NFC EAST AFC EAST Philadelphia 10-6 New England 12-4 Dallas 9-7 NY Jets 10-6 NY Giants 8-8 Buffalo 7-9 Washington 5-11 Miami 6-10 NFC NORTH AFC NORTH Chicago 13-3 Baltimore 13-3 Green Bay 8-8 Pittsburgh 8-8 Minnesota 6-10 Cincinnati 8-8 Detroit 3-13 Cleveland 4-12 NFC SOUTH AFC SOUTH New Orleans 10-6 Indianapolis 12-4 Carolina 8-8 Jacksonville 8-8 Atlanta 7-9 Tennessee 8-8 Tampa Bay 4-12 Houston 6-10 NFC WEST AFC WEST Seattle 9-7 San Diego 14-2 St.Louis 8-8 Kansas City 9-7 San Francisco 7-9 Denver 9-7 Arizona 5-11 Oakland 2-14 WILD CARD GAMES WILD CARD GAMES Philadelphia 23 NY Giants 20 New England 37 NY Jets 16 Seattle 21 Dallas 20 Indianapolis 23 Kansas City 8 DIVISIONAL GAMES DIVISIONAL GAMES Chicago 27 Seattle 24 New England 24 San Diego 21 New Orleans 27 Philadelphia 24 Indianapolis 15 Baltimore 6 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP AFC CHAMPIONSHIP Chicago 39 New Orleans 14 Indianapolis 38 New England 34 SUPER BOWL XLI at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17
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Returning 21 of their 22 starters, hopes were high for the Bucs going into the 2006 season but a Week 3 season-ending injury to QB Chris Simms meant rookie Bruce Gradkowski was thrown into the fire of the NFL when he was clearly not ready and the hopes of the offense went down with him. The defense looked old too often and it took a couple of last gasp victories over Cincinnati and Philadelphia to remove the Bucs from the ranks of the winless. Only two more wins followed in the remaining 10 games whilst the injuries mounted up on a constant basis.
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