Three rematches from the regular season and a playoff matchup we practically expected to see anyway—that's what we're left with in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.
How do you think the Denver Broncos feel, with the three teams that beat them this season also the three teams left in the AFC? They'll preach "redemption" or how they won't make the same mistakes twice. Still, it would be little surprise if there's a sneaking feeling that they've got a bit of an uphill climb toward the Super Bowl. It's a far cry from being the far and away favorites they were months ago.
What about the New Orleans Saints? They have to head to Seattle—the home of their most embarrassing week of the season. Just as they were hoping to be considered among the NFL's elite again, the Seahawks pantsed them and the rails came off. Head coach Sean Payton and company will be looking to prove they've got their road groove back as they head back to the Pacific Northwest.
The Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots didn't play this season, but they're so used to seeing each other in the playoffs that the Colts fans might have saved parking spots from the last time. Both quarterbacks will have a lot to prove, but it's difficult not to like Tom Brady in Foxborough at playoff time.
The San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers end up with a home and home as the 49ers dropped a game in San Francisco earlier this year and now try to get revenge against a team built eerily similar to their own.
These teams all know one another, but how well do you know them? Click ahead to find out everything you need to know.