Wild Card Round
(6) Detroit Lions at (3) New Orleans Saints
The Lions travel down to New Orleans for the second time, but the results are the same with the Saints winning an offensive game by taking over in the fourth quarter.
(5) Atlanta Falcons at (4) Dallas Cowboys
The Falcons aren't the same team on the road, but they tend to fare well when their trips are to indoor destinations. Tony Romo still can't get a second playoff victory as Atlanta wins going away.
(6) Denver Broncos at (3) Houston Texans
The Texans found a way into the playoffs without a quarterback by riding their defense and ground game, but that ends at home in the franchise's first playoff game. Houston goes up early, Denver keeps it close, Tebow starts to...eh, you know the drill.
(5) Pittsburgh Steelers at (4) Oakland Raiders
The Steelers face the Raiders in a physical game that features big plays down the field and massive hits on both passers. However, in the end, the Raiders ground game finds just enough room to move on to the divisional round.
(3) New Orleans Saints at (2) San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers get out to an early lead, and the Saints offense seems out of rhythm early, but the second half starts with an onside kick by New Orleans and a quick score from Darren Sproles. Brees leads a late-game field-goal drive to win it.
(5) Atlanta Falcons at (1) Green Bay Packers
Matt Ryan gets his outdoor playoff game against the team they hosted a season ago, and the results are nothing shocking. Aaron Rodgers in on point all game in a quick win for the Packers.
(6) Denver Broncos at (1) New England Patriots
For the teams' second meeting, the setting is New England, and Tom Brady solves the Broncos defense in the second half. Tim Tebow comes up just short as Matt Prater's 56-yard attempt sails wide right, sealing a two-point New England win.
(4) Oakland Raiders at (2) Baltimore Ravens
The Raiders finally find a brick wall they can' run through, watching as their ground game is stoned by Baltimore's defense. Joe Flacco makes just enough happen through the air to open up a porous Oakland rushing defense for Ray Rice.
NFC Championship Game
(3) New Orleans Saints at (1) Green Bay Packers
The Saints once again travel to Green Bay, but it's colder this time, and that severely affects the offensive production on both sides. Green Bay slowly pulls away all game, kneeling on their final drive to secure a two-touchdown win.
AFC Championship Game
(2) Baltimore Ravens at (1) New England Patriots
The Patriots are punched right up the middle by Baltimore's defense, leading to a few first-half turnovers. The Ravens don't capitalize entirely, but they do enough to extend a six-point halftime lead into a six-point win over New England.
Super Bowl XLVI
Green Bay Packers vs. Baltimore Ravens
Green Bay comes out hot in Indianapolis, taking an early two-touchdown lead before Ray Rice busts a long scoring run in the second quarter. The Packers head into halftime with a 21-10 lead, but that disappears quickly after a Joe Flacco-Torrey Smith hookup in the third. Baltimore ties it at 24 in the fourth quarter before Flacco is forced to watch from the sidelines as Aaron Rodgers hits Jordy Nelson for the game-winning TD.