NFL Standings: Final Win-Loss Records for All 32 Teams in 2013

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IDecember 29, 2013

Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates with quarterback Peyton Manning (18) after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2013 NFL regular season came and went faster than you could say "Super Bowl," and the final standings don't necessarily match up with preseason predictions. 

Of course, there are some stalwarts atop the league that were expected to finish where they did. That said, teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans and Washington finished the season as cellar dwellers after making huge statements in 2012 that seemed to indicate a different result. 

There were 11 teams that finished with at least 10 wins in 2013, but not all made it into the postseason tournament. 

Thanks to the rule that seeds by division winners instead of overall records, the Arizona Cardinals missed the playoffs despite the team's 10-6 record, while the Green Bay Packers made it in with eight wins. 

Here's a look at where all 32 teams finished the 2013 season:

TEAMRECORD
Seattle Seahawks13-3
Denver Broncos13-3
Carolina Panthers12-4
New England Patriots12-4
San Francisco 49ers12-4
Cincinnati Bengals11-5
Indianapolis Colts11-5
New Orleans Saints11-5
Kansas City Chiefs11-5
Philadelphia Eagles10-6
Arizona Cardinals10-6
San Diego Chargers9-7
Green Bay Packers8-7-1
Baltimore Ravens8-8
Miami Dolphins8-8
Pittsburgh Steelers8-8
Chicago Bears8-8
Dallas Cowboys8-8
New York Jets8-8
New York Giants7-9
Detroit Lions7-9
Tennessee Titans7-9
St. Louis Rams7-9
Buffalo Bills6-10
Minnesota Vikings5-10-1
Oakland Raiders4-12
Jacksonville Jaguars4-12
Atlanta Falcons4-12
Cleveland Browns4-12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-12
Washington3-13
Houston Texans2-14
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Dec 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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Here's a look at the NFL playoff bracket, as shared by Michael Castillo of FanSided.com:

Heading into the season, many experts expected the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks to finish the season atop their respective conferences. After 16 games, both teams lived up to expectations and will host playoff games throughout the postseason—not to mention a first-round bye will help them get healthy. 

The San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers both feature teams capable of taking down the mighty Seahawks at CenturyLink Field, provided they can avoid getting blown out of the water in the first quarter. 

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 29: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the second quarter during a game at Soldier Field on December 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty
David Banks/Getty Images

Green Bay sneaked into the playoffs with a huge win in Week 17 over the Chicago Bears. Aaron Rodgers was sketchy in his first game back from a broken collarbone, throwing two first-half interceptions. However, he bounced back in the second half with two touchdowns to lead the Packers into the playoffs.

Over on the AFC side, the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots appear to be the biggest challengers to Denver. Cincinnati's defense is especially tough, and the Patriots are always a threat as long as Tom Brady is slinging passes and Bill Belichick is scheming up plays. 

Miami was oh, so close to making it into the postseason. This Dolphins team has a terrific core group of young players who have the potential to become formidable in the years to come. 

The team that really could spell trouble as an underdog is San Diego, which sneaked into the postseason with a big win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17. Much like Green Bay, this is a team with nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

Teams like the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will finish the season with more questions than answers heading into next year. Rebuilding is a dirty word in this league, but it appears these teams, among others, are knee-deep in that process. 

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 22:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans enters the field before the game against the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Houston is an interesting team to keep an eye on this offseason. Featuring one of the league's most dominant defenses and a talented group of offensive playmakers, all the Texans are missing is a top-tier quarterback and the head coach who will get them over the top. 

While the regular season is over, the NFL is still chugging along into the month of January, ending ultimately at MetLife Stadium when the two top teams meet up to play in Super Bowl XLVIII. 

Teams that didn't make it into the tournament will now shift focus, devoting all their time and effort into scouting for the 2014 NFL draft and making decisions about which free agents to keep and which to pursue. 

 

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