The winning coaches will be lauded for their game plans and, undoubtedly, the losing fanbases will lament the poor officiating. But we all know the conference championships will be determined by a few key players making a handful of pivotal plays.
It could be the exciting, young quarterback who blows a game wide open, or an aging veteran putting some teeth in his team's pass rush. It could also be a fresh face in the secondary, or an old hand trying to prolong his career.
Regardless, these 10 players will have an unmistakable impact on the conference championships.