Quarterback Delight: Greg Jennings and 10 Receivers Who Will Change The Playoffs

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Quarterback Delight: Greg Jennings and 10 Receivers Who Will Change The Playoffs
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As the NFL season comes to a close, the biggest concerns on everyone's mind has to be about making a run deep into January.

In the AFC, the Patriots, Steelers, Jets, Ravens and Chiefs have all clinched playoff berths. The only undecided team is the AFC South champion, and that is up to the Colts and the Jaguars. The Colts need a victory or a Jaguars loss to clinch the fourth seed, and the Jaguars need a win and a Colts loss to do the same.

In the NFC, things are a bit shakier. The Bears, Falcons, Saints and Eagles all have a spot reserved for the postseason. The Packers will enter with a win over the Bears, and with a victory and a Packers loss things get complicated for the remaining two teams alive, the Giants and the Buccaneers.

As we all know by now, wide receivers make a big impact in the crowning of the Super Bowl champion. Just two years ago, Santonio Holmes caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII.

Through Week 16, 15 different receivers have at least 1,000 yards. Eight of them are on playoff-eligible teams. This shows how important they are to the game.

Using only playoff teams (and those who are still playoff-eligible) I am wondering as to which pass catchers can make the biggest differences when it comes to the postseason. There are some receivers that clearly rise against the rest and will make a difference come January (and in some cases, February).

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