Six playoff teams – the BALTIMORE RAVENS (14-2), KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (12-4) and NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-4) from the AFC, and the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (13-3), GREEN BAY PACKERS (13-3) and NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-3) from the NFC – won at least 12 regular-season games, tied for the most such teams in a single postseason in NFL history.
The seasons with the most playoff teams that won 12-or-more regular-season games:
The combined winning percentage (.708, 136-56) of this season’s field is the highest in 14 years, since it was .719 (138-54) in 2005.
The NFL postseason begins Saturday with four games on Wild Card Weekend.
Samstag, 4. Jänner
AFC: 22:35 Uhr Houston Texans vs. Buffalo Bills
AFC: 02:15 Uhr New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans
Sonntag, 5. Jänner
NFC: 19:05 Uhr New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
NFC: 22:40 Uhr Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks
The final 12 teams in contention for the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl LIV in Miami:
|American Football Conference||National Football Conference|
|1.||Baltimore (14-2), AFC North champion||1.||San Francisco (13-3), NFC West champion|
|2.||Kansas City (12-4), AFC West champion||2.||Green Bay (13-3), NFC North champion|
|3.||New England (12-4), AFC East champion||3.||New Orleans (13-3), NFC South champion|
|4.||Houston (10-6), AFC South champion||4.||Philadelphia (9-7), NFC East champion|
|5.||Buffalo (10-6)||5.||Seattle (11-5)|
|6.||Tennessee (9-7)||6.||Minnesota (10-6)|
The playoffs continue with the Divisional round on January 11-12, the Conference Championship Games on January 19, and Super Bowl LIV on February 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami (FOX, 6:30 PM ET).
Five teams – the BUFFALO BILLS and TENNESSEE TITANS from the AFC, and GREEN BAY PACKERS, MINNESOTA VIKINGS and SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS from the NFC – made the playoffs after missing the postseason in 2018. Since 1990 – a streak of 30 consecutive seasons – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.
A look at the four games on Wild Card Weekend (next page):