NFL players have been working since the end of July for the opportunity to win the championship.
With the divisional playoffs at hand, the end of the marathon is in sight. Eight teams remain alive with a chance to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Reputations have already been forged this season, but some players will have a chance to make or break their careers with the way they perform in these decisive postseason games.
You won't see the names of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or Drew Brees on this list, because they have already established their reputations with Hall of Fame credentials. But there are plenty of other big names from each of the eight contenders who can raise their profile or fall dramatically based on the way they perform in the final run to the championship.