The regular season is not about just making the postseason tournament. It’s also about gaining a top seed, preferably No. 1, to secure home field advantage in as many games as possible.
With 12 teams now in the big dance, it is usually assumed that the No. 1 seed has a huge advantage playing in front of their home crowd, with no travel or discomforts of being away from home, making their road to the Super Bowl much easier.
This may not necessarily be true for all teams. Here is a look at the New York Giants and what their playoff seedings have meant to them since the Wild Card teams were added.