- Tom Jackson, NFL studio analyst
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Here's my quick review of everything we saw in the divisional playoffs:
Offensive player(s) of the week
Patriots running back Corey Dillon. The former Bengal appeared in his first playoff game and was superb, running 23 times for 144 yards as New England stomped on the bewildered Colts, 20-3.
Defensive/special teams player of the week
Falcons punt returner Allen Rossum. Set a postseason single-game record with 152 yards on punt returns (1 TD) as Atlanta rolled into the NFC title game by humiliating the Rams, 47-17.
Coaching move of the Week
Andy Reid, Philadelphia. The Birds let the Vikings hang around for a bit, but Philadelphia was more than ready after a longer-than-usual layoff by the regulars.
Something to ponder!
Both home teams have not won conference championship games since 1996 (New England beat Jacksonville, Green Bay beat Carolina en route to Super Bowl XXXI). Also, both the Steelers (AFC) and Eagles (NFC) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences: Last time that both No. 1 seeds met in the Super Bowl was 1993 (Buffalo vs. Dallas in Super Bowl XXVIII).
Tom Jackson is an NFL analyst for ESPN.
Tom Jackson ranks the four remaining playoff teams, with the Steelers still in the top spot.