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Handicapping the NFL's elite eight

They might seem like a lock, but even the Patriots have holes (uh, maybe)

Originally Published: January 12, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

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Just think, if the NFL were the BCS, we would never have seen Marshawn Lynch single-handedly humiliate the Saints in Seattle's stunner against New Orleans, or the Colts ralph a game away at home against the New York Jets, or someone named James Starks end the Philadelphia Eagles' season.

Worse yet, we wouldn't get three-peats of Jets versus New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens versus Pittsburgh ...

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