When the playoffs began a few weeks ago there was no shortage of bold predictions coming out of the mouths of the top NFL analysts in the country.
Most would have said that the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos would meet in the AFC Championship game where Tom Brady and Peyton Manning would meet up for the chance to play in the Super Bowl. There were clearly two top dogs in the AFC and it seemed like a foregone conclusion that either the Broncos or the Patriots would be representing the AFC in the Super Bowl.
There were also some who believed that this was the Houston Texans year. With a strong defense and a powerful offense this seemed to be the year that the Texans would break through.