Baseball’s Wild Card races are starting to heat up with just over five weeks remaining in the 2017 season. In addition to the four teams that currently sit with the two Wild Card spots in each league (the Yankees and Twins in the A.L. and Arizona and Colorado in the N.L.), there are 10 teams within six games of the Wild Card spots.
Since 1994 when the Wild Card became a part of the MLB’s playoff picture, the Boston Red Sox have been a “Wild Card” team seven times, most in the majors. The Yankees are next with five times as the playoff’s Wild Card team.
Following are the number of times each of the 30 MLB franchises has won a Wild Card spot since 1994.
5: New York Yankees
3: Baltimore, Colorado, Houston, New York Mets, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, St. Louis
2: Atlanta, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami, Oakland, Tampa Bay
1: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee, Seattle, Texas, Toronto
0: Arizona, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota, Philadelphia, San Diego, Washington
(From August 1 until the first regular season game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 10, we’ll give you a daily dose of Packers stats.)
Seven times since the 1966 season the Packers had 30 or more TD passes in a season and less than 10 rushing TDs in that same campaign. Those seven seasons are by far the most of any team since ’66; in fact, only one team, San Diego, even has three such seasons since 1966.
Last season the Packers had 40 TD passes and 11 rushing TDs. No NFL last season had 30 or more TD passes and less than 10 rushing TDs, the first time since 2009.
Here are the teams that have the most seasons with 30 or more TD passes and less than 10 rushing TDs in the same season.
2-Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland, Washington
1-Arizona, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Miami, Minnesota, New Orleans, New England, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, Seattle