More: NFC story lines
There are two basic things every NFL coach wants going into the playoffs. First, he wants his team to be healthy. Second, he wants that team hot.
As the AFC playoffs get set to start, that's pretty much the case for everyone except the top-seeded Tennessee Titans, who have gone 3-3 down the stretch. Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, knocked out of the Week 15 loss to the Houston Texans with a left knee sprain, is a question mark heading into Tennessee's playoff opener Jan. 10.
Of course, the Titans have a dominating win over the Pittsburgh Steelers mixed into that final six games and didn't play many regulars in their season finale against the Indianapolis Colts. So take that with a grain of salt. But do consider these questions:
1. Who is the hottest team?
This is like picking between a hot iron and charcoal. Either way, it's going to hurt. Indianapolis has won nine