12 lesser-known players who will play a huge role in the NFL playoffs

It ain’t just about the QB, kids.

12 lesser-known players who will play a huge role in the NFL playoffs
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  • Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, Golden Tate.

  • Houston Texans tight end, Owen Daniels.

  • New England Patriots cornerback, Devin McCourty.

  • San Francisco 49ers cornerback, Carlos Rogers.

  • Minnesota Vikings cornerback, Antoine Winfield.

  • Atlanta Falcons safety, Thomas DeCoud.

  • Indianapolis Colts cornerback, Vontae Davis.

  • Denver Broncos running back, Knowshon Moreno.

  • Washington Redskins linebacker, London Fletcher.

  • Cincinnati Bengals linebacker, Vontaze Burfict.

  • Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Dannell Ellerbe.

And, of course, Green Bay tackle BJ Raji – who you may remember did this marvellous little dance after running in an intercept touchdown as the Packers won the Super Bowl in 2011.

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The Packers have struggled mightily against the run this season and were torched for 409 yards in two contests against Adrian Peterson.

The NFC is filled with superstar running backs, and the Packers will need to contain them if they hope to make a run in the playoffs. Raji will be a vital piece in helping to try and clog up the running lanes. The task starts on Saturday with another match-up against AP.

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