1996 NFL Standings

American Conference

Eastern Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
New England 11 5 0 .688 418 313 6-2 5-3 9-3 2-2
Buffalo* 10 6 0 .625 319 266 7-1 3-5 6-6 4-0
Indianapolis* 9 7 0 .563 317 334 6-2 3-5 6-6 3-1
Miami 8 8 0 .500 339 325 4-4 4-4 7-5 1-3
New York Jets 1 15 0 .063 279 454 0-8 1-7 0-12 1-3
Central Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
Pittsburgh 10 6 0 .625 344 257 7-1 3-5 8-4 2-2
Jacksonville* 9 7 0 .563 325 335 7-1 2-6 7-5 2-2
Cincinnati 8 8 0 .500 372 369 6-2 2-6 6-6 2-2
Houston 8 8 0 .500 345 319 2-6 6-2 6-6 2-2
Baltimore 4 12 0 .250 371 441 4-4 0-8 2-10 2-2
Western Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
Denver 13 3 0 .813 391 275 8-0 5-3 10-2 3-1
Kansas City 9 7 0 .563 297 300 5-3 4-4 5-7 4-0
San Diego 8 8 0 .500 310 376 5-3 3-5 7-5 1-3
Oakland 7 9 0 .438 340 293 4-4 3-5 6-6 1-3
Seattle 7 9 0 .438 317 376 4-4 3-5 5-7 2-2

National Conference

Eastern Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div
Dallas 10 6 0 .625 286 250 6-2 4-4 8-4 2-2
Philadelphia* 10 6 0 .625 363 341 5-3 5-3 8-4 2-2
Washington 9 7 0 .563 364 312 5-3 4-4 6-6 3-1
Arizona 7 9 0 .438 300 397 5-3 2-6 7-5 0-4
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 242 297 3-5 3-5 4-8 2-2
Central Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div
Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 456 210 8-0 5-3 10-2 3-1
Minnesota* 9 7 0 .563 298 315 5-3 4-4 8-4 1-3
Chicago 7 9 0 .438 283 305 6-2 1-7 5-7 2-2
Tampa Bay 6 10 0 .375 221 293 5-3 1-7 4-8 2-2
Detroit 5 11 0 .313 302 368 4-4 1-7 4-8 1-3
Western Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div
Carolina 12 4 0 .750 367 218 8-0 4-4 9-3 3-1
San Francisco* 12 4 0 .750 398 257 6-2 6-2 8-4 4-0
St. Louis 6 10 0 .375 303 409 4-4 2-6 4-8 2-2
Atlanta 3 13 0 .188 309 461 2-6 1-7 3-9 0-4
New Orleans 3 13 0 .188 229 339 2-6 1-7 2-10 1-3

*Wild Card
Top playoff seed in conference is shown in bold.

Tiebreaker Notes

  • Jacksonville was second Wild Card ahead of Indianapolis and Kansas City based on better conference record (Jacksonville's 7-5 to Indianapolis' 6-6 to Kansas City's 5-7).
  • Indianapolis was third Wild Card based on head-to-head victory over Kansas City (Indianapolis beat Kansas City 24-19 at Kansas City).
  • Cincinnati finished ahead of Houston based on better net division points (Cincinnati's 19 to Houston's 11).
  • Oakland finished ahead of Seattle based on better division record (Oakland's 3-5 to Seattle's 2-6).
  • Dallas finished ahead of Philadelphia based on better record against common opponents (Dallas' 8-5 to Philadelphia's 7-6).
  • Minnesota was third Wild Card based on better conference record than Washington (Minnesota's 8-4 to Washington's 6-6).
  • Carolina finished ahead of San Francisco based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).
  • Atlanta finished ahead of New Orleans based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).
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