Those four teams have something in common -- they're all on the Kansas City Chiefs 2011 schedule. The Chiefs will play Green Bay and Pittsburgh at Arrowhead Stadium in 2011 and they'll go on the road to face the Jets and Bears. The weak schedule argument can't be used next year if the Chiefs win the AFC West again.
With New England, five of the eight teams in the divisional round of the playoffs will play the Chiefs in 2011.
This year's AFC and NFC Championship games both include a sixth seed visiting a two seed. The Bears will host the Packers at 2:00 p.m. (CT) Sunday afternoon on FOX. It'll be interesting to see who's favored in this game. The Steelers will host the Jets in the AFC Championship game at 5:30 p.m. (CT) Sunday evening. The Jets went into Pittsburgh and beat the Steelers, 22-17, on Dec. 19.
The common theme among those teams? Excellent defenses. The Jets (sixth), Bears (fourth), Packers (second) and Steelers (first) are among the league's best defenses.