Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Top Seeds Struggle

Top seeds have struggled in the divisional weekend.

Top Seeds Struggle

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws against the Eagles. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws against the Eagles. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

With the Packers going belly up Sunday, No. 1 seeds are under .500 (6-8) in the divisional round dating back to 2005:

Season    No. 1 Seed    Div. Opponent    Result
2005 Colts Steelers L  18-21
  Seahawks Redskins W 20-10
2006 Chargers Patriots L  21-24
  Bears Seahawks W 27-24 (ot)  
2007 Patriots Jaguars W 31-20
  Cowboys Giants L  17-21
2008 Titans Ravens L  10-13
  Giants Eagles L  11-23
2009 Colts Ravens W 20-  3
  Saints Cardinals W 45-14
2010 Patriots Jets L  21-28
  Falcons Packers L  21-48
2011 Patriots Broncos W 45-10
  Packers vs. Giants L  20-37
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

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He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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