Rich Gannon

Discussion: The NFL playoffs

Discussion: The NFL playoffs

This week's special Thursday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- will start at 12:30 p.m. today on this blog post and will cover a host of topics. One topic will include the NFL playoffs. As Farmer wrote earlier this week, "Toss out the Green Bay Packers' Rodgers and Baltimore's Joe Flacco, and the combined number of playoff starts by the other six quarterbacks in the first round is one. "That's one start by the Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton, and none by the Washington' Redskins' Robert Griffin...