Thursday, January 21, 2016

Playoff Seeds, Playoff Home Field Advantages Update


Since the playoff format has changed in 1990, we have been keeping track of success rates for each seed and for the home field advantage of higher seeds throughout the playoffs to get a good look at the big picture.


YearHome RecordAFC SeedsNFC SeedsSuper Bowl
19908-21* vs 21 vs 2**NYG over BUF
19918-21* vs 21** vs 2WAS over BUF
19925-52 vs 4*1 vs 2**DAL over BUF
19938-21* vs 31** vs 2DAL over BUF
19948-21 vs 2*1** vs 2SF over SD
19957-32* vs 51** vs 3DAL over PIT
19968-22* vs 51** vs 2GB over NE
19976-42 vs 4**1 vs 2*DEN over GB
19988-21** vs 21 vs 2*DEN over ATL
19997-31 vs 4*1** vs 2STL over TEN
20008-22 vs 4**1* vs 2BAL over NYG
20017-31 vs 2**1* vs 3NE over STL
20028-21* vs 21 vs 2**TB over OAK
20036-41** vs 31 vs 3*NE over HOU
20046-41 vs 2**1* vs 2NE over PHI
20054-62 vs 6**1* vs 5PIT over SEA
20068-23** vs 41* vs 2Ind over CHI
20075-51* vs 32 vs 5**NYG over NE
20085-52** vs 64* vs 6PIT over ARZ
20097-31* vs 51** vs 2NO over IND
20104-62* vs 62 vs 6**GB over PIT
20118-21* vs 22 vs 4**NYG over NE
20126-42 vs 4**1 vs 2*BAL over SF
20136-41* vs 21** vs 5SEA over DEN
20148-21** vs 31* vs 2NE over SEA
20156-41** vs 21* vs 2DEN over CAR
Totals175-85 = 67.3%

(** = Super Bowl Champion, * = Super Bowl Loser)




NFC: 14 Winners: 8 - 1 seeds, 3 - 2 seeds, 1 - 4 seed, 1- 5 seed, 1 - 6 seed

AFC: 12 Winners: 4 - 1 seeds, 3 - 2 seeds, 1- 3 seed, 3 - 4 seeds, 1 - 6 seed

Overall: 26, 12 - 1 seeds, 6 - 2 seeds, 1 - 3 seed, 4 - 4 seeds, 1 - 5 seeds, 2 - 6 seeds.


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