Ten Key AFC, NFC Title Game Matchups

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Text: Gabriel Baumgaertner, SI.com
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Torrey Smith v. Aqib Talib

Smith may be inconsistent, but he can be spectacular and that showed last week. Smith simply burned an overmatched Champ Bailey, once the most feared cornerback in football, and re-established his viability as a deep threat. The Patriots' secondary has been shaky for years, and now it will probably be up to Talib to try to contain Smith — this isn't even accounting for the presence of Anquan Boldin.

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