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NFL playoffs tiebreaking procedures

Originally Published: November 19, 2008

PLAYOFF SEEDING CRITERIA

The six postseason participants from each conference will now be seeded as follows:

1. The division champion with the best record. 2. The division champion with the second-best record. 3. The division champion with the third-best record. 4. The division champion with the fourth-best record. 5. The wild-card team with the best record. 6. The wild-card team with the second-best record.

The following procedures will be used to break standings ties for ...

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