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2001
American Conference
Eastern DivisionWLTPct.Pts.OP
New England1150.688371272
Miami*1150.688344290
N.Y. Jets*1060.625308295
Indianapolis6100.375413486
Buffalo3130.188265420
Central DivisionWLTPct.Pts.OP
Pittsburgh#1330.812352212
Baltimore*1060.625303265
Cleveland790.438285319
Tennessee790.438336388
Jacksonville6100.375294286
Cincinnati6100.375226309
Western DivisionWLTPct.Pts.OP
Oakland1060.625399327
Seattle970.562301324
Denver880.500340339
Kansas City6100.375320344
San Diego5110.312332321
National Conference
Eastern DivisionWLTPct.Pts.OP
Philadelphia1150.688343208
Washington880.500256303
N.Y. Giants790.438294321
Arizona790.438295343
Dallas5110.312246338
Central DivisionWLTPct.Pts.OP
Chicago1330.812338203
Green Bay*1240.750390266
Tampa Bay*970.562324280
Minnesota5110.312290390
Detroit2140.125270424
Western DivisionWLTPct.Pts.OP
St. Louis#1420.875503273
San Francisco*1240.750409282
New Orleans790.438333409
Atlanta790.438291377
Carolina1150.062253410
*Wild-Card qualifier for playoffs; #Top playoff seed in conference
New England finished ahead of Miami based on better division record (6-2 to Dolphins' 5-3). Cleveland finished ahead of Tennessee based on better division record (5-5 to Titans' 3-7). Jacksonville finished ahead of Cincinnati based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). N.Y. Giants finished ahead of Arizona based on head-to-head sweep (2-0). New Orleans finished ahead of Atlanta based on better division record (4-4 to Falcons' 3-5). Baltimore was second Wild Card based on better record against common opponents (3-2 to Jets' 2-2). Green Bay was second Wild Card based on better conference record (9-3 to 49ers' 8-4).
Wild-Card playoffs: OAKLAND 38, N.Y. Jets 24; Baltimore 20, MIAMI 3
Divisional playoffs: NEW ENGLAND 16, Oakland 13 (OT); PITTSBURGH 27, Baltimore 10
AFC Championship: New England 24, PITTSBURGH 17
Wild-Card playoffs: PHILADELPHIA 31, Tampa Bay 9; GREEN BAY 25, San Francisco 15
Divisional playoffs: PHILADELPHIA 33, Chicago 19; ST. LOUIS 45, Green Bay 17
NFC Championship: ST. LOUIS 29, Philadelphia 24
Super Bowl XXXVI: New England (AFC) 20, St. Louis (NFC) 17 at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana