Rookie quarterbacks may have been the talk of the regular season, but veteran stars in the NFL playoff bracket may have the last laugh.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 04, 2013
For football fans everywhere, now is the time to rejoice. After a long, grueling season, the NFL playoffs are finally here. As with every season, a few surprise teams crashed the postseason party, but some stalwarts still remain.
Many like to keep track of the action or run an office or friendly pool with an NFL playoff bracket, and a new site is celebrating its launch by offering one to fans completely free of charge.
“The field is considered by most to be wide open and many can’t pick a clear-cut favorite in this year’s NFL playoffs,” said Printable Brackets spokesman Zaniel Worth. “There are so many riveting storylines involved with every game, meaning this could be as exciting of a postseason as we’ve ever seen.”
This year’s NFL playoff bracket features three of the best rookie quarterbacks in league history. Two of them will square off with each other, as Washington’s Robert Griffin III will host Seattle’s Russell Wilson in the opening round. In the AFC, top-overall pick Andrew Luck will lead Indianapolis against Baltimore in the first round.
“The rookies may have been the talk of the season, but veteran stars like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady may have the last laugh,” said Worth. “Experience can mean everything in the postseason and few, if any, have ever played in more big games than the pair of future Hall-of-Famers.”
Manning’s Broncos and Brady’s Patriots are the top two seeds in the AFC, while Atlanta and San Francisco are one-two on the NFC side of the NFL playoff bracket. Worth is quick to point out that recent history suggests that seeding means very little.
“Only two number-one seeds have been victorious in the 12 Super Bowls since the turn of the century,” said Worth. “If you’re entering an NFL playoff bracket contest, it’s important to remember that the same amount of sixth-seeded teams have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy as top seeds since the start of the 2000s.”
In addition to the NFL playoff tree, the new site provides templates and sheets for the upcoming NCAA men’s basketball tournament, otherwise known as “March Madness.” Brackets are also available for the respective college basketball conference tournaments, NBA playoffs, MLB playoffs and College World Series. Printable Brackets also has score and stat sheets for amateur and recreational athletes in various sports.
“As all fans know, sports are a year-round commitment,” said Worth. “Whether you’re an amateur athlete, beer league star, or the world’s number-one fan, we’ve got what you need.”
For a complimentary NFL playoff bracket template, or for dozens of other tournament and sports-related brackets, please visit Printablebrackets.com.