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:

2019 6
2011 6
2003 6
Many 5

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):

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