In the NFL, yes. The wildcard round is the first round of the NFL Playoffs.
Eight NFL wildcard teams have made it to the Super Bowl.
NFL Playoffs - 2007 GameDay Wildcard Saturday Wrap-Up was released on: USA: January 2008
Through the 2008 season, the NFL record for most consecutive playoff games lost is 6 and is held by 7 teams. 3 of the 7 teams' losing streak are current.Current 6 game playoff losing streaks -1) Detroit Lions - 1991 NFC Conference Championship, 1993 NFC Wildcard, 1994 NFC Wildcard, 1995 NFC Wildcard, 1997 NFC Wildcard, 1999 NFC Wildcard2) Dallas Cowboys - 1996 NFC Division, 1998 NFC Wildcard, 1999 NFC Wildcard, 2003 NFC Wildcard, 2006 NFC WIldcard, 2007 NFC Division3) Kansas City Chiefs - 1993 AFC Conference Championship, 1994 AFC Wildcard, 1995 AFC Division, 1997 AFC Division, 2003 AFC Division, 2006 AFC WildcardHistoric 6 game playoff losing streaks -1) Cleveland Browns - 1969 NFL Conference Championship, 1971 AFC Division, 1982 AFC Division, 1980 AFC Division, 1982 AFC Wildcard, 1985 AFC Division2) New York Giants - 1939 NFL Championship, 1941 NFL Championship, 1943 NFL Division, 1944 NFL Championship, 1946 NFL Championship, 1950 NFL Division3) Minnesota Vikings - 1988 NFC Division, 1989 NFC Division, 1992 NFC Wildcard, 1993 NFC Wildcard, 1994 NFC Wildcard, 1996 NFC Wildcard4) Seattle Seahawks - 1984 AFC Division, 1987 AFC Wildcard, 1988 AFC Division, 1999 AFC Wildcard, 2003 NFC Wildcard, 2004 NFC Wildcard
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4. Wildcard, Divisionals, Championships, and Super Bowl
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.
Yes.In the NFL playoffs, teams play each other strictly by seed (3 plays 6 and 4 plays 5). Also, if the division winner was a 3 or 4 seed and the two wildcard teams came from that division, it would not be possible to keep teams from the same division from meeting in the wildcard round.This in different than the MLB playoffs where the wildcard team cannot play their division winner.
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NFC: Vikes Saints Cowboys Cardinals Wildcard: Eagles, Giants AFC: Pats Steelers Colts Broncos Wildcard: Dolphins, Bengals
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.