Was just about to post along similar lines that the Peyton Manning Colts looked like a juggernaut in the 2004 WC round when they beat the Broncos 49-24 and headed into Foxboro, only to get shut down 20-3 in the Divisional round.In 2000, the NY Giants beat the All-World offense Vikings 41-0.
Vegas favored Baltimore in the Super Bowl.
The Giants proceeded to get smoked by the Ravens 34-7.
One game is just one data point.
I think a lot of media folks and fans are going to be swayed by the fact that the Eagles just housed the Vikings while the Pats had to go to extremes to beat the Jags. That Vegas is taking a broader look does not surprise me.
And I get that Nattysez's comment was not singularly focused on the disparate nature of the two games. At the same time, we're going to hear that analysis over the next two weeks.