AFC South: Blogger Blitz
January, 3, 2013
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.
December, 5, 2012
We've heard it about Blaine Gabbert for nearly two seasons and we heard it about Jake Locker on Sunday. When they have receivers dropping passes and shaky protection, they don't stand much of a chance.
Andrew Luck is obviously a different breed.
But his Colts are hardly loaded at receiver beyond Reggie Wayne, and his line isn't built of Pro Bowlers.
Luck makes people better, which is something we've not seen Gabbert or Locker do yet.
May, 9, 2012
It would be better if Andrew Luck had a full offseason with the Colts. But missing time while he finishes up at Stanford isn't going to set his new team back as much as some people like to think.