10 Best Wildcard Playoff Games Of All-Time
In 1978, the teams that make the playoffs in the NFL increased from four to five in each Conference, so the Wildcard games featuring the top two second place teams in each Conference were born to start the first weekend of the postseason. Then in 1990 the NFL teams that make the playoffs increased from ten to twelve, so two additional Wildcard playoff games were added. With the 2002 realignment that expanded the Divisions in each Conference from three to four, the four division winners in the league with the worst record host the Wildcard games.
In 1980, the Oakland Raiders became the first Wildcard team to win the Super Bowl. Since then other five Wildcard teams (The 1997 Denver Broncos, the 2000 Baltimore Ravens, the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, the 2007 New York Giants and the 2010 Green Bay Packers) have won the Super Bowl. Over the course of the years there have been many memorable games. Here are the 10 Best all-time Wildcard games (from 10 to 1).