Throughout NFL history, regular season success really hasn't meant much if a player can't perform as well in the postseason, especially for the legacy of quarterbacks. By the same token, if a player is average in the regular season, but excels in the playoffs, he becomes a legend.
The following 100 slides will highlight those players who are a part of NFL lore, in large part due to their single-game postseason performances.
This list is dominated by the single most important position in professional sports: quarterback.
But it also includes running backs, receivers, tight ends, defensive linemen, linebackers, defensive backs, and even a few special teams players. Basically, every position is represented except for offensive line, which speaks of a lack of availability for offensive line statistics.
Every single postseason game throughout history was analyzed for this list. You'll see games dating back to the 1937 NFL championship game. And, of course, a number of games from this year's postseason made the cut for the top 100.
So, let's begin with a player who missed the cut, but deserves mention and then continue in reverse order, starting with number 100.