An e-mailer pointed out to me that I had the wrong side in the Chicago-Seattle (Week 2, 2009) game because I was backing a team that just beat a defending Super Bowl champion as an underdog (not coming off a bye) and was playing on the road. Historically, he said, this was a losing proposition.
So, being very curious and having a lot of time on Friday afternoon, I compiled the data of this trend in the past decade. I came up with some pretty interesting numbers:
Cleveland gets- #5
Tennessee gets- #12, #33
Cleveland trades up to #5 to steal Trubisky from the Jets.
Oakland gets- #16
Baltimore gets- #24, #88, #208
Oakland trades up to get Foster from the Redskins.
49ers get- #25, #130
Texans get-#34, #66
49ers move up to get Mahomes from the Chiefs and Steelers. Houston takes Kizer at #34.