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NFL standings: Final division winners and NFL playoffs standings for 2023-24

Before diving into the NFL games today, check out the final NFL standings for the 2023-24 season.

Furthermore, Sportsnaut’s NFL team rankings and playoff predictions will also provide additional perspective on where all 32 teams stand right now and as they look to land a spot in this season’s NFL playoffs.

Also Read: NFL QB Rankings 2023-24

Without further ado, let’s dive into the updated NFL standings.

What are the football standings right now?

Who has the best record in the NFL standings?

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With the NFL season now finished, the Baltimore Ravens ended the season with the best record in the league at 13-4. They were followed in the NFL standings by the leading team in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers, who finished the campaign with a record of 12-4.

Who is in the NFL playoffs?

When it comes to the NFC side of the NFL playoffs 2023 bracket, the San Francisco 49ers finished with the best record in conference and held the top postseason spot. The other teams that earned positions in the playoffs were the division-leading Cowboys, Lions, and Buccaneers, while the Eagles, Rams, and Packers secured Wild Card spots.

In the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens scored the top overall spot in the conference. They were followed in the NFL standings by the division-leading Bill, Chiefs, and Texans, and the Browns, Dolphins, and Steelers landed the Wild Card positions.

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Who has the worst record in the NFL?

The Carolina Panthers were far and away the worst team in the league this season as they finished the year with a sad 2-14 record. The Arizona Cardinals, New England Patriots, and Washington Commanders were next at the bottom of the standings at 4-13.

What does PF and PA mean in NFL standings?

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PF and PA are acronyms that are often seen next to team names on many listings for the latest NFL standings, however, many people do not know what they mean. Well, PF means “points for” while PA stands for “points against” the particular team the numbers are listed next to.

They are useful NFL stats that can quickly explain why a team is where they are on the current division and conference standings.

Also Read: NFL offense rankings 2023

How many games in the NFL season?

Each team plays 17 games in the regular season. The NFL increased the length of its regular-season schedule from 16 to 17 games beginning in 2021. The 2023 season will be the third year with a 17-game NFL season.

Previously, the NFL went from 14 games to 16 games back in 1978. Prior to that, teams played 12 games from 1947-1960.

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What does NFL stand for?

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NFL stands for National Football League, the most-accomplished gridiron league in the world. The origins of professional football date all the way back to 1892 when Pudge Heffelfinger’s contract to play a game for the Allegheny Athletic Association against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club was purchased.

In the early years of the NFL, it was known as the American Professional Football Association starting back in 1920. It later became known as the NFL with the 1932 season representing the first true NFL Playoff Game between the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth Spartans (modern-day Detroit Lions).

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What is the best NFL team of all time?

While many would assume the New England Patriots are the best NFL team of all time because of all their recent success. But when it comes to the most wins ever, the Green Bay Packers hold the top spot in league history. The franchise from Wisconsin has the NFL’s most wins all-time at 790.

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What NFL team has never been to the playoffs?

The league has 32 teams and fortunately, all of them have made the playoffs at some point during their franchise histories. However, there are a dozen that have never won a Super Bowl. Here are the 12 teams that have never lifted the Lombardi Trophy.

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Detroit Lions
  • Houston Texans
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Tennessee Titans

How many teams are in the NFL?

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There are currently 32 NFL teams. The original 1920 APFA league consisted of 14 teams. Following that inaugural season, three franchises folded, and four other teams lasted just one year.

Once the 1922 season came calling, pre-modern iterations of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears were formed. The Chicago Cardinals (now in Arizona) were also a part of that league with the New York Giants (1925), Los Angeles Buccaneers (1926), Philadelphia Eagles (1933), Boston Redskins (1933), and Cleveland Rams (1937) joining over a 16-year span.

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As for modern NFL expansion teams, the Houston Texans are the newest. They were formed in 2002 to bring the league to 32 teams.

Who won the Super Bowl in 2023?

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For the second time in four years, the Kansas City Chiefs once again proved why they are the NFL’s current dynasty team as they secured the franchise’s third Super Bowl title. The champions for the 2022 season defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 to win the most recent NFL championship.

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Recent Super Bowl winners

  • 2023: Kansas City Chiefs over Philadelphia Eagles (38-35)
  • 2022: Los Angeles Rams over Cincinnati Bengals (23-20)
  • 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Kansas City Chiefs (31-9)
  • 2020: Kansas City Chiefs over San Francisco 49ers (31-20)
  • 2019: New England Patriots over Los Angeles Rams (13-3)
  • 2018: Philadelphia Eagles over New England Patriots (41-33)
  • 2017: New England Patriots over Atlanta Falcons (34-28)
  • 2016: Denver Broncos over Carolina Panthers (24-10)
  • 2015: New England Patriots over Seattle Seahawks (28-24)
  • 2014: Seattle Seahawks over Denver Broncos (43-8)
  • 2013: Baltimore Ravens over San Francisco 49ers (34-31)

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