All 12 NFL playoff teams have flaws to fix

Published: Thursday, Jan. 2 2014 12:23 p.m. MST

Twelve contenders, all with issues that could make them pretenders.

To win the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city, each team in the NFL playoffs has a flaw it must conquer. A depleted defense in Denver. A sputtering offense in Seattle.

And plenty more elsewhere.

The Seahawks and Broncos both went 13-3 and earned the top seeds in their conferences. Along with the Panthers and Patriots, they get an extra week off to fix their imperfections.

Those four will do well to remember that six of the last eight Super Bowl champions played on wild-card weekend.

"Everybody is 0-0 now," Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said.

New England was the last team to parlay the best regular-season record into a title back in 2003, and the last No. 1 seed that got to say, "We're No. 1!" was the 2009 New Orleans Saints.

Here's a look at the main weakness of each of the 12 teams hoping to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in East Rutherford, N.J. on Feb. 2:

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West Point , UT

Good article
My predictions for the WC games this weekend:
KC will get off the post season schneid with a victory over Indianapolis...don't think the Colts will be able to stop Jamal Charles & Co
SD over Cincinnati...Dalton is still streaky and SD seems to be playing their best FB going into the playoffs.
SF over GB...Packers defense is horrible especially without Matthews while Niners defense can put pressure on Rodgers...key player will be Ed Lacy.
NO over Philly...eagles D isn't very good and Brees will only make them look worse.

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