Playoff Results: 2000s

01/01/2005
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots are battling to see who should be declared the "dynasty" of the 21st Century. New England captured three Super Bowl titles in four seasons while the Steelers won two Super Bowl crowns during the decade. In 2005, Pittsburgh made history by becoming the first wild card team to win three playoff road games and the Super Bowl. 
 
Other Super Bowl champions of the 2000s include the Baltimore Ravens who, in 2000, made the long journey from their wild-card berth to Super Bowl XXXV champions. In 2002, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers capped their remarkable season by coasting through the playoffs and beating the Oakland Raiders, 48-21, in Super Bowl XXXVII.  
 
Super Bowl XLI marked the first Super Bowl game played in the rain.  The Indianapolis Colts prevailed as Tony Dungy became the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl. The New York Giants ruined the Patriots perfect season in 2007 when they won a thriller in Super Bowl XLII.
 
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AFC
NFC
Wild-Card: New York Jets 24, CINICNNATI 14; Baltimore 33, NEW ENGLAND 14
Divisional: Baltimore 3, INDIANAPOLIS 20; New York Jets 17, SAN DIEGO 14
Championship: INDIANAPOLIS 30, New York Jets 17
Wild-Card: DALLAS 34, Philadelpiha 14; ARIZONA 51, Green Bay 45
Divisional: Arizona 14, NEW ORLEANS 45; Dallas 3, MINNESOTA 34
Championship: NEW ORLEANS 31, Minnesota 28 (OT)
Super Bowl XLIV:  New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17
(at Sun Life Stadium, South Florida)
AFC
NFC
Wild-Card: SAN DIEGO 23, Indianapolis 17; Baltimore 27, MIAMI 9 
Divisional: Baltimore 13, TENNESSEE 10; PITTSBURGH 35, San Diego 24
Championship: PITTSBURGH 23, Baltimore 14
Wild-Card: Philadelphia 26, MINNESOTA 14; ARIZONA 30, Atlanta 24
Divisional: Arizona 33, CAROLINA 13; Philadelphia 23, NEW YORK GIANTS 11
Championship: ARIZONA 32, Philadelphia 25
Super Bowl XLIII:  Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
(at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa)
AFC
NFC
Wild-Card: Jacksonville 31, PITTSBURGH 29; SAN DIEGO 17, Tennessee 6
Divisional: NEW ENGLAND 31, Jacksonville 20; San Diego 28, INDIANAPOLIS 24
Championship: NEW ENGLAND 21, San Diego 12 
Wild-Card: New York Giants 24, TAMPA BAY 14; SEATTLE 35, Washington 14
Divisional: GREEN BAY 42, Seattle 20; New York Giants 21, DALLAS 17
Championship: New York Giants 23, GREEN BAY 20 (OT)
Super Bowl XLII:  New York Giants 17, New England 14
(at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale)
AFC
NFC
Wild-Card: INDIANAPOLIS 23, Kansas City 8; NEW ENGLAND 37, New York Jets 16
Divisional: Indianapolis 15, BALTIMORE 6; New England 24, SAN DIEGO 21
Championship: INDIANAPOLIS 38, New England 34
Wild-Card: SEATTLE 21, Dallas 20; PHILADELPHIA 23, New York Giants 20
Divisional: New Orleans 27, PHILADELPHIA 24; CHICAGO 27, Seattle 24 (OT)
Championship: CHICAGO 39, New Orleans 14
Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
(at Dolphin Stadium, Miami)
2005

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: Pittsburgh 31, CINCINNATI 17; NEW ENGLAND 28, Jacksonville 3
Divisional: DENVER 27, New England 13; Pittsburgh 21, INDIANAPOLIS 18
Championship: Pittsburgh 34, DENVER 17

Wild-Card: Carolina 23, NEW YORK GIANTS 0; Washington 17, TAMPA BAY 10
Divisional: Carolina 29, CHICAGO 21;
SEATTLE 20, Washington 10
Championship: SEATTLE 34, Carolina 14

Super Bowl XL: Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
(at Ford Field, Detroit)

2004

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: New York Jets 20, SAN DIEGO 17 (OT); INDIANAPOLIS 49, Denver 24
Divisional: PITTSBURGH 20, New York Jets 17 (OT); NEW ENGLAND 20, Indianapolis 3
Championship: New England 41, PITTSBURGH 27

Wild-Card: St. Louis 27, SEATTLE 20; Minnesota 31, GREEN BAY 17
Divisional: ATLANTA 47, St. Louis 17; PHILADELPHIA 27, Minnesota 14
Championship: PHILADELPHIA 27, Atlanta 10

Super Bowl XXXIX: New England 24, Philadelphia 21
(at ALLTELL Stadium, Jacksonville)

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: Tennessee 20, BALTIMORE 17; INDIANAPOLIS 41, Denver 10
Divisional: NEW ENGLAND 17, Tennessee 14; Indianapolis 38, KANSAS CITY 31
Championship: NEW ENGLAND 24, Indianapolis 14

Wild-Card: CAROLINA 29, Dallas 10; GREEN BAY 33, Seattle 27 (OT)
Divisional: Carolina 29, ST. LOUIS 23 (2 OT); PHILADELPHIA 20, Green Bay 17 (OT)
Championship: Carolina 14, PHILADELPHIA 3

Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England 32, Carolina 29
(at Reliant Stadium, Houston)

2002

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: NEW YORK JETS 41, Indianapolis 0; PITTSBURGH 36, Cleveand 33
Divisional:TENNESSEE 34, Pittsburgh 31 (OT); OAKLAND 30, New York Jets 24
Championship: OAKLAND 41, Tennessee 24

Wild-Card: Atlanta 27, GREEN BAY 7; SAN FRANCISCO 39, New York Giants 38
Divisional: PHILADELPHIA 20, Atlanta 6; TAMPA BAY 31, San Francisco 6
Championship: Tampa Bay 27, PHILADELPHIA 10

Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
(at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego)

2001

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: OAKLAND 38, New York Jets 24; Baltimore 20, MIAMI 3
Divisional:NEW ENGLAND 16, Oakland 13 (OT); PITTSBURGH 27, Baltimore 10
Championship: New England 24, PITTSBURGH 17
Wild-Card: PHILADELPHIA 31, Tampa Bay 9; GREEN BAY 25, San Francisco 15
Divisional: Philadelphia 33, CHICAGO 19; ST. LOUIS 45, Green Bay 17
Championship: ST. LOUIS 29, Philadelphia 24

Super Bowl XXXVI: New England 20, St. Louis 17
(at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans)

2000

AFC

NFC

Wild-Card: MIAMI 23, Indianapolis 17 (OT); BALTIMORE 21, Denver 3
Divisional:OAKLAND 27, Miami 0; Baltimore 24, TENNESSEE 10
Championship: Baltimore 16, OAKLAND 3
Wild-Card: NEW ORLEANS 31, St. Louis 28; PHILADELPHIA 21, Tampa Bay 3
Divisional: MINNESOTA 34, New Orleans 16; N.Y. GIANTS 20, Philadelphia 10
Championship: NY GIANTS 41, Minnesota 0

Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore 34, NY Giants 7
(at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa)

 

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