Playoffs
(1933-)
CURRENT TEAMS
RECENT APPEARANCES
CONFERENCE WILDCARD ROUND GAMES
American Football Conference (1978-)
National Football Conference (1978-)
CONFERENCE DIVISIONAL ROUND GAMES
American Football Conference (1970-)
National Football Conference (1970-)
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
Eastern Conference (1967-1969)
Western Conference (1967-1969)
American Football Conference (1970-)
National Football Conference (1970-)

PLAYOFF BOWL (1960-1969)
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
NFL Championship Game (1933-1969)
Super Bowl (1966-)
PLAYOFFS EXPLAINED
  • The Playoffs begin in early January following the regular season, so the year represents the season rather than the year the game took place.
  • The top 7 per conference make the playoffs, for a total of 14 teams.
  • #1 seed automatically gets a bye week and seeds #2-#7 play in the Wild Card Playoffs (#2 vs #7 / #3 vs #6 / #4 vs #5).
  • The lowest remaining seed plays the #1 seed in the Divisional Playoffs and the remaining seeds would play against each other.
  • Prior to the 2020 season, the top 6 teams per conference qualified for the playoffs.
  • In 1967-1969, the conferences were split into two divisions each. The Division Champions would play each other in the Conference Championship Games with the champions contesting the NFL Championship Game. The winners of the NFL Championship Game would play the AFL Championship Game winners in the Super Bowl.
PLAYOFFS EXPANSION TEAMS
1933-1966 2
1967-1969 4
1970-1977 8
1978-1989 10
1990-2019 12
2020-PRESENT 14
2019 PLAYOFF TEAMS
1 BALTIMORE (NORTH) 1 SAN FRANCISCO (WEST)
2 KANSAS CITY (WEST) 2 GREEN BAY (NORTH)
3 NEW ENGLAND (EAST) 3 NEW ORLEANS (SOUTH)
4 HOUSTON (SOUTH) 4 PHILADELPHIA (EAST)
5 BUFFALO (WILD CARD) 5 SEATTLE (WILD CARD)
6 TENNESSEE (WILD CARD) 6 MINNESOTA (WILD CARD)
RECENT PLAYOFF APPEARANCES
* Longest drought in team history
Team
Last App
Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Buffalo Bills
Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
New York Jets
Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins

Updated: 25 march 2020