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Top 10 X-factors for NFL divisional playoffs

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After a Wild Card Weekend that could best be described as underwhelming, we’re staring down a divisional round that looks like a mixed bag.

The Saturday games — Eagles-Falcons and Titans-Patriots — look like potential duds. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles simply doesn’t seem to be equipped to play in the postseason based on what we saw from him after taking over from Carson Wentz. And the Titans go into New England as a two-touchdown underdog.

Sunday, however, features two exciting contests. Blake Bortles could easily tank the Jaguars’ chances of beating the Steelers at Heinz Field, but Jacksonville already proved they can win in Pittsburgh earlier this season. Later, Saints-Vikings looks like it could be the best matchup of the postseason on the NFC’s side of things.

After last week, however, we re-learned one football’s most important lessons: Don’t take anything for granted. Especially in the postseason. Here are 10 X-factors that will decide who moves on this weekend.

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