TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Case Keenum #17 of the St. Louis Rams drops back to pass in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images) Blaine Gabbert #2 of the San Francisco 49ers.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
    Week 17 Tale Of The Tape: St. Louis Rams At San Francisco 49ers

    The Rams have rallied with three consecutive wins, and they can finish the season at .500 if they close the year with a win at San Francisco.

  6. Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers calls a play against the Cincinnati Bengals during a Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
    Week 17 Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Denver Broncos

    The Chargers have endured a difficult year, and head coach Mike McCoy may have to pay for it on Black Monday (or shortly thereafter).

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