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When was the last time the wildcard team was the favorite?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Guacamole, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Guacamole

    Guacamole Cheesehead

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    Is the question of the year?
     
  2. Jess

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    I don't know this for sure, but I'd think there's a pretty good chance Pittsburgh was the favorite over Seattle when they played like 5 years ago.
     
  3. Claymaker

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    Pittsburgh was favored over Seattle -4 and Baltimore was favored over NYG -3.
     
  4. GoSlash27

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    ^ That. There might've been more examples, but I think that covers #6 seeds.
     
  5. Steelersfan

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    If i recall correctly Slash, The Ravens were the number 5 seed going into the Superbowl, i might be wrong tho. I thought we were the first 6 seed to win it all.
     
  6. Preacher

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    Yes, you're right.

    Sure proves one thing- the playoffs are a completely different season. If you can make it into the tournament-you can win it all!
     
  7. Steelersfan

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    For sure, it takes motivation, eg, the 2000 Ravens, had tons of motivation, 2005 steelers (They had to beg and plea for Jerome Bettis to come back one more year for the chance of a ring). Everyone loves a good underdog story.
     
  8. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Greatest of All-Time

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    I don't think the Packers are favorites. Isn't Vegas now with the Steelers, and I think most football people know how hard it is gonna be for the Packers to win. Whatever though, the game will be played and they will decide who was right and wrong.
     
  9. Zeck180

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    Nope Pack by 2 1/2.
     
  10. Preacher

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    I do find that interesting- though it makes sense. I bet they are giving the edge to GB due to our pass defense in the 4th quarter.
     
  11. GoSlash27

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    Preacher,
    My guess is it's because they watched Bronco botch 2 snaps in the last game.
     
  12. Guacamole

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    The title of this thread should rread,,,,,
    When was the last time the 6th seed was the favorite?
     
  13. TheSnowPlow

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    Well, that Packers are the "home" team, and normally the home team is favored by 3 automatically before anything else is taken into consideration.

    This means Vegas is expecting a close game.
     
  14. LombardiChick

    LombardiChick Win or lose, I love this team.

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    That applies to the SB too? That seems weird. Why would they spot you points if you're not playing in your own stadium?
     
  15. TheSnowPlow

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    Could be different for the SB. :D
     
  16. Steeler Tim

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    No, that doesn't apply to the SB. The Pack is 2 1/2 point favorites ... period.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks :)
     

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