The NFL's concerted effort the past two years to market the game and apparel to women is showing signs of paying off, but sales of league merchandise still trail Major League Baseball and collegiate-licensed materials.
This tough game not only proved that defense wins championships -- well, AFC Championships -- but so does a clutch quarterback. Melissa Jacobs shares her reaction to Big Ben and the Steelers marching on to the promised land of Dallas.
The old adage "defense wins championships" will certainly ring true this Sunday. While Patriots and Ravens fans may have trouble watching, it's hard to deny that Bears-Packers and Jets-Steelers are two amazing defensive matchups.
If you read Melissa Jacobs' NFL wild-card weekend preview and, ahem, predictions, she doesn't blame you for giving this column a Marshawn Lynch stiff-arm and running away. But for those who are jazzed up about divisional weekend, read on.