Much like the NFL regular season, the outcome of the NFL postseason is essentially unknowable, especially to its participants. We can still pinpoint the crucial "decision points" that will determine who gets to the top of the mountain and who is left by the wayside.
The NFL is always rich with plot and subplots, and every game represents a new chapter in a story that is already written and will continue to be written. Some overarching narratives will be more entrenched, like "Tony Romo comes up small in big games" was last week. Others will be overlaid with a new narrative, like the Cincinnati Bengals did when they returned to the postseason in consecutive years for the first time in over 30 years.
What are the biggest questions hanging over the 12 NFL playoff participants?