Two Games does not an NFL season make unless they are, ofcourse, the AFC Championship or the Super Bowl. But those are, hopefully, a tale for another day.
I found these stats very interesting. They were compiled since 1978 and do not include the strike years of 1982 and 1987. These are based on a full 16 game schedule.
Since 1978, 262 teams have started at 2-0 and 167 of them wound up making the playoffs that year. That's 63.7% of those teams made the post season. Looks pretty good for us right now.
By contrast, 264 started out 0-2 and only 28 of them or 10.6% made the playoffs that season.
So where does Sunday's game fall on the chart?
Only 157 teams have started out at 3-0 and 119 of them or 75.8% made the playoffs.
So if we win on Sunday, we have a 3 in 4 chance of making the playoffs.
If we, ughum, let me clear my throat, lose...then 335 teams have started out at 2-1 with 175 of those going to the playoffs or 52.2%. So now we would be basically 50-50.
Big game Sunday with big consequences none the less!
Just so you know, teams that finish:
10-6 83.8% made playoffs
11-5 97.5% made playoffs
12-4 or better 100% made playoffs
Dolfan sinice 12/25/1971