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Running games and marquee quarterbacks will take center stage this week.
And while the nature of the quarterback position dictates that it's the most important, there are other players whose performance will be pivotal in the NFL's divisional round.
With apologies to Lamar Jackson, who, frankly, is too obvious to put on this list, here are the five most important players of the divisional round.
It's Davante Adams in Green Bay.
Aaron Jones has been Packers best weapon all season with 19 total touchdowns, but the Packers are gonna have to make plays through the air to beat Seattle.
Adams led the team in both receptions and yards and tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns.
Seattle is going to try to take him away, but Adams is going to have to fight through the extra attention to make some plays.
Number four is Richard Sherman.
Sherman earned pro football.
Focus is highest coverage grade for a quarterback this season at 90.
1, he's going to have to eliminate either Adam Feeling or Stefan digs from the Vikings game plan.
And if Minnesota is made more one dimensional on offense.
It's going to make San Francisco's job defensively much easier.
The third most important players, Houston's to Shawn Watson.
The Texan should be able to move the ball on.
Kansas City Chiefs were just 17th in the league in yards allowed, however, they were seventh in the league in scoring defense, and Watson is going to have to convert drives into touchdowns to keep pace with Patrick Mahomes.
Watson's improvisational skills and big playability, both of which were on display against Buffalo, is Houston's best chance at springing a big upset.
It's Derrick Henry, the Titans battering ram of a running back at 34 carries against New England.
And with Baltimore similarly vulnerable against the run, he figures toe have a heavy workload again.
Ryan Tannehill should be able to pass it a little bit more effectively against Baltimore, but the Titans chances of pulling a major upset.
Rest with Henry.
He performs like he did against New England will not only help the Titan score points, we'll keep him or Jackson off the field.
Most important player of the divisional round is without question.
Seattle's rosters, a who's who of injured players and Seahawks, more than any team, look like a one man band decay.
Metcalf in Tyler Lockett are great receiving threats, but it's Wilson's feel for pressure is pinpoint.
Accuracy has great instincts when it comes to using his legs that have set him apart and kept Seattle afloat.
There's virtually no conceivable way that the Seahawks advanced to the NFC championship game without a monster effort from Russell Wilson.
So there you have it, the five most important players of the divisional round for yard Barker on Chris Mueller.