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Old 12-11-2012, 04:58 PM   #17
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Actually that quote makes a lot of sense. Since 2005 the most away games a super bowl team could possible play is 21 (7 years times 3 away playoff games per season). On average a team plays 0.83 away games in the playoffs per year (5 away games per 6 teams), that means in 7 seasons the Super bowl champ can be expected to have played in 6 away games and obviously would have won them all. The actual number is twice the expectation value indicating that the super bowl winning team has had a much lower than expected seed in several of the last 7 seasons.
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