20 Aug 2009
I might be wrong, but I believe that every single playoff game from last season that didn't involve the Steelers was won by the team with the worse record, except for the game between the 11-5 Fins and 11-5 Ravens.
Ravens (11-5) beat Dolphins (11-5
Chargers (8-8) defeat Colts (12-4)
Cardinals (9-7) defeat Falcons (11-5)
Eagles (9-6-1) defeat Vikings (10-6)
Second round (Steelers excluded)
Ravens defeat Titans (13-3)
Eagles defeat Giants (12-4)
Cardinals defeat Panthers (12-4)
NFC Conference Championship
Cardinals defeat Eagles
I also think that the Steelers were the fifth consecutive non #1 seed to win the Super Bowl, and that the Cardinals made it so that all but two Super Bowls from this decade featured a wild card team (which happened only once or twice a decade previously). What does this mean for the NFL, and should something be done to change the current playoff structure to favor top teams again?
1 reply , Last at 21 Aug 2009, 11:21am by Bowl Game Anomaly