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NFL Divisional Round – Situational Trends

The last ten Wild Card teams to win in the first round of the playoffs went 4-6 straight-up and 7-2-1 against-the-spread in the Divisional Round.

  • Games Matching this Criteria: Seahawks (+3) at Panthers, Packers (+7) at Cardinals, Steelers (+7) at Broncos and Chiefs (+3) at Patriots.

The last ten No. 1 seeds in the NFL Playoffs have gone 6-4 straight-up and 2-7-1 against-the-spread in the Divisional Round.

  • Games Matching this Criteria: Panthers (-3) vs. Seahawks and Broncos (-7) vs. Steelers.

All-time in the playoffs, teams that won by three touchdowns or more and then are underdogs the next game went 15-27 straight-up and 16-26 against-the-spread.

  • Games Matching this Criteria: Chiefs (+3) at Patriots.

The last ten favorites of a touchdown or greater in the Divisional Round went 7-3 straight-up but 3-6-1 against-the-spread.

  • Games Matching this Criteria: Broncos (-7) vs. Steelers and Cardinals (-7) vs. Packers.

NFL Trends – Divisional Round
(Note: In our date “All-time” goes back to 1978 or when the team joined the league.)

AZ -7 vs. GB Arizona has never lost at home in the playoffs: 3-0 straight-up and against-the-spread.
The Cardinals have only been a favorite in the postseason once, they won and covered that game (30-24 vs. Atlanta 2008-09).
Carson Palmer at home with the Cardinals is 16-4 straight-up and 12-7-1 against-the-spread.
Palmer has played in just two postseason games, his team went 0-2 straight-up and against-the-spread in both.
CAR -3 vs. SEA Carolina has won 11 straight at home and went 8-3 against-the-spread in those games.
All-time in the playoffs, the Panthers at home are 3-2 straight-up and against-the-spread.
In the postseason as favorites Carolina is 2-1 straight-up and against-the-spread.
In the playoffs vs the NFL West, the Panthers are 2-4 straight-up and against-the-spread.
DEN -7 vs. PIT Peyton Manning with the Broncos in the playoffs is 2-3 straight-up and 1-4 against-the-spread.
In his postseason career, Manning as a touchdown or greater favorite is 3-4 straight-up and 2-5 against-the-spread.
In the last ten years, the Broncos as home favorites in the playoffs are 3-3 straight-up and 2-4 against-the-spread.
All-time, as the top seed in the AFC, Denver is 4-2 straight-up and 2-4 against-the-spread in its first game of the playoffs.
GB +7 @ AZ The last time the Packers won a road playoff game (2010-11) the team went on to win the Super Bowl.
Green Bay is 2-5 straight-up in the postseason when playing on the West Coast (3-3-1 ATS).
Aaron Rodgers is 5-2 against-the-spread away from Lambea in the postseason (4-3 straight-up).
Rodgers and the Packers are also 4-2 against-the-spread as underdogs in the playoffs (3-3 straight-up).
KC +3 @ NE All-time, the Chiefs following a playoff win have gone 1-2 straight-up and against-the-spread in the next game.
Kansas City is 1-9 straight-up and 3-7 against-the-spread all-time as underdogs in the postseason.
KC is 2-8 straight-up and 4-6 against-the-spread on the road in the playoffs.
As road underdogs in the postseason, the Chiefs have lost on average by 10.7 points
NE -3 vs. KC Tom Brady is 21-8 straight-up in the playoffs but 13-15-1 against-the-spread.
Brady has always been a favorite at home in the playoffs, he is 14-3 straight-up and 8-8-1 ATS in those games.
New England, with Brady, is 4-2 straight-up against the AFC West all-time in the postseason and 2-3-1 against-the-spread.
The Patriots haven’t lost to the Chiefs in New England since 1990 and are 6-1 straight-up all time at home vs. Kansas City (3-4 ATS).
PIT +7 @ DEN As an underdog in the playoffs, Ben Roethlisberger has gone 3-2 ATS (2-3 straight-up).
Roethlisberger has been a touchdown or greater underdog once in the postseason and he won that game outright (21-18) vs. the Colts in 2005-06.
The Steelers have covered five straight as touchdown or greater dogs in the playoffs.
Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS (3-3 straight-up) all-time vs. Denver in the playoffs, though the last they met Tim Tebow beat the Steelers with an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play in overtime.
SEA +3 @ CAR Russell Wilson improved his playoff record to 7-2 straight-up with the win in Minnesota, but 5-3-1 against-the-spread.
In Wilson’s career, the Seahawks a road underdogs are 8-3-2 against-the-spread (6-7 straight-up).
All-time, the Seahawks away from home in the playoffs are 3-11 straight-up and 6-8 against-the-spread
Seattle has never lost to Carolina in the postseason: 2-0 straight-up and against-the-spread.

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