2. WASHINGTON (12-4)
Quietly, and with subpar receivers, Brad Johnson is playing lights out. With running back Stephen Davis healthy and a vastly improved defense, the Skins have a recipe for success.
3. RAMS (12-4)
This seeding is not so far-fetched when you consider that Kurt Warner may miss a month and that the defense has given up 31.5 points per game, 30th in the league, Bud Carson, work your magic.
4. BUCCANEERS (10-6)
The rout of the Vikings shows they'll be a force in January-provided offensive coordinator Les Steckel remembers to open things up every week.
5. LIONS (10-6)
The blueprint is simple: Pound with a monstrous line until the opposing defense wears down, then let running back James Stewart win games in the fourth quarter.
6. GIANTS (10-6)
They'll edge the surprising Saints for the last playoff berth, but a New Year's Eve trip to St. Louis will dispel any illusions about how good they are.
AFC WILD-CARD ROUND: Colts 31, Chiefs 26; Jets 19, Ravens 3
NFC WILD-CARD ROUND: Bucs 20, Lions 10; Rams 48, Giants 17
AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS: Colts 35, Raiders 20; Titans 24, Jets 22
NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS: Bucs 24, Vikings 23; Redskins 33, Rams 30
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Titans 31, Colts 20
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Redskins 20, Bucs 11
SUPER BOWL XXXV: Titans 25, Redskins 20