The regular season is what separates good teams from bad ones. But what separates the good teams from each other once the regular season is over?
The playoffs pit the NFL's best teams against one another, and these games are often so closely contested that the difference can sometimes come not from a player on the field, but from someone off it.
That's right, head coaches are also put in the spotlight come playoff time and their performance in these big games can make or break their careers.
So which playoff-bound coaches are best prepared to take their team to the Super Bowl and earn their paychecks?