What two NFL teams entered the 2020/21 playoffs as the #1 seeds?

April 15, 2021 Off By idswater

What two NFL teams entered the 2020/21 playoffs as the #1 seeds?

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Playoff seeds
Seed AFC NFC
1 Kansas City Chiefs (West winner) Green Bay Packers (North winner)
2 Buffalo Bills (East winner) New Orleans Saints (South winner)
3 Pittsburgh Steelers (North winner) Seattle Seahawks (West winner)

Who was the first wild card team to win the Super Bowl?

In the 12 years following that, with two wild-card berths per conference, two teams made it to the Super Bowl, including the first wild-card winner: the 1980 Oakland Raiders. So 20 years of four-team playoffs only saw one winner of the three wild cards to make it to the big game.

Are there any wild card teams in the NFL?

The Eagles are in the playoffs as a wild card team, so here’s a look at the 10 wild card teams who have made it to the Super Bowl. By Dave Zangaro The Eagles are in the playoffs as a wild card team, so here’s a look at the 10 wild card teams who have made it to the Super Bowl. By Dave Zangaro

When did Wild Card round start in NFL?

Since the wild-card round was added in 1978, only four teams have reached the Super Bowl without a home playoff game. Here’s a look at the improbable runs made by those four teams. The 1985 Patriots went 11-5 but still finished third in the five-team AFC East.

When did the playoffs start in the NFL?

The first true NFL playoff began in 1967, when four teams qualified for the tournament. When the league merged with the American Football League in 1970, the playoffs expanded to eight teams. The playoffs were expanded to ten teams in 1978 and twelve teams in 1990.

How many wild card teams have won the Super Bowl?

Since they came into the playoffs as the sixth-seed, the Eagles will still have to win two more road games just to get to the Super Bowl in Atlanta. They still have a shot. Since the wild card format began in 1970, there have been 10 wild card teams to make it to the Super Bowl. Six of those 10 have won the Super Bowl.

Who are the wild card teams in the NFL?

Only four of those wild card teams — New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, and Green Bay Packers — won three games on the road to make it to the Super Bowl. In 1969, the AFL implemented a playoff format that had the top two teams in each division qualifying for the post-season.

Since the wild-card round was added in 1978, only four teams have reached the Super Bowl without a home playoff game. Here’s a look at the improbable runs made by those four teams. The 1985 Patriots went 11-5 but still finished third in the five-team AFC East.

What was the playoff system in the NFL?

In this era, if there was a tie for first place in the division at the end of the regular season, a one-game playoff was used to determine the team that would represent their division in the NFL Championship Game. This happened nine times during this era. Teams who went on to win the NFL Championship Game that season are in bold.