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Rob Gronkowski, Marshawn Lynch and two alpha corners have distinct advantages. One tossup: New England power back LeGarrette Blount against quick LB Bobby Wagner.
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Pete Carroll is far from typical and through trial and error in the NFL and college ranks, the oft-times quirky Seahawks coach is one win away from a second straight Lombardi Trophy.
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Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick bring defensive tendencies to the Super Bowl, which might be why so many teams this offseason are hiring D-minded coaches.
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The Packers may try to run more than usual on the Seahawks, who rely on Russell Wilson's mistake-free play in the postseason.
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The Colts face tough road odds heading to Foxborough. Andrew Luck will look to connect on some deep shots, while the Patriots will throw early and often to Gronk.
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An eventful NFL playoffs divisional weekend is a wrap, but before we head down the conference championship games road, what did we learn from the past two days, and the season in general?
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Aaron Rodgers is going to be awfully hard to beat at Lambeau, as is Manning at Denver. And let's hope the refs don't take center stage again.
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As we get into NFL divisional-round games, here's a primer for non-playoff owners looking for a new coach -- what it takes to get a franchise this far into the postseason.
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If the Panthers are to have any success in the next round, they'll need better play from Can Newton. Also, Andrew Luck shows why he should be considered the best player in the NFL.
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In the playoffs, all players are under extra pressure. But nobody's feeling the heat this weekend more than Tony Romo, Matt Stafford and Andy Dalton.

Pat Kirwan has been around the league since 1972, serving in a variety of roles. He was a scout for the Cardinals and Buccaneers, a coach for the Jets as well as the team's Director of Player Administration where he negotiated contracts and managed the team's salary cap. He is the author of Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look, and the host of Sirius NFL Radio's Moving the Chains.
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