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The 1986 YEAR IN FOOTBALL

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New York Giants (14-2)

Head Coach: Bill Parcells

Passing Leader: Phil Simms (3487)

Rushing Leader: Joe Morris (1516)

Receiving Leader: Mark Bavaro (66-1001)

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New England Patriots (11-5)

Head Coach: Raymond Berry

Passing Leader: Tony Eason (3328)

Rushing Leader: Craig James (427)

Receiving Leader: Stanley Morgan (84-1491)

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Washington Redskins (12-4)

Head Coach: Joe Gibbs

Passing Leader: Jay Schroeder (4109)

Rushing Leader: George Rogers (1203)

Receiving Leader: Gary Clark (74-1265)

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New York Jets (10-6)

Head Coach: Joe Walton

Passing Leader: Ken O'Brien (3690)

Rushing Leader: Freeman McNeil (856)

Receiving Leader: Al Toon (85-1176)

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Dallas Cowboys (7-9)

Head Coach: Tom Landry

Passing Leader: Steve Pelluer (2727)

Rushing Leader: Tony Dorsett (748)

Receiving Leader: Herschel Walker (76-837)

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Miami Dolphins (8-8)

Head Coach: Don Shula

Passing Leader: Dan Marino (4746)

Rushing Leader: Lorenzo Hampton (830)

Receiving Leader: Mark Duper (67-1313)

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Philadelphia Eagles (5-10-1)

Head Coach: Buddy Ryan

Passing Leader: Ron Jaworski (1405)

Rushing Leader: Keith Byars (577)

Receiving Leader: Mike Quick (60-939)

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Buffalo Bills (4-12)

Head Coach: Hank Bullough (2-7)/Marv Levy (2-5)

Passing Leader: Jim Kelly (3593)

Rushing Leader: Robb Riddick (632)

Receiving Leader: Andre Reed (53-739)

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St. Louis Cardinals (4-11-1)

Head Coach: Gene Stallings

Passing Leader: Neil Lomax (2583)

Rushing Leader: Stump Mitchell (800)

Receiving Leader: J.T. Smith (80-1014)

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Indianapolis Colts (3-13)

Head Coach: Rod Dowhower (0-13)/Ron Meyer (3-0)

Passing Leader: Jack Trudeau (2225)

Rushing Leader: Randy McMillan (609)

Rec. Leader: Matt Bouza (71-830)

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Chicago Bears (14-2)

Head Coach: Mike Ditka

Passing Leader: Mike Tomczak (1105)

Rushing Leader: Walter Payton (1333)

Receiving Leader: Willie Gault (42-818)

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Minnesota Vikings (9-7)

Head Coach: Jerry Burns

Passing Leader: Tommy Kramer (3000)

Rushing Leader: Darrin Nelson (793)

Receiving Leader: Steve Jordan (58-859)

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Detroit Lions (5-11)

Head Coach: Daryl Rodgers

Passing Leader: Eric Hipple (1919)

Rushing Leader: James Jones (903)

Receiving Leader: James Jones (54-334)

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Green Bay Packers (4-12)

Head Coach: Forrest Gregg

Passing Leader: Randy Wright (3247)

Rushing Leader: Kenneth Davis (519)

Receiving Leader: James Lofton (64-840)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-14)

Head Coach: Leeman Bennett

Passing Leader: Steve Young (2282)

Rushing Leader: James Wilder (704)

Receiving Leader: Calvin Magee (45-564)

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San Francisco 49ers (10-5-1)

Head Coach: Bill Walsh

Passing Leader: Joe Montana (2236)

Rushing Leader: Roger Craig (830)

Receiving Leader: Jerry Rice (86-1570)

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Los Angeles Rams (10-6)

Head Coach: John Robinson

Passing Leader: Jim Everett (1018)

Rushing Leader: Eric Dickerson (1821)

Receiving Leader: Henry Ellard (34-447)

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Atlanta Falcons (7-8-1)

Head Coach: Dan Henning

Passing Leader: David Archer (2007)

Rushing Leader: Gerald Riggs (1327)

Receiving Leader: Charlie Brown (63-918)

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New Orleans Saints (7-9)

Head Coach: Jim Mora

Passing Leader: Dave Wilson (2353)

Rushing Leader: Rueben Mayes (1353)

Receiving Leader: Mike Jones (48-625)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7

CHICAGO 41, Cleveland 13             KANSAS CITY 24, Cincinnati 14

Detroit 13, MINNESOTA 10             NEW ENGLAND 33, Indianapolis 3

DENVER 38, LA Raiders 36             Atlanta 31, NEW ORLEANS 10

NY Jets 28, BUFFALO 24               SAN DIEGO 50, Miami 28

SEATTLE 30, Pittsburgh 0             WASHINGTON 41, Philadelphia 14

San Fran 31, TAMPA BAY 7             Houston 31, GREEN BAY 3

LA Rams 16, ST. LOUIS 10

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8

DALLAS 31, NY Giants 28

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Dallas          1  0 0 1.000  31  28 New England      1  0 0 1.000  33   3

Washington      1  0 0 1.000  41  14 NY Jets          1  0 0 1.000  28  24

NY Giants       0  1 0  .000  28  31 Miami            0  1 0  .000  28  50

Philadelphia    0  1 0  .000  14  41 Buffalo          0  1 0  .000  24  28

St. Louis       0  1 0  .000  10  16 Indianapolis     0  1 0  .000   3  33

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         1  0 0 1.000  41  13 Houston          1  0 0 1.000  31   3

Detroit         1  0 0 1.000  13  10 Pittsburgh       0  1 0  .000   0  30

Minnesota       0  1 0  .000  10  13 Cincinnati       0  1 0  .000  14  24

GREEN BAY       0  1 0  .000   3  31 Cleveland        0  1 0  .000  13  41

Tampa Bay       0  1 0  .000   7  31 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           1  0 0 1.000  38  36

LA Rams         1  0 0 1.000  16  10 San Diego        1  0 0 1.000  50  28

San Francisco   1  0 0 1.000  31   7 Kansas City      1  0 0 1.000  24  14

Atlanta         1  0 0 1.000  31  10 Seattle          1  0 0 1.000  30   0

New Orleans     0  1 0  .000  10  31 LA Raiders       0  1 0  .000  36  38

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11

New England 20, NY JETS 6

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14

WASHINGTON 10, LA Raiders 6          NEW ORLEANS 24, Green Bay 10

NY GIANTS 20, San Diego 7            Dallas 31, DETROIT 7

MIAMI 30, Indianapolis 10            Cleveland 23, HOUSTON 20

Minnesota 23, TAMPA BAY 10           CINCINNATI 36, Buffalo 33 (OT)

LA RAMS 16, San Francisco 13         SEATTLE 23, Kansas City 17

ATLANTA 33, St. Louis 13             CHICAGO 13, Philadelphia 10 (OT)

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15

Denver 21, PITTSBURGH 10

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Dallas          2  0 0 1.000  62  35 New England      2  0 0 1.000  52   9

Washington      2  0 0 1.000  51  20 NY Jets          1  1 0  .500  34  44

NY Giants       1  1 0  .500  48  38 Miami            1  1 0  .500  58  60

Philadelphia    0  2 0  .000  24  54 Buffalo          0  2 0  .000  57  64

St. Louis       0  2 0  .000  23  49 Indianapolis     0  2 0  .000  13  63

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         2  0 0 1.000  54  23 Houston          1  1 0  .500  51  26

Detroit         1  1 0  .500  20  41 Cleveland        1  1 0  .500  36  61

Minnesota       1  1 0  .500  33  23 Cincinnati       1  1 0  .500  50  57

GREEN BAY       0  2 0  .000  13  55 Pittsburgh       0  2 0  .000  10  51

Tampa Bay       0  2 0  .000  17  54 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           2  0 0 1.000  59  46

LA Rams         2  0 0 1.000  32  23 Seattle          2  0 0 1.000  53  17

Atlanta         2  0 0 1.000  64  23 Kansas City      1  1 0  .500  41  37

San Francisco   1  1 0  .500  44  23 San Diego        1  1 0  .500  57  48

New Orleans     1  1 0  .500  34  41 LA Raiders       0  2 0  .000  42  48

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18

Cincinnati 30, CLEVELAND 13

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21

Denver 33, PHILADELPHIA 7            Atlanta 37, DALLAS 35

NY Giants 14, LA RAIDERS 9           NY JETS 51, Miami 45 (OT)

MINNESOTA 31, Pittsburgh 7           Seattle 38, NEW ENGLAND 31

SAN FRAN 26, New Orleans 17          BUFFALO 17, St. Louis 10

Washington 30, SAN DIEGO 17          LA Rams 24, INDIANAPOLIS 7

KANSAS CITY 27, Houston 13           Tampa Bay 24, DETROIT 20

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22

Chicago 25, GREEN BAY 12

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Washington      3  0 0 1.000  81  37 New England      2  1 0  .667  83  47

Dallas          2  1 0  .667  97  72 NY Jets          2  1 0  .667  85  89

NY Giants       2  1 0  .667  62  47 Miami            1  2 0  .333 103 111

Philadelphia    0  3 0  .000  31  92 Buffalo          1  2 0  .333  74  74

St. Louis       0  3 0  .000  33  66 Indianapolis     0  3 0  .000  20  87

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         3  0 0 1.000  79  35 Cincinnati       2  1 0  .667  80  70

Minnesota       2  1 0  .667  64  30 Cleveland        1  2 0  .333  49  91

Detroit         1  2 0  .333  40  65 Houston          1  2 0  .333  64  53

Tampa Bay       1  2 0  .333  41  74 Pittsburgh       0  3 0  .000  17  82

GREEN BAY       0  3 0  .000  25  80 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           3  0 0 1.000  92  53

LA Rams         3  0 0 1.000  56  30 Seattle          3  0 0 1.000  91  48

Atlanta         3  0 0 1.000 101  58 Kansas City      2  1 0  .667  68  50

San Francisco   2  1 0  .667  70  40 San Diego        1  2 0  .333  74  78

New Orleans     1  2 0  .333  51  67 LA Raiders       0  3 0  .000  51  62

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28

CLEVELAND 24, Detroit 21             DENVER 27, New England 20

MINNESOTA 42, Green Bay 7            LA RAIDERS 17, San Diego 13

Kansas City 20, BUFFALO 17           Atlanta 23, TAMPA BAY 20 (OT)

Pittsburgh 22, HOUSTON 16 (OT)       Chicago 44, CINCINNATI 7

PHILADELPHIA 34, LA Rams 20          NY GIANTS 20, New Orleans 17

WASHINGTON 19, Seattle 14            NY Jets 26, INDIANAPOLIS 7

San Francisco 31, MIAMI 14

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Dallas 31, ST. LOUIS 7

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Washington      4  0 0 1.000 100  51 NY Jets          3  1 0  .750 111  96

Dallas          3  1 0  .750 128  79 New England      2  2 0  .500 103  74

NY Giants       3  1 0  .750  82  64 Miami            1  3 0  .250 117 142

Philadelphia    1  3 0  .250  65 112 Buffalo          1  3 0  .250  91  94

St. Louis       0  4 0  .000  40  97 Indianapolis     0  4 0  .000  27 113

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         4  0 0 1.000 123  42 Cincinnati       2  2 0  .500  87 114

Minnesota       3  1 0  .750 106  37 Cleveland        2  2 0  .500  73 112

Detroit         1  3 0  .250  61  89 Houston          1  3 0  .250  80  75

Tampa Bay       1  3 0  .250  61  97 Pittsburgh       1  3 0  .250  39  98

GREEN BAY       0  4 0  .000  32 122 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           4  0 0 1.000 119  73

Atlanta         4  0 0 1.000 124  78 Seattle          3  1 0  .750 105  67

LA Rams         3  1 0  .750  76  64 Kansas City      3  1 0  .750  88  67

San Francisco   3  1 0  .750 101  54 San Diego        1  3 0  .250  87  95

New Orleans     1  3 0  .250  68  87 LA Raiders       1  3 0  .250  68  75

SUNDAY OCTOBER 5

Cincinnati 34, GREEN BAY 28 @ Mil    DETROIT 24, Houston 13

SAN FRANCISCO 35, Indianapolis 14    NY JETS 14, Buffalo 13

LA Raiders 24, KANSAS CITY 17        Cleveland 27, PITTSBURGH 24

LA RAMS 26, Tampa Bay 20 (OT)        CHICAGO 23, Minnesota 0

DENVER 29, Dallas 14                 NY Giants 13, ST. LOUIS 6

NEW ENGLAND 34, Miami 7              Washington 14, NEW ORLEANS 6

Philadelphia 16, ATLANTA 0

MONDAY OCTOBER 6

SEATTLE 33, San Diego 7

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Washington      5  0 0 1.000 114  57 NY Jets          4  1 0  .800 125 109

NY Giants       4  1 0  .800  95  70 New England      3  2 0  .600 137  81

Dallas          3  2 0  .600 142 108 Miami            1  4 0  .200 124 176

Philadelphia    2  3 0  .400  81 112 Buffalo          1  4 0  .200 104 108

St. Louis       0  5 0  .000  46 110 Indianapolis     0  5 0  .000  41 148

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         5  0 0 1.000 146  42 Cincinnati       3  2 0  .600 121 142

Minnesota       3  2 0  .600 106  60 Cleveland        3  2 0  .600 100 136

Detroit         2  3 0  .400  85 102 Houston          1  4 0  .200  93  99

Tampa Bay       1  4 0  .200  81 123 Pittsburgh       1  4 0  .200  63 125

GREEN BAY       0  5 0  .000  60 156 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           5  0 0 1.000 148  87

Atlanta         4  1 0  .800 124  94 Seattle          4  1 0  .800 138  74

LA Rams         4  1 0  .800 102  84 Kansas City      3  2 0  .600 105  91

San Francisco   4  1 0  .800 136  68 LA Raiders       2  3 0  .400  92  92

New Orleans     1  4 0  .200  74 101 San Diego        1  4 0  .200  94 128

SUNDAY OCTOBER 12

Chicago 20, HOUSTON 7                Minnesota 27, SAN FRANCISCO 24

MIAMI 27, Buffalo 14                 CLEVELAND 20, Kansas City 7

Detroit 21, GREEN BAY 14             Denver 31, SAN DIEGO 14

ATLANTA 26, LA Rams 14               LA RAIDERS 14, Seattle 10

N.Orleans 17, INDIANAPOLIS 14        NY GIANTS 35, Philadelphia 3

DALLAS 30, Washington 6              NY Jets 31, NEW ENGLAND 24

St. Louis 30, TAMPA BAY 19

MONDAY OCTOBER 13

CINCINNATI 24, Pittsburgh 22

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

NY Giants       5  1 0  .833 130  73 NY Jets          5  1 0  .833 156 133

Washington      5  1 0  .833 120  87 New England      3  3 0  .500 161 112

Dallas          4  2 0  .667 172 114 Miami            2  4 0  .333 151 190

Philadelphia    2  4 0  .333  84 147 Buffalo          1  5 0  .167 118 135

St. Louis       1  5 0  .167  76 129 Indianapolis     0  6 0  .000  55 165

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         6  0 0 1.000 166  49 Cincinnati       4  2 0  .667 145 164

Minnesota       4  2 0  .667 133  84 Cleveland        4  2 0  .667 120 143

Detroit         3  3 0  .500 106 116 Houston          1  5 0  .167 100 119

Tampa Bay       1  5 0  .167 100 153 Pittsburgh       1  5 0  .167  85 149

GREEN BAY       0  6 0  .000  74 177 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           6  0 0 1.000 179 101

Atlanta         5  1 0  .833 150 108 Seattle          4  2 0  .667 148  92

LA Rams         4  2 0  .667 116 110 Kansas City      3  3 0  .500 112 111

San Francisco   4  2 0  .667 160  95 LA Raiders       3  3 0  .500 106 102

New Orleans     2  4 0  .333  91 115 San Diego        1  5 0  .167 108 159

SUNDAY OCTOBER 19

LA RAMS 14, Detroit 10               MINNESOTA 23, Chicago 7

CINCINNATI 31, Houston 28            Dallas 17, PHILADELPHIA 14

WASHINGTON 28, St. Louis 21          Green Bay 17, CLEVELAND 14

New England 34, PITTSBURGH 0         BUFFALO 24, Indianapolis 13

LA Raiders 30, MIAMI 28              ATLANTA 10, San Francisco 10 (T)

KANSAS CITY 42, San Diego 41         SEATTLE 17, NY Giants 12

NEW ORLEANS 38, Tampa Bay 7

MONDAY OCTOBER 20

NY JETS 22, Denver 10

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Washington      6  1 0  .857 148 108 NY Jets          6  1 0  .857 178 143

NY Giants       5  2 0  .714 142  90 New England      4  3 0  .571 195 112

Dallas          5  2 0  .714 172 114 Miami            2  5 0  .286 179 220

Philadelphia    2  5 0  .286  98 164 Buffalo          2  5 0  .286 142 148

St. Louis       1  6 0  .143  97 157 Indianapolis     0  7 0  .000  68 189

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         6  1 0  .857 173  72 Cincinnati       5  2 0  .714 176 182

Minnesota       5  2 0  .714 156  91 Cleveland        4  3 0  .571 134 160

Detroit         3  4 0  .429 116 120 Houston          1  6 0  .143 128 150

Tampa Bay       1  6 0  .143 107 191 Pittsburgh       1  6 0  .143  85 183

GREEN BAY       1  6 0  .143  91 191 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           6  1 0  .857 189 123

Atlanta         5  1 1  .786 160 118 Seattle          5  2 0  .714 165 104

LA Rams         5  2 0  .714 130 120 Kansas City      4  3 0  .571 154 152

San Francisco   4  2 1  .643 170 105 LA Raiders       4  3 0  .571 136 130

New Orleans     3  4 0  .429 129 122 San Diego        1  6 0  .143 149 201

SUNDAY OCTOBER 26

San Francisco 31, Green Bay 17 @ Mil LA RAMS 14, Atlanta 7

New England 23, BUFFALO 3            PITTSBURGH 30, Cincinnati 9

DENVER 20, Seattle 13                CLEVELAND 23, Minnesota 20

DALLAS 37, St. Louis 6               Miami 17, INDIANAPOLIS 13

CHICAGO 13, Detroit 7                PHILADELPHIA 23, San Diego 7

NY JETS 28, New Orleans 23           KANSAS CITY 27, Tampa Bay 20

LA Raiders 28, HOUSTON 17

MONDAY OCTOBER 27

NY GIANTS 27, Washington 20

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Washington      6  2 0  .750 168 135 NY Jets          7  1 0  .875 206 166

NY Giants       6  2 0  .750 169 110 New England      5  3 0  .625 218 115

Dallas          6  2 0  .750 209 120 Miami            3  5 0  .375 196 233

Philadelphia    3  5 0  .375 121 171 Buffalo          2  6 0  .250 145 171

St. Louis       1  7 0  .125 103 194 Indianapolis     0  8 0  .000  81 206

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         7  1 0  .875 186  79 Cincinnati       5  3 0  .625 185 212

Minnesota       5  3 0  .625 176 114 Cleveland        5  3 0  .625 157 180

Detroit         3  5 0  .375 123 133 Pittsburgh       2  6 0  .250 115 192

Tampa Bay       1  7 0  .125 127 218 Houston          1  7 0  .125 145 178

GREEN BAY       1  7 0  .125 108 222 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           7  1 0  .875 209 136

LA Rams         6  2 0  .750 144 127 Seattle          5  3 0  .625 178 124

San Francisco   5  2 1  .688 201 122 Kansas City      5  3 0  .625 181 172

Atlanta         5  2 1  .688 167 132 LA Raiders       5  3 0  .625 164 147

New Orleans     3  5 0  .375 152 150 San Diego        1  7 0  .125 155 238

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2

NEW ENGLAND 25, Atlanta 17           Denver 21, LA RAIDERS 10

TAMPA BAY 34, Buffalo 28             NY Jets 38, SEATTLE 7

Cleveland 24, INDIANAPOLIS 9         ST. LOUIS 13, Philadelphia 10

PITTSBURGH 27, Green Bay 3           Cincinnati 24, DETROIT 17

MIAMI 28, Houston 7                  NEW ORLEANS 23, San Francisco 10

Kansas City 24, SAN DIEGO 23         NY GIANTS 17, Dallas 14

WASHINGTON 44, Minnesota 38 (OT)

MONDAY NOVEMBER 3

LA Rams 20, CHICAGO 17

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Washington      7  2 0  .778 212 173 NY Jets          8  1 0  .889 244 173

NY Giants       7  2 0  .778 186 124 New England      6  3 0  .667 243 132

Dallas          6  3 0  .667 223 137 Miami            4  5 0  .444 224 240

Philadelphia    3  6 0  .333 131 184 Buffalo          2  7 0  .222 173 205

St. Louis       2  7 0  .222 116 204 Indianapolis     0  9 0  .000  90 230

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         7  2 0  .778 203  99 Cincinnati       6  3 0  .667 209 229

Minnesota       5  4 0  .556 214 158 Cleveland        6  3 0  .667 181 189

Detroit         3  6 0  .333 140 157 Pittsburgh       3  6 0  .333 142 195

Tampa Bay       2  7 0  .222 161 246 Houston          1  8 0  .111 152 206

GREEN BAY       1  8 0  .111 111 249 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           8  1 0  .889 230 146

LA Rams         7  2 0  .778 164 144 Kansas City      6  3 0  .667 205 195

San Francisco   5  3 1  .611 211 145 Seattle          5  4 0  .556 185 162

Atlanta         5  3 1  .611 184 157 LA Raiders       5  4 0  .556 174 168

New Orleans     4  5 0  .444 175 160 San Diego        1  8 0  .111 178 262

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9

HOUSTON 32, Cincinnati 28            Washington 16, GREEN BAY 7

Minnesota 24, DETROIT 10             Chicago 23, TAMPA BAY 3

N.England 30, INDIANAPOLIS 21        NY Jets 28, ATLANTA 14

BUFFALO 16, Pittsburgh 12            KANSAS CITY 27, Seattle 7

LA Raiders 17, DALLAS 13             NY Giants 17, PHILADELPHIA 14

San Diego 9, DENVER 3                NEW ORLEANS 6, LA Rams 0

SAN FRANCISCO 43, St. Louis 17

MONDAY NOVEMBER 10

CLEVELAND 26, Miami 16

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Washington      8  2 0  .800 228 180 NY Jets          9  1 0  .900 274 194

NY Giants       8  2 0  .800 203 138 New England      7  3 0  .700 273 153

Dallas          6  4 0  .600 236 154 Miami            4  6 0  .400 240 266

Philadelphia    3  7 0  .300 145 201 Buffalo          3  7 0  .300 189 217

St. Louis       2  8 0  .200 133 247 Indianapolis     0 10 0  .000 111 260

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         8  2 0  .800 226 102 Cleveland        7  3 0  .700 207 205

Minnesota       6  4 0  .600 238 168 Cincinnati       6  4 0  .600 237 261

Detroit         3  7 0  .300 150 181 Pittsburgh       3  7 0  .300 154 211

Tampa Bay       2  8 0  .200 164 269 Houston          2  8 0  .200 184 234

GREEN BAY       1  9 0  .100 118 265 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           8  2 0  .800 233 155

LA Rams         7  3 0  .700 164 150 Kansas City      7  3 0  .700 232 202

San Francisco   6  3 1  .650 254 162 LA Raiders       6  4 0  .600 191 181

Atlanta         5  4 1  .550 198 185 Seattle          5  5 0  .500 192 189

New Orleans     5  5 0  .500 181 160 San Diego        2  8 0  .200 187 265

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16

GREEN BAY 31, Tampa Bay 7 at Mil     Chicago 13, ATLANTA 10

NY JETS 34, Indianapolis 16          LA RAIDERS 27, Cleveland 14

NY Giants 22, MINNESOTA 20           Dallas 24, SAN DIEGO 21

CINCINNATI 34, Seattle 7             New England 30, LA RAMS 28

Detroit 13, PHILADELPHIA 11          New Orleans 16, ST. LOUIS 7

PITTSBURGH 21, Houston 10            DENVER 38, Kansas City 17

Miami 34, BUFFALO 24

MONDAY NOVEMBER 17

WASHINGTON 14, San Francisco 6

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Washington      9  2 0  .818 242 186 NY Jets         10  1 0  .909 308 210

NY Giants       9  2 0  .818 225 158 New England      8  3 0  .727 303 181

Dallas          7  4 0  .636 260 175 Miami            5  6 0  .455 274 290

Philadelphia    3  8 0  .273 156 214 Buffalo          3  8 0  .273 213 251

St. Louis       2  9 0  .182 140 263 Indianapolis     0 11 0  .000 127 294

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago         9  2 0  .818 239 112 Cleveland        7  4 0  .636 221 232

Minnesota       6  5 0  .545 258 190 Cincinnati       7  4 0  .636 271 268

Detroit         4  7 0  .364 163 192 Pittsburgh       4  7 0  .364 175 221

Tampa Bay       2  9 0  .182 171 300 Houston          2  9 0  .182 194 255

GREEN BAY       2  9 0  .182 149 272 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           9  2 0  .818 271 172

LA Rams         7  4 0  .636 192 180 Kansas City      7  4 0  .636 249 240

San Francisco   6  4 1  .591 260 176 LA Raiders       7  4 0  .636 218 195

New Orleans     6  5 0  .545 197 167 Seattle          5  6 0  .455 199 223

Atlanta         5  5 1  .500 208 198 San Diego        2  9 0  .182 208 289

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20

LA Raiders 37, SAN DIEGO 31 (OT)

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23

WASHINGTON 41, Dallas 14             NY GIANTS 19, Denver 16

NEW ENGLAND 22, Buffalo 19           CINCINNATI 24, Minnesota 20

SAN FRANCISCO 20, Atlanta 0          LA RAMS 26, New Orleans 13

HOUSTON 31, Indianapolis 17          CHICAGO 12, Green Bay 10

ST. LOUIS 23, Kansas City 14         Detroit 38, TAMPA BAY 17

CLEVELAND 37, Pittsburgh 31 (OT)     SEATTLE 24, Philadelphia 20

MONDAY NOVEMBER 24

MIAMI 45, NY Jets 3

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Washington     10  2 0  .833 283 200 NY Jets         10  2 0  .833 311 255

NY Giants      10  2 0  .833 244 174 New England      9  3 0  .750 325 200

Dallas          7  5 0  .583 274 216 Miami            6  6 0  .500 319 293

Philadelphia    3  9 0  .250 176 238 Buffalo          3  9 0  .250 232 273

St. Louis       3  9 0  .250 163 277 Indianapolis     0 12 0  .000 144 325

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago        10  2 0  .833 251 122 Cleveland        8  4 0  .667 258 263

Minnesota       6  6 0  .500 278 214 Cincinnati       8  4 0  .667 295 288

Detroit         5  7 0  .417 201 209 Pittsburgh       4  8 0  .333 206 258

Tampa Bay       2 10 0  .167 188 338 Houston          3  9 0  .250 225 272

GREEN BAY       2 10 0  .167 159 284 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver           9  3 0  .750 287 191

LA Rams         8  4 0  .667 218 193 LA Raiders       8  4 0  .667 255 226

San Francisco   7  4 1  .625 280 176 Kansas City      7  5 0  .583 263 263

New Orleans     6  6 0  .500 210 193 Seattle          6  6 0  .500 223 243

Atlanta         5  6 1  .458 208 218 San Diego        2 10 0  .167 239 326

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27

Seattle 31, DALLAS 14                Green Bay 44, DETROIT 40

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30

Buffalo 17, KANSAS CITY 14           DENVER 34, Cincinnati 28

Atlanta 20, MIAMI 14                 LA Rams 17, NY JETS 3

New England 21, NEW ORLEANS 20       San Diego 17, INDIANAPOLIS 3

CHICAGO 13, Pittsburgh 10 (OT)       CLEVELAND 13, Houston 10 (OT)

Philadelphia 33, LA RAIDERS 27 (OT)  MINNESOTA 45, Tampa Bay 13

Washington 20, ST. LOUIS 17

MONDAY DECEMBER 1

NY Giants 21, SAN FRANCISCO 17

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Y-Washington   11  2 0  .846 303 217 New England     10  3 0  .769 346 220

Y-NY Giants    11  2 0  .846 265 191 NY Jets         10  3 0  .769 314 272

Dallas          7  6 0  .538 288 247 Miami            6  7 0  .462 333 313

Philadelphia    4  9 0  .308 199 265 Buffalo          4  9 0  .308 249 287

St. Louis       3 10 0  .231 180 297 Indianapolis     0 13 0  .000 147 342

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

X-Chicago      11  2 0  .846 264 132 Cleveland        9  4 0  .692 271 273

Minnesota       7  6 0  .538 323 227 Cincinnati       8  5 0  .615 323 322

Detroit         5  8 0  .385 241 253 Pittsburgh       4  9 0  .308 216 271

GREEN BAY       3 10 0  .231 203 324 Houston          3 10 0  .231 235 285

Tampa Bay       2 11 0  .154 201 383 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver          10  3 0  .769 321 219

LA Rams         9  4 0  .692 235 196 LA Raiders       8  5 0  .615 282 259

San Francisco   7  5 1  .577 297 197 Kansas City      7  6 0  .538 277 280

Atlanta         6  6 1  .500 228 232 Seattle          7  6 0  .538 254 257

New Orleans     6  7 0  .462 230 214 San Diego        3 10 0  .231 256 329

X-Clinched Division Title            Y-Clinched Playoff Berth

SUNDAY DECEMBER 7

SAN DIEGO 27, Houston 0              Cincinnati 31, NEW ENGLAND 7

Indianapolis 28, ATLANTA 23          Cleveland 21, BUFFALO 7

PHILADELPHIA 10, St. Louis 10 (T)    KANSAS CITY 37, Denver 10

Minnesota 32, GREEN BAY 6            PITTSBURGH 27, Detroit 17

NY Giants 24, WASHINGTON 14          SAN FRANCISCO 24, NY Jets 10

CHICAGO 48, Tampa Bay 14             Miami 31, NEW ORLEANS 27

LA RAMS 29, Dallas 10

MONDAY DECEMBER 8

SEATTLE 37, LA Raiders 0

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

Y-NY Giants    12  2 0  .857 289 205 New England     10  4 0  .714 353 251

Y-Washington   11  3 0  .786 317 241 NY Jets         10  4 0  .714 324 296

Dallas          7  7 0  .500 298 276 Miami            7  7 0  .500 364 340

Philadelphia    4  9 1  .321 209 275 Buffalo          4 10 0  .286 256 308

St. Louis       3 10 1  .250 190 307 Indianapolis     1 13 0  .071 175 365

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

X-Chicago      12  2 0  .857 312 146 Cleveland       10  4 0  .714 292 280

Minnesota       8  6 0  .571 355 233 Cincinnati       9  5 0  .643 354 329

Detroit         5  9 0  .357 258 280 Pittsburgh       5  9 0  .357 243 288

GREEN BAY       3 11 0  .214 209 356 Houston          3 11 0  .214 235 312

Tampa Bay       2 12 0  .143 215 431 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 Denver          10  4 0  .714 331 256

LA Rams        10  4 0  .714 264 206 LA Raiders       8  6 0  .571 282 296

San Francisco   8  5 1  .607 321 207 Kansas City      8  6 0  .571 314 290

Atlanta         6  7 1  .464 251 260 Seattle          8  6 0  .571 291 257

New Orleans     6  8 0  .429 257 245 San Diego        4 10 0  .286 283 329

X-Clinched Division Title            Y-Clinched Playoff Berth

SATURDAY DECEMBER 13

DENVER 31, Washington 30

SUNDAY DECEMBER 14

Green Bay 21, TAMPA BAY 7            INDIANAPOLIS 24, Buffalo 14

Miami 37, LA RAMS 31 (OT)            Cleveland 34, CINCINNATI 3

San Fran 29, NEW ENGLAND 24          Kansas City 20, LA RAIDERS 17

New Orleans 14, ATLANTA 9            Pittsburgh 45, NY JETS 24

Philadelphia 23, DALLAS 21           HOUSTON 23, Minnesota 10

Seattle 34, SAN DIEGO 24             NY GIANTS 27, St. Louis 7

MONDAY DECEMBER 15

Chicago 16, DETROIT 13

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

X-NY Giants    13  2 0  .867 316 212 New England     10  5 0  .667 377 280

Y-Washington   11  4 0  .733 347 272 NY Jets         10  5 0  .667 348 341

Dallas          7  8 0  .467 319 299 Miami            8  7 0  .533 401 371

Philadelphia    5  9 1  .367 232 296 Buffalo          4 11 0  .267 270 332

St. Louis       3 11 1  .233 197 334 Indianapolis     2 13 0  .133 199 379

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

X-Chicago      13  2 0  .867 328 159 X-Cleveland     11  4 0  .733 326 283

Minnesota       8  7 0  .533 365 246 Cincinnati       9  6 0  .600 357 363

Detroit         5 10 0  .333 271 296 Pittsburgh       6  9 0  .400 288 312

GREEN BAY       4 11 0  .267 230 363 Houston          4 11 0  .267 258 322

Tampa Bay       2 13 0  .133 222 452 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 X-Denver        11  4 0  .733 362 286

Y-LA Rams      10  5 0  .667 295 243 Seattle          9  6 0  .600 325 281

Y-San Francisco 9  5 1  .633 350 231 Kansas City      9  6 0  .600 334 307

New Orleans     7  8 0  .467 271 254 LA Raiders       8  7 0  .533 299 316

Atlanta         6  8 1  .433 260 274 San Diego        4 11 0  .267 307 363

X-Clinched Division Title            Y-Clinched Playoff Berth

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Cleveland Browns (12-4)

Head Coach: Marty Schottenheimer

Passing Leader: Bernie Kosar (3854)

Rushing Leader: Kevin Mack (665)

Receiving Leader: Brian Brennan (55-838)

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Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)

Head Coach: Sam Wyche

Passing Leader: Boomer Esiason (3959)

Rushing Leader: James Brooks (1087)

Receiving Leader: Cris Collinsworth (62-1024)

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Pittsburgh Steelers (6-10)

Head Coach: Chuck Noll

Passing Leader: Mark Malone (2444)

Rushing Leader: Earnest Jackson (910)

Receiving Leader: Walter Abercrombie (47-395)

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Houston Oilers (5-11)

Head Coach: Jerry Glanville

Passing Leader: Warren Moon (3489)

Rushing Leader: Mike Rozier (662)

Receiving Leader: Drew Hill (65-1112)

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Denver Broncos (11-5)

Head Coach: Dan Reeves

Passing Leader: John Elway (3485)

Rushing Leader: Sammy Winder (789)

Receiving Leader: Gerald Willhite (64-529)

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Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)

Head Coach: John Mackovic

Passing Leader: Bill Kenney (1922)

Rushing Leader: Mike Pruitt (448)

Receiving Leader: Stephone Paige (55-829)

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Seattle Seahawks (10-6)

Head Coach: Chuck Knox

Passing Leader: Dave Krieg (2921)

Rushing Leader: Curt Warner (1481)

Receiving Leader: Steve Largent (70-1070)

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Los Angeles Raiders (8-8)

Head Coach: Tom Flores

Passing Leader: Jim Plunkett (1986)

Rushing Leader: Marcus Allen (759)

Receiving Leader: Todd Christensen (95-1153)

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San Diego Chargers (4-12)

Head Coach: Don Coryell (1-7)/Al Saunders (3-5)

Passing Leader: Dan Fouts (3031)

Rushing Leader: Gary Anderson (442)

Receiving Leader: Gary Anderson (80-871)

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 19

SAN FRANCISCO 24, LA Rams 14

SUNDAY DECEMBER 21

HOUSTON 16, Buffalo 7                SEATTLE 41, Denver 16

Chicago 24, DALLAS 10                Atlanta 20, DETROIT 6

Indianapolis 30, LA RAIDERS 24       NY GIANTS 55, Green Bay 24

Kansas City 24, PITTSBURGH 19        CINCINNATI 52, NY Jets 21

ST. LOUIS 21, Tampa Bay 17           MINNESOTA 33, New Orleans 17

Washington 21, PHILADELPHIA 14       CLEVELAND 47, San Diego 17

MONDAY DECEMBER 22

New England 34, MIAMI 27

NFC EASTERN DIVISION                 AFC EASTERN DIVISION

X-NY Giants    14  2 0  .875 371 236 X-New England   11  5 0  .688 412 307

Y-Washington   12  4 0  .750 368 296 Y-NY Jets       10  6 0  .625 364 386

Dallas          7  9 0  .438 346 337 Miami            8  8 0  .500 430 405

Philadelphia    5 10 1  .344 256 312 Buffalo          4 12 0  .250 287 348

St. Louis       4 11 1  .281 218 351 Indianapolis     3 13 0  .188 229 400

NFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 AFC CENTRAL DIVISION

X-Chicago      14  2 0  .875 352 187 X-Cleveland     12  4 0  .750 391 310

Minnesota       9  7 0  .563 398 273 Cincinnati      10  6 0  .625 409 394

Detroit         5 11 0  .313 277 326 Pittsburgh       6 10 0  .375 307 336

GREEN BAY       4 12 0  .250 254 418 Houston          5 11 0  .313 274 329

Tampa Bay       2 14 0  .125 239 473 AFC WESTERN DIVISION

NFC WESTERN DIVISION                 X-Denver        11  5 0  .688 378 327

X-S. Francisco 10  5 1  .656 374 247 Y-Kansas City   10  6 0  .625 358 326

Y-LA Rams      10  6 0  .625 309 267 Seattle         10  6 0  .625 366 293

Atlanta         7  8 1  .469 280 280 LA Raiders       8  8 0  .500 323 346

New Orleans     7  9 0  .438 288 287 San Diego        4 12 0  .250 335 396

X-Clinched Division Title            Y-Clinched Wild Card Berth

1986 PLAYOFFS - AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

Wildcard (December 28) - NY JETS (10-6) 35, Kansas City (10-6) 15

Divisional (January 3) - CLEVELAND (12-4) 23, NY Jets (11-6) 20 (OT)

Divisional (January 4) - DENVER (11-5) 22, New England (11-5) 17

Conference (January 11) - Denver (12-5) 23, CLEVELAND (13-4) 20 (OT)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

Wildcard (December 28) - WASHINGTON (12-4) 19, LA Rams (10-6) 7

Divisional (January 3) - Washington (13-4) 27, CHICAGO (14-2) 13

Divisional (January 4) - NY GIANTS (14-2) 49, San Francisco (10-5-1) 3

Conference (January 11) - NY GIANTS (15-2) 17, Washington (14-4) 0

 

SUPER BOWL 21 (January 25, 1987 at Pasadena)

NEW YORK GIANTS (16-2) 39, DENVER BRONCOS (13-5) 20 - The NFC champion New York Giants captured their first NFL title since 1956 when they downed the AFC champion Denver Broncos 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI. The victory marked the NFC's fifth NFL title in the past six seasons. The Broncos, behind the passing of quarterback John Elway, who was 13 of 20 for 187 yards in the first half, held a 10-9 lead at intermission, the narrowest halftime margin in Super Bowl history. Denver's Rich Karlis opened the scoring with a Super Bowl record-tying 48-yard field goal. New York drove 78 yards in nine plays on the next series to take a 7-3 lead on quarterback Phil Simms's 6-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zeke Mowatt. The Broncos came right back with a 58-yard scoring drive on six plays capped by Elway's 4-yard touchdown run. The only scoring in the second period was the sack of Elway in the end zone by defensive end George Martin for a New York safety. The Giants produced a key defensive stand early in the second quarter when the Broncos had a first down at the New York 1-yard line, but failed to score on three running plays and Karlis's 23-yard missed field-goal attempt. The Giants took command of the game in the third period en route to a 30-point second half, the most ever scored in one half of Super Bowl play New York took the lead for good on tight end Mark Bavaro's 13-yard touchdown catch 4:52 into the third period. The nine-play, 63-yard scoring drive included the successful conversion of a fourth-and-1 play on the New York 46-yard line. Denver was limited to only two net yards on 10 offensive plays in the third period. Simms set Super Bowl records for most consecutive completions (10) and highest completion percentage (88 percent on 22 completions in 25 attempts). He also passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns and was named the game's most valuable player. New York running back Joe Morris was the game's leading rusher with 20 carries for 67 yards. Denver wide receiver Vance Johnson led all receivers with five catches for 121 yards.

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