NFL Playoffs Feature Rematches

Each game this round is a rematch, but don't expect similar results
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2009 2:26 PM CST
Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns in his last meeting with the Carolina Panthers, but his Cardinals still came up short.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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(Newser) – All four match-ups for next weekend's NFL playoffs are been-there, done-that this season, but the outcomes aren't necessarily givens, USA Today reports:

  • Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco's interceptions helped the Titans as much as Kerry Collin's 80-yard touchdown drive in defeating the Ravens, but Flacco's seen a lot of play since then.

  • Plenty of factors could affect the Steelers and Chargers, including LaDainian Tomlinson's groin, Ben Roethlisberger's head, and Pittsburgh's weather.
  • The Giants and Eagles have split their meetings this year, and the third is a toss-up.
  • The Panthers beat the Cardinals despite Kurt Warner's 381 yards. How many does he need to win?