1997 NFL Standings

American Conference

Eastern Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
New England 10 6 0 .625 369 289 6-2 4-4 9-3 1-3
Miami* 9 7 0 .563 339 327 6-2 3-5 8-4 1-3
New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 287 5-3 4-4 6-6 3-1
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 255 367 4-4 2-6 5-7 1-3
Indianapolis 3 13 0 .188 313 401 2-6 1-7 2-10 1-3
Central Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 372 307 7-1 4-4 9-3 2-2
Jacksonville* 11 5 0 .688 394 318 7-1 4-4 9-3 2-2
Tennessee 8 8 0 .500 333 310 6-2 2-6 4-8 4-0
Cincinnati 7 9 0 .438 355 405 6-2 1-7 5-7 2-2
Baltimore 6 9 1 .406 326 345 3-4-1 3-5 4-8 2-1-1
Western Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div
Kansas City 13 3 0 .813 375 232 8-0 5-3 9-3 4-0
Denver* 12 4 0 .750 472 287 8-0 4-4 9-3 3-1
Seattle 8 8 0 .500 365 362 4-4 4-4 6-6 2-2
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 324 419 2-6 2-6 2-10 2-2
San Diego 4 12 0 .250 266 425 2-6 2-6 3-9 1-3

National Conference

Eastern Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div
New York Giants 10 5 1 .656 307 265 6-2 4-3-1 9-2-1 1-3
Washington 8 7 1 .531 327 289 5-2-1 3-5 7-4-1 1-3
Philadelphia 6 9 1 .406 317 372 6-2 0-7-1 4-8 2-1-1
Dallas 6 10 0 .375 304 314 5-3 1-7 4-8 2-2
Arizona 4 12 0 .250 283 379 3-5 1-7 3-9 1-3
Central Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div
Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 422 282 8-0 5-3 10-2 3-1
Tampa Bay* 10 6 0 .625 299 263 5-3 5-3 7-5 3-1
Detroit* 9 7 0 .563 379 306 6-2 3-5 7-5 2-2
Minnesota* 9 7 0 .563 354 359 5-3 4-4 6-6 3-1
Chicago 4 12 0 .250 263 421 2-6 2-6 2-10 2-2
Western Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div
San Francisco 13 3 0 .813 375 265 8-0 5-3 11-1 2-2
Carolina 7 9 0 .438 265 314 2-6 5-3 5-7 2-2
Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 320 361 3-5 4-4 5-7 2-2
New Orleans 6 10 0 .375 237 327 3-5 3-5 4-8 2-2
St. Louis 5 11 0 .313 299 359 2-6 3-5 5-7 0-4

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

Tiebreaker Notes

  • Miami finished ahead of New York Jets based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).
  • Pittsburgh finished ahead of Jacksonville based on better net division points (Pittsburgh's 78 to Jacksonville's 23).
  • Oakland finished ahead of San Diego based on better division record (Oakland's 2-6 to San Diego's 1-7).
  • San Francisco was top playoff seed based on better conference record than Green Bay (San Francisco's 11-1 to Green Bay's 10-2).
  • Detroit finished ahead of Minnesota based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).
  • Carolina finished ahead of Atlanta based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).
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