Biggest upsets in NFL playoff history Je
The NFL has one of the most competitive postseasons in all of sports. Its one-and-done format is different than that of the major sports in the country and sets up the po sibility for true underdog stories to emerge.Over the course of the NFL's history, there have been plenty of monumental upsets. Fans have learned Greg Van Roten Jersey
that teams that are heavily favored are never safe from potentially blowing a game at the worst po sible time, not even in the postseason.That's why theNFL's "any given Sunday" mantra is more than just a clich.Still, the anatomy of an upset gets at least a bit more difficult in the playoffs. True juggernaut teams are hard to defeat, so there isn't anoverwhelmingamount of big-time upsets. Wesley Walker Jersey
But still, there have been more than a handful of times that postseason teams have gone into games as shoo-in winners only to exit them as surprise losers. Here's a run down of some of the NFL's most shocking postseason results.MORE: Biggest upsets in NFL playoff historyThe NFL has had plenty of big-time upsets in its history, but only nine times have underdogs of 11-plus points won an NFL playoff game outright.The biggest upset came back in 1969 when the Joe Namath-led Jets beat the Colts in Super Bowl 3. It had been presumed that the Colts, hailing from the Jonathan Marshall Jersey
NFL, would easily dispatch the Jets, who came from the AFL. Instead, the upstart league got a big win over the NFL shortly before the two operations merged.TSN ARCHIVES:Arguably the most notable double-digit underdog to win outright is the Giants. New York beat the Patriots 20-17 in Super Bowl 42 to deny previously 18-0 New England a perfect season, which had previously been achieved by only the 1972 Dolphins. New England was a 12.5-point favorite in that contest.Below is a look at the biggest upsets in NFL playoff history, according to spreads from .MatchupDateRoundSpreadWinnerJets vs. ColtsJan. 12 Morgan Moses Jersey
, 1969Super Bowl 3Colts-18Jets, 16-7Patriots vs. RamsFeb. 3, 2002Super Bowl 36Rams -14Patriots, 20-17Jaguars at BroncosJan. 4, 1997DivisionalBroncos -12.5Jaguars, 30-27Giants vs. PatriotsFeb. 3, 2008Super Bowl 42Patriots -12.5Giants, 20-17Chiefs vs. VikingsJan. 11, 1970Super Freeman McNeil Jersey
Bowl 4Vikings -12Chiefs, 23-7Chargers at ColtsJan. 13, 2008DivisionalColts -11Chargers, 28-24Falcons at VikingsJan. 17, 1999NFC ChampionshipVikings -11Falcons, 30-27Broncos vs. PackersJan. 25, 1998Super Bowl 32Packers -11Broncos, 31-24Vikings at 49ersJan. 9, 1988Divisional49ers -11Vikings, 36-24Double-digit underdogs have a record of just 14-62 straight up in postseason history. Five of those 14 wins have been by underdogs of exactly 10 points.