As soon as the NFL season starts, the fans start to keep track of all the interesting things about the teams, especially the NFL Standings.
It helps a lot to track the position of their team and also to predict how their team is going to perform in the coming games.
While you can keep track of one or two teams it is not very much possible for everyone to keep track of the whole league including both conferences and all of their divisions.
So, there is the NFL Standings Table that keeps all of this information so that people can check the stats and all other stuff about any of the teams anytime they want to.
What are NFL Standings?
As soon as the NFL season starts every team starts playing matches against other teams.
This starts to build up a record and then that record is kept in the form of a table. That table is known as the Standings table.
The thing about this table is that everything here is kept in a very organized form as well as information is kept up to date as the standings for every team hold vital importance.
NFL Standings 2021-2022
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
|Green Bay Packersxz*||13||4||0|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneersxz||13||4||0|
|Kansas City Chiefsxz||12||5||0|
|Los Angeles Ramsxz||12||5||0|
|Las Vegas Raidersxy||10||7||0|
|New England Patriotsxy||10||7||0|
|San Francisco 49ersxy||10||7||0|
|Los Angeles Chargers||9||8||0|
|New Orleans Saints||9||8||0|
|Washington Football Team||7||10||0|
|New York Giants||4||13||0|
|New York Jets||4||13||0|
Not only does this organization help but the presentation of standings in a well-presented form helps fans to easily check whatever they want to check about their favorite teams.
Everything you need to know about NFL Standings
When we talk about the standings there are a lot of things that can get involved. The table here does not contain a few columns or rows as there is a lot of information that is needed to keep track of.
So, just like a well-presented table, here we will be elaborating on everything you need to know about that table in a very well-presented form.
Different options in NFL Standings
When you open the standings about the NFL there are 3 main options that you can opt for. these options include:
- Division standings
- Conference standings
- League standings
The division standings option provides information about different divisions playing in the NFL.
Each of the tables here is dedicated to one division and it contains 4 teams. There are 8 tables in total when you go for this option.
In the NFL, 4 divisions make a conference, so this option takes you to the conference standings results. There are 2 tables with 16 teams each.
However, apart from the teams all of the other information stays the same.
This is the final and full version of the standings table for a season. It provides the standings information about all of the teams under one table, so it provides the ultimate comparison.
Apart from all of these things, there are 2 options where you can select the season year as well as the season type i.e., regular season or preseason.
What does every column tell about a team?
So, there are a total of 17 columns in the Standings table. Each of these columns holds different values and here we will be explaining what does each column means here:
- NFL Team: the name is pretty much self-explanatory for this one. This column contains all the team names.
- W: this column holds the number of won matches for a team in the current season.
- L: this column holds the number of lost matches for a team in the current season.
- T: this column holds the number of tied matches for a team in the current season.
- PCT: it is the column that provides the winning percentage for every team according to their performance.
- PF: the column name stands for “Total Points For” which means it will hold the points that a team has scored.
- PA: the column name stands for “Total Points Against” which means it will hold the points that are scored against a team.
- Net Pts: here you can see the net points for a team
- Home: this column tells the home record of a team. It is presented in the form: Won-Lost-Tied.
- Road: this column tells the road record of a team. It is presented in the form: Won-Lost-Tied.
- Div: this column tells the division record of a team. It is presented in the form: Won-Lost-Tied.
- Conf: this column tells the conference record of a team. It is presented in the form: Won-Lost-Tied.
- Non-Conf: this column tells the Non-Conference record of a team. It is presented in the form: Won-Lost-Tied.
- Strk: it is the column that tells about the streak of a team.
- Last 5: here you can see the record of a team for the last 5 matches it has played. It is presented in the form: Won-Lost-Tied.
Important things to consider in standings:
- The column Pct is repeated a few times in the table, and It contains the corresponding information according to its section.
- “x” means Clinched Playoff
- “y” means Clinched Wild Card
- “z” means Clinched Division
- “*” means Clinched Division and Homefield Advantage
Why is the position in standings matter for the team?
The position in division standings means the most as the team with the best position in its division moves to the next rounds automatically.
With the NFL action getting better and better every week everyone can’t keep track of the whole season.
One easy way to get things done is by checking out the Standings table for NFL.
If you were unable to read this table then we hope that by now you can understand what each part of the column tells you about.
So, make sure to enjoy your favorite NFL games while we provide all of the important facts for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do The Top 8 Teams On The NFL Standings Go To Playoffs?
No, instead of the top 8 teams from the league standings, the top team from each division goes to playoffs.
What Is The Best Way To See NFL Standings?
Well, it depends on what type of comparison you want. The league standings provide the overall comparison.
What Does A “*” Represent In Standings?
“*” means Clinched Division and Homefield Advantage.
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