(12-13-2012 10:32 AM)Jesus Wrote: The 2011 Packers were 15-1.
They averaged 35.0 points per game scoring.
They had a 206 point differential.
They were 5-0 against teams that went to the playoffs last year, including the eventual SB champs.
They lost just once on the road against a lesser opponent who held them to just 14 points, 16 first downs and 324 yards offense - everyone must have jumped ship after that game....
Despite all that they were the overall favorite to win the Super Bowl. They lost in the first round at home destroyed by the Giants a team they narrowly beat earlier in the year.
What does this mean?
Nothing. It doesn't matter if you blow out every team you face or just squeak by. There is no way of telling whether or not your team is capable of winning or losing before the game starts. If we go by what the Packers did two years ago, they look unstoppable in the playoffs. If we go by what they did last year, then they are chumps.
I did a study on this a while back. Of the top 20 or 25 highest scoring teams in NFL history only 5 or 6 won the Super Bowl. Not even half made the Super Bowl.