Unfiltered in-game observations by Football Outsiders staff
Almost every game on Sunday was close, with perennial playoff teams like New England and Arizona going down to the wire.
The Super Bowl champs show they won't go down without a fight.
In which the FO staff tries to make sense of whatever the hell the Titans are doing.
The biggest news of Day 1: Teams taking big gambles on risky quarterbacks, and players dropping for surprising reasons.
Von Miller and the Broncos defense put in a dominant show shutting down the league MVP and leading the Broncos to a championship.
The Broncos' pass rush gets Peyton Manning a big (final?) win over Tom Brady, while the Panthers dominate Arizona to reach the Super Bowl.
The FO staff covers New England's win over the Chiefs (who may still be huddling), a tale of two halves in Carolina, the Steelers going down swinging in Denver, and the best game of the year in Arizona. Plus: Mike Mularkey!
The FO staff reviews Alabama's win over Clemson, including the boldest coaching decision in years.
The FO crew talks dominant wins by Kansas City and Green Bay, Seattle's escape in Minnesota, and the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati debacle.
The FO staff tries to stay awake on a day when it seemed like many teams failed to give their best effort.