Determinants of Success in the National Football League’s Postseason: How Important Is Previous Playoff Experience?Journal of Sports Economics (2016)
This study investigates many commonly purported beliefs by fans and media concerning a team’s likelihood of advancing in the National Football League's (NFL) postseason, including the impact of a team’s previous playoff experience on its future postseason performance. Using data covering the 1966-2012 NFL postseasons, four empirical models are estimated to examine the factors that influence various outcomes associated with a team’s postseason performance. Overall, there is little evidence to suggest that a team’s previous playoff experience has a significant impact on its future postseason performance.
- playoff experience,
- previous playoff experience,
- winner's curse,
Publication DateJanuary, 2016
Citation InformationJoshua Pitts. "Determinants of Success in the National Football League’s Postseason: How Important Is Previous Playoff Experience?" Journal of Sports Economics Vol. 17 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 86 - 111
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