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Overlooked phase could be difference-maker

The Falcons have the No. 1 special-teams unit in the postseason thanks in large part to RB Jerious Norwood's return skills, according to Scouts Inc.

Originally Published: December 31, 2008
By Ken Moll | Scouts Inc.

More Postseason Rankings Check out where the nine other special teams ranked. Insider

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Even though the third phase of the game is often overlooked, special teams could be a determining factor in the playoffs. Falcons kick returner Jerious Norwood, Giants P Jeff Feagles and Panthers WR Steve Smith are game-changers who could potentially win a game. Here are the best special teams units in the playoffs.

1. Atlanta Falcons

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