Is This NFL Playoffs the Year of the Wild Card?

Posted: 6th January 2010 by Paul Preibisius in NFL
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Thanks to the NFLÆs playoff format, with the top two seeds getting a bye in the first round, it is not uncommon for a wild-card team toáadvance deep into January. Last yearÆs playoffs saw a 50-50 split witháPhiladelphiaáand Baltimoreá(No. 6 seeds)áadvancing.áIn 2007,áthe Giants and Jaguars also earned wild-card teams a .500 record. This season, however, might just be the first year for all wild-card teams to advance.á No divisional team (especially within the third and fourth seeds) appears dominant at this point in the year, and several of the wild-card teams have a momentum advantage over their division-winning matchups. As the wild-card team "most likely to succeed", Green Bay faces an Arizona team that has been ...

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