2005–06 NFL Playoffs
The National Football League playoffs for the 2005 season began on January 7, 2006 and led up to Super Bowl XL on February 5, 2006 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
After scrutiny in the Wild Card and Divisional rounds, the league reversed a three-year precedent, and returned to "all star" officiating crews for the Conference Championship games. Since the 2003–04 NFL playoffs, postseason officiating had been done by entire crews from the regular season.
|1||Indianapolis Colts (South winner)||Seattle Seahawks (West winner)|
|2||Denver Broncos (West winner)||Chicago Bears (North winner)|
|3||Cincinnati Bengals (North winner)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers (South winner)|
|4||New England Patriots (East winner)||New York Giants (East winner)|
|5||Jacksonville Jaguars||Carolina Panthers|
|6||Pittsburgh Steelers||Washington Redskins|