NFL Playoff Scenarios: 8 Defensive Studs Who Can Dominate Wild Card Round

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NFL Playoff Scenarios: 8 Defensive Studs Who Can Dominate Wild Card Round
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The Wild Card Round of this season's playoffs features some explosive offensive talent. But rather than the likes of Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger, it will be the talent on the other side of the ball that determines the outcome of these first postseason games.

There are a number of defensive studs, young and old, who hold the key to their respective teams' chances of success.

Here are the eight defensive stalwarts capable of leading their team to a victory in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.

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