By JERRY TAPP
The Jacksonville Jaguars have advanced to the AFC Championship Game with two very different wins: A 10-3 win over the Buffalo Bills in their Wild Card contest; and a 45-42 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Divisional Round game.
In looking at the playoff games played in the NFL since the start of the Super Bowl era (since 1966), teams have a 90% chance of winning a post-season game if they can score 30 or more points. Playoff teams are 208-24 (a .897 winning percentage) when they scored 30 or points in a playoff games since 1966.
Here’s a look at the combined records of playoff teams from 1966 through the first two rounds of the playoffs this season based on how many points they scored.
0-9 points 3-113 .026
10-19 points 68-231 .227
20-29 points 217-128 .629
30-39 points 149-21 .876
40 or more points 59-3 .952
Note: Teams that score under 20 points in a playoff game since 1966 are 71-344 (.171 winning percentage).