NFC CENTRAL AFC EAST Chicago 11-4 Indianapolis 9-6 Minnesota 8-7 New England 8-7 Green Bay 5-9-1 Miami 8-7 Tampa Bay 4-11 Buffalo 7-8 Detroit 4-11 NY Jets 6-9 NFC EAST AFC CENTRAL Washington 11-4 Cleveland 10-5 Dallas 7-8 Houston 9-6 St.Louis 7-8 Pittsburgh 8-7 Philadelphia 7-8 Cincinnati 4-11 NY Giants 6-9 AFC WEST NFC WEST Denver 10-4-1 San Francisco 13-2 Seattle 9-6 New Orleans 12-3 San Diego 8-7 LA Rams 6-9 LA Raiders 5-10 Atlanta 3-12 Kansas City 4-11  WILD CARD GAMES Minnesota 44 New Orleans 10 Houston 23 Seattle 20 DIVISIONAL GAMES Minnesota 36 SanFrancisco 24 Washington 21 Chicago 17 Cleveland 38 Indianapolis 21 Denver 34 Houston 10 CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES NFC Washington 17 Minnesota 10 AFC Denver 38 Cleveland 33 SUPER BOWL XXII      at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego Washington 42 Denver 10
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The Ray Perkins' era began merely began with the biggest victory in franchise history. It did turn out to be a false dawn as a 4-3 start progressed into an eight-game losing streak and two of those victories came from the replacement team as the NFL strike took effect in September. What Perkins did do in 1987 was fill the roster with young talent, something that was totally devoid under Leeman Bennett.  Click here for a series of special features on the replacement Bucs who played the three strike games
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