Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fun Fact: Wins & Losses Edition

If there is one thing that we strive to do is bring some historical context to the love we feel for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and professional football. To that end we offer up a look at the won-loss records for all 32 NFL franchises, by conference, for the period 1997-2007 (inclusive). First the AFC:

TeamWLTPCT.
New England118580.670
Denver109670.619
Indianapolis108680.614
Steelers106691.602
Jacksonville100760.568
Tennessee99770.563
Kansas City93830.528
Baltimore92831.523
N.Y. Jets91850.517
Miami89870.506
Buffalo80960.455
San Diego81950.460
Oakland721040.409
Cincinnati681080.386
Cleveland50940.284
Houston32640.182

We don't know about you, but we were surprised to find out that, despite all of the talk about how the AFC North is changing (much of which came from members of teams other than the Steelers), the Bengals have really been worse than we remember -- but upon further review we see that this time frame includes the Bruce Coslet/Dick LeBeau era (sorry Coach LeBeau!). We were also surprised to see that after eleven seasons there are ten teams (out of 16) with a winning record, and five teams with 100+ wins (and Tennessee with 99).

Now, here's the NFC:

TeamWLTPCT.
Green Bay110660.625
Seattle98780.557
Philadelphia97781.551
Minnesota96800.545
Tampa Bay96800.545
N.Y. Giants93821.528
St. Louis90860.511
Dallas86900.489
Washington82931.466
San Francisco82940.466
Atlanta81941.460
Chicago72880.449
Carolina78980.443
New Orleans77990.438
Arizona621140.352
Detroit621140.352

While there are seven teams with winning records, only Green Bay has crested the century mark no doubt supporting those who claim that AFC plays a better brand of football than the NFC.

And who are we to disagree?

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