From May 30 and every day until September 5… the start of the 2013 NFL season… Sports Stats ‘on Tapp’ will publish “99 Stats Until Kickoff” a daily dose of NFL stats that will get you ready for the 2013 NFL season.)
1. The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos last season each won 13 games. They became the 65th and 66th teams to win 13 or more games in an NFL regular season since 1960. Of those 66 teams with 13-plus wins, one team won 16 games (New England, 2007), five won 15 games (San Francisco, 1984; Chicago, 1985; Minnesota, 1998; Pittsburgh, 2004; and Green Bay, 2011), 20 teams won 14 games, and 40 teams won 13 games.
2. The last year that no NFL team won 13 or more games in the regular season was in 2002. Prior to that, no teams won 13 or more in 1993.
3. Thirty-three of the 66 teams that won 13 or more regular season games went on to play in the Super Bowl that season. Eighteen of those teams won the Super Bowl. The last team to win 13 or more regular season games and win the Super Bowl that same year was New Orleans in 2009. Prior to that it was the 2004 New England Patriots.
4. There have been six Super Bowls where the match-up was between two teams that had both won 13 or more games in the regular season: 2004-New England/Philadelphia; 1999-St. Louis/Tennessee; 1998-Denver/Atlanta; 1991-Washington/Buffalo; 1990-New York Giants/Buffalo; 1984-San Francisco/Miami.
5. Of the 26 teams that have won 14 or more games in a regular season, 10 won the Super Bowl… six lost in the Super Bowl… three lost in the Conference Championship game… seven lost in the Divisional Playoff game.
6. The most teams to win 13 or more regular season games in a season is four, accomplished twice: 2007 (New England, Indianapolis, Dallas and Green Bay) and 1999 (Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee and St. Louis).
“99 Stats Before Kickoff” (Stats you need to know before the start of the 2013 NFL season) is available from e-book publisher Smashwords. Go to www.smashwords.com to download a copy, including a pdf version which can be viewed on your home computer. Cost is $2.99