The NFL playoffs open up today with the Seahawks taking on the Saints and the Colts hosting the Jets. The playoffs mean the NFL overtime rules change so that each team gets a possession. Here's a look at the new OT rules for those who care.
Just some other tidbits going into today's games...
Consistent winners also in playoffs. Top 6 teams w/ most playoff berths since '00...Ind(10) Phi (9) NE (8) Bal (7) GB (7) Pit (7)
New teams as always in playoffs...15th consecutive season with 5+ teams qualifying that did not advance year before.
How close are NFL games...Nearly 67% were within 1 score in 4th quarter.
In 4 of past 5 years, at least 1 Super Bowl participating team played in Wild Card round
Don't look now, but here come the Pats. Regina made it 4 wins in a row with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Rebels in Red Deer. Shayne Neigum won it in the 10th round of the shootout. Regina will be in Edmonton tonight. They are two points back of the 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.