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Old 01-13-2013   #8
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Default Re: NFL Playoffs: What Seeding History Really Says About Your Teamís Chances

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Originally Posted by Tailgate View Post
Not as relevant after the top seed went down today.
That second link goes into detail about how it's not all that great to be the #1 seed either.
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Once upon a time the NFL’s top seed would glide through the regular season with an impressive record, gaudy team statistics, and would complete their journey with a run through the postseason to capture a Super Bowl title. From 1975 to 1996, the team with the best regular season record won 14 out of 22 Super Bowls (63.6 percent).

But that was in the past. Now the "regular season champion" is more likely to lose in their first playoff game than to get to the big game. Only one of the last 15 teams with the best record has won the Super Bowl, and that was the 2003 New England Patriots. Five of the last seven teams went one and done.
With the exit of the Denver Peytons, that stat is now six of the last eight. ...well, six of nine since Atlanta was also 13-3. We'll see how they do tomorrow.
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