1992 NFL season


1992 NFL season

Infobox NFL
year = 1992
NFLchampion = Dallas Cowboys
regular_season = September 6 1992-December 28 1992
playoffs_start = January 2 1993
AFCchampion = Buffalo Bills
NFCchampion = Dallas Cowboys
sb_name = XXVII
sb_date = January 31 1993
sb_site = Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
pb_date = February 7 1993

The 1992 NFL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Football League.

Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew, the New England Patriots - Miami Dolphins game, that was scheduled for September 6 at Joe Robbie Stadium, was rescheduled to October 18. Both teams originally had that weekend off.

The season ended with Super Bowl XXVII when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Buffalo Bills.

Major rule changes

*The instant replay system that was in effect since the 1986 NFL season is repealed. Instant replay would not return to the league until the 1999 NFL season.
*To reduce injuries, any offensive player who is lined up in the backfield before the snap cannot chop block a defensive player who is already engaged above the waist by another offensive player.

Final regular season standings

"W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT = Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against"

"Clinched playoff seeds are marked in parentheses and shaded in green"


Tiebreakers

*Pittsburgh was the top AFC playoff seed, and Miami was the second AFC playoff seed ahead of San Diego, based on conference record (10-2 to Dolphins' 9-3 to Chargers' 9-5).
*Miami finished ahead of Buffalo in the AFC East based on better conference record (9-3 to Bills' 7-5).
*Houston was the second AFC Wild Card based on head-to-head victory over Kansas City (1-0).
*Washington was the third NFC Wild Card based on better conference record than Green Bay (7-5 to Packers' 6-6).
*Tampa Bay finished ahead of Chicago and Detroit in the NFC Central based on better conference record (5-9 to Bears' 4-8 and Lions' 3-9).
*Atlanta finished ahead of L.A. Rams in the NFC West based on better record against common opponents (5-7 to Rams' 4-8).

Playoffs

:"Home team in capitals"

AFC

*Wild-Card playoffs: SAN DIEGO 17, Kansas City 0; BUFFALO 41, Houston 38 (OT)
*Divisional playoffs: Buffalo 24, PITTSBURGH 3; MIAMI 31, San Diego 0
*AFC Championship: Buffalo 29, MIAMI 10 at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida, January 17, 1993

NFC

*Wild-Card playoffs: Washington 24, MINNESOTA 7; Philadelphia 36, NEW ORLEANS 20
*Divisional playoffs: SAN FRANCISCO 20, Washington 13; DALLAS 34, Philadelphia 10
*NFC Championship: Dallas 30, SAN FRANCISCO 20 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California, January 17, 1993

uper Bowl

*Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas (NFC) 52, Buffalo (AFC) 17, at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, January 31, 1993

References

* "NFL Record and Fact Book" (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
* [http://www.nfl.com/history/chronology/1991-2000 NFL History 1991-2000] (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
* [http://nflhistory.net/linescores/pdf/1992.pdf 1992 season in details]
* "Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League" (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)


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