NFL Playoffs Divisional Round: 5 Storylines to Watch in Saturday's Games

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NFL Playoffs Divisional Round: 5 Storylines to Watch in Saturday's Games
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The second round of the NFL playoffs brings teams one step closer to the ultimate goal of making it to the Super Bowl. The 2012 divisional round kicks off on Saturday with two interesting rematches from the regular season.

Both games contain interesting storylines to keep an eye on.

The two road teams, Baltimore and Green Bay, head into the games as underdogs and look to make up for regular-season home losses to their respective opponents.

In the early game, Peyton Manning, who missed all of last year with a neck injury, will look to guide the Denver Broncos to the AFC Championship Game. Though the Ravens struggled against the Broncos this year, they have been playing better as of late and are primed to stage an upset.

The first part of the divisional round ends with the San Francisco 49ers playing host to the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers are a much different team than the one that beat the Packers to start the year. Head coach Jim Harbaugh decided to switch quarterbacks during the season and has stuck with the young Colin Kaepernick.

The NFL playoffs represent one of the most exciting times in all of sports. This year should be no different. There's always a surprise outcome that few saw coming.

Could that be the case on Saturday?

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