Fast start usually equals playoff berth
Playoff berths, and even some Super Bowl championships, are won in November and December. It's an adage almost as old as the NFL itself.
How a team performs in the winter months -- the degree of momentum it builds up as it prepares to enter the playoffs -- is typically critical for a franchise.
But the numbers demonstrate that, although the season's first quarter isn't quite as important as the final two months of the year, it is still extremely crucial. In fact, a franchise's ...
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