In the NFL, yes. The wildcard round is the first round of the NFL Playoffs.
The two leagues in MLB went from two divisions to three divisions in 1994. That would have been the first year of the wildcard but that was the year the players went on strike and the playoffs and World Series were cancelled. The first year the wildcard was part of MLB's playoffs was 1995.
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NFL Playoffs - 2007 GameDay Wildcard Saturday Wrap-Up was released on: USA: January 2008
A wildcard in sports is spot or spots in the playoffs that are not bound by subdivsion(s) of a league. In MLB there are 3 divsions in each league and the team that finishes the season in first in each divsion moves on to the playoffs but there is one more spot in each leagues' playoffs that goes to the team that has the best recored of the teams that did not win there divsion, this is called the wildcard. Near the end of the regulear season the sports media will hilight the teams in or near the wildcard, this is th wildcard race
When 2 teams have a record not quite good enough to make it into the playoffs, they must face each other in a wildcard game. The winner makes it into the playoffs, and the losers season is over.
1970, the first year of play after the AFL-NFL merger. Each conference had three divisions and each division winner made the playoffs along with one wildcard team. The first teams to make the playoffs as a wildcard were the Detroit Lions in the NFC and the Miami Dolphins in the AFC.
4. Wildcard, Divisionals, Championships, and Super Bowl
There are four teams from each league that make the playoffs. Each league is divided into three divisions. Each division winner gets an automatic bid to the playoffs. There is a fourth team from each league that makes the playoffs and this team is called the 'wildcard' team. The wildcard team is the team that has the best overall win loss record of those teams that did not win their division.
the wildcard is a division awarded to the team with the most amazing plays/outs The wildcard team in the baseball playoffs is the teams with the most wins that did not win a division title.
Only in MLB can the teams from the same division not play each other, and that's only in the first round of playoffs. In the NFL, I think it's called the Divisional round because in theory, only divisional champs will be remaining in the playoffs after Wildcard Weekend.
NFC: Vikes Saints Cowboys Cardinals Wildcard: Eagles, Giants AFC: Pats Steelers Colts Broncos Wildcard: Dolphins, Bengals