After a compelling finish to the NFL season (well, at least in one conference), it is time to evaluate each match-up and make picks.
There are several compelling stories entering this post season:
Both games in the NFC Wildcard are rematches from Week 17, and the Packers and Cowboys blew out the Cardinals and Eagles, respectively.
The AFC went down to the wire, with the Steelers and Texans on the outside looking in with 9-7 records.
The Jets started hot, faltered, then finished strong; they too are in a rematch from week 17 with the Bengals.
Tom Brady is denying reports of a broken rib, and will have to find a way to win without favorite target Wes Welker, who tore his ACL and MCL Sunday against Houston.
What will the repercussions be for the Colts and Saints, whose pursuit of perfection were ended and each lost their final two games?
Will Brett Favre go out on top?
Many of these stories will be addressed in the following slideshows, as well as the predictions for each game this weekend.
Be sure to check back in each week for the next round's predictions!