NFL Division Standings

2016 NFL Magic Numbers

AFC East

AFC East W L T W% Div Con
NE 14 2 0 .875 5–1 11–1  
MIA 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5  
BUF 7 9 0 .437 1–5 4–8  
NYJ 5 11 0 .312 2–4 4–8  

AFC North

AFC North W L T W% Div Con
PIT 11 5 0 .687 5–1 9–3  
BAL 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5  
CIN 6 9 1 .406 3–3 5–7  
CLE 1 15 0 .062 0–6 1–11  

AFC South

AFC South W L T W% Div Con
TEN 9 7 0 .562 2–4 6–6  
HOU 9 7 0 .562 5–1 7–5  
IND 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7  
JAX 3 13 0 .187 2–4 2–10  

AFC West

AFC West W L T W% Div Con
KC 12 4 0 .750 6–0 9–3  
OAK 12 4 0 .750 3–3 9–3  
DEN 9 7 0 .562 2–4 6–6  
SD 5 11 0 .312 1–5 4–8  

NFC East

NFC East W L T W% Div Con
DAL 13 3 0 .812 3–3 9–3  
NYG 11 5 0 .687 4–2 8–4  
WAS 8 7 1 .531 3–3 6–6  
PHI 7 9 0 .437 2–4 5–7  

NFC North

NFC North W L T W% Div Con
GB 10 6 0 .625 5–1 8–4  
DET 9 7 0 .562 3–3 7–5  
MIN 8 8 0 .500 2–4 5–7  
CHI 3 13 0 .187 2–4 3–9  

NFC South

NFC South W L T W% Div Con
ATL 11 5 0 .687 5–1 9–3  
TB 9 7 0 .562 4–2 7–5  
NO 7 9 0 .437 2–4 6–6  
CAR 6 10 0 .375 1–5 5–7  

NFC West

NFC West W L T W% Div Con
SEA 10 5 1 .656 3–2 6–5  
ARI 7 8 1 .468 4–1 6–5  
LA 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9  
SF 2 14 0 .125 2–4 2–10  

Division Tiebreakers

Two Clubs
  1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
  2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
  3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
  4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
  5. Strength of victory.
  6. Strength of schedule.
  7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
  8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
  9. Best net points in common games.
  10. Best net points in all games.
  11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
  12. Coin toss
Three or More Clubs
  1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs).
  2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
  3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
  4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
  5. Strength of victory.
  6. Strength of schedule.
  7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
  8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
  9. Best net points in common games.
  10. Best net points in all games.
  11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
  12. Coin toss

Wild-card Tiebreakers

If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker. If not, apply the following:

Two Clubs
  1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
  2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
  3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
  4. Strength of victory.
  5. Strength of schedule.
  6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
  7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
  8. Best net points in conference games.
  9. Best net points in all games.
  10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
  11. Coin toss.
Three or More Clubs
  1. Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants.
  2. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)
  3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
  4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
  5. Strength of victory.
  6. Strength of schedule.
  7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
  8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
  9. Best net points in conference games.
  10. Best net points in all games.
  11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
  12. Coin toss
  13. When the first Wild-Card team has been identified, the procedure is repeated to name the second Wild-Card, i.e., eliminate all but the highest-ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. In situations where three or more teams from the same division are involved in the procedure, the original seeding of the teams remains the same for subsequent applications of the tie breaker if the top-ranked team in that division qualifies for a Wild-Card berth.

Only one club advances to the playoffs in any tie-breaking step. Remaining tied clubs revert to the first step of the applicable division or Wild Card tie-breakers.

Tiebreaking prodecures from NFL.com

Updated: January 2, 2017 1:22pm ET