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Look for an unknown player or 2 to star wild-card weekend

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Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger, J.J. Watt and the other star players got their teams to the playoffs. With the season on the line, a lesser-known player often makes the difference. Remember Malcolm Butler? The Green Bay Packers won three road games as a sixth-seed in 2010 before they beat Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl. They wouldn’t have advanced if it weren’t for a surprise performance in the wild-card round, when rookie James Starks had 123 yards rushing in…

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Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston faces Texans team desperate for 1st win

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Tampa Bay rookie Jameis Winston will get a big test on Sunday against the Houston Texans after picking up his first NFL win last week. This year’s top overall pick will have to deal with a defense featuring last year’s Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, and 2014 No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney. Winston is looking forward to the challenge. “I’m just like: ‘Wow, we get to play J.J. Watt,’” Winston said. “It’s amazing.” Watt, who is focused on…

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