Plenty to like about all 12 playoff teams
Scouts Inc.'s Gary Horton breaks down each of the 12 playoff teams and what they must do to have success in the postseason.
The Patriots finished a magical regular season with a thrilling win over the Giants, but they are looking for 19-0 a lot more than they were 16-0. The Patriots are unbelievably explosive in the passing game and have revived the run game late in the season to give them some balance. Their defense is showing signs of age, but still have enough playmakers to control most offenses and they never panic when they are behind. They have maturity, loads of confidence, and, most importantly, are at home throughout the AFC playoffs. All that adds up to a trip to Phoenix for Super Bowl XLII.
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Updated Playoff Rankings
With the playoff field down to eight, Scouts Inc. went back and once again ranked the field by position.
Initial Playoff Rankings
Before the playoffs started, here's how Scouts Inc. ranked the field by position.