December 11, 2000
Playoff picture AFC East Miami (10-4): Clinches a playoff berth with an Indianapolis loss or tie vs. Buffalo tonight. New York Jets (9-5): Clinch a playoff berth with a win vs. Detroit next week. AFC Central Tennessee (11-3): Clinched a playoff berth with a win over Cincinnati yesterday. Ravens (10-4): Clinched a playoff berth with a win over San Diego yesterday. AFC West Oakland (11-3): Clinched a playoff berth with a win over the New York Jets last night. Denver (10-4): Clinches a playoff berth with a Buffalo loss or tie vs. Indianapolis.
December 10, 2000
The NFL playoff possibilities for Week 15: AFC East Miami: Clinches playoff berth with a win or tie (vs. Tampa Bay) or with Indianapolis loss or tie (vs. Buffalo). New York Jets: Clinch playoff berth with win (vs. Oakland) and with Pittsburgh loss or tie (vs. N.Y. Giants). AFC Central Tennessee: Clinches playoff berth with win or tie (vs. Cincinnati) or if Indianapolis-Buffalo game ends in tie. Ravens: Clinch a playoff berth with win (vs. San Diego). AFC West Oakland: Clinches playoff berth with win or tie (vs. N.Y. Jets)
April 17, 2000
NFC Central Chicago Rd. No. Player Pos. College 1 9 Brian Urlacher LB New Mexico 2 39 Mike Brown S Nebraska, 3 69 Dez White WR Georgia Tech 3 87 Dustin Lyman TE Wake Forest 4 125 Reggie Austin DB Wake Forest 6 170 Frank Murphy RB Kansas State 6 174 Paul Edinger K Michigan State 7 223 James Cotton DE Ohio State 7 254 Mike Green DB N'western State Pick to watch: WR Dez White -- On a team that likes to throw, White can fit right in immediately....
October 7, 1999
When the NFL realigned the National Football Conference after the 1970 merger, the owners could never agree on one plan.They finally narrowed the options down to five, put them in a bowl and had then-commissioner Pete Rozelle's secretary pick out the one the teams still use 29 years later.Except for the addition of Tampa Bay to the NFC Central in 1977 and Carolina to the NFC West in 1995, the NFC remains unchanged. The AFC remains unchanged except for the addition of Seattle to the AFC West and Jacksonville to the AFC Central.
December 25, 1998
NFL playoff scenarios as provided by the league:AFC EastNew York Jets: Have clinched AFC East title and a first-round bye.Miami: Has clinched playoff berth.Buffalo: Has clinched playoff berth.New England: Has clinched playoff berth.AFC CentralJacksonville: Has clinched AFC Central title.AFC WestDenver: Has clinched AFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.NFC EastDallas: Has clinched NFC East title.Arizona: Can clinch playoff berth with a win or a N.Y. Giants loss.
November 24, 1998
In a division owned by the Green Bay Packers the last three years, the Minnesota Vikings have found the great equalizer. Now everyone knows what coach Dennis Green knew last April when he took wide receiver Randy Moss with the 21st pick.This wasn't the steal of the draft, it was the steal of the decade.There is no minimizing Moss' impact on the Vikings in the NFC Central race. In two games against Green Bay this season, Moss turned the Packers into wild cards and the Vikings into front-runners.