Blogger Blitz: Momentum for Colts, Texans

January, 3, 2013
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I'm torn when considering the importance of momentum for the two AFC South teams who will play this weekend.

Per Jason Starrett of ESPN Stats and Info:
  • Since the NFL adopted its current playoff format in 1990, 20 of the 22 Super Bowl champions (91 percent) won at least three of their final five regular-season games. The 2009 Saints (2-3) and 2006 Colts (2-3) are the lone exceptions.
  • Of those same 22 Super Bowl champions, 17 entered the postseason on a win (77 percent) and 12 did so on a win streak of at least two games (55 percent).

The Colts enter the playoffs 4-1 in their past five games with a two-game winning streak.

The Texans kick off the postseason 2-3 in their last five games with a two-game losing streak.

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ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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