Even though it was probably #asexpected, yesterday still brought a first.
With the Packers winning at Washington and joining road winners Seattle, Kansas City and Pittsburgh, it became the first weekend under the current playoff format in which all four road teams won. It has never happened in the divisional round, which would seem to be a better sign for the Panthers, Cardinals, Broncos and Patriots.
Of course, a slightly deeper look at this weekends’ “upsets” shows that they really weren’t.
Also, all of the four road teams were favored by oddsmakers going into the weekend, which means it shouldn’t be a huge surprise they all advanced.
Six wild card teams have advanced to the Super Bowl before, with the Packers in 2010 the most recent example.