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Three of the top four defenses still alive

Updated: January 11, 2006, 12:40 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In the opening round of the playoffs, losing teams scored the second-fewest points ever under the current format, two offenses had less than 133 yards, and defense and takeaways dominated in all four contests. Only one game produced more than 40 points combined, and nearly one-third of the total scoring was the result of defensive takeaways.

For this weekend's divisional round matchups, well, get ready for more of the same.

It's hard to imagine that with five of the NFL's top 11 offenses ...

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