The 2013 NFL playoffs are finally here, with 12 deserving teams now ready to battle for the Lombardi Trophy over the next five weeks.
Houston has to be massively disappointed to be in this position as a No. 3 seed after virtually holding home-field advantage in its hands all season. Cincinnati, on the other hand, fought its way in with gritty wins down the stretch, and is ready for a rematch of last year's Wild Card showdown.
Green Bay would have earned a bye week with a win, but now is the third seed with likely just one home playoff game.
Fourth-seeded Baltimore has lost four of its last five, and frankly couldn't look much worse. The Colts are the story of the year, led by ex-Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, who has returned to the sidelines after his very inspiring and public bout with leukemia.
Finally at 4:30 p.m. ET, the No. 4 seed Washington Redskins will host the fifth-seeded Seattle Seahawks in a tussle of rookie quarterbacks. After beating Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, the Redskins earned their first NFC East title since 1999.
Seattle is one of the hottest teams in the league, winners of five straight contests.