Wild Card Rematches: Three Reasons the Games Go the Other Way

January 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2010 NFL Wild Card Weekend will feature three rematches from Week 17. All three games turned out to be blowouts.
The Jets defeated the Bengals 37-0, the Eagles fell to the Cowboys 24-0, and the Packers took care of the Cardinals 33-7.
The playoffs are a new season, though. Everybody has the same record, 0-0. Here are three reasons why all three teams that got blown out will win this weekend.
1. Andy Reid is 7-0 in opening playoff games. Wade Phillips is 0-4.
Since Andy Reid took over as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999, they have never lost an opening playoff game.
Rather, they have compiled wins against Tampa Bay (2000, 2001), Atlanta (2002), Green Bay (2003), Minnesota (2004), the New York Giants (2006), and Minnesota (2008).
On the other side, Wade Phillips has yet to win a playoff game.
With the Broncos, he lost to the Raiders (1993). With the Bills, he lost to the Dolphins (1998) and the Titans (1999). Most recently, with his current ...

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