Most of the attention during Wild Card Weekend will be focused on the fortunes of the trio of rookie quarterbacks involved. However, there is a clutch of defensive stars who could upstage Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson.
They include a pair of unheralded defensive linemen and two high-effort, outside pass-rushers. NFL fans should also expect to be treated to another dominant showing from the leading candidate for Defensive Player of the Year.
Here are the six defensive stars who could dominate Wild Card Weekend.