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Final NFL standings: Cowboys, Patriots secure No. 1 seeds

The final standings are set for the 2016 NFL season.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL regular season wrapped up New Year’s Day, and the final standings are in. Twelve teams will be headed to the playoffs while the other 20 will start their offseason now.

There was no drama in the AFC East this season, with the Patriots cruising to yet another division title and the No. 1 seed. However, the Dolphins finally broke their eight-year postseason drought and will face the No. 3 seed Steelers, who shook off a slow start to win the AFC North.

In one of the more surprising developments of the season, last year’s Super Bowl champion Broncos won’t be returning to the postseason. They finish third behind the Chiefs and Raiders, whose dream season took a dark turn when Derek Carr broke his leg last week.

In the NFC, the Cowboys rode Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott to the East title and No. 1 seed. They’ll be joined by their divisional rival, the Giants. The Falcons wrapped up the NFC South title, while the Seahawks took advantage of a down NFC West to win their division.

In the final game of the regular season, the Packers topped the Lions for the NFC North title.

NFL standings

Division W L T Division record Conference record
Division W L T Division record Conference record
AFC East
New England Patriots 14 2 0 5-1 11-1
Miami Dolphins 10 6 0 4-2 7-5
Buffalo Bills 7 9 0 1-5 4-8
New York Jets 5 11 0 2-4 4-8
AFC North
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 5-1 9-3
Baltimore Ravens 8 8 0 4-2 7-5
Cincinnati Bengals 6 9 1 3-3 5-7
Cleveland Browns 1 15 0 0-6 1-11
AFC South
Houston Texans 9 7 0 5-1 7-5
Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 2-4 6-6
Indianapolis Colts 8 8 0 3-3 5-7
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 13 0 2-4 2-10
AFC West
Kansas City Chiefs 12 4 0 6-0 9-3
Oakland Raiders 12 4 0 3-3 9-3
Denver Broncos 9 7 0 2-4 6-6
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 1-5 4-8
NFC East
Dallas Cowboys 13 3 0 3-3 9-3
New York Giants 11 5 0 4-2 8-4
Washington 8 7 1 3-3 6-6
Philadelphia Eagles 7 9 0 2-4 5-7
NFC North
Green Bay Packers 10 6 0 5-1 8-4
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 3-3 7-5
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 2-4 5-7
Chicago Bears 3 13 0 2-4 3-9
NFC South
Atlanta Falcons 11 5 0 5-1 9-3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 7 0 4-2 7-5
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 2-4 6-6
Carolina Panthers 6 10 0 1-5 5-7
NFC West
Seattle Seahawks 10 5 1 3-2-1 6-5-1
Arizona Cardinals 7 8 1 4-1-1 6-5-1
Los Angeles Rams 4 12 0 2-4 3-9
San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 2-4 2-10

Tony Romo makes his season debut