2013 NFL Wild Card Weekend

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The Coach and Clay split the week's top honors...

Carroll-Seahawks-LR-Rod-Mar.jpgHeisman Worthy

Pete Carroll, Head Coach, Seahawks - Comeback victory over Redskins

During his time at USC, Carroll made it clear that games are not won in the first, second or third quarters.  Once again Sunday, he left it to the fourth quarter, and Seattle triumphed in a road playoff game for the first time since 1983.  The Seahawks also pulled off the largest postseason comeback in franchise history after trailing 14-0 almost instantly.  Carroll's next challenge is in Atlanta this weekend before a potential showdown with Jim Harbaugh in the NFC Championship Game.

(Photo by Rod Mar/Seahawks)

Clay Matthews, Linebacker, Packers - 2 sacks among 4 tackles (3 solo) and 3 QB hits

Against a mobile quarterback, Matthews had to play a more restrained game than his typically maniacal pursuit of the passer.  The linebacker remained disciplined throughout, but switched into beast mode late to bury Joe Webb and the Vikings.  Up next, Matthews continues his pursuit for a second Super Bowl ring against the 49ers.

All-American Caliber

Rey Maualuga, LB, Bengals - 10 tackles (6 solo)

Everson Griffen, DE, Vikings - A playoff sack to cap his breakout season

Matt Kalil, OT, Vikings - Held up well against Matthews and sacks were not his fault

Malcolm Smith, LB, Seahawks - 3 solo tackles

A Trojan reunion for Maualuga, Brian Cushing and Shaun Cody with Taylor Mays in the background.
Texans-Bengals-Nick-Schenck.jpg(Photo by Nick Schenck/Texans)

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