Super Bowl XLV is nearly a month away, and the playoffs are set. It's time to make the predictions that everyone will be talking about, and the upsets that no one sees coming.
Every year there seems to be injuries, upsets and remarkable plays that no one saw coming. Interceptions, punt returns and long plays are the stuff of NFL legend, and 2011 is sure to be another game for the ages.
The New Orleans Saints are no longer the No. 1 seed, and the Eagles have been led to the playoffs by the last quarterback anyone would have expected three years ago.
The NFC West Champion finished with a sub .500 record, and several coaches have already departed. The Falcons will be out to show everyone that their three-loss 2010 campaign isn't a fluke and the Patriots are back as the front runner.
With these shorelines in place, let's take a deeper look into the playoffs leading up to the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas.