Re: How important is "momentum" in the NFL Playoffs?
Originally Posted by GAC
I personally think there is great value to having momentum going into the post-season. If nothing else, I think it can have a psychological effect on your team. And while anything can happen in the post-season (the objective is to get there), I think not having it does affect your team.
Just off the top of my head, two teams that are going into this post-season without momentum, and IMO, are living on the edge, are the Bengals and Saints. I just think they are ripe for first round exits.
I think it matters more for teams with a bye week than for teams that play the first weekend.
In Baseball the saying goes "Momentum is the next days' starting pitcher," and I think that's true if you have to get up and play the next week momentum doesn't mean as much.
If you have to sit on your hands for a week, then it can mean more.
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