Monkeys on the backs of two coaches and a star QB and the Saints' march to a Super Bowl (yikes!) will be among the hot topics during the playoffs, Michael Smith writes.
Although the pain from Super Bowl XL still lingers, Mike Holmgren is doing his best to focus on the promise of 2006, writes Michael Smith.
Steelers WRs Hines Ward and Antwaan Randle El cause so much trouble for foes because of their versatility, writes Michael Smith.
The playoff road is never easy for wild-card teams, but the field this season is deep and suited to the challenge, writes Michael Smith.
ESPN.com's NFL staff wraps up Week 1 in the NFL.