NFL Playoffs Logo – The National Football League (NFL) playoffs are a knockout tournament, with the end of the regular season , the NFL champion determined. From both Conferences (AFC and NFC) of the NFL to qualify six teams for the play-offs. The main reason the results of the regular season are (percentage of games won) and a tie-breaker system in the event of a tie. The playoffs end with the Super Bowl in which facing the winner of the two Conferences.
The history of the NFL “Postseason” can be up to the first “NFL Championship Game” traced 1933rd In the period before 1967 to qualify for the playoffs based solely on the results season. The first “real” NFL play-offs took place in 1967 with four teams qualified. With the merger of AFC and NFL 1970 playoff field was expanded to eight participants. As of 1978 were allowed to participate since 1990, ten and twelve teams allowed in the play-offs. In 2011, qualified with the Houston Texans (which were taken as the last expansion team in 2002 in the league) and the last current NFL team for the first time the play-offs.