The field in the 2013 NFL playoffs has gone from 12 to eight and now to four. By this weekend, the participants for Super Bowl XLVII will be determined after the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots settle the small matter of the conference championship games.
Each of these teams brings some sort of edge into their matchup, whether it's a battle-tested quarterback with five Super Bowl appearances, a punishing defense led by a stellar corps of linebackers, or one of the most talented cadres of pass-catchers in the National Football League.
But how do these teams stack up against one another across the board at every area from quarterbacks to kicking game, running backs to secondary?
We're going to find out by first ranking each remaining team at every position group and then assigning a total "score."
How that score is determined is simple. Rank first in a category, you get four points. Rank fourth, you get one. There are eight total categories, so a "perfect" score would be 32 points.
Make sense? Good. On with the show!