NFL Standings 2023

American Football Conference

W L T PCT PF PA DIFF HOME AWAY DIV CONF LAST 5 STRK GRASS TURF
Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens (*)
13 4 0 0.765 483 280 +203 6 - 3 7 - 1 3 - 3 8 - 4 4 - 1 L1 10 - 4 3 - 0
Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills (z)
11 6 0 0.647 451 311 +140 7 - 2 4 - 4 4 - 2 7 - 5 5 - 0 W5 3 - 1 8 - 5
Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs (z)
11 6 0 0.647 371 294 +77 5 - 4 6 - 2 4 - 2 9 - 3 3 - 2 W2 7 - 6 4 - 0
Houston Texans Houston Texans (z)
10 7 0 0.588 377 353 +24 6 - 3 4 - 4 4 - 2 7 - 5 3 - 2 W2 1 - 1 9 - 6
Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns (y)
11 6 0 0.647 396 362 +34 8 - 1 3 - 5 3 - 3 8 - 4 4 - 1 L1 9 - 3 2 - 3
Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins (y)
11 6 0 0.647 496 391 +105 7 - 2 4 - 4 4 - 2 7 - 5 2 - 3 L2 8 - 5 3 - 1
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers (y)
10 7 0 0.588 304 324 -20 5 - 4 5 - 3 5 - 1 7 - 5 3 - 2 W3 7 - 5 3 - 2
Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals (e)
9 8 0 0.529 366 384 -18 6 - 3 3 - 5 1 - 5 4 - 8 3 - 2 W1 3 - 4 6 - 4
Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars (e)
9 8 0 0.529 377 371 +6 4 - 5 5 - 3 4 - 2 6 - 6 1 - 4 L1 5 - 7 4 - 1
Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts (e)
9 8 0 0.529 396 415 -19 4 - 5 5 - 3 3 - 3 7 - 5 2 - 3 L1 2 - 1 7 - 7
Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders (e)
8 9 0 0.471 332 331 +1 6 - 3 2 - 6 4 - 2 6 - 6 3 - 2 W1 8 - 5 0 - 4
Denver Broncos Denver Broncos (e)
8 9 0 0.471 357 413 -56 5 - 4 3 - 5 3 - 3 5 - 7 2 - 3 L1 6 - 7 2 - 2
New York Jets New York Jets (e)
7 10 0 0.412 268 355 -87 4 - 5 3 - 5 2 - 4 4 - 8 3 - 2 W1 1 - 3 6 - 7
Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans (e)
6 11 0 0.353 305 367 -62 5 - 4 1 - 7 1 - 5 4 - 8 2 - 3 W1 1 - 4 5 - 7
Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers (e)
5 12 0 0.294 346 398 -52 2 - 7 3 - 5 1 - 5 3 - 9 0 - 5 L5 0 - 4 5 - 8
New England Patriots New England Patriots (e)
4 13 0 0.235 236 366 -130 1 - 8 3 - 5 2 - 4 4 - 8 2 - 3 L2 2 - 3 2 - 10

National Football Conference

W L T PCT PF PA DIFF HOME AWAY DIV CONF LAST 5 STRK GRASS TURF
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers (*)
12 5 0 0.706 491 298 +193 5 - 3 7 - 2 5 - 1 10 - 2 3 - 2 L1 10 - 4 2 - 1
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys (z)
12 5 0 0.706 509 315 +194 8 - 0 4 - 5 5 - 1 9 - 3 3 - 2 W2 1 - 4 11 - 1
Detroit Lions Detroit Lions (z)
12 5 0 0.706 461 395 +66 6 - 2 6 - 3 4 - 2 8 - 4 3 - 2 W1 3 - 2 9 - 3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers (z)
9 8 0 0.529 348 325 +23 4 - 4 5 - 4 4 - 2 7 - 5 4 - 1 W1 5 - 5 4 - 3
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles (y)
11 6 0 0.647 433 428 +5 6 - 2 5 - 4 4 - 2 7 - 5 1 - 4 L2 9 - 2 2 - 4
Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams (y)
10 7 0 0.588 404 377 +27 5 - 3 5 - 4 5 - 1 8 - 4 4 - 1 W4 2 - 2 8 - 5
Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers (y)
9 8 0 0.529 383 350 +33 5 - 3 4 - 5 4 - 2 7 - 5 3 - 2 W3 6 - 6 3 - 2
Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks (e)
9 8 0 0.529 364 402 -38 5 - 3 4 - 5 2 - 4 7 - 5 3 - 2 W1 1 - 2 8 - 6
New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints (e)
9 8 0 0.529 402 327 +75 5 - 3 4 - 5 4 - 2 6 - 6 4 - 1 W2 1 - 1 8 - 7
Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings (e)
7 10 0 0.412 344 362 -18 2 - 6 5 - 4 2 - 4 6 - 6 1 - 4 L4 3 - 2 4 - 8
Chicago Bears Chicago Bears (e)
7 10 0 0.412 360 379 -19 5 - 3 2 - 7 2 - 4 6 - 6 3 - 2 L1 6 - 7 1 - 3
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons (e)
7 10 0 0.412 321 373 -52 5 - 3 2 - 7 3 - 3 4 - 8 1 - 4 L2 1 - 3 6 - 7
New York Giants New York Giants (e)
6 11 0 0.353 266 407 -141 4 - 4 2 - 7 3 - 3 5 - 7 2 - 3 W1 2 - 4 4 - 7
Washington Commanders Washington Commanders (e)
4 13 0 0.235 329 518 -189 1 - 7 3 - 6 0 - 6 2 - 10 0 - 5 L8 2 - 8 2 - 5
Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals (e)
4 13 0 0.235 330 455 -125 2 - 6 2 - 7 0 - 6 3 - 9 2 - 3 L1 4 - 10 0 - 3
Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers (e)
2 15 0 0.118 236 416 -180 2 - 6 0 - 9 1 - 5 1 - 11 1 - 4 L3 0 - 4 2 - 11
(e) Eliminated
(z) Clinched Division
(y) Clinched Playoffs
(*) Clinched Division & Bye
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
PCT Winning Percentage
PF Total Points For
PA Total Points Against
DIFF Point Differential
HOME Home Record
AWAY Away Record
DIV Division Record
CONF Conference Record
LAST 5 Last 5 Record
STRK Current Streak
GRASS Grass Record
TURF Turf Record

What Are the NFL Conference Standings?

The NFL conference standings are a way of classifying each conference by win success rate. Teams are ranked in order, from first to worst within their conference, according to their wins-to-losses ratio, which in the end, decides the seedings for the NFL playoffs.

The NFL standings also often show points for and points against, as well as win streaks and home/away performance. The NFL standings boards are regularly updated each week, so teams are able to ascend and descend the board depending on their form.

How Many Conferences are in the NFL?

There are two conferences in the NFL; the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC).

The two conferences came about in 1970 when the American Football League (AFL) merged with their rivals the National Football League (NFL) . The NFL name remained with the teams previously in the NFL competing in the NFC and the teams from the AFL competing in the AFC.

The two conferences are split into four divisions, with the winner of each of the divisions making the playoffs along with three Wild Card teams. The Wild Card are the teams highest up their NFL conference standings at the end of the season that did not win their respective divisions. The standings also allocate the seedings of those teams in the playoffs ranked 1 through 7. The No. 1 seed gets an automatic bye in the Wild Card Round, the first round of NFL playoff action.

AFC Conference

The American Football Conference (AFC) encompasses four divisions; the AFC East, AFC North, AFC South, and the AFC West. The winners of each division, along with the three Wild Card teams, qualify for the playoffs and play against each other to make it to the Super Bowl. The AFC Championship Game has the teams compete for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and the right to play the winner of the NFC conference in the Super Bowl. The 2022 AFC champions were the Kansas City Chiefs, who went on to win the Super Bowl and lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

NFC Conference

The National Football Conference (NFC) also has four divisions. They are the NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, and the NFC West. The playoff format for the NFC is identical to that in the AFC, with teams competing for the George S. Halas Trophy in the NFC Championship Game and the winner progressing to that year’s Super Bowl. Last year’s NFC champions were the Philadelphia Eagles, who narrowly missed out on their second Super Bowl victory.

History of NFL Conferences in the NFL

Both the NFC and AFC began in 1970 after the merger of the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). The AFL was a competitor to the NFL, which was the most popular and superior football league. Many start-up leagues had attempted to rival the dominance of the NFL, and the AFL was the only one to seriously compete.

As the AFL grew in popularity with both fans and players, a merger was agreed in 1966 before the unification happened in 1970. The NFL name would be kept and all existing franchises would remain. The NFL was split into the two conferences that still remain today, the AFL teams made up the AFC and the NFL teams made up the NFC.

There have been several changes to the division format since 1970, with expansion teams entering, team relocations, and divisional shake-ups. But, the current conference divisional format has been in place since 2002.