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This is a bit awkward. You're familiar with football, right? The hugely popular sport that, in both amateur and professional forms, essentially dominates the American sporting scene? That football? Well, the pro league is having a bit of trouble getting people to go to some of its playoff games. The Bengals and Packers still have thousands of tickets available for their home playoff games this weekend. The teams have been granted an extension to early Friday evening in order to avoid a television blackout in their home markets, which would be just a bit embarrassing. The Colts were in the same situation until a few hours ago, when the Meijer grocery store bought 1,200 tickets to ensure a sellout. Credit where credit is due, however: The Eagles, who are hosting a game against the Saints, seem to have no such issue selling tickets. Good job, Philadelphia fans.

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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

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Nick Foles

Nick Foles

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Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

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Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

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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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