NFL Home-Field Advantage is Almost Extinct

Cincinnati Bengals fans
Cincinnati Bengals fans
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NFL Wild Card - Good article here from The Washington Post on the disappearance of home-field advantage and the reasons that might be true. Home teams were only 137-131-1 this year, barely above .500. Even Vegas has adjusted, favoring home teams by an average of just 1.7 points this season instead of the classic standard 3 points.

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5 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2022, 8:25pm

1 Does this mean some upsets…

Does this mean some upsets are to be expected this weekend?  Raiders over Bengals,  or 49ers over Cowboys perhaps?

2 Maybe.

1 of them probably bound to but as we saw yesterday, the home teams are all favored (and have higher DVOAs) for a reason. If I were to put money on it, it'd be AZ. But HFA is still alive, only diminished. 

3 The past three years results…

In reply to by ImNewAroundThe…

The past three years results point to HFA at least being on life support. With caveat that they were COVID affected

4 Perhaps

But we saw it on the whole Cincy LV td controversy yesterday.

Cross off the Eagles upsetting. 3/3 for home teams (not surprising)