01 Jan 2014
So we're into postseason mode now, and for a belated gift to the readers, I have updated the NFL playoff chart for the Super Bowl era. This shows how far each team advanced in every season since 1966. I first made this back in August, but upon request, I expanded it to highlight when a team went one-and-done versus winning a playoff game.
The Excel file can be downloaded here: http://captaincomeback.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/poresults1.xls (right-click and save)
Below is a preview of what it looks like, though I would recommend downloading the spreadsheet for better usage. The blue is for teams winning at least one playoff game, orange is one-and-done and Super Bowl appearances are green (win) or yellow (loss). Black is for when a team did not exist.
You'll find Colts under CLT, Cardinals under CRD, Rams under RAM and Raiders under RAI. Fans of Pro-Football-Reference will be familiar with those abbreviations, which are really the easiest way to avoid confusion. BAL could mean Colts/Ravens, STL could mean Cardinals/Rams and both the Raiders and Rams played in Los Angeles. Technically, HOU can cause some problems with Texans/Oilers, but I'm not a fan of "HTX" or "OTI" alternatives.
Enjoy and do what you please with this, except for passing it off as your own work. It's 2014. Plagiarism will not go undetected.
32 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2014, 12:52pm by iphone
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?