FFL Statbook: Super Bowl Edition
It's all about the defense: Some might say that anyone can win in the Super Bowl, but history shows that the better defensive team should still be considered the favorite. Using my defensive rating system, the higher-rated team has won 24 of the past 32 Super Bowls (75.0 percent). The Patriots hold a slim 7.35-to-6.95 margin in this year's contest.
AFC vs. NFC, in 2004: The AFC dominated the NFC in interconference play this season, winning 44 of 64 games (68.8 percent). Playoff teams were especially dominant in these games; the AFC's six playoff representatives won 21 of 24 games against NFC foes (87.5), while the NFC's six entrants won 11 of 24 games against AFC teams (45.8 percent). New England won all four of its interconference games, while Philadelphia went 2-2.
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