Articles tagged "AFC playoffs"

Patriots-Broncos: Trends Graphs Show Statistical Mirror Image

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 19, 2014

The final four teams this year are an amazing 44-2 (.947) when winning the battle of Passer Rating Differential, including a perfect 21-0 by the AFC title contenders. We take a graphical look at the seasons in New England and Denver and found remarkable similarities.



Get Tough Or Die: New England’s 17-Minute Moment of Truth

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 14, 2014

The New England Patriots entered the 2013 season with two choices: Get tough. Or die. They proved their physical fortitude with 6 rushing TDs Saturday against the Colts. They proved their mental toughness during a 17-minute moment of truth against the Broncos in Week 12.



New England Patriots 43, Indianapolis Colts 22: 10 Things We Learned

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 12, 2014

Bill Belichick struck again. His Patriots used a running attack that surprised nobody paying attention but that still succeed beyond expectations. Eight AFC title games in 13 years is a hell of a legacy for the men in patriotic garb.



Complete 2013 NFL Playoff Seeds, Schedules

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 30, 2013

Record-setting Peyton Manning is fresh off the most prolific passing season i NFL history. He leads the 13-3 AFC No. 1 seed Denver Broncos into the postseason. Here's a look at the 2013 NFL playoff field, with seeds and complete schedule.



Dominant Peyton Manning, Tom Brady Refute Parity Myth (Again)

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 29, 2013

Parity was long a buzzword in NFL circles. But it's hard to argue on behalf of parity when the teams with the same two quarterbacks dominate the AFC year after for more than a decade.



Slack Lines, Week 17: Things Fall Into Place or Pieces

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 26, 2013

The Slack Lines crew ends the year dividing successful gamblers from the degenerates (spoiler: there's no difference). Beau brainwashes his children, Nick reveals his Elf fetish, Jerry trademarks his shitty picks, Luke puts on red PJs and ruins Christmas and Matt admits his latent Romosexuality.



Wild Week 17 AFC and NFC Playoff Scenarios

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 26, 2013

Expect a wild ride here in Week 17 in the NFL, when 13 of 16 games have an impact on the final playoff picture. The chaos is especially profound in the NFC, where all four division titles, three playoff spots and the two first-round byes are all up for grabs on Sunday. Keep this guide handy on Sunday!



Week 17 NFL Snapshots: The Day of Reckoning

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 24, 2013

Justin Henry looks at the final week of NFL regular season action, with playoff seeds to be determined, and six teams facing certain extinction.



Good Grief! Isn’t There Anyone Who Knows What the AFC Is All About?

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 16, 2013

Charlie Brown famously yells out before the Peanuts Christmas pageant, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about!” We felt the same exasperation in Week 15 over the state of the AFC. Three contenders pissed away a chance to take charge against ho-ho-hum pretenders.



Talented Cincinnati Bengals Are AFC's Postseason Sleeper

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 5, 2013

Perhaps the only viable alternative to the Patriots and Broncos in the AFC, the Bengals could be a nice value play in the postseason.



 



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