AFC playoff Q&A: Shock value

The wild-card round produced surprises; what's in store for the divisional playoffs?

Originally Published: January 8, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

DENVER -- Even though four home teams won in the wild-card round for the first time since 2006, the AFC version of wild-card weekend went against the odds.

How about Tim Tebow beating the franchise that gave us the Immaculate Reception with an 80-yard TD pass on the first play of overtime under the new rules? Odds of teams such as the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos winning opening-rounds games after finishing the season with three-game losing streaks weren't good, but the Texans beat ...

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