Join Date: Nov 2010
Section: Brazos Suite
Re: BR predicts 12-4 season for Texans - What Say You?
Originally Posted by DexmanC
I hope I'm wrong, but unfortunately, I doubt it. My signature will remain the
same, because this regime has established a pattern. I hope last year
was the start of a new pattern, rather than an anomaly.
For the past 16 years at least 5 new teams are in the playoffs, which means at least 5 teams that made the playoffs dropped out. I with you, I hope we started a new pattern.
At least five new teams to make the playoffs each year since 1996 are:
PLAYOFF TEAMS NOT IN PREVIOUS SEASON'S PLAYOFFS
1996:5 (Carolina, Denver, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New England)
1997:5 (Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, New York Giants, Tampa Bay)
1998:5 (Arizona, Atlanta, Buffalo, Dallas, New York Jets)
1999:7 (Detroit, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Washington)
2000:6 (Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, New York Giants, Oakland, Philadelphia)
2001:6 (Chicago, Green Bay, New England, New York Jets, Pittsburgh, San Francisco)
2002:5 (Atlanta, Cleveland, Indianapolis, New York Giants, Tennessee)
2003:8 (Baltimore, Carolina, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, New England, St. Louis, Seattle)
2004:5 (Atlanta, Minnesota, New York Jets, Pittsburgh, San Diego)
2005:7 (Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, New York Giants, Tampa Bay, Washington)
2006:7 (Baltimore, Dallas, Kansas City, New Orleans, New York Jets, Philadelphia, San Diego)
2007:6 (Green Bay, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Washington)
2008:7 (Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Carolina, Miami, Minnesota, Philadelphia)
2009:6 (Cincinnati, Dallas, Green Bay, New England, New Orleans, New York Jets)
2010:5 (Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Seattle)
2011:6 (Detroit, Houston, San Francisco, Denver, Giants, Cincinnati)
It's just preseason!