Advanced to Divisional Round Divisional Round Steelers at Dolphins We start off the divisional round with a rematch of teams that met in Week 17. Pittsburgh got by New England thanks to a lack of Tom Brady in the lineup and good defense. They will not be as fortunate as Miami comes into the game healthy. In their previous meeting Pittsburgh’s defense was able to stifle the Dolphins running game en route to a 34-29 win. Miami has had time to address what hampered them in the previous matchup and this should be a game full of big hits and tough running. Eagles at Rams The two hottest teams in the NFC meet up in Philly. St. Louis held off Chicago to win 45-38. Steven Jackson had a huge game with over 300 yards from scrimmage. The Rams are feeling good but they now run into a NFC juggernaut in the Eagles. Philly finished with a 14-2 record and enjoyed a 1st round bye. They will be led by MVP candidate Donovan McNabb and a potent Eagles passing attack. The run defense has struggled at times but comes up big when it counts. This will be a great matchup for a trip to the NFC Championship game. Raiders at Chargers These two AFC West rivals meet in what will be the rubber match in this series. The Charger won the first matchup in Oakland 38-35 in Week 1. The Raiders then exacted revenge in Week 8, 20-6. Oakland took apart the Colts in the Wild Card round 27-7 forcing 5 interceptions by Peyton Manning. Their defense has been very aggressive as of late forcing a lot of turnovers and putting a lot of pressure on the opposing quarterback. Now that these two teams played twice they are now very much familiar with each other. Giants at Packers The Packers comes in as sort of an unknown as of late. They started out dominant breaking out to a 10-0 record and seemed like they were unstoppable. Then coach Colemanchu took a vacation during the stretch run. Green Bay lost 4 in a row and lost homefield throughout the playoffs. We aren’t sure what to expect out of the Packers this week. New York is here after defeating the Saints last week in a game which they knocked both Drew Brees and Reggie Bush out of the game. These guys are out for blood and are hungry to return to the Super Bowl.