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NFL Playoffs

  1. Quarterback Russell Wilson warms up with teammate wide receiver Doug Baldwin, left, of the Seattle Seahawks. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings. (credit: Jon Durr/Getty Images)
    Wild Card Weekend Tale: Seattle Seahawks At Minnesota Vikings

    The Seahawks should not be underestimated as the playoffs get underway. After winning Super Bowl XLVIII, they were one play away from winning again last year.

  2. Ben Roethlisberger AJ McCarron of the Cincinnati Bengals. (credit: John Grieshop/Getty Images)
    Wild Card Weekend Tale: Pittsburgh Steelers At Cincinnati Bengals

    The Steelers may be the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoffs, but they are very dangerous because they have such an explosive offense.

  3. Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs.  (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Brian Hoyer #7 of the Houston Texans. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)
    Wild Card Weekend Tale: Kansas City Chiefs At Houston Texans

    The Chiefs roll into the playoffs on a 10-game winning streak, and while there are a lot of reasons for their recent success, the biggest may be the consistency of quarterback Alex Smith.

  4. Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
    Which Team Has The Super Bowl Edge? New England Patriots Vs. Seattle Seahawks

    The Patriots have managed to outsmart both the Ravens and Colts with trick plays in the postseason, and the Seahawks will have to be on high alert here.

  5. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after throwing a touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
    AFC Championship Preview: Indianapolis Colts At New England Patriots

    Andrew Luck took another step forward in his development as he led the Colts to a road victory over the Denver Broncos to advance to this game.

  6. Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
    NFC Championship Preview: Green Bay Packers At Seattle Seahawks

    Even though he is not at his best because of his left calf injury, Aaron Rodgers turned it up two notches in the second half of the divisional playoff game against the Cowboys and rescued his team.

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