We have witnessed this year after year. There are always several pretenders in each season who can't seem to get it together when it really counts.
There are other teams who get out to a slow start then put together a strong finish to make the postseason.
After starting the next year with a 10-1 record, they went on to lose three of their last five games and the Wild Card playoff game. Although they started the 2021 season 4-7.
You can never predict when a team would suddenly go hot or cold. You may create a prediction based on recent results, but you need also think about the remaining strength of schedule.
Here's a look at which clubs, given their remaining opponents in 2023, have the best chance of making the playoffs and which teams have the worst.
At the conclusion of the first quarter, the Houston Texans lead the Kansas City Chiefs 21-0 in their Divisional Round playoff game in January 2020.
The Texans' 24-0 halftime lead came after a field goal by Ka'imi Fairbairn with little under 11 minutes left in the second quarter.