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Quarterbacks Define NFC Playoff Field

Aaron Rodgers isn't the only superstar passer in the NFC playoffs, a fact that could derail the Packers off of their Super Bowl path. The gauntlet will begin next week, regardless of whether the Packers play the Giants (Eli Manning), Falcons (Matt Ryan) or Lions (Matthew Stafford).

In NFL history, there have been five passing seasons of more than 5,000 yards. Two of them are in the NFL playoffs with New Orleans' Drew Brees and Detroit's Matthew Stafford. Aaron Rodgers, who is the front-runner to be named NFL MVP, might have reached 5,000 yards had he not been calling the plays rather than running them against the Lions. Those three are the headliners in what could be the...

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