Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Jan 2017

Wild-Card Wins No Guarantee of Second-Round Success

Going back into recent history, there are plenty of examples of teams with huge wins in the first round that go down to defeat in the second round. Allow us to drop a bucket of ice water on all four of this weekend's big winners.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 09 Jan 2017

4 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2017, 9:38am by CM


by johonny :: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 5:17pm

If Miami does lose their D-coordinator then I hope Wade Phillips is in the mix there as well.

by serutan :: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:39pm

Disagree with Mike on Oakland's offseason priority - they
need to shore up a defense that gives up way too many big plays.
Was wr

by andrew :: Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:48pm

However, wild-card losses are surefire guarantee of second-round non-success.

by CM :: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 9:38am

Any links to studies backing up such a wild assertion?