Previewing the NFL Playoffs

Neil Paine looks at this year's crop of teams compared to years past.
2:10 | 01/03/19

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The NFL playoffs are finally upon us and this year we could be due for even more excitement. Than usual. All signs point to a wide open post season with a lot of really good teams but you clear cut dominant front. According to 538 UR rating which is our PetMed thirteen free at any given moment. There are nine different teams this year that have a rating of at least sixteen. That's the mark of a really good team those are teams that could be expected to win about ten and a half games for regular season. And that's the second most of they've been going into any post season since 1990 was the first year of the NFL's current playoff format. I didn't see in the chart though. There is zero teams in that group that cracked the 17100 fuel sphere which is traditionally the market but truly ill be dominant team. That's pretty rare most seasons have at least one if not who of that type team and those are the team that climb up to the top of you all probability would. In the average season since 1990 the Super Bowl favorite has about a 30% chance of and the number two team has a 21%. However this year's favorite in New Orleans Saints have only 21% chance themselves in the number two team became city she eats. Have only 20% chance of winning civil. Those teams loss is a gain for the rest of the teams in the bracket some of whom have almost doubled the probability if you would expect. If history was any guy. All this could give wildcard weekend and extra layer of important because I'm anything could very well when at all. In Saturday's contest you'll like this John Watson Houston Texans over Andrew Luck in the Indianapolis cult. In a matchup of great quarterbacks. It also likes. The Dallas Cowboys at slim favorites at home over the Seattle field and Sunday you'll take in the Baltimore Ravens over the LA chargers and early game. And it likes the Chicago Bears to knock off the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles in the second game of the day. For more NFL picks and predictions check out 538.

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