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Colts, Chargers advance in AFC

In the AFC, wild-card weekend went just as we envisioned, with the Indianapolis Colts falling behind 38-10 and beating the Chiefs anyway, and the San Diego Chargers effectively dominating the Cincinnati Bengals in Ohio. But hey, that's what's so exciting about the NFL. Now the victors move on to the divisional round, in which Andrew Luck's comeback Colts will visit the New England Patriots, while Philip Rivers' surprising Chargers get a chance to beat the top-seeded Broncos in Denver for the second time in five weeks. How will it all go down?

  • What was more true about the Colts' 45-44 comeback win over the Chiefs?

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  • Which was more true about the Chargers' 27-10 win at Cincinnati on Sunday?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game in New England?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have to start a must-win game?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have over the next five years?

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  • How much momentum will the Colts take into New England from their 45-44 comeback win over the Chiefs?

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  • How much will former Patriots WR Deion Branch help the Colts in their wild-card game at New England?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game in Denver?

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  • What effect will San Diego's Dec. 12 win at Denver have on the Chargers-Broncos divisional playoff game?

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  • If you were a Chiefs fan, how would you feel about the 2013 season?

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  • Will the Chiefs ever win a Super Bowl under Andy Reid?

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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NFL Playoffs -- Wild-Card Pick 'Em

It came down to the final game of the regular season, but finally, we can say it: The 12-team field for the 2013-14 NFL playoffs is set. The Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots own first-round byes. The other eight teams must start their marches toward the Super Bowl in less than a week. Who ya got in the wild-card matchups? Which teams will win the AFC and NFC? What about the Super Bowl?

Which team will win the wild-card playoff game at Cincinnati?

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  • Which team will win the wild-card playoff game at Green Bay?

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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Peyton Manning has the records. Tom Brady has the rings. Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers? They have some impressive credentials, too. Who is the best among the NFL playoff teams' 12 starting quarterbacks? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

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NFL playoff QBs

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Patriots

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

Bengals

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Eagles

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

49ers

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Colts

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Panthers

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

Chargers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Packers

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Chiefs

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks rode the league's best scoring defense to a 13-3 record and the top seed in the NFC. Close behind: the second-seeded Carolina Panthers. Are these the top two defenses among the NFL's 12 playoff teams? Click on the images to set your rankings!

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NFL playoff defenses

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The Denver Broncos set the single-season record for points scored (606). Surely they have the best offense among the league's 12 playoff teams ... right? If they do, where do the other squads rank? Click on the images below to set your list!

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NFL playoff offenses

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