A Tale of Two Conference Championship Games: Divergent Paths to the Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots will play this Sunday for sport’s ultimate prize: the Super Bowl. Both teams, however, took dramatically different paths to the big game, with the two conference championship games having played out in very different competitive environments. The below visualization shows a graphical representation of the two conference championship games (credit shane). The two line graphs represent the in-game win probabilities of the Seahawks and the Patriots, with the X-axis representing time left in their respective games. Click on the play buttons within the line graphs to watch highlights of the the plays that swung the win probabilities the most.

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