NFL PLAYOFF CENTRAL: Road to Tampa

BY foxsports • February 1, 2009















AFC CHAMPIONSHIP
STEELERS 23, RAVENS 14

  • Steelers stop Ravens | Box score | Play-by-play

  • Marvez: Steelers are more than defense


















  • NFC CHAMPIONSHIP
    CARDINALS 32, EAGLES 25

  • Cards hold off Eagles | Box score | Play-by-play

  • Kriegel: Warner shares win with top fan

  • NFL on FOX crew: How Cards won

  • NFL on FOX crew: McNabb's legacy






  • NFC DIVISIONAL MATCHUPS













    CARDINALS 33, PANTHERS 13

  • Cards stun Panthers | Box | Play-by-play

  • Video: NFL on FOX postgame wrap


  • Don't underestimate the Cardinals now

  • B-day bust: Delhomme turns ball over 6 times













  • EAGLES 23, GIANTS 11

  • Eagles drop Giants | Box | Play-by-play

  • Schrager: Eagles not surprised by success













  • AFC DIVISIONAL MATCHUPS













    RAVENS 13, TITANS 10

  • Ravens edge Titans | Box | Play-by-play

  • Marvez: Titans missed Super opportunity

  • Titans hurt themselves — again — with TOs

  • Video: Ravens very gracious in victory













  • STEELERS 35, CHARGERS 24

  • Steelers outlast Bolts | Box | Play-by-play

  • Marvez: Steelers use bye week wisely






  • NFC WILD CARD MATCHUPS













    CARDINALS 30, FALCONS 24

  • Cards fly past Falcons | Box | Play-by-play

  • Boeck: Pass-happy Cardinals run to victory













  • EAGLES 26, VIKINGS 14

  • Eagles, McNabb beat Vikes | Box | Play-by-play

  • Sports Xchange: Eagles peaking at right time

  • Video: Westbrook on game-sealing TD













  • AFC WILD CARD MATCHUPS













    RAVENS 27, DOLPHINS 9

  • Ravens' D dominates Fins | Box | Play-by-play

  • Marvez: Reed has Ravens thinking Super Bowl

  • Video: Marvez: Ravens find winning combo













  • CHARGERS 23, COLTS 17 (OT)

  • Chargers down Colts in OT | Box | Play-by-play

  • Kriegel: Loss leaves Manning almost speechless









  • PLAYOFF PICTURE LINKS:


  • Complete NFL standings

  • NFL Tiebreaker Procedures





    PLAYOFF SEEDING REMINDER

    Six teams in each conference make the playoffs, with the four division winners earning spots No. 1 through No. 4. The two teams with the best records from the remaining non-division winners earn wild-card berths.


    NOTE: For standings below:

  • x=clinched division and home-field advantage

  • y=clinched division title

  • z=clinched playoff berth







































































    NFC PLAYOFF SEEDING
    Division leaders W-L Div. Conf. Playoff schedule
    1. GIANTS — x 12-4 4-2 9-3 Lost NFC divisional playoffs vs. Eagles, 23-11
    2. PANTHERS — y 12-4 4-2 8-4 Lost NFC divisional playoffs vs. Cardinals, 33-13
    3. VIKINGS — y 10-6 4-2 8-4 Lost NFC wild-card playoffs vs. Eagles, 23-14
    4. CARDINALS — y 9-7 6-0 7-5 Super Bowl XLIII vs. Steelers (Feb. 1 on NBC)
    Wild-card teams W-L Div. Conf. Playoff schedule
    5. FALCONS — z 11-5 3-3 8-4 Lost NFC wild-card playoffs at Cardinals, 30-24
    6. EAGLES — z 9-6-1 2-4 7-5 Lost NFC championship at Cardinals, 32-25
    Officially eliminated

    Cowboys (9-7), Bucs (9-7), Bears (9-7), Redskins (8-8), Saints (8-8), 49ers (7-9), Packers (6-10), Seahawks (4-12), Rams (2-14), Lions (0-16)
    Tiebreakers

    FOR THE TWO TEAMS TIED AT 12-4:

  • GIANTS win tiebreaker over PANTHERS (head-to-head).

    -- GIANTS earn No. 1 spot.







































































  • AFC PLAYOFF SEEDING
    Division leaders W-L Div. Conf. Playoff schedule
    1. TITANS — x 13-3 4-2 9-3 Lost AFC divisional playoffs vs. Ravens, 13-10
    2. STEELERS — y 12-4 6-0 10-2 Super Bowl XLIII vs. Cardinals (Feb. 1 on NBC)
    3. DOLPHINS — y 11-5 4-2 8-4 Lost AFC wild-card playoffs vs. Ravens, 27-9
    4. CHARGERS — y 8-8 5-1 7-5 Lost AFC divisional playoffs at Steelers, 35-24
    Wild-card teams W-L Div. Conf. Playoff schedule
    5. COLTS — z 12-4 4-2 10-2 Lost AFC wild-card playoffs at Chargers, 23-17 (OT)
    6. RAVENS — z 11-5 4-2 8-4 Lost AFC championship at Steelers, 23-14
    Officially eliminated

    Patriots (11-5), Jets (9-7), Broncos (8-8), Texans (8-8), Bills (7-9), Jaguars (5-11), Raiders (5-11), Bengals (4-11-1), Browns (4-12), Chiefs (2-14)
    Tiebreakers

    FOR THE TWO AFC EAST TEAMS TIED AT 11-5:

  • DOLPHINS win tiebreaker over PATRIOTS (conference record).

    -- DOLPHINS earn No. 3 spot.


    FOR THE TWO AFC WEST TEAMS TIED AT 8-8:

  • CHARGERS win tiebreaker over BRONCOS (division record).

    -- CHARGERS earn No. 4 spot.

    FOR THE TWO WILD-CARD CONTENDERS TIED AT 11-5:

  • RAVENS win tiebreaker over PATRIOTS (conference record).

    -- RAVENS earn No. 6 spot.



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