September 2, 2014
It was a good weekend for road trips in the NFL playoffs.
With Baltimore, Arizona and Philadelphia all winning away from
home, it marked the first time since 1971 - and only second time
overall - that three road teams won on the same weekend in the
playoffs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
San Diego missed a chance at making it an NFL-record four
victorious road teams in one playoff weekend, losing 35-24 at
Pittsburgh on Sunday night.
Baltimore edged Tennessee 13-10 and Arizona routed Carolina
33-13 on Saturday, and Philadelphia knocked off the defending Super
Bowl champion New York Giants 23-11 on Sunday.
The Eagles opened as three-point favorites on the road again
next Sunday in the NFC championship game at Arizona. The Steelers
are favored by five points at home in the AFC title game against
During the weekend of Dec. 25-26, 1971, the Baltimore Colts won
20-3 at Cleveland, Miami edged Kansas City 27-24 in overtime, and
Dallas topped Minnesota 20-12. The only home team to win that
weekend was San Francisco, which defeated Washington 24-20.
The Cowboys went on to beat the Dolphins 24-3 in the Super Bowl
that season at New Orleans' Tulane Stadium.