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NOTE: The San Francisco 49ers (the NFC 1 seed) did not play the Los Angeles Rams (the 5 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division.
                                   
Divisional Playoffs
    Jan. 7 – Giants Stadium        
NFC Wild Card Game NFC Championship
 5  LA Rams  19*
Dec. 31 – Veterans Stadium     Jan. 14 – Candlestick Park
 2  NY Giants  13  
 5  LA Rams  21  5  LA Rams  3
Jan. 6 – Candlestick Park
 4  Philadelphia  7      1  San Francisco  30   Super Bowl XXIV
 3  Minnesota  13
    Jan. 28 – Louisiana Superdome
 1  San Francisco  41  
 N1  San Francisco  55
Jan. 6 – Cleveland Stadium
AFC Wild Card Game AFC Championship    A1  Denver  10
 3  Buffalo  30
Dec. 31 – Astrodome     Jan. 14 – Mile High Stadium
 2  Cleveland  34  
 5  Pittsburgh  26*  2  Cleveland  21
Jan. 7 – Mile High Stadium
 4  Houston  23      1  Denver  37  
 5  Pittsburgh  23
   
 1  Denver  24  
* Indicates overtime victory