Wild Card Weekend starts today and for eight teams, it's time to prove they belong in the playoffs. There's nothing more frustrating than exerting all this energy and failing to win even one postseason game.
Yet four teams are destined to be one-and-done, possibly more if the teams who got byes aren't careful. The four losers will see a brutal ending to their promising seasons while the other four face long odds as the remainder of their postseason run will likely take place on the road.
That's the beauty of the NFL playoffs. Every playoff team has the belief that if they just "get hot," they can win four games in a row and become Super Bowl Champions. With recent teams like the 2010 Green Bay Packers and the 2011 New York Giants backing that theory up, hope is at an all-time high for teams that landed in the Wild Card round.
Will one of these teams win the Super Bowl? It's too early to prognosticate that far, with 29 days left till the Super Bowl. For now, let's look at the Wild Card games and determine which teams have the best chance of advancing.