Matt Cassel

NFL's final four get offensive to win playoff games

NFL's final four get offensive to win playoff games

The Denver Broncos made their case last season that it takes a great defense to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

This season’s four remaining teams — New England, Pittsburgh, Green Bay and Atlanta — are proof that the Super Bowl pendulum tends to swing.

While each of those teams has had its moments defensively, it’s offensive prowess that has gotten them this far.

When the Falcons play host to the Packers in the early game on conference championship Sunday, the game will pit a Matt Ryan-led Atlanta team that has averaged a league-best 35.1 points at home, and a Green Bay group that since Nov. 20 has 24 touchdowns, one interception, and the league’s hottest hand in...

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