2. Redskins (11-5) Assuming boy-genius owner Daniel Snyder doesn't name himself defensive coordinator, Washington will ride Brad Johnson's right arm to its first playoff berth since a NASCAR owner prowled the sideline, in 1992.
3. Packers (10-6) With road games left against the Cowboys, 49ers, Vikings and Bucs, Green Bay will have its work cut out for it.
4. Vikings (10-6) Can Minnesota really go 6-2 down the stretch? Sure. You can't find a better tandem of understudies at quarterback and running back than Jeff George and Leroy Hoard, respectively, and those two will lead the way.
5. Buccaneers (9-7) As bad as the offense is, they'll claw their way in. The defense is that good.
6. Lions (9-7) They'll qualify because quarterback Charlie Batch is showing the poise of a Troy Aikman and because they refuse to let the retirement of Barry Sanders distract them.
AFC wild-card round: Patriots 24, Seahawks 16; Colts 31, Titans 16
AFC divisional round: Jaguars 21, Patriots 17; Dolphins 25, Colts 21
AFC Championship Game: Dolphins 20, Jaguars 14
NFC wild-card round: Packers 30, Lions 21; Bucs 16, Vikings 14