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Which playoff teams won't repeat?

History tells us some of them will make way for teams with easier schedules

Originally Published: June 22, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

They call the NFL the "Not For Long" sport, and with good reason.

Since 1998, the average turnover rate for playoff teams is 6.14. Five to eight teams that made the playoffs one year won't make it the next. Since 1996, no fewer than five teams a season have failed to repeat. Longtime NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle called it parity. Teams acknowledge the tough chances of repeating as playoff teams as reality.

Unless a team has an elite quarterback to navigate the tough schedule that ...

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