Talk:Super Bowl curse

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Strength of schedule?[edit]

What about Strength of schedule? As far as I remember, in interconference games, the teams were matched according to their record in the previous season, thus good teams faced a stronger schedule. -- Matthead  Discuß   13:21, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Another Super bowl curse[edit]

Which ever team's venue the superbowl is played at, that team hasn't made the playoffs during the season. Sunday Night Football had a little graphic that Al Michaels was talking about going back to 2001. It happened to the Indianapolis colts last year when the Superbowl was in Indianapolis(the colts going 2-14). Since the Superbowl is going to be played in New Orleans, it's a good possibility that it's going to happen this upcoming season with the New Orleans Saints now that the head coach is suspended for the entire 2012-2013 season


Other Super Bowl curses[edit]

There are other perceived curses involving the Super Bowl:

  • Tampa Bay Curse...already addressed
  • No host team team has ever made it to the Super Bowl; (i.e., to play the SB in their home stadium). Interestingly, at least a few teams have gone the year before or year after (missing it by 1 year). It's been called the Super Bowl Home Field Curse (or similar wording) in the past.
  • There is another possible curse being discussed; 'no team has ever lost at the Super Bowl host site field during the regular season, and gone on to win the Super Bowl there that season.' Very few links or research. Too vague, and likely O.R. as of yet. Doctorindy (talk) 15:07, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

In response to the last note, five teams have lost at the super bowl site and went back to win it there the same season. They are the 1970 colts, 1971 cowboys, 1981 49ers, 1993 cowboys, and the 1998 broncos. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bryn Morgan (talkcontribs) 20:28, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

You can also consider this one, no team has won the super bowl the year before their venue/city hosted the game. i also looked to see if there were any teams that won the super bowl the year after their venue/city hosted the game, and only the 1983 raiders won the year after their city hosted it. (unless you count the venue, since it was hosted in the rose bowl, and the raiders played in the memorial coliseum. then you could technically say that no team has won the super bowl the year after their venue hosted it.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bryn Morgan (talkcontribs) 20:45, 25 November 2011 (UTC)


New England Patriots[edit]

I don't see how them going 16-0 one season and 11-5 the next is a Super Bowl hangover. 11-5 is hardly a hangover. They were the first team to miss the playoffs with an 11-5 record since the NFL expanded to 6 playoff teams. They only missed the playoffs because the current playoff system in the NFL is horrible (8-8 and 9-7 teams got in while 11-5 got left out). And besides, part of their struggles were because Tom Brady was out for the season with injury. I'd say considering the injuries, 11-5 was pretty impressive. I personally thought they'd go maybe 8-8 or 9-7 without Brady. So yeah, don't see why they're mentioned as a Super Bowl hangover. Supergoalie1617 (talk) 16:36, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Eliminate article there is not curse[edit]

The Patriots went 16-0 after losing the super bowl. And the curse hasn't been consistent (unlike the Madden Curse). The curse has only worked a few times. We should eliminate this article.--Jerzeykydd (talk) 15:14, 11 February 2011 (UTC)