NFL Divisional Round Playoffs Overview

AFC Conference Divisional Round

New York Jets @ New England Patriots

LaDainian Tomlinson

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The New York Jets have arguably one of the defenses in the NFL this season and have also upgraded their offense with the addition of former NFL MVP running back LaDainian Tomlinson and former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes, but in Week 13 the division rival New England Patriots embarrassed the New York Jets with a beat down that will never be forgot 45-3.

Not only was the defense exposed by NFL MVP candidate quarterback Tom Brady, but whether or not the Jets were legitimate Super Bowl title contenders was put into serious question.

Fortunately for the Jets, Rex Ryan and company will have a chance to redeem themselves by ending the Patriots season this weekend at Gillette Stadium.

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Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers

The AFC North division was as competitive as ever once again this season as the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers battled it out all season long for the distinction to be called division champs.

Unfortunately, despite finishing the season with identical records of 12-4, only one team could win the division title and get the first-round bye in the playoffs. The Pittsburgh Steelers turned out to be that team, but will have to face their hated division rivals one more time if they want to continue their campaign for one more Super Bowl title.

There is no love lost between these two teams which means this game could turn out to be an all out brawl with the winner heading to the AFC Conference championship.

NFC Conference Divisional Round

Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears

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The Seattle Seahawks are coming off arguably the biggest upset in NFL playoff history as they were able to beat the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints despite being -10 point underdogs.

Not only were the Seahawks able to do the seemingly impossible, but they played so well in the first round of the playoffs that they could have beaten anyone on that day.

In the Divisional round, the Seattle will have to go on the road to take on the second seeded Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Even though the win over the Saints opened a lot of eyes around the league and convinced some people that this team is for real, they will have their work cut out for them this weekend against one of the best defenses in the NFL.

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Green Bay Packers @ Atlanta Falcons

The Green Bay Packers had a tough challenge in the first round of the playoffs by trying to contain arguably one of the best players in the league in NFL MVP candidate quarterback Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles, but despite people doubting their ability to do so, Clay Matthews and company did just that and advanced to the Divisional round.

Even though their win over the Philadelphia Eagles was impressive to say the least, the Green Bay Packers may have an even tougher opponent ahead of them in the form of the Atlanta Falcons.

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