Since 1990, 75 percent of NFL teams that start 3-0 make the postseason. In comparison, only five teams who lost their initial three games went on to make the playoffs that season.
It is important to look at simple math here. The NFL regular season consists of 16 games for each team, meaning that we are now nearly 20 percent of the way through the 2012 regular year. In short, it is time to put up or shut up. Championships cannot be won in September, but they sure can be lost.
Today's article is going to give you playoff odds for each team in the National Football League as we wrap up the third week of the season tonight. I will not go off the deep end suggesting that 15 teams are favored to make the second season. Rather, the focus is going to be relatively clear in terms of figuring out playoff locks and then going from there.
For example, you will not see both the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals with a 90 percent chance of making the playoffs. It just doesn't work that way.