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Why a first round bye is so important

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by WonderSlug, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    In case it hasn't been already said, a first-round bye in the playoffs is extremely important.

    Here's why:

    Since 1990, there have been 16 seasons with playoffs and 4 teams received first round byes each year.

    That means 64 divisional playoff games have been played since 1990.

    Of those 64 games, the host team, meaning the #1 or #2 seed in each conference, has won 51 games, or 80% of the time.

    Since the 2002 realignment, there have been 16 divisional playoff games played, and the host team has won 12 of them, or 75% of the time.


    However, taking a look at the first round (wildcard round), there is a much different story regarding home-field advantage and the #3 or #4 seed. Since 1990, the #3 or #4 seed has won in the first round only 59.78% of the time! Since 2002, it's only 55.35%.

    So, therefore, if you are the #1 or #2 seed, you'll win your first playoff game 75-80% of the time. If you are the #3 or #4 seed, you only have about a 55-60% chance of winning your first playoff game.
     
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  2. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Donnie Edwards sucks, go get me some whiskey, **** you
     
  3. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    Someone starved for attention?
     
  4. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Nice post Wonderslug. Bottomline is that this years team has been perfect and dominant at home, and I don't see that changing even in the playoffs.
     
  5. Daddy_O

    Daddy_O Well-Known Member

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    Excellent numbers.:tup:

    The numbers don't lie.:tup:

    I have a 18 yr old bottle of Chivas left over from Christmas for those starving for attention.:lol:
     
  6. ntman68

    ntman68 Well-Known Member

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    I think it has something to do with the first and second seeds being the better teams as well, but those are interesting numbers. The Chargers sure need the rest, though.
     
  7. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    Solid sheet Sluggo !!!!! :tup: :icon_toast:
     
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  8. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Our team needs the break with our in-season bye coming so early. I'd like to see us going into the playoff's as close to 100% as possible.:bolt2: :icon_toast:
     
  9. Boltdiehard

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    It will be nice for us fans as well as we get to sit back and get a good look at who we will be playing.
     
  10. anger management

    anger management Well-Known Member

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    I don't ever remember being able to do that. Should be fun.

    I just want a rematch with Baltimore. I want the Chargers to smash that team into a dirty stinky pile of paste.

    Happy Holidays.

    :bolt:
     
  11. Kwak

    Kwak ....

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    1994 we got a 1st rnd bye.

    It will be nice. The just need to take care of business this weekend and set the road to the SB through SD. :ABQ2:
     
  12. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    The Ravens will still score 16 on us.


    However, we'll score at least 27 on them.
     
  13. anger management

    anger management Well-Known Member

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    I was actually being sarcastic, but clearly it didn't come off that way.

    :bolt:
     
  14. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

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    since our regular season bye was in week 3. we need to have a 1st round bue in the playoffs so we can give the guys some rest then get back down to business
     

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