Predicting studs and duds for the Divisional Round

With NFL Wild Card Weekend on the books, the focus shifts to the Divisional Round taking place this Saturday and Sunday. In the AFC, the Chiefs will host a red-hot Andrew Luck, whose offense is playing lights-out. Meanwhile, veteran quarterback greats Tom Brady and Philip Rivers square off in Foxborough. Over in the NFC the Eagles are taking on Drew Brees in the Dome while the Cowboys hit the road and will attempt to put the Rams to rest for the year. With some NFL players destined to shine and others slated to disappoint, we present our stud and dud predictions for the Divisional Round. Stud: Michael Thomas, wide receiver, New Orleans Saints In his Week 17 game prior to the first-round bye, Thomas delivered rubbish with a five-catch, 29-yard performance. Forget about this and relish the fact Thomas will face a depleted Eagles secondary at home as the Saints attempt to advance in the playoffs. Thomas should thrive against an Eagles defense that just surrendered 18 receptions, 248 yards and one touchdown last

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