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NFL Random List: #1 Seeds in Playoffs

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I was trying to figure something out to relate to the NFL Playoffs for a blog entry. I originally thought about looking back at random playoff games from the past that may have been forgotten but doing research on the internet for football is a hell of lot harder than baseball. But as I was watching the divisional playoffs and the Bears were on the ropes against the Seahawks I was wondering when was the last time both #1 seeds lost in the divisional playoffs? The Bears of course won but the AFC #1 seeded Chargers lost but I did find out the last time it happened was the 1979 playoffs when the Cowboys and, you guessed it, the Chargers both lost as #1 seeds in the divisonal round.

 

So for a random, useless fact list I figured I'd take a look at how each #1 seed has faired in the playoffs. Now I only look at the playoffs since 1978 when the Wild Card round was added as the NFL has the same basic playoff structure (except for the '82 strike year) since then with the only major change being when they expanded the field from 10 to 12 teams in 1990. Good news for the Bears this Sunday is that only four times since '78 have both #1's seeds not reached the Super Bowl, the last being 1997 (Chiefs/49ers). On the flip side both #1 seeds haven't advanced to the Super Bowl since 1993 (Bills/Cowboys), which incidently enough was the last season before the salary cap. Not sure if that is a coincidence or not.

 

1978

AFC: Steelers

-Won Super Bowl

 

NFC: Rams

-Lost NFC Championship

 

1979

AFC: Chargers

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

NFC: Cowboys

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

1980

AFC: Chargers

-Lost AFC Championship

 

NFC: Falcons

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

1981

AFC: Bengals

-Lost Super Bowl

 

NFC: 49ers

-Won Super Bowl

 

1982

AFC: Raiders

-Lost in Second Round

 

NFC: Redskins

-Won Super Bowl

 

1983

AFC: Raiders

-Won Super Bowl

 

NFC: Redskins

-Lost Super Bowl

 

1984

AFC: Dolphins

-Lost Super Bowl

 

NFC: 49ers

-Won Super Bowl

 

1985

AFC: Raiders

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

NFC: Bears

-Won Super Bowl

 

1986

AFC: Browns

-Lost AFC Championship

 

NFC: Giants

-Won Super Bowl

 

1987

AFC: Broncos

-Lost Super Bowl

 

NFC: 49ers

-Lost Divisional playoffs

 

1988

AFC: Bengals

-Lost Super Bowl

 

NFC: Bears

-Lost NFC Championship

 

1989

AFC: Broncos

-Lost Super Bowl

 

NFC: 49ers

-Won Super Bowl

 

1990

AFC: Bills

-Lost Super Bowl

 

NFC: 49ers

-Lost NFC Championship

 

1991

AFC: Bills

-Lost Super Bowl

 

NFC: Redskins

-Won Super Bowl

 

1992

AFC: Steelers

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

NFC: 49ers

-Lost NFC Championship

 

1993

AFC: Bills

-Lost Super Bowl

 

NFC: Cowboys

-Won Super Bowl

 

1994

AFC: Steelers

-Lost AFC Championship

 

NFC: 49ers

-Won Super Bowl

 

1995

AFC: Chiefs

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

NFC: Cowboys

-Won Super Bowl

 

1996

AFC: Broncos

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

NFC: Packers

-Won Super Bowl

 

1997

AFC: Chiefs

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

NFC: 49ers

-Lost NFC Championship

 

1998

AFC: Broncos

-Won Super Bowl

 

NFC: Vikings

-Lost NFC Championship

 

1999

AFC: Jaguars

-Lost AFC Championship

 

NFC: Rams

-Won Super Bowl

 

2000

AFC: Titans

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

NFC: Giants

-Lost Super Bowl

 

2001

AFC: Steelers

-Lost AFC Championship

 

NFC: Rams

-Lost Super Bowl

 

2002

AFC: Raiders

-Lost Super Bowl

 

NFC: Eagles

-Lost NFC Championship

 

2003

AFC: Patriots

-Won Super Bowl

 

NFC: Eagles

-Lost NFC Championship

 

2004

AFC: Steelers

-Lost AFC Championship

 

NFC: Eagles

-Lost Super Bowl

 

2005

AFC: Colts

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

NFC: Seahawks

-Lost Super Bowl

 

2006

AFC: Chargers

-Lost Divisional playoff

 

NFC: Bears

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