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Encyclopedia > 1990 NFL season

The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. To increase revenue, the league changed the regular season so that all NFL teams would play their 16-game schedule over a 17-week period. Furthermore, the playoff format was expanded from 10 teams to 12 teams by adding another wild card from each conference. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... NFL logo The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ...


The season ended with Super Bowl XXV when the New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills. Super Bowl XXV was played on January 27, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. ... Conference NFC Division East Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Blue, Red, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 593-508-33 The New York Giants are a National Football League team originating... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium City Buffalo, New York Team Colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Mike Mularkey All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 336-361-8 The Buffalo Bills are a Buffalo, New York...

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Major rule changes

  • The rule for unnecessary roughness penalties is clarified so that any player who butts, spears, or rams an opponent can be ejected from the game.
  • The penalty for an illegal forward pass beyond the line of scrimmage is enforced from the spot where any part of the passer's body is beyond the line when the ball is released.
  • The following changes are made to try to speed up the game:
    • The time interval on the Play Clock (the time limit the offensive team has to snap the ball between plays) after time outs and other administrative stoppages has been reduced from 30 seconds to 25 seconds (the time interval between plays remains the same at 45 seconds).
    • Whenever a player goes out of bounds, outside of the last two minutes of the first half and outside of the last five minutes of the second half, the Game clock immediately starts when the ball is spotted for the next play and the Referee signals it is ready for play.
    • Outside of the last two minutes of the first half and outside of the last five minutes of the second half, the Game clock also starts following all declined penalties.

Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Qualified for playoffs
AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Buffalo Bills 13 3 0 .813 428 263
Miami Dolphins 12 4 0 .750 336 242
Indianapolis Colts 7 9 0 .438 281 353
New York Jets 6 10 0 .375 295 345
New England Patriots 1 15 0 .063 181 446
AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Cincinnati Bengals 9 7 0 .563 360 352
Houston Oilers 9 7 0 .563 405 307
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 7 0 .563 292 240
Cleveland Browns 3 13 0 .188 228 462
AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Los Angeles Raiders 12 4 0 .750 337 268
Kansas City Chiefs 11 5 0 .688 369 257
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 306 286
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 315 281
Denver Broncos 5 11 0 .313 331 374
NFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 13 3 0 .813 335 211
Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 396 299
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 381 301
Dallas Cowboys 7 9 0 .438 244 308
Phoenix Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 268 396
NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 348 280
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 264 367
Detroit Lions 6 10 0 .375 373 413
Green Bay Packers 6 10 0 .375 271 347
Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 .375 351 326
NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Francisco 49ers 14 2 0 .875 353 239
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 274 275
Los Angeles Rams 5 11 0 .313 345 412
Atlanta Falcons 5 11 0 .313 348 365


The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium City Buffalo, New York Team Colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Mike Mularkey All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 336-361-8 The Buffalo Bills are a Buffalo, New York... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1966 Home Field Dolphins Stadium City Miami, Florida Team Colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 373-254-4 The Miami Dolphins are a National Football League team... Conference AFC Division South Year Founded 1953 Home Field RCA Dome City Indianapolis, Indiana Team Colors Royal Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 389-390-7 The Indianapolis Colts are a National Football League team based in Indianapolis... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Green and White Head Coach Herman Edwards All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 312-374-8 The New York Jets are a National Football League team that... Conference AFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Gillette Stadium City Foxborough, Massachusetts Team Colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 344-349-9 The New England Patriots are a National Football League team based... The AFC Central refers to the Central Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... Conference AFC Division North Founded 1966 Home Field Paul Brown Stadium City Cincinnati, Ohio Team Colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 240-308-0 The Cincinnati Bengals are a National Football League team based in Cincinnati... Conference AFC Division South Founded 1960 Home Field The Coliseum City Nashville, Tennessee Colors Navy blue, Columbia blue, white, red, and silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 342-359-6 The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1933 Home Field Heinz Field City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team Colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 508-498-21 The Pittsburgh Steelers are a National Football League team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1946 Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 467-356-13 The Cleveland Browns are a National Football League team based in... The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field McAfee Coliseum City Oakland, California Team Colors Silver and Black Head Coach Norv Turner All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 415-293-11 The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field Arrowhead Stadium City Kansas City, Missouri Team Colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Dick Vermeil All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 364-320-12 The Kansas City Chiefs are a National Football League team based... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1976 Home Field Qwest Field City Seattle, Washington Team Colors Seahawks Blue, Seahawks Navy, Seahawks Bright Green Head Coach Mike Holmgren All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 217-245-0 The Seattle Seahawks are a National Football League team... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego, California Team Colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 327-357-11 The San Diego Chargers are a National Football League team... Conference AFC Division West Year Founded 1960 Home Field INVESCO Field at Mile High City Denver, Colorado Team Colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 365-331-10 The Denver Broncos are a National Football... This page refers to the NFC football conference. ... Conference NFC Division East Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Blue, Red, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 593-508-33 The New York Giants are a National Football League team originating... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1933 Home Field Lincoln Financial Field City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 471-516-25 The Philadelphia Eagles are a National Football League team... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1932 Home Field FedEx Field City Landover, Maryland Team Colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 527-477-27 The Washington Redskins are a National Football League based in the Washington, D... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 415-307-6 The Dallas Cowboys are a National Football League team... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1898 Home Field Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona Team Colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Dennis Green All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 448-642-39 The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based... The NFC Central refers to the Central Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1919 Home Field Soldier Field City Chicago, Illinois Team Colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 660-489-42 (not counting 1919 season) The Chicago Bears are a National Football... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1976 Home Field Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida Team Colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 178-286-1 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (sometimes abbreviated as the Bucs... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Team Colors Honolulu Blue and Silver Head Coach Steve Mariucci All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 480-530-32 The Detroit Lions are a National Football League team based in Detroit... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Conference NFC Division North Year Founded 1961 Home Field Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota Team Colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike Tice All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 380-315-9 The Minnesota Vikings are a National Football League team based... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1946 Home Field Monster Park City San Francisco, California Team Colors Metallic Gold, Cardinal Red, and Beige Head Coach Mike Nolan All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 498-379-15 The San Francisco 49ers are a National Football League... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1967 Home Field Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana Team Colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Jim Haslett All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 235-344-5 The New Orleans Saints are a National Football League team... Conference NFC Division West Year Founded 1937 Home Field [[{{{stadium}}}]] City St. ... Conference NFC Division South Year Founded 1965 Home Field Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia Team Colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 243-357-6 The Atlanta Falcons are a National Football League team based...


Tiebreakers

  • Cincinnati finished ahead of Houston and Pittsburgh in the AFC Central based on best head-to-head record (3-1 to Oilers' 2-2 to Steelers' 1-3).
  • Houston was the third AFC Wild Card based on better conference record (8-4) than Seattle (7-5) and Pittsburgh (6-6).
  • Philadelphia finished ahead of Washington in the NFC East based on better division record (5-3 to Redskins' 4-4).
  • Tampa Bay was second in NFC Central based on best head-to-head record (5-1) against Detroit (2-4), Green Bay (3-3), and Minnesota (2-4).
  • Detroit finished third in the NFC Central based on best net division points (minus 8) against Green Bay (minus 40).
  • Green Bay finished ahead of Minnesota in the NFC Central based on better conference record (5-7 to Vikings' 4-8).
  • The L.A. Rams finished ahead of Atlanta in the NFC West based on net points in division (plus 1 to Falcons' minus 31).

Playoffs

Main article: NFL playoffs, 1990-91
Home team in capitals

The NFL playoffs for the 1990-91 season led up to Super Bowl XXV. The league expanded its playoff system from a 10-team to a 12-team tournament. ...

AFC

  • Wild-Card playoffs: MIAMI 17, Kansas City 16; CINCINNATI 41, Houston 14
  • Divisional playoffs: BUFFALO 44, Miami 34; L.A. RAIDERS 20, Cincinnati 10
  • AFC Championship: BUFFALO 51, L.A. Raiders 3

The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ...

NFC

  • Wild-Card playoffs: Washington 20, PHILADELPHIA 6; CHICAGO 16, New Orleans 6
  • Divisional playoffs: SAN FRANCISCO 28, Washington 10; N.Y. GIANTS 31, Chicago 3
  • NFC Championship: N.Y. Giants 15, SAN FRANCISCO 13

This page refers to the NFC football conference. ...

Super Bowl XXV


Super Bowl XXV was played on January 27, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. ... Houlihans Stadium in Tampa opened in 1967 as Tampa Stadium (later changed when the Glazers acquired the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and renamed the stadium after a family-owned restaurant), and saw a number of major sporting teams and events grace its fields over the years. ... Downtown Tampa from the southwest. ...

Preceded by:
1989 NFL season
NFL seasons
1990
Succeeded by:
1991 NFL season


The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... A list of National Football League seasons since inception of the league: 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957...


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