What Does Opponents’ Win Percentage Tell Us About NFL Playoff Teams?

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NFL teams are listed from most difficult to easiest with opponents’ win percentage in 2017.

1. Green Bay Packers .539
T2. New Orleans Saints .535 NFC
T2. Detroit Lions .535
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers .531
T5. Seattle Seahawks .523
T5. Los Angeles Rams .523 NFC
T5. Cleveland Browns .523
T8. Minnesota Vikings .519 NFC
T8. Chicago Bears .519
T8. Arizona Cardinals .519
T8. New York Giants .519

12. Carolina Panthers .511 NFC
13. Atlanta Falcons .509 NFC
T14. Washington Redskins .503
T14. Miami Dolphins .503
T16. Dallas Cowboys .500
T16. San Francisco 49ers .500
18. Buffalo Bills .496 AFC
T19. Kansas City Chiefs .492 AFC
T19. Philadelphia Eagles .492 NFC
T21. Baltimore Ravens .488
T21. Indianapolis Colts .488

23. New England Patriots .484 AFC
24. Los Angeles Chargers .480
T25. Jacksonville Jaguars .476 AFC
T25. New York Jets .476
T25. Denver Broncos .476
T25. Pittsburgh Steelers .476 AFC
T29. Cincinnati Bengals .472
T29. Oakland Raiders .472
31. Tennessee Titans .464 AFC
32. Houston Texans .441


About Joe Platania

Veteran beat writer, Joe Platania, is entering his 39th year in Baltimore media. He covers sports with insight, humor, and prescient eye. A former longtime member in good standing of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and the Pro Football Writers of America, Platania manned the CFL Stallions beat for The Avenue Newspaper Group of Essex (1994 and ’95) and the Ravens beat since the team’s inception — one of only three local writers to do so — for PressBox, The Avenue, and other local publications and radio stations. A sought-after contributor and host on talk radio and TV, he often appears on “Inside PressBox” (10:30 a.m. Sundays) and he can be heard at 10 a.m. Saturdays on the “Purple Pride Report,” WQLL-AM (1370). He has also appeared on WMAR-TV’s “Good Morning Maryland” (2009), Comcast SportsNet’s “Washington Post Live” (2004-06), and WJZ-TV’s “Football Talk” postgame show — with legend Marty Bass (2002-04). Platania is the only sports journalist in Maryland history to have been a finalist for both the annual Sportscaster of the Year award (1998, which he won) and Sportswriter of the Year (2010). He is also a four-time Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association award winner. Platania is a graduate of St. Joseph’s (Cockeysville), Calvert Hall College High School, and Towson University, where he earned a degree in Mass Communications. He lives in Cockeysville, MD.

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