After 512 regular season games, 10 playoff games and 31320 minutes of gridiron action only one game, that matters, in the 2015 is left the Superbowl which will be contested between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.
Before we turn our attention to the showdown in the desert however lets run the rule over the playoffs by picking out the players who lit the postseason up and deserve a place in the givemesport team of the playoffs.
QB - Tom Brady
In both playoff matches and Brady used all his calm and experience to deliver to great performances. Against the Ravens the Patriots were two touchdowns behind twice and Brady led his team on a win for the ages finishing the game with three TD's and 367 yards.
Then against the Colts the running game may have taken the lead but Brady still threw 3 touchdowns in a clinical performance.
RB - Marshawn Lynch
For much of the regular season the whispers coming out of Seattle were that this was going to be Marshawn Lynch's final season as a Seahawk. After his barnstorming performances in the playoffs though the whispers are that Seattle is looking to keep the enigmatic running back around.
This isn't surprising. Lynch's 5.5 yard per carry average is the best of any feature back and his 216 yards is the most rushing yards of anyone.
WR - Terrence Williams
In the Cowboys playoff run Tony Romo only threw four touchdown passes. Three of those touchdown bombs were to wide receiver Terrence Williams. Even more impressively Williams only had four receptions in the post season.
So 75% of Williams' receptions led directly to TDs. The end result is that Williams averaged 32.5 yards per reception. He was the premier deep threat in the playoffs. Had the Cowboys offensive line given Romo more time then Williams could have got even more receptions and things could have turned out very differently for Dallas.
WR - Julian Edelman
In the postseason Edelman has 13 first downs from 17 receptions. Unsurprisingly, those 13 first downs are the most for a single player in the playoffs. Edelman is the best possession season in the NFL and his ability to help his team move the chains is a big reason for New England's place in the Superbowl.
More than this though his 51 yard pass for a TD against the Ravens helped set the stage for that epic 35-31 win.
WR - T.Y. Hilton
Hilton has the most yards out of any player in the post season with 211 yards at an average of 19.2 yards per carry. He also leads the NFL postseason with 5 plays of 20+ yards.
The performance against the Patriots may have been disappointing but Hilton was instrumental in the Colts making the AFC Championship game and that isn't nothing.
TE - Robert Gronkowski
The most touchdowns of any tight end in the playoffs and the most yards of any tight end in the playoffs. Gronkowski was the best tight end in the regular season and he continued to show this in the postseason. The easiest selection for this team.
OL - Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck was sacked once in the NFL post-season. For an offensive line that wasn't great in the regular season and has been beset by injuries that is a fantastic achievement. Doubly so when we consider that every team the Colts faced will have made getting after Andrew Luck the number one priority.
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