99 Stats Until Kickoff: (No. 10) Does a 3-0 Start Equal Playoffs?

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Three teams—the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans—were the only unbeaten teams after three weeks of the 2012 season. For each of these three, a 3-0 start has been rare.
Atlanta: The Falcons were 3-0 for the first time since 2004 when they started the season 4-0. Atlanta won the NFC South that season and went on to lose to the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. Ironically, this year’s 3-0 start (which later became an 8-0 start) led to another NFC South title and another loss in the NFC Championship Game, this time to the 49ers.
Arizona: This was Arizona’s first 3-0 start since 1974. The Cardinals that year went 7-0 to start the season and eventually won the NFC East. They lost their...

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