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First and goal: Seven new teams in playoffs

From experience at QB to his updated Super Bowl pick, John Clayton breaks down the 2007 playoffs.

Updated: January 1, 2007, 10:39 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Once again, the NFL, which prides itself on parity and equal opportunity, got its way. Seven new teams made the playoffs.

The Saints and Jets came completely out of nowhere to make it. The Chargers rebounded from a tough 2005 schedule and ended up with the league's best record at 14-2. The Ravens turned the Steve McNair acquisition into a 13-3 record and the No. 2 seed in the AFC. And somehow, the Eagles re-emerged in the tough NFC East to win a division that featured three playoff ...

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