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Hey, look, there are other ways to score!

Running back a turnover or a kick return for a touchdown may prove to be the decisive factor in this weekend's divisional games, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: January 10, 2008
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In last weekend's wild-card round, the eight participating teams combined to score 170 points -- with 47 of them, or slightly more than 25 percent, coming as the result of turnovers. Another 40 points were tallied following big special-teams plays.

That means more than half the points in the first playoff weekend can be attributed to resourcefulness and opportunism, with scoring chances created in manners unrelated to the offensive side of the ball.

"Those are 'bonus' ...

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