1986–87 NFL Playoffs
The NFL playoffs following the 1986 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXI.
|1||Cleveland Browns (Central winner)||New York Giants (East winner)|
|2||Denver Broncos (West winner)||Chicago Bears (Central winner)|
|3||New England Patriots (East winner)||San Francisco 49ers (West winner)|
|4||New York Jets||Washington Redskins|
|5||Kansas City Chiefs||Los Angeles Rams|
Note: As per the rules of the NFL playoffs prior to the 1990 season (notwithstanding the strike-shortened 1982 season), the New York Giants (the NFC one seed) did not play the Washington Redskins (the four seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division.