Goodbye Wild Card round, hello Divisional playoffs.
The opening round of the 2011 postseason was an eventful one for each team involved. The Kansas City Chiefs faced the Baltimore Ravens, failing to show up at Arrowhead Stadium. The Green Bay Packers shocked Michael Vick. Rex Ryan's Jets soared to new heights over Indianapolis. And the Seattle Seahawks stole perhaps the biggest headline of the season.
Then there were the other four teams who willingly took a week off.
Yes, Pittsburgh, New England, Atlanta and Chicago now step into the pool of playoff contenders, meeting their divisional foes this weekend in an abundance of games that are unusually even-Steven in terms of underdogs and favorites.
But before we await a potential turbulent round of playoff football, some personnel matchups propose an intriguing thought, as this week's events feature many familiar teams with a grievance against one another.
Here's a peak at a few player versus player conflicts that will pop up on the field this Saturday and Sunday, and with a pop, fizzle and crack, all 10 of these opponents will likely mean the difference between winning and losing for their respective teams.