A look at 12 storylines as the NFL postseason begins with two games today:
1Can Titans' Kerry Collins deliver? What happens if somebody bottles up the run game? Collins, right, has struggled in the Titans' three losses.
2Which Giants 'D' will show up? Yes, Justin Tuck, right, and company are nasty most of the time, but the Giants have been gashed by top running backs.
3Can Steelers get the run game going? Willie Parker, right, and the Steelers have struggled mightily this season. That can't continue in the playoffs.
4Can the Panthers win the big one? DeAngelo Williams, right, and Carolina likely will have to win at New York, which they couldn't do this season.
6Is Vikings' Tarvaris Jackson the answer? Jackson, right, was a backup until a few weeks ago, so questions remain about his ability to direct the team.
7Will San Diego be Norv-Turnered? Turner, right, led a wildly talented team to an 8-8 mark. There's a reason he's been fired twice as a head coach.
8Can pass-only work for the Cardinals? Receiver Anquan Boldin, right, is back, and that helps. But Arizona has little besides a good passing attack.
10Can the Falcons handle pressure? Michael Turner, right, and Matt Ryan have been great stories, but the playoff spotlight can be glaring.
11Can the Ravens' offense score? QB Joe Flacco, right, has improved steadily and needs a solid postseason for Baltimore to make a run.
All text by Ernie W. Webb III
Can Titans' Kerry Collins deliver? Which Giants 'D' will show up? Can Steelers get the run game going? Can the Panthers win the big one? Is Chad Pennington really this good? Is Vikings' Tarvaris Jackson the answer? Will San Diego be Norv-Turnered? Can pass-only work for the Cardinals? Will the Colts be road warriors? 0Can the Falcons handle pressure? 1Can the Ravens' offense score? 2Which Philly team shows up?