The Very First NFL Wildcard Playoff Weekend

On December 24, 1978, the extension of the NFL’s very first 16-game regular season and two more playoff teams resulted in the league’s very first Wildcard Playoff Weekend. Two more teams would increase the total number of teams per conference to make the playoffs to five each. You would have your three division winners in … Read more

The 1994 Philadelphia Eagles: A Multi-Layered Collapse

Today, we’re going to talk about the 1994 Philadelphia Eagles, a team that started 7-2 but didn’t even come close to making the playoffs. This article is also a podcast from the Football Attic if you are interested in listening, you can do so below.  You can also read the full article if this is … Read more

Jim McMahon – 1985 Chicago Bears Quarterback

Jim Mcmahon was the 1985 Chicago Bears quarterback, leading them to victory in Super Bowl XX.  This team is considered one of the greatest teams in NFL history, and with the “Punky QB” at the helm, it seemed destined to take down the crown for one of the most storied teams in the league.  Jim … Read more