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Home Teams, Pats/Eagles Success Together, Of Course More So New England

January 23, 2018

The wins by the home team, Patriots and Eagles set a record as the home teams have won both title tilts for 5 straight seasons. This breaks the record of 4 straight seasons the home team prevailed in the semi round from (’81-’84).

This comprises a streak of 10 straight wins by the home team in the title tilts/semis, also a record.

Philadelphia (Eagles) and New England have played on the same day in the ‘offs 8 times (this does not count the N.E. “no cover” Supe win vs the Eagles after the ’04 season, a third such win for the Pats in the first four Brady/Belichick seasons, a feat they hope to duplicate, again vs Philly in this the 17th Brady/Belichick season), and New England is (8-0) on those days, while the Eagles have a very good (6-2) record.

In the slots, (’01 Saturday, ’04 Sunday and ’17 Saturday) both teams won thrice, in the wild card round, each beat a New York team on a Sunday in ’06 and this is the second time each won title games in the same season, as cited the other occasion was in ’04.

The Eagles lost title games after Patriots title game wins in ’01 and ’03.


Tom Brady, pictured above, headed to his 8th Super Bowl in the 16 seasons in which he played more than one game.

The great “Automatic Otto” Mr. Otto Graham of the original and great Cleveland Browns, played in the league’s equivalent game, the one for the “all the way” NFL crown, in all six of his seasons in the league (’50-55), he and the Browns splitting the six tilts.

Brady and N.E. go into this final/Supe vs the Eagles, with a (5-2) record in such games.

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