Re: How important is "momentum" in the NFL Playoffs?
If momentum is "healthy and playing well when the playoffs hit," then it is a factor. However, I just call that good fortune. Teams play their best and worst football in various segments of the season for different reasons. You hope that your strong segment comes around playoff time and that you have held serve enough the rest of the time to make the playoffs.
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