Blogger Blitz: Momentum for Colts, Texans
January, 3, 2013
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
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.