TALE OF THE TAPE

NFL Playoffs

  1. DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 1: Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks down field against the Green Bay Packers during first quarter action at Ford Field on January 1, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up before their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi\'s Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
    Wild Card Weekend Tale: Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks

    The Lions lost out on a division title in Week 17 and now have to travel to Centurylink Field for a tough match-up with the Seahawks.

  2. DENVER, CO - JANUARY 1:  Quarterback Connor Cook #8 of the Oakland Raiders throws in the second quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 1:  Brock Osweiler #17 of the Houston Texans throws a pass a pass from the end zone during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
    Wild Card Weekend Tale: Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans

    The Raiders are down to their third string QB while the Texans turn back to Brock Osweiler.

  3. Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    Super Bowl 50 Tale: Panthers Have Edge Over Broncos

    It will be a shock if Cam Newton is not handed the NFL’s MVP award the night before the Super Bowl. He is a game-changing superstar who is still ascending.

  4. ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals throws against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
    NFC Championship Tale: Arizona Cardinals At Carolina Panthers

    The Cardinals have depended on Carson Palmer to lead them all season, and he was good enough to lead them to a 13-3 record during the season.

  5. Tom Brady (Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images) Peyton Manning (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    AFC Championship Tale: New England Patriots At Denver Broncos

    The New England offense had new life in the win over Kansas City with the return of wideout Julian Edelman.

  6. Russell Wilson (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
    Divisional Round Tale: Seattle Seahawks At Carolina Panthers

    Russell Wilson was red hot down the stretch with 24 TD passes in the last seven games, and he knows he must play to that form if the Seahawk are going to advance.

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