A young player lucking into just the right coach is always fortuitous, rarely simple or automatic, even with the best of draft choices.
If the NFC game will turn on which quarterback handles first-time conference-championship
The boxing cliché that “styles make fights” says that contrasting strengths make for the best competitions, and the matchups in the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend are all of that.
The first two postseasons produced all four road teams winning on wild-card weekend, an NFL first, and all four home teams winning this weekend in the divisional round.
Lessons are to be taken from playoffs even for teams not in them (or maybe especially for teams not in them).