Can Philip Rivers bounce back from the most embarrassing play of his career? Will the Steelers and Ravens deliver the helmet-bending slobberknocker fans expect? Is there a defensive coordinator alive right now who can slow down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers?
Those are just some of the questions we try to answer with our EA Sports "Madden 12" simulations for Week 9 of the NFL season. It's a week with plenty on the line for teams trying to position themselves for a potential playoff run, and for some teams, it's already looking like do or die.
Who has what it takes to step up in crunch time?
Click on the link to see the winners and statistical leaders for every game on the schedule.