NFL Wild Card Round: Most Impressive Performances

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NFL Wild Card Round: Most Impressive Performances
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The opening round of the NFL playoffs is always exciting, and this season's proved to be no different. 

Going in, there were many big storylines just waiting to be played out. 

We got to witness three teams that were led by rookie quarterbacks, something that has never been seen before in the history of the game. 

There was "AP2K", Adrian Peterson, seeking to become only the second player to win a playoff game after rushing for 2,000-plus yards in a season. 

Then, of course, there was Ray Lewis.

Just a few days after announcing he'd retire after this postseason, it seemed that all eyes were fixed on him in what may have been the very last game of his legendary career. 

With stories like these, among others, this Wild Card Weekend was guaranteed to be entertaining.

And entertaining it was. 

Let's take a look back at the top performances the first round had to offer...

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