NFC EASTAFC EASTDallas10-6NY Jets 12-4Arizona9-7Miami10-6NY Giants8-8Buffalo10-6Washington6-10New England9-7Philadelphia3-13Indianapolis3-13NFC CENTRALAFC CENTRALMinnesota15-1Jacksonville11-5Green Bay11-5Tennessee8-8Tampa Bay8-8Pittsburgh7-9Detroit5-11Baltimore6-10Chicago4-12Cincinnati3-13NFC WESTAFC WESTAtlanta14-2Denver14-2San Francisco10-6Oakland8-8New Orleans6-10Seattle8-8Carolina4-12Kansas City7-9St.Louis4-12San Diego5-11WILD CARD GAMESWILD CARD GAMESArizona 20 Dallas 7Miami 24 Buffalo 17San Francisco 30 Green Bay 27Jacksonville 25 N.England 10DIVISIONAL GAMESDIVISIONAL GAMESAtlanta 20 San Francisco 18Denver 38 Miami 3Minnesota 41 Arizona 21NY Jets 34 Jacksonville 24NFC CHAMPIONSHIPAFC CHAMPIONSHIPAtlanta 30 Minnesota 27 (ot)Denver 23 NY Jets 10SUPER BOWL XXXIII at Pro Player Stadium, MiamiDenver 34 Atlanta 19
After the new coach, owners and uniform, came the new stadium. The Bucs opened Raymond James Stadium with a win over the Bears but their long pre-season road campaign caught up with them as did an increasingly-poor offense and they wound the year up at 8-8 and out of the post-season. But to be disappointed at missing the playoffs was still a new feeling for Buccaneer fans. The defense continued to impress but there was growing clamour for a change at the quarterback position.