Team standings refer to the ranking and position of teams within a sports league or competition based on their performance and results. In a league like the NFL, team standings typically indicate the win-loss record of each team and their relative position within their division, conference, or overall league standings. Standings provide a snapshot of how well or poorly teams are performing in comparison to others, helping fans and analysts criterion their chances of making the playoffs or securing a first-ranked team in the postseason.
The NFL is divided into two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). These conferences, Established in 1970 during the acquisition of the NFL and AFL, traditionally performed as individual leagues with separate teams, structures, and championships.