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Schedule Points to Colts Win

Bobman asked, so I will give. Since the 2002 realignment, when the Championship games were moved to 3 and 6:30, the home teams in the first game have a better record than the second game.

                    First Game:                                                                                    Second Game

2002 - Tampa 27 @ Philly 10                                                               Titans 24 @ Raiders 41 

2003 - Indianapolis 14 @ New England 24                                      Panthers 14 @ Eagles 3

2004 - Atlanta 10 @ Philly 27                                                                Patriots 41 @ Steelers 27

2005 - Pittsburgh 34 @ Denver 17                                                      Panthers 14 @ Seahawks 34 

2006 - Saints 14 @ Bears 39                                                               Patriots 34 @ Colts 38

2007 - Chargers 12 @ Patriots 21                                                       Giants 23 @ Packers 20

2008 - Eagles 25 @ Cardinals 32                                                       Ravens 14 @ Steelers 23

Overall, the first game home team is 5-2 and the second game home team is 6-1. Also, AFC Home Teams are 5-2, while the NFC Home team is 4-3. Not really anything worthwhile, like last Saturday's scheduling advantage. The real reason I wanted to do this is to look at all the weird matchups. Anyone forget that the Falcons once played in the title game? Or the Broncos, or that legendary Packers vs Seahawks tilt? Either way, home teams do better in the title game round (9-5), than in the divisional round, which is the opposite of pre-alignment. Either way, these stats won't mean much. The Colts will have to just go out and beat somebody.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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