After two pulsating contests in the NFL conference championships, much of the postgame media glare shone on villains rather than heroes.
Poor Billy Cundiff and Kyle Williams. Neither will forgive themselves for letting their teams down in the white heat of competition. Talented as they may be, the scars they now carry may never fully heal.
Although fumbles and missed field goals make for dramatic stories, they can overshadow the plays that made games great in the first place.
I wanted to take a positive spin on the playoffs by looking at the 10 biggest heroes of the postseason so far. As you'll see, there are plenty of deserving candidates.