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Cowboys Fan From Asia
01-23-2012, 01:03 AM
Oftentimes, in the conference title games, one team will win at home, while the other team will win on the road.

And in recent Super Bowl history, <font color="#FF0000">the team that won its conference on the road usually defeated the team that won its conference at home.</font>



<font color="#A52A2A">2000:</font> <font color="#0000FF">Ravens </font>beat the Raiders <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Giants beat the Vikings <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Ravens won.

<font color="#A52A2A">2001:</font> <font color="#0000FF">Patriots </font>beat the Steelers <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Rams beat the Eagles <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Patriots won.

<font color="#A52A2A">2002:</font> <font color="#0000FF">Buccaneers </font>beat the Eagles <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Raiders beat the Titans <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Buccaneers won.

<font color="#A52A2A">2004:</font> <font color="#0000FF">Patriots </font>beat the Steelers <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Eagles beat the Falcons <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Patriots won.

<font color="#A52A2A">2005:</font> <font color="#0000FF">Steelers </font>beat the Broncos <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Seahawks beat the Panthers <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Steelers won.

<font color="#A52A2A">2007:</font> <font color="#0000FF">Giants </font>beat the Packers <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Patriots beat the Chargers <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Giants won.

<font color="#A52A2A">2010:</font> <font color="#0000FF">Packers </font>beat the Bears <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Steelers beat the Jets <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Packers won.

<font color="#A52A2A">2011:</font> <font color="#0000FF">Giants </font>beat the 49ers <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Patriots beat the Ravens <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: (Giants?)

Cowboys Fan From Asia
01-23-2012, 10:11 AM
Other times, like 2008 and 2009, both Super Bowl participants were the home team victor at their conference title games. So the difference may be even starker.

coachjdc
01-23-2012, 10:20 AM
So the difference comes down to the team that had the better season and the team who is hotter at the moment. I'll take hot all day and twice on Super Sunday!

PatsFanNH
01-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Both teams are Hot, Pats UN LIKE other #1 seeds in the Past had play to the last minute of every regular season game to insure Homefield. Giants are a great team as are the Pats the better team that Sunday wins it all.

Pakman
01-23-2012, 11:07 AM
Both teams are Hot, Pats UN LIKE other #1 seeds in the Past had play to* the last minute of every regular season game to insure Homefield. Giants are a great team as are the Pats the better team that Sunday wins it all.


Yeah man all of these stats don't mean **** (even though I like this stat) it doesn't mean anything.

The best team wins on Superbowl Sunday

Cowboys Fan From Asia
01-23-2012, 10:03 PM
Both teams are Hot, Pats UN LIKE other #1 seeds in the Past had play to the last minute of every regular season game to insure Homefield. Giants are a great team as are the Pats the better team that Sunday wins it all.


Yeah man all of these stats don't mean **** (even though I like this stat) it doesn't mean anything.

The best team wins on Superbowl Sunday

Ideally, but we've seen things turn out unfortunately otherwise.

JJC7301
01-23-2012, 10:05 PM
You know what -- I just don't see the Giants going through everything they went through this season; beating GB and SF on the road; and losing this game to anyone.

They're not losing this game.

mstray92
01-23-2012, 11:32 PM
Oftentimes, in the conference title games, one team will win at home while the other team will win on the road.

And in the Super Bowl, the team that won its conference on the road usually (within the last 11 years, at least) will win it all.



<font color="#a52a2a">2000:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Ravens </font>beat the Raiders <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Giants beat the Vikings <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Ravens won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2001:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Patriots </font>beat the Steelers <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Rams beat the Eagles <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Patriots won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2002:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Buccaneers </font>beat the Eagles <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Raiders beat the Titans <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Buccaneers won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2004:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Patriots </font>beat the Steelers <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Eagles beat the Falcons <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Patriots won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2005:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Steelers </font>beat the Broncos <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Seahawks beat the Panthers <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Steelers won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2007:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Giants </font>beat the Packers <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Patriots beat the Chargers <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Giants won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2010:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Packers </font>beat the Bears <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Steelers beat the Jets <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Packers won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2011:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Giants </font>beat the 49ers <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Patriots beat the Ravens <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: (Giants?)





I like this stat! Man do I like this stat!

Cowboys Fan From Asia
01-24-2012, 09:25 PM
Oftentimes, in the conference title games, one team will win at home while the other team will win on the road.

And in the Super Bowl, the team that won its conference on the road usually (within the last 11 years, at least) will win it all.



<font color="#a52a2a">2000:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Ravens </font>beat the Raiders <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Giants beat the Vikings <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Ravens won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2001:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Patriots </font>beat the Steelers <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Rams beat the Eagles <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Patriots won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2002:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Buccaneers </font>beat the Eagles <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Raiders beat the Titans <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Buccaneers won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2004:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Patriots </font>beat the Steelers <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Eagles beat the Falcons <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Patriots won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2005:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Steelers </font>beat the Broncos <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Seahawks beat the Panthers <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Steelers won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2007:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Giants </font>beat the Packers <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Patriots beat the Chargers <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Giants won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2010:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Packers </font>beat the Bears <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Steelers beat the Jets <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Packers won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2011:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Giants </font>beat the 49ers <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Patriots beat the Ravens <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: (Giants?)





I like this stat! Man do I like this stat!



It is quite eerie, yes. It means that the No. 1# playoff seed in a conference is actually quite <u>unlikely </u>to win the Super Bowl.

Voldamort
01-24-2012, 09:29 PM
down with that

mstray92
01-24-2012, 09:47 PM
Oftentimes, in the conference title games, one team will win at home while the other team will win on the road.

And in the Super Bowl, the team that won its conference on the road usually (within the last 11 years, at least) will win it all.



<font color="#a52a2a">2000:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Ravens </font>beat the Raiders <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Giants beat the Vikings <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Ravens won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2001:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Patriots </font>beat the Steelers <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Rams beat the Eagles <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Patriots won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2002:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Buccaneers </font>beat the Eagles <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Raiders beat the Titans <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Buccaneers won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2004:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Patriots </font>beat the Steelers <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Eagles beat the Falcons <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Patriots won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2005:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Steelers </font>beat the Broncos <u>on the road for AFC title</u>. Seahawks beat the Panthers <u>at home for NFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Steelers won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2007:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Giants </font>beat the Packers <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Patriots beat the Chargers <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Giants won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2010:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Packers </font>beat the Bears <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Steelers beat the Jets <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: Packers won.

<font color="#a52a2a">2011:</font> <font color="#0000ff">Giants </font>beat the 49ers <u>on the road for NFC title</u>. Patriots beat the Ravens <u>at home for AFC title.</u> Super Bowl: (Giants?)





I like this stat! Man do I like this stat!



It is quite eerie, yes. It means that the No. 1# playoff seed in a conference is actually quite <u>unlikely </u>to win the Super Bowl.


It's funny You brought this stat to light. I remember last year on ESPN or NFL network they put up this same stat. It seems like being the # 1 seed for most of the decade has been a curse.
It seems most of the time the # 1 seed either gets knocked out in the earlier round or goes to the superbowl and loses. 2009 both superbowl participants were # 1 seeds from there conf.
In 2000 when we faced the Ravens we were the # 1 seed and the Ravens were a wildcard 5th seed.