Cardinals @ Saints
Another shootout (but not quite a 96 point shootout like last weeks Cards-Pack game). The difference is the raucous crowd in N'Awlins. Kurt Warner retires after the game and Whisenhunt panics because he knows they will suck with Leinart as his starter. Since he'd rather have a vet lead his offense, he trades Leinart to Pete Carroll for a USC reunion in Seattle in exchange for Matt Hasselbeck, whose back problems get better on account of not playing behind the Seahawks o-line anymore.
Saints 38, Cardinals 34
Ravens @ Colts
Rusty Colts once again fall in their first playoff game after resting players at the end of the season before a bye week. Flacco doesn't have to do much this week either (more than 4-10 for 34 yards, though) because the Ravens are able to run up and down the turf. It would be interesting if longtime Raven Matt Stover had a chance to win the game for Indy with a long FG at the end...but missed it.
Ravens 23, Colts 21
Cowboys @ Vikings
The Tony Romo of Decembers and Januaries past re-emerges. Favre is surprisingly efficient while Romo becomes the turnover-prone gunslinger. Adrian Peterson gets sick of hearing about how great Chris Johnson is...and goes off for the first time in a while.
Vikings 21, Cowboys 9
Jets @ Chargers
Mark Sanchez is in over his head. While the Jets are able to run the ball reasonably well, it is not enough. They only have one Darrelle Revis, who is able to take Vincent Jackson out of the game, but that just means that Rivers throws to Gates and Floyd instead.
Chargers 27, Jets 13