After an exciting finish to the regular season, the NFL’s postseason kicks off with four games on Wild Card Weekend.
Both the Chicago Bears (NFC North) and Houston Texans (AFC South) completed “worst-to-first” turnarounds and at least one team has won its division the season after finishing in or tied for last place in 15 of the past 16 seasons.
With Chicago and Houston earning division titles, 2018 marked the second straight season that two teams went from worst to first (Jacksonville and Philadelphia in 2017) — something that has never happened in any other major US sport.
Seven of the 12 playoff teams are new to the postseason in 2018: Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, the Los Angeles Chargers and Seattle. Since 1990 — a streak of 29 consecutive seasons — at least four teams have made the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.