RealClearSports
Advertisement

Which NFL Teams Are on a Super Roll?

AP Photo

The 2012 postseason provides a perfect case study in momentum: an interesting mix of teams, some great and some mediocre, that are either peaking at the right time or falling apart at the wrong time. Each of the 12 playoff contenders has a fairly distinct statistical storyline that tells us who's hot and who's not entering the postseason.

There are many methods we can use to test momentum entering the playoffs. The most obvious, of course, and the most important, is wins and losses: the hands-down winner in that case, of course, is Denver. Peyton Manning's mile-high crew powers into the postseason with 11 straight victories.

 

 

 

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Peterson Has Packers' Total Attention

Ben Strauss, New York Times - January 3, 2013

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The tape was painful to watch. There was Adrian Peterson, strong and powerful, running through Green Bay’s defensive line, over linebackers, and past the secondary again and again during the Vikings’ 37-34... more »

QB, Coach Define NFL Success

Jeff Schultz, Atlanta Journal-Constitution - December 26, 2012

With few exceptions, Super Bowls are won by teams with a great quarterback and a great head coach. Or in the case of the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, a defense so great that it can overcome Trent Dilfer. Results by Matt Ryan and... more »

NFL Playoff Spotlight on Quarterbacks

Peter Schrager, Fox Sports - January 2, 2013

The game is changing. With the exotic new offenses we’re seeing in Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, maybe you don’t need the future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback to win it all, anymore. Maybe you just need to... more »