With the Steelers’ championship in the 2005 season and the Giants’ title last season, wild-card teams have won two of the past three Super Bowls.
Yet no longer is this overly unusual. Five wild-card teams have reached the past 11 Super Bowls. Yet here’s the key point to remember: Never have two wild-card teams reached the final Sunday of the season. This season, there’s a chance.
The Ravens advanced to the AFC Championship Game on Saturday, and the Eagles would go to the NFC Championship Game with a victory over the Giants today.
Perhaps it’s only a matter of time before the Super Bowl pits two wild-card teams against each other. Wild-card teams have grown more dangerous in recent years, and now two of the most dangerous teams are the Ravens and Eagles.