AFC: With all eyes on Peyton Manning, nobody is paying much attention to Tom Brady. Pats QB has never lost a playoff game and has not thrown an interception in 282 attempts at home this season. Indy s defense is hit-and-miss, which is not the case with New England, and Brady will be the difference. Patriots 27, Colts 23.
NFC: Physical game will be played close to the vest, and that s just the way Carolina likes it. The Panthers won seven regular-season games by three points or less and last week s playoff win at St. Louis was their fourth overtime victory on the road. Carolina controls the ball and plays tough D, a winning combination. Panthers 16, Eagles 13.