TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. Ben Roethlisberger Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning prepares to take the field against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Nov. 15, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
    Divisional Round Tale: Pittsburgh Steelers At Denver Broncos

    After getting a huge gift from the Buffalo Bills in Week 17 to make the playoffs, the Steelers got an even bigger one from the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild-Card round.

  2. Spencer Ware #32 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Houston Texans during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) Tom Brady of the New England Patriots calls out a play against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 15, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
    Divisional Round Tale: Kansas City Chiefs At New England Patriots

    The Chiefs continue their hot roll, winning their 11th consecutive game when they routed the Houston Texans 30-0 in the Wild-Card game.

  3. Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers.  (credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
    Wild Card Weekend Tale: Green Bay Packers At Washington Redskins

    The idea of Aaron Rodgers competing in the playoffs normally makes the Packers one of the most dangerous teams in the league, but that has not been the case this year.

  4. Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 warms up with teammate wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 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.

  5. Ben Roethlisberger AJ McCarron #5 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.

  6. Alex Smith #11 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.

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