Well, both No. 1 seeds are gone. That’s not what many thought would happen. But both No. 2 seeds are still around. The Steelers have the best shot to advance to the next round based on the talent they have from both sides of the ball. We’ll see if I’m ultimately correct about that. — Adam Caplan
New York Jets
The Jets have already won in Pittsburgh this season, but Pro Bowl SS Troy Polamalu didn’t play in that game. The Jets don’t lack confidence on the road (9-2 away from home this season), so look for them to give the Steelers a strong game.
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In the last matchup, the Bears were able to pressure QB Aaron Rodgers, which helped disrupt the timing of the receivers. If they can do it again this week, the Bears could win this one.
Green Bay Packers
The Bears did a good job of slowing down QB Aaron Rodgers in the last matchup. But no quarterback is playing better right now than the sixth-year pro. And the Packers actually have a running game — something they were missing when they played the Bears in Week 17.
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With Pro Bowl SS Troy Polamalu in the lineup, the Steelers defense is very close to full strength. The only key defensive player who won’t play this week is DE Aaron Smith. And don’t forget about their formidable passing game. They’re capable of spreading the Jets' secondary out based on the deep talent they have at wide receiver.