Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EDT Apr 14, 2019 It is the debate of our time, the pro-tankers versus the anti-tankers, and it’s ripping the Detroit Pistons’ fan base apart. Not literally, of course. Just spiritually. And it has to stop. So: How about each side give the other a break? There is more than one way to build a title contender. And all of them require a bit of luck. Even when a team gets lucky, it still has to get … lucky. Take the Philadelphia 76ers, the pro-tankers' favorite example. The 76ers purposefully lost. That led to four straight top-three picks, including two No. 1 picks. (Though their second No. 1 pick was acquired via a trade with the Boston Celtics.) What did they get for their trouble? A generational talent in Joel Embiid. A tantalizing, 6-10 point guard in Ben Simmons — who can’t shoot. And two players who are no longer with the … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons in the playoffs: Good or bad for the future?
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Getty Images The Patriots will have the unusual experience of being the road team in the playoffs when they head to Kansas City on Sunday. Although the Patriots have played in an incredible 38 playoff games during the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era, they’ve been so good in the regular season that they haven’t had to go on the road very often. They’ve played 23 playoff games at home, eight Super Bowls on neutral fields, and just seven postseason road games. The record on the road hasn’t been great. The last time the Patriots went on the road in the playoffs, three years ago, they lost at Denver in the AFC Championship Game. Their last playoff road trip before that was also a visit to Denver, six years ago, and it was also a loss. The last time the Patriots won on the road in the playoffs was after the 2006 season, when they won at San Diego in the divisional round and then lost at Indianapolis in the AFC Championship Game. Overall, the Brady/Belichick Patriots … [Read more...] about Patriots don’t have much experience on the road in the playoffs
There are only two teams in this year's postseason field that have never won a Super Bowl by John Breech @johnbreech 21m ago • 2 min read Every year, the NFL postseason is filled with multiple teams looking for their first Super Bowl win. However, that's not exactly the case this year. Of the 12 teams in the playoffs this year, there are only two that haven't won a Super Bowl, which is the fewest since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. With new Super Bowl winners every year, you might think that it's only natural for this number to go down every season, but that hasn't been the case. In last year's playoffs, there were a total of seven teams that had never won a Super Bowl with the Bills, Jaguars, Titans, Eagles, Vikings, Panthers and Falcons all entering the postseason with zero Lombardi Trophies. Obviously, the Eagles won't be on the list this year since they came away as the winner in Super Bowl LII. So who are the teams that have … [Read more...] about Only two teams in the NFL Playoffs have never won a Super Bowl and here’s the short list
The Houston Texans will play host to the Indianapolis Colts in the first wild card playoff game on Saturday, but it will be the third time these teams will meet each other this season. As divisional rivals, the Colts and Texans split their regular season series and will enter Saturday’s matchup with a deep knowledge of each other. Both teams have experienced ups and downs this season, and both teams will be fired up after missing out on the playoffs last year. But with this being their third meeting, should we expect more of the same, or has much changed? What happened the first and second time the Texans and Colts played The first meeting, back in Week 4, went to overtime. The Texans narrowly edged the Colts, 37-34, for their first win of the season. That game saw T.Y. Hilton go off, as he generally does against the Texans, with four receptions for 115 yards, while Andrew Luck threw four touchdowns in a losing effort. The Texans got 375 yards and a pair of touchdowns out of … [Read more...] about Why the Colts have the edge over the Texans in the playoffs