Just heard on local radio that home teams that lost a Divisional game at home the previous year, who then came back the next year to host a Divisional game are 15-1. As we all recall, the Broncos lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Ravens in Denver in a Divisional game last season, and host the Chargers in a Divisional game today. So the odds are with the Broncos.
You'll recall a post from earlier this year, where I pointed out the Philadelphia Eagles determine the winner of the Super Bowl:
You need only look at the Philadelphia Eagles schedule(available sometime in April) to make your lead-pipe lock pick.
Looking for an early Super Bowl favorite for next season? Wait until April and find out who will play the Philadelphia Eagles in their home opener in 2013.
Baltimore's win over San Francisco made them the fourth straight team to win the Super Bowl after playing Philly in its Lincoln Financial Field season opener. Of the four games, Philadelphia earned its sole victory in this year's game:
2012 -- d. Baltimore Ravens, 24-23 (played at Philadelphia in Week 2)
2011 -- l. New York Giants, 16-29 (Week 3)
2010 -- l. Green Bay Packers, 20-27 (Week 1)
2009 -- l. New Orleans Saints, 22-48 (Week 2)
The string is broken in 2008 when Philly opened at home against the St. Louis Rams. However, in the Eagles' second home game that season, they played the eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
Note that the team the Eagles play in their home opener doesn't have to win the game, just has to be the Eagles home opener opponent. Worth a $20 bet?
Who did the Eagles play in their home opener? Do you even need to look at their schedule for the answer?
History will be repeated today. Question is, which history carries more weight?