Visiting quarterbacks have one huge advantage on Wild Card Weekend
The quarterbacks of all four wild-card teams have combined for 37 postseason starts, while their opponents this weekend have yet to make a single playoff start between them.
Of the four playoff games over Wild Card Weekend, the home team is the underdog in three of them. One of the biggest reasons: The quarterbacks for the visiting teams have combined for 37 postseason starts while their home-team counterparts have ... zero.
Kansas City Chiefs
Alex Smith : 3 postseason starts, 1-2 record; Brian Hoyer : 0 starts.
Ben Roethlisberger : 15 starts, 10-5 record, 2-1 in the Super Bowl; AJ McCarron : 0 starts.
Russell Wilson : 8 starts, 6-2 record, 1-1 in the Super Bowl; Teddy Bridgewater : 0 starts.
Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers : 11 starts, 6-5 record, 1-0 in the Super Bowl; Kirk Cousins : 0 starts*.
(*Cousins appeared in relief of Robert Griffin III in the Redskins' January 2013 playoff loss to the Seahawks. He was 3 of 10 for 31 yards.)
So yeah, long odds for the home teams. Then again, who had the Texans winning the division after their 3-5 start? Or the Bengals overcoming the loss of Andy Dalton ? Or the Vikings outlasting the Packers in the NFC North? Or the Redskins winning five of six to win their division?
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