Wild Card
Division
AFC/NFC Champ.
Super Bowl
BUF 31
NYJ 27
NYG 27
PHI 21
SD 41
MIA 38
CIN 28
BUF 21
SF 38
NYG 24
TB 0
DAL 38
SD 7
CIN 27
DAL 27
SF 28
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CIN 21
SF 26
Champ
SF
1981 NFL Champion San Francisco 49ers
z: best record, c: conference winner, y: division winner, w: wildcard, x: clinched playoff spot

Wild Card Game

DateAwayScoreHome
12/27NY Giants 27-21 Philadelphia
12/27Buffalo 31-27 NY Jets

Division Championship

DateAwayScoreHome
1/2Tampa Bay 0-38 Dallas
1/3NY Giants 24-38 San Francisco
1/3Buffalo 21-28 Cincinnati
1/2San Diego 41-38
OT
Miami

AFC/NFC Championship

DateAwayScoreHome
1/10Dallas 27-28 San Francisco
1/10San Diego 7-27 Cincinnati

Super Bowl XVI (16)

DateAwayScoreHome
1/24Cincinnati 21-26 San Francisco