With one massive exception, the 2016 playoffs were not very interesting. The home team usually won, the favorite usually won, and usually by a large margin. In 8 of 10 games (ignoring the neutral site Super Bowl), the home team was the favorite and won by 13+ points.
And the Game Scripts weren’t all that exciting, either. Most of the games weren’t Super Bowl, and there was just one comeback. Of course, it wasn’t just any comeback; it was perhaps the comeback. Take a look:
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From a pass/run ratio standpoint, the game that really stands out is Green Bay’s win over Dallas. The Packers led 21-3 and were ahead most of the game, but wound up with 46 dropbacks against just 17 carries. That turned out to be a winning formula for Aaron Rodgers and a Packers team that saw its running back depth chart decimated, but it’s also a pretty unusual one. To put it in perspective, the Patriots had the same pass/run ratio in the Super Bowl, a game with a completely different Game Script.