The one potentially fatal flaw for every AFC playoff team

By Doug Farrar

No matter how your regular season has gone, if you’re in the playoffs, none of that stuff matters. There are all kinds of examples of low postseason seeds doing it right on the road when it counts, and making their improbable Super Bowl dreams come true. The 2020 Buccaneers achieved just such a feat, winning all four of their postseason games on the road, and giving Tom Brady his seventh Super Bowl ring.

Every team in the tournament has a shot at the title with the big reset, but every team in the tournament also has potentially fatal flaws that could have them falling short when it counts the most.

Here, by order of playoff seed, is the one potentially fatal flaw that could boot each of the AFC’s Super Bowl LVI hopefuls off the map.


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