2019 NFL season

100th season of the National Football League (NFL)

The 2019 NFL season was the 100th season of the National Football League (NFL). The season ended with Kansas City Chiefs defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on February 2, 2020.

2019 National Football League season
Regular season
DurationSeptember 5, 2019 (2019-09-05) – December 29, 2019 (2019-12-29)
Playoffs
Start dateJanuary 4, 2020
AFC ChampionsKansas City Chiefs
NFC ChampionsSan Francisco 49ers
Super Bowl LIV
DateFebruary 2, 2020
SiteHard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
ChampionsKansas City Chiefs
Pro Bowl
DateJanuary 26, 2020
SiteCamping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Regular season standings

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Division

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Conference

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# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Baltimore Ravens North 14 2 0 .875 5–1 10–2 .494 .484 W12
2[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 9–3 .510 .477 W6
3[a] New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 5–1 8–4 .469 .411 L1
4 Houston Texans South 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 .520 .488 L1
Wild Cards
5 Buffalo Bills East 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 .461 .363 L2
6 Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 .488 .465 W1
Did not qualify for the postseason
7 Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 .502 .324 L3
8[b][c] Denver Broncos West 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 .510 .406 W2
9[c][d][e] Oakland Raiders West 7 9 0 .438 3–3 5–7 .482 .335 L1
10[b][d][e] Indianapolis Colts South 7 9 0 .438 3–3 5–7 .492 .500 L1
11[b][d] New York Jets East 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 .473 .402 W2
12[f] Jacksonville Jaguars South 6 10 0 .375 2–4 6–6 .484 .406 W1
13[f] Cleveland Browns North 6 10 0 .375 3–3 6–6 .533 .479 L3
14[g] Los Angeles Chargers West 5 11 0 .313 0–6 3–9 .514 .488 L3
15[g] Miami Dolphins East 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 .484 .463 W2
16 Cincinnati Bengals North 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 .553 .406 W1
Tiebreakers[h]
  1. 1.0 1.1 Kansas City finished ahead of New England based on head-to-head victory.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Denver finished ahead of Indianapolis and NY Jets based on conference record. Division tiebreak was initially used to eliminate Oakland (see below).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Denver finished ahead of Oakland based on conference record.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Oakland and Indianapolis finished ahead of NY Jets based on conference record.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Oakland finished ahead of Indianapolis based on head-to-head victory.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Jacksonville finished ahead of Cleveland based on record against common opponents. Jacksonville's cumulative record against Cincinnati, Denver, NY Jets, and Tennessee was 4–1, compared to Cleveland's 2–3 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  7. 7.0 7.1 LA Chargers finished ahead of Miami based on head-to-head victory.
  8. When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] San Francisco 49ers West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .504 .466 W2
2[a][b] Green Bay Packers North 13 3 0 .813 6–0 10–2 .453 .428 W5
3[a][b] New Orleans Saints South 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 .486 .459 W3
4 Philadelphia Eagles East 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .455 .417 W4
Wild Cards
5 Seattle Seahawks West 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 .531 .463 L2
6 Minnesota Vikings North 10 6 0 .625 2–4 7–5 .477 .356 L2
Did not qualify for the postseason
7 Los Angeles Rams West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 .535 .438 W1
8[c] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 .508 .383 W1
9[c] Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 .479 .316 W1
10[d] Atlanta Falcons South 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 .545 .518 W4
11[d] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 .500 .384 L2
12 Arizona Cardinals West 5 10 1 .344 1–5 3–8–1 .529 .375 L1
13 Carolina Panthers South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 2–10 .549 .469 L8
14 New York Giants East 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 .473 .281 L1
15 Detroit Lions North 3 12 1 .219 0–6 2–9–1 .506 .375 L9
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .188 0–6 2–10 .502 .281 L4
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 San Francisco finished ahead of Green Bay and New Orleans based on head-to-head sweep.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Green Bay finished ahead of New Orleans based on conference record.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chicago finished ahead of Dallas based on head-to-head victory.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Atlanta finished ahead of Tampa Bay based on division record.
  5. When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

Postseason

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Bracket

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Jan 5 – Lincoln Financial Field Jan 12 – Lambeau Field
5 Seattle 17
5 Seattle 23
4 Philadelphia 9 Jan 19 – Levi's Stadium
2 Green Bay 28
NFC
Jan 5 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome 2 Green Bay 20
Jan 11 – Levi's Stadium
1 San Francisco 37
6 Minnesota 26* NFC Championship
6 Minnesota 10
3 New Orleans 20 Feb 2 – Hard Rock Stadium
1 San Francisco 27
Wild Card playoffs
Divisional playoffs
Jan 4 – Gillette Stadium N1 San Francisco 20
Jan 11 – M&T Bank Stadium
A2 Kansas City 31
6 Tennessee 20 Super Bowl LIV
6 Tennessee 28
3 New England 13 Jan 19 – Arrowhead Stadium
1 Baltimore 12
AFC
Jan 4 – NRG Stadium 6 Tennessee 24
Jan 12 – Arrowhead Stadium
2 Kansas City 35
5 Buffalo 19 AFC Championship
4 Houston 31
4 Houston 22*
2 Kansas City 51


* Indicates overtime victory