Philadelphia Eagles fans should have felt pretty confident that their team was well on their way to a victory after the first half when they had a 24-7 halftime lead against the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.
Playoff teams that have scored 24 or more points in the first half of a post-season game since 1966 (the Super Bowl era) were 72-4 (.947 winning percentage) prior to last Sunday’s game.
Here are the four times when a playoff team scored 24 or more points in the first half of a post-season game yet lost that contest.
1992: Buffalo scored 28 points in the first half against Houston; the Oilers won the game 41-38.
2002: San Francisco scored 28 points in the first half against the New York Giants; the Giants won the game 39-38.
2012: San Francisco scored 24 points in the first half against Atlanta; the Falcons won the game 28-24.
2013: Indianapolis scored 31 points in the first half against Kansas City; the Chiefs won the game 45-44.
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