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Fifth Down Blog Post

Posted by Chase Stuart on December 23, 2009

Every Tuesday for the remainder of the season, P-F-R will be teaming up with the New York Times' Fifth Down Blog. Last week I looked at the most unlikely playoff participants in N.F.L. history; this week, the reverse. Which teams have "choked" the most down the stretch over the past twenty years? The Giants started the season 5-0, which would put them in the running for the biggest second-half flops in recent history. Do you know which team started 9-2 in the '90s and still missed the playoffs?