The moniker "defense wins championships" has come under fire in recent years, yet six of the eight teams playing in the divisional round finished the regular season as top-10 scoring defenses.
Is this merely a coincidence, or is there an answer for the proliferation of pass-happy offenses around the league?
While the New England Patriots will never be identified as a defensive team, Bill Belichick's squad still features a bevy of stars in Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Devin McCourty. And while Aaron Rodgers is the player most associated with the Green Bay Packers, Clay Matthews isn't far behind.
Let's take a look at my power rankings for the defensive units remaining in the NFL divisional round.