The 2009-2010 NFL playoffs have arrived.The teams that have arrived will compete for the title of world champions. The AFC field will be headlined by the colts and chargers, while the NFC will look to crown either the saints or Vikings as their champion. The season has been filled with many ups and downs, but in the end we are left with 12 teams competing for a chance to play in the super bowl.
Many of these teams had disappointing seasons but are still in position to make a run at the title. While some may seem undeserving, all that matters is what happens on game day. Look for the colts to be a major player in this season’s playoffs. They are coming off a strong regular season and look primed for another deep playoff run. While it is unlikely any other team will go undefeated this season, there is still much drama left to unfold in this year’s playoffs.
The 2009-2010 nfl playoffs have arrived. The teams that have survived will compete for the title of world champions. The AFC field will be headlined by the colts and chargers, while the NFC will look to crown either the saints or Vikings as their champion. The season has been filled with many ups and downs, but in the end we are left
The NFL playoffs for the 2009–2010 season began on January 9, 2010, and concluded with the New Orleans Saints defeating the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Eligibility for the playoffs is based on winning a division or having one of the two best records in each conference. The playoffs are not based on a fixed bracket; instead, they are seeded according to overall record.Four teams from each conference are selected for the playoffs; this includes four division champions and two “wild card” teams. The four division champions are seeded 1 through 4 based on their overall won-lost-tied record, and the wild card teams are seeded 5 and 6. Thus, if two or more teams from the same division finish with identical records and both qualify for the playoffs as division champions or wild cards, only one of them can be seeded higher than any other team from that division in either bracket. The remaining three division champions from each conference – who earn berths 2 through 4 by virtue of winning their respective divisions – play against each other in the first round, with the second seed playing against the third seed while the first seed plays against the fourth seed. The winners of those games then play in their
The NFL playoffs are a single-elimination tournament held after the National Football League regular season to determine the NFL champion.
Six teams from each of the league’s two conferences qualify for the playoffs based on regular season records, and a tie-breaking procedure exists in the case of ties. The tournament culminates with the Super Bowl, the league’s championship game, which matches the two conference champions.
The 2009 NFL Playoffs started Saturday, January 9, 2010 and ended with Super Bowl XLIV on February 7th, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The NFL playoffs have been set up with several interesting match ups. The New Orleans Saints will be facing the Seattle Seahawks in a game that may be one for the ages. Both teams are 9-7 and have no real reason to be in the playoffs, but both are here and that’s all that matters. As a fan of the Saints I am a bit biased, because I think that this is one of the greatest teams ever assembled. Some may call me crazy, but I believe in Drew Brees and my team until the end.
As for the rest of the games, there isn’t much to say about them except for two things. One being that it would seem that most of these matchups are very lopsided and it would seem difficult for any upset to happen. Second being that with only one team having a bye week (the Colts) then it would appear as though they have a huge advantage over the other teams despite having roughly the same records as everybody else.
The NFLs regular season ended on Sunday and the playoffs will begin on Saturday. The Indianapolis Colts will be going against the Baltimore Ravens at home in a rematch of week 11 when Indianapolis won 17-15 in Baltimore. The Dallas Cowboys take a trip to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the 4:30pm game. On Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals host the New Orleans Saints at 1pm and the New York Jets travel to Cincinnati to play the Bengals at 4:30pm.
The top two teams in each conference have first round byes. The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints will have byes for the NFC and for the AFC, it is the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers who are given a bye week.
Due to the fact that the NFL Playoffs are this weekend, I am going to take a look at the teams who are in and explain why some of them got in.
First and foremost, at this point it is pretty much set in stone that the Denver Broncos have clinched the number 6 seed in the AFC playoffs. The question is how they got there. Some say that it is due to their weak schedule while others say that they have been playing well as of late.
I agree with both of these statements. While their schedule was not as hard as other teams, they still had to win the games and they did just that to become the 6 seed in the playoffs. They also looked great on Sunday night when they beat a very good Philadelphia Eagles team. They beat them soundly even though Philly had a lot on the line while Denver had nothing left to play for except pride.
The NFL playoffs are a single-elimination tournament held after the National Football League (NFL)’s regular season to determine the NFL champion. From 1933, the first season with an NFL championship game, through 1966, the NFL playoffs generally only included one or two teams from each of the two conferences (prior to 1961, there were generally no conferences) and only one team from each division in that conference qualified for the playoffs. The NFL expanded to four divisions in each conference in 1967 and added a second wild-card team from each conference in 1978. The number of teams in the NFL playoffs has steadily increased since 1990, resulting in 30 teams participating in the tournament by 2009.
The NFL playoffs are not determined by a pure bracket system. In the first round, dubbed the wild-card playoffs or wild-card weekend, the third-seeded division winner hosts the sixth seed wild card, and the fourth seed hosts the fifth. In the second round, dubbed Divisional Playoffs, the number 1 seed hosts the worst surviving seed from the first round (seed 4, 5 or 6), while the number 2 seed will play the other team (seed 3, 4 or 5). The two surviving teams from each conference’s divisional playoff games then meet in the respective AFC