Every NFL team has dominant players that are simply better than others around them. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is a perfect example. The guy is one of the best to ever play the game. But even the superstars can have off-games or be held in check.
Then there are the players who are not supposed to stand a chance when looking at the matchup on paper. Those are the underdogs. The players may not be household names but are important to the outcome of the games. Sometimes underdogs are known, but face the difficult task of overcoming their opponent.
Here are eight individual players, one from each team, that are underdogs heading into the divisional round. There are also two teams that really stand out as underdogs in the four matchups this week.