Since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 there has been at least one road victory every year in the divisional round to the Championship round of the playoffs.
The playoffs this year, though, are off to a significant start as all four road teams won. The current format sets up for these already weary road teams to again travel again next weekend; but face the four seeded teams.
The Chiefs travel to Foxboro to play a franchise that has a home record of 14-3 during the Belichick era. Denver has won 15 of their 20 home playoff games since 1977, while the Cardinals since moving to the desert, have won all three of their home playoff games.
The defensive passer rating can be a useful tool in evaluating the strength of a team. It is simply the QB passer rating applied to secondaries
See below chart: Defensive Passer Rating
|NFL Passer rating by team, from the defensive perspective|
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