los Angeles Rams
1987–88 Houston Oilers 23–20 Seattle Seahawks Minnesota Vikings 44–10 New Orleans Saints
1988–89 Houston Oilers 24–23 Cleveland Browns Minnesota Vikings 28–17 Los Angeles Rams
1989–90 Pittsburgh Steelers 26–23 Houston Oilers Los Angeles Rams 21–7 Philadelphia Eagles
1990–91 Miami Dolphins 17–16 Kansas City Chiefs Washington Redskins 20–6 Philadelphia Eagles
Cincinnati Bengals 41–14 Houston Oilers Chicago Bears 16–6 New Orleans Saints
1991–92 Kansas City Chiefs 10–6 Los Angeles Raiders Atlanta Falcons 27–20 New Orleans Saints
Houston Oilers 17–10 New York Jets Dallas Cowboys 17–13 Chicago Bears
1992–93 San Diego Chargers 17–0 Kansas City Chiefs Washington Redskins 24–7 Minnesota Vikings
Buffalo Bills 41–38 (OT) Houston Oilers Philadelphia Eagles 36–20 New Orleans Saints
1993–94 Kansas City Chiefs 27–24 (OT) Pittsburgh Steelers Green Bay Packers 28–24 Detroit Lions
Los Angeles Raiders 42–24 Denver Broncos New York Giants 17–10 Minnesota Vikings
1994–95 Miami Dolphins 27–17 Kansas City Chiefs Green Bay Packers 16–12 Detroit Lions
Cleveland Browns 20–13 New England Patriots Chicago Bears 35–18 Minnesota Vikings
1995–96 Buffalo Bills 37–22 Miami Dolphins Green Bay Packers 37–20 Atlanta Falcons
Indianapolis Colts 35–20 San Diego Chargers Philadelphia Eagles 58–37 Detroit Lions
1996–97 Jacksonville Jaguars 30–27 Buffalo Bills Dallas Cowboys 40–15 Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers 42–14 Indianapolis Colts San Francisco 49ers 14–0 Philadelphia Eagles
1997–98 New England Patriots 17–3 Miami Dolphins Minnesota Vikings 23–22 New York Giants
Denver Broncos 42–17 Jacksonville Jaguars Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20–10 Detroit Lions
1998–99 Miami Dolphins 24–17 Buffalo Bills Arizona Cardinals 20–7 Dallas Cowboys
Jacksonville Jaguars 25–10 New England Patriots San Francisco 49ers 30–27 Green Bay Packers
1999–00 Tennessee Titans 22–16 Buffalo Bills Washington Redskins 27–13 Detroit Lions
Miami Dolphins 20–17 Seattle Seahawks Minnesota Vikings 27–10 Dallas Cowboys
2000–01 Miami Dolphins 23–17 (OT) Indianapolis Colts New Orleans Saints 31–28 St. Louis Rams
Baltimore Ravens 21–3 Denver Broncos Philadelphia Eagles 21–3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2001–02 Oakland Raiders 38–24 New York Jets Philadelphia Eagles 31–9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Baltimore Ravens 20–3 Miami Dolphins Green Bay Packers 25–15 San Francisco 49ers
2002–03 New York Jets 41–0 Indianapolis Colts Atlanta Falcons 27–7 Green Bay Packers
Pittsburgh Steelers 36–33 Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers 39–38 New York Giants
2003–04 Tennessee Titans 20–17 Baltimore Ravens Carolina Panthers 29–10 Dallas Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts 41–10 Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers 33–27 (OT) Seattle Seahawks
2004–05 New York Jets 20–17 (OT) San Diego Chargers St. Louis Rams 27–20 Seattle Seahawks
Indianapolis Colts 49–24 Denver Broncos Minnesota Vikings 31–17 Green Bay Packers
2005–06 New England Patriots 28–3 Jacksonville Jaguars Washington Redskins 17–10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pittsburgh Steelers 31–17 Cincinnati Bengals Carolina Panthers 23–0 New York Giants
2006–07 Indianapolis Colts 23–8 Kansas City Chiefs Seattle Seahawks 21–20 Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots 37–16 New York Jets Philadelphia Eagles 23–20 New York Giants
2007–08 San Diego Chargers 17–6 Tennessee Titans Seattle Seahawks 35–14 Washington Redskins
Jacksonville Jaguars 31–29 Pittsburgh Steelers New York Giants 24–14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2008–09 San Diego Chargers 23–17 (OT) Indianapolis Colts Arizona Cardinals 30–24 Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens 27–9 Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles 26–14 Minnesota Vikings
2009–10 New York Jets 24–14 Cincinnati Bengals Dallas Cowboys 34–14 Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens 33–14 New England Patriots Arizona Cardinals 51–45 (OT) Green Bay Packers
2010–11 New York Jets 17–16 Indianapolis Colts Seattle Seahawks 41–36 New Orleans Saints
Baltimore Ravens 30–7 Kansas City Chiefs Green Bay Packers 21–16 Philadelphia Eagles
2011–12 Houston Texans 31–10 Cincinnati Bengals New Orleans Saints 45–28 Detroit Lions
Denver Broncos 29–23 (OT) Pittsburgh Steelers New York Giants 24–2 Atlanta Falcons
2012–13 Houston Texans 19–13 Cincinnati Bengals Green Bay Packers 24–10 Minnesota Vikings
Baltimore Ravens 24–9 Indianapolis Colts Seattle Seahawks 24–14 Washington Redskins
2013–14 Indianapolis Colts 45–44 Kansas City Chiefs New Orleans Saints 26–24 Philadelphia Eagles
San Diego Chargers 27–10 Cincinnati Bengals San Francisco 49ers 23–20 Green Bay Packers
2014–15 Baltimore Ravens 30–17 Pittsburgh Steelers Carolina Panthers 27–16 Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts 26–10 Cincinnati Bengals Dallas Cowboys 24–20 Detroit Lions
2015–16 Kansas City Chiefs 30–0 Houston Texans Seattle Seahawks 10–9 Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers 18–16 Cincinnati Bengals Green Bay Packers 35–18 Washington Redskins
2016–17 Houston Texans 27–14 Oakland Raiders Seattle Seahawks 26–6 Detroit Lions
Pittsburgh Steelers 30–12 Miami Dolphins Green Bay Packers 38–13 New York Giants
2017–18 Tennessee Titans 22–21 Kansas City Chiefs Atlanta Falcons 26–13 Los Angeles Rams
Jacksonville Jaguars 10–3 Buffalo Bills New Orleans Saints 31–26 Carolina Panthers
2018–19 Indianapolis Colts 21–7 Houston Texans Dallas Cowboys 24–22 Seattle Seahawks
Los Angeles Chargers 23–17 Baltimore Ravens Philadelphia Eagles 16–15 Chicago Bears
Year Winner Score Loser Winner Score Loser
AFC NFC

NFL Divisional Round game results 1970–present

Starting with the 1970 merger with the American Football League the NFL expanded its playoffs to 8 teams total. The round of 8 has traditionally been known as the "Divisional" round.

Teams who later went on to win the Super Bowl that season are in bold.
AFC NFC
Year Winner Score Loser Winner Score Loser
1970–71 Baltimore Colts 17–0 Cincinnati Bengals Dallas Cowboys 5–0 Detroit Lions
Oakland Raiders 21–14 Miami Dolphins San Francisco 49ers 17–14 Minnesota Vikings
1971–72 Miami Dolphins 27–24 (2OT) Kansas City Chiefs Dallas Cowboys 20–12 Minnesota Vikings
Baltimore Colts 20–3 Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers 24–20 Washington Redskins
1972–73 Pittsburgh Steelers 13–7 Oakland Raiders Dallas Cowboys 30–28 San Francisco 49ers
Miami Dolphins 20–14 Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins 16–3 Green Bay Packers
1973–74 Oakland Raiders 33–14 Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings 27–20 Washington Redskins
Miami Dolphins 34–16 Cincinnati Bengals Dallas Cowboys 27–16 Los Angeles Rams
1974–75 Oakland Raiders 28–26 Miami Dolphins Minnesota Vikings 30–14 St. Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Steelers 32–14 Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Rams 19–10 Washington Redskins
1975–76 Pittsburgh Steelers 28–10 Baltimore Colts Los Angeles Rams 35–23 St. Louis Cardinals
Oakland Raiders 31–28 Cincinnati Bengals Dallas Cowboys 17–14 Minnesota Vikings
1976–77 Oakland Raiders 24–21 New England Patriots Minnesota Vikings 35–20 Washington Redskins
Pittsburgh Steelers 40–14 Baltimore Colts Los Angeles Rams 14–12 Dallas Cowboys
1977–78 Denver Broncos 34–21 Pittsburgh Steelers Dallas Cowboys 37–7 Chicago Bears
Oakland Raiders 37–31 (2OT) Baltimore Colts Minnesota Vikings 14–7 Los Angeles Rams
1978–79 Pittsburgh Steelers 33–10 Denver Broncos Dallas Cowboys 27–20 Atlanta Falcons
Houston Oilers 31–14 New England Patriots Los Angeles Rams 34–10 Minnesota Vikings
1979–80 Houston Oilers 17–14 San Diego Chargers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24–17 Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers 34–14 Miami Dolphins Los Angeles Rams 21–19 Dallas Cowboys
1980–81 San Diego Chargers 20–14 Buffalo Bills Philadelphia Eagles 31–16 Minnesota Vikings
Oakland Raiders 14–12 Cleveland Browns Dallas Cowboys 30–27 Atlanta Falcons
1981–82 San Diego Chargers 41–38 Miami Dolphins Dallas Cowboys 38–0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cincinnati Bengals 27–20 Buffalo Bills San Francisco 49ers 38–24 New York Giants
1982–83 New York Jets 17–14 Los Angeles Raiders Washington Redskins 21–7 Minnesota Vikings
Miami Dolphins 34–13 San Diego Chargers Dallas Cowboys 37–26 Green Bay Packers
1983–84 Seattle Seahawks 27–20 Miami Dolphins San Francisco 49ers 24–23 Detroit Lions
Los Angeles Raiders 38–10 Pittsburgh Steelers Washington Redskins 51–7 Los Angeles Rams
1984–85 Miami Dolphins 31–10 Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers 21–10 New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers 24–17 Denver Broncos Chicago Bears 23–19 Washington Redskins
1985–86 Miami Dolphins 24–21 Cleveland Browns Los Angeles Rams 20–0 Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots 27–20 Los Angeles Raiders Chicago Bears 21–0 New York Giants
1986–87 Cleveland Browns 23–20 (2OT) New York Jets Washington Redskins 27–13 Chicago Bears
Denver Broncos 22–17 New England Patriots New York Giants 49–3 San Francisco 49ers
1987–88 Cleveland Browns 38–21 Indianapolis Colts Minnesota Vikings 36–24 San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos 34–10 Houston Oilers Washington Redskins 21–17 Chicago Bears
1988–89 Cincinnati Bengals 21–13 Seattle Seahawks Chicago Bears 20–12 Philadelphia Eagles
Buffalo Bills 17–10 Houston Oilers San Francisco 49ers 34–9 Minnesota Vikings
1989–90 Cleveland Browns 34–30 Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Rams 19–13 (OT) New York Giants
Denver Broncos 24–23 Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers 41–13 Minnesota Vikings
1990–91 Buffalo Bills 44–34 Miami Dolphins San Francisco 49ers 28–10 Washington Redskins
Los Angeles Raiders 20–10 Cincinnati Bengals New York Giants 31–3 Chicago Bears
1991–92 Denver Broncos 26–24 Houston Oilers Washington Redskins 24–7 Atlanta Falcons
Buffalo Bills 37–14 Kansas City Chiefs Detroit Lions 38–6 Dallas Cowboys
1992–93 Buffalo Bills 24–3 Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers 20–13 Washington Redskins
Miami Dolphins 31–0 San Diego Chargers Dallas Cowboys 34–10 Philadelphia Eagles
1993–94 Buffalo Bills 29–23 Los Angeles Raiders San Francisco 49ers 44–3 New York Giants
Kansas City Chiefs 28–20 Houston Oilers Dallas Cowboys 27–17 Green Bay Packers
1994–95 Pittsburgh Steelers 29–9 Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers 44–15 Chicago Bears
San Diego Chargers 22–21 Miami Dolphins Dallas Cowboys 35–9 Green Bay Packers
1995–96 Pittsburgh Steelers 40–21 Buffalo Bills Green Bay Packers 27–17 San Francisco 49ers
Indianapolis Colts 10–7 Kansas City Chiefs Dallas Cowboys 30–11 Philadelphia Eagles
1996–97 Jacksonville Jaguars 30–27 Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers 35–14 San Francisco 49ers
New England Patriots 28–3 Pittsburgh Steelers Carolina Panthers 26–17 Dallas Cowboys
1997–98 Pittsburgh Steelers 7–6 New England Patriots San Francisco 49ers 38–22 Minnesota Vikings
Denver Broncos 14–10 Kansas City Chiefs Green Bay Packers 21–7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1998–99 Denver Broncos 38–3 Miami Dolphins Atlanta Falcons 20–18 San Francisco 49ers
New York Jets 34–24 Jacksonville Jaguars Minnesota Vikings 41–21 Arizona Cardinals
1999–00 Jacksonville Jaguars 62–7 Miami Dolphins Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14–13 Washington Redskins
Tennessee Titans 19–16 Indianapolis Colts St. Louis Rams 49–37 Minnesota Vikings
2000–01 Oakland Raiders 27–0 Miami Dolphins Minnesota Vikings 34–16 New Orleans Saints
Baltimore Ravens 24–10 Tennessee Titans New York Giants 20–10 Philadelphia Eagles
2001–02 New England Patriots 16–13 (OT) Oakland Raiders Philadelphia Eagles 33–19 Chicago Bears
Pittsburgh Steelers 27–10 Baltimore Ravens St. Louis Rams 45–17 Green Bay Packers
2002–03 Tennessee Titans 34–31 (OT) Pittsburgh Steelers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31–6 San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders 30–10 New York Jets Philadelphia Eagles 20–6 Atlanta Falcons
2003–04 New England Patriots 17–14 Tennessee Titans Carolina Panthers 29–23 (2OT) St. Louis Rams
Indianapolis Colts 38–31 Kansas City Chiefs Philadelphia Eagles 20–17 (OT) Green Bay Packers
2004–05 Pittsburgh Steelers 20–17 (OT) New York Jets Atlanta Falcons 47–17 St. Louis Rams
New England Patriots 20–3 Indianapolis Colts Philadelphia Eagles 27–14 Minnesota Vikings
2005–06 Denver Broncos 27–13 New England Patriots Seattle Seahawks 20–10 Washington Redskins
Pittsburgh Steelers 21–18 Indianapolis Colts Carolina Panthers 29–21 Chicago Bears
2006–07 Indianapolis Colts 15–6 Baltimore Ravens New Orleans Saints 27–24 Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots 24–21 San Diego Chargers Chicago Bears 27–24 (OT) Seattle Seahawks
2007–08 New England Patriots 31–20 Jacksonville Jaguars New York Giants 21–17 Dallas Cowboys
San Diego Chargers 28–24 Indianapolis Colts Green Bay Packers 42–20 Seattle Seahawks
2008–09 Baltimore Ravens 13–10 Tennessee Titans Arizona Cardinals 33–13 Carolina Panthers
Pittsburgh Steelers 35–24 San Diego Chargers Philadelphia Eagles 23–11 New York Giants
2009–10 Indianapolis Colts 20–3 Baltimore Ravens New Orleans Saints 45–14 Arizona Cardinals
New York Jets 17–14 San Diego Chargers Minnesota Vikings 34–3 Dallas Cowboys
2010–11 Pittsburgh Steelers 31–24 Baltimore Ravens Green Bay Packers 48–21 Atlanta Falcons
New York Jets 28–21 New England Patriots Chicago Bears 35–24 Seattle Seahawks
2011–12 Baltimore Ravens 20–13 Houston Texans San Francisco 49ers 36–32 New Orleans Saints
New England Patriots 45–10 Denver Broncos New York Giants 37–20 Green Bay Packers
2012–13 Baltimore Ravens 38–35 (2OT) Denver Broncos San Francisco 49ers 45–31 Green Bay Packers
New England Patriots 41–28 Houston Texans Atlanta Falcons 30–28 Seattle Seahawks
2013–14 Denver Broncos 24–17 San Diego Chargers Seattle Seahawks 23–15 New Orleans Saints
New England Patriots 43–22 Indianapolis Colts San Francisco 49ers 23–10 Carolina Panthers
2014–15 New England Patriots 35–31 Baltimore Ravens Seattle Seahawks 31–17 Carolina Panthers
Indianapolis Colts 24–13 Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers 26–21 Dallas Cowboys
2015–16 New England Patriots 27–20 Kansas City Chiefs Arizona Cardinals 26–20 (OT) Green Bay Packers
Denver Broncos 23–16 Pittsburgh Steelers Carolina Panthers 31–24 Seattle Seahawks
2016–17 New England Patriots 34–16 Houston Texans Atlanta Falcons 36–20 Seattle Seahawks
Pittsburgh Steelers 18–16 Kansas City Chiefs Green Bay Packers 34–31 Dallas Cowboys
2017–18 New England Patriots 35–14 Tennessee Titans Philadelphia Eagles 15–10 Atlanta Falcons
Jacksonville Jaguars 45–42 Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings 29–24 New Orleans Saints
2018–19 Kansas City Chiefs 31–13 Indianapolis Colts Los Angeles Rams 30–22 Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots 41–28 Los Angeles Chargers New Orleans Saints 20–14 Philadelphia Eagles
Year Winner Score Loser Winner Score Loser
AFC NFC

NFL Conference Championship game results 1970–present

Note: Since the AFL-NFL Merger, the playoffs have generally been held over two calendar years. For example, the Indianapolis Colts are regarded as the 2006 NFL Champions even though the Super Bowl was in February 2007.
Super Bowl winners are in bold.
AFC Championship Game NFC Championship Game
Year Winner Score Loser Winner Score Loser
1970–71 Baltimore Colts 27–17 Oakland Raiders Dallas Cowboys 17–10 San Francisco 49ers
1971–72 Miami Dolphins 21–0 Baltimore Colts Dallas Cowboys 14–3 San Francisco 49ers
1972–73 Miami Dolphins 21–17 Pittsburgh Steelers Washington Redskins 26–3 Dallas Cowboys
1973–74 Miami Dolphins 27–10 Oakland Raiders Minnesota Vikings 27–10 Dallas Cowboys
1974–75 Pittsburgh Steelers 24–13 Oakland Raiders Minnesota Vikings 14–10 Los Angeles Rams
1975–76 Pittsburgh Steelers 16–10 Oakland Raiders Dallas Cowboys 37–7 Los Angeles Rams
1976–77 Oakland Raiders 24–7 Pittsburgh Steelers Minnesota Vikings 24–13 Los Angeles Rams
1977–78 Denver Broncos 20–17 Oakland Raiders Dallas Cowboys 23–6 Minnesota Vikings
1978–79 Pittsburgh Steelers 34–5 Houston Oilers Dallas Cowboys 28–0 Los Angeles Rams
1979–80 Pittsburgh Steelers 27–13 Houston Oilers Los Angeles Rams 9–0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1980–81 Oakland Raiders 34–27 San Diego Chargers Philadelphia Eagles 20–7 Dallas Cowboys
1981–82 Cincinnati Bengals 27–7 San Diego Chargers San Francisco 49ers 28–27 Dallas Cowboys
1982–83 Miami Dolphins 14–0 New York Jets Washington Redskins 31–17 Dallas Cowboys
1983–84 Los Angeles Raiders 30–14 Seattle Seahawks Washington Redskins 24–21 San Francisco 49ers
1984–85 Miami Dolphins 45–28 Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers 23–0 Chicago Bears
1985–86 New England Patriots 31–14 Miami Dolphins Chicago Bears 24–0 Los Angeles Rams
1986–87 Denver Broncos 23–20 (OT) Cleveland Browns New York Giants 17–0 Washington Redskins
1987–88 Denver Broncos 38–33 Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins 17–10 Minnesota Vikings
1988–89 Cincinnati Bengals 21–10 Buffalo Bills San Francisco 49ers 28–3 Chicago Bears
1989–90 Denver Broncos 37–21 Cleveland Browns San Francisco 49ers 30–3 Los Angeles Rams
1990–91 Buffalo Bills 51–3 Los Angeles Raiders New York Giants 15–13 San Francisco 49ers
1991–92 Buffalo Bills 10–7 Denver Broncos Washington Redskins 41–10 Detroit Lions
1992–93 Buffalo Bills 29–10 Miami Dolphins Dallas Cowboys 30–20 San Francisco 49ers
1993–94 Buffalo Bills 30–13 Kansas City Chiefs Dallas Cowboys 38–21 San Francisco 49ers
1994–95 San Diego Chargers 17–13 Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers 38–28 Dallas Cowboys
1995–96 Pittsburgh Steelers 20–16 Indianapolis Colts Dallas Cowboys 38–27 Green Bay Packers
1996–97 New England Patriots 20–6 Jacksonville Jaguars Green Bay Packers 30–13 Carolina Panthers
1997–98 Denver Broncos 24–21 Pittsburgh Steelers Green Bay Packers 23–10 San Francisco 49ers
1998–99 Denver Broncos 23–10 New York Jets Atlanta Falcons 30–27 (OT) Minnesota Vikings
1999–00 Tennessee Titans 33–14 Jacksonville Jaguars St. Louis Rams 11–6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2000–01 Baltimore Ravens 16–3 Oakland Raiders New York Giants 41–0 Minnesota Vikings
2001–02 New England Patriots 24–17 Pittsburgh Steelers St. Louis Rams 29–24 Philadelphia Eagles
2002–03 Oakland Raiders 41–24 Tennessee Titans Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27–10 Philadelphia Eagles
2003–04 New England Patriots 24–14 Indianapolis Colts Carolina Panthers 14–3 Philadelphia Eagles
2004–05 New England Patriots 41–27 Pittsburgh Steelers Philadelphia Eagles 27–10 Atlanta Falcons
2005–06 Pittsburgh Steelers 34–17 Denver Broncos Seattle Seahawks 34–14 Carolina Panthers
2006–07 Indianapolis Colts 38–34 New England Patriots Chicago Bears 39–14 New Orleans Saints
2007–08 New England Patriots 21–12 San Diego Chargers New York Giants 23–20 (OT) Green Bay Packers
2008–09 Pittsburgh Steelers 23–14 Baltimore Ravens Arizona Cardinals 32–25 Philadelphia Eagles
2009–10 Indianapolis Colts 30–17 New York Jets New Orleans Saints 31–28 (OT) Minnesota Vikings
2010–11 Pittsburgh Steelers 24–19 New York Jets Green Bay Packers 21–14 Chicago Bears
2011–12 New England Patriots 23–20 Baltimore Ravens New York Giants 20–17 (OT) San Francisco 49ers
2012–13 Baltimore Ravens 28–13 New England Patriots San Francisco 49ers 28–24 Atlanta Falcons
2013–14 Denver Broncos 26–16 New England Patriots Seattle Seahawks 23–17 San Francisco 49ers
2014–15 New England Patriots 45–7 Indianapolis Colts Seattle Seahawks 28–22 (OT) Green Bay Packers
2015–16 Denver Broncos 20–18 New England Patriots Carolina Panthers 49–15 Arizona Cardinals
2016–17 New England Patriots 36–17 Pittsburgh Steelers Atlanta Falcons 44–21 Green Bay Packers
2017–18 New England Patriots 24–20 Jacksonville Jaguars Philadelphia Eagles 38–7 Minnesota Vikings
2018–19 New England Patriots 37–31 (OT) Kansas City Chiefs Los Angeles Rams 26–23 (OT) New Orleans Saints
Year Winner Score Loser Winner Score Loser
AFC Championship Game NFC Championship Game

All-time playoff records (NFL/AFL)

Updated through the 2018 season
Listed in order of (1) Overall Win Percentage (2) Number of games won
Post NFL/AFL Merger All Pre NFL/AFL Merger
Round: Overall Wildcard Divisional Conference Super Bowl League Divisional Tiebreaker
Active Team W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct
New England Patriots 037 020 0.649 004 004 0.500 015 06 0.714 0011 004 0.733 006 005 0.545 0 1 .000 1 0 1.000
Baltimore Ravens 015 09 0.625 007 002 0.778 04 05 0.444 002 002 0.500 002 000 01.000
Green Bay Packers 034 022 0.607 0010 005 0.667 07 09 0.438 003 004 0.429 004 001 0.800 8 2 .800 1 0 1.000 1 1 .500
San Francisco 49ers 030 020 0.600 004 002 0.667 015 07 0.682 006 009 0.400 005 001 0.833 0 1 .000
Pittsburgh Steelers 036 025 0.590 006 005 0.545 016 09 0.640 008 008 0.500 006 002 0.750 0 1 .000
Oakland Raiders 025 019 0.568 004 003 0.571 011 05 0.688 004 007 0.364 003 002 0.600 1 2 .333 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000
Dallas Cowboys 035 028 0.556 007 005 0.583 014 010 0.583 008 006 0.571 005 003 0.625 0 2 .000 1 2 .333
Washington Redskins 023 019 0.548 006 003 0.667 06 09 0.400 005 001 0.833 003 002 0.600 2 4 .333 1 0 1.000
Denver Broncos 023 019 0.548 002 006 0.250 010 06 0.625 008 002 0.800 003 005 0.375
Carolina Panthers 09 08 0.529 003 001 0.750 04 03 0.571 002 002 0.500 000 002 0.000
Philadelphia Eagles 023 022 0.511 008 008 0.500 07 07 0.500 003 004 0.429 001 002 0.333 3 1 .750 1 0 1.000
Seattle Seahawks 016 016 0.500 008 005 0.615 04 08 0.333 003 001 0.750 001 002 0.333
Jacksonville Jaguars 07 07 0.500 004 002 0.667 03 02 0.600 000 003 0.000 000 000 0.000
New York Giants 024 025 0.490 006 005 0.545 05 06 0.455 005 000 01.000 004 001 0.800 3 11 .214 1 2 .333
Indianapolis Colts 023 024 0.489 007 006 0.538 07 010 0.412 003 004 0.429 002 002 0.500 3 1 .750 1 0 1.000 0 1 .000
Miami Dolphins 020 021 0.488 006 006 0.500 07 010 0.412 005 002 0.714 002 003 0.400
New York Jets 012 013 0.480 006 005 0.545 04 03 0.571 000 004 0.000 001 000 01.000 1 0 1.000 0 1 .000
Chicago Bears 017 019 0.472 002 003 0.400 05 07 0.417 002 003 0.400 001 001 0.500 6 4 .600 1 1 .500
Buffalo Bills 014 016 0.467 003 004 0.429 05 05 0.500 004 001 0.800 000 004 0.000 2 1 .667 0 1 .000
New Orleans Saints 09 011 0.450 004 005 0.444 03 04 0.429 001 002 0.333 001 000 01.000
Los Angeles Rams 021 026 0.447 003 006 0.333 010 05 0.667 004 006 0.400 001 003 0.250 2 3 .400 0 2 .000 1 1 .500
Arizona Cardinals 07 09 0.438 003 002 0.600 02 04 0.333 001 001 0.500 000 001 0.000 1 1 .500
Tennessee Titans 015 020 0.429 008 005 0.615 04 08 0.333 001 003 0.250 000 001 0.000 2 2 .500 0 1 .000
Atlanta Falcons 010 014 0.417 004 004 0.500 04 06 0.400 002 002 0.500 000 002 0.000
Minnesota Vikings 020 029 0.408 006 007 0.462 09 011 0.450 003 006 0.333 000 004 0.000 1 0 1.000 1 1 .500
Los Angeles Chargers 012 018 0.400 006 002 0.750 04 08 0.333 001 003 0.250 000 001 0.000 1 4 .200
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 06 09 0.400 001 005 0.167 03 02 0.600 001 002 0.333 001 000 01.000
Houston Texans 03 05 0.375 003 002 0.600 00 03 0.000 000 000 0.000 000 000 0.000
Cleveland Browns 011 020 0.355 001 003 0.250 03 05 0.375 000 003 0.000 000 000 0.000 4 7 .364 2 1 .667 1 1 .500
Detroit Lions 07 013 0.350 000 009 0.000 01 02 0.333 000 001 0.000 000 000 0.000 4 1 .800 2 0 1.000
Kansas City Chiefs 010 019 0.345 003 008 0.273 02 07 0.222 000 002 0.000 001 001 0.500 3 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 0 1 .000
Cincinnati Bengals 05 014 0.263 001 008 0.111 02 04 0.333 002 000 01.000 000 002 0.000
Team W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct W L Pct
Round: Overall Wildcard Divisional Conference Super Bowl League Divisional Tiebreaker
Post NFL/AFL Merger All Pre NFL/AFL Merger
NFL playoffs

The NFL playoffs are a single-elimination tournament held after the National Football League (NFL)'s regular season to determine the NFL champion. Six teams from each of the league's two conferences qualify for the playoffs based on regular-season records, and a tie-breaking procedure exists in the case of ties. The tournament culminates in the Super Bowl, the league's championship game, which matches the two conference champions.

NFL postseason history can be traced to the first NFL Championship Game in 1933, though in the early years, qualification for the game was based solely on regular season records. From 1933 to 1966, the NFL postseason generally only consisted of the NFL Championship Game, pitting the league's two division winners (pending any one-game playoff matches that needed to be held to break ties in the division standings). After 1967, the playoffs were expanded to allow four teams to qualify for the tournament. When the league merged with the American Football League (AFL) in 1970, the playoffs were expanded to eight teams. The playoffs were expanded to ten teams in 1978 and twelve teams since 1990.

The NFL is the only one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States to use a single-elimination tournament in all rounds of its playoffs. Major League Baseball (MLB) (not including their Wild Card postseason round), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the National Hockey League (NHL) all use a "best-of" series format instead.

Conference tiebreakers
NFL playoff system
AFL

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