With the Washington Redskins' 28-18 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, the 2012 NFL regular season came to an end. And whether it unfolded how you expected it to, the playoffs will begin next Saturday.
The 2012 season had it all: rookies showing their worth early on, superstars returning from serious injuries, veterans cementing their status in this league, shocking surprises and major disappointments.
Luckily for those that follow the NFL, those same storylines make their way into the playoff picture—making the next month must-see action.
Though fans of their respective teams might suppose otherwise, there doesn't seem to be an unequivocal favorite heading into the postseason this year.
Here are the rankings for the entire playoff field.