NFL Chart: It's play-off time. Every yard matters.

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Thursday January 03, 2013


Posted by: Pete Roussel and Chris Vannini on January 3, 2013

The NFL play-offs begin this weekend with match-ups featuring Bengals at Texans (Saturday at 4:30 pm ET), Vikings at Packers (Saturday at 8:00 pm ET), Colts at Ravens (Sunday at 1 pm ET), Seahawks at Redskins (Sunday at 4:30 pm ET).

Denver, New England, San Francisco, and Atlanta have each received a BYE.

In the play-offs, every yard matters. Wide great throws and catches make the highlights, the game is often won on the line of scrimmage.

Which team can move the chains to run out the clock late in the fourth?  3rd and 2 is drastically than 3rd and 7.  Who can affect the quarterback?  Who can tally a sack / fumble? Who can pick up the twists and protect the quarterback?  What's your plan for JJ Watt, Jared Allen, Elvis Dumervil, and Vince Wolfork?

Today, we look at the starting offensive and defensive linemen involved in the NFL play-offs.  Here's the breakdown by the conference in which these linemen played college football:  Big Twelve: 15, SEC: 14, Big Ten: 14 PAC-12: 12, ACC: 12, Big East 8, DI-AA programs: 7, C-USA: 5, Non-BCS: 4, Notre Dame: 3, Slippery Rock: 1

Redskins offensive line (OL coach Chris Foerster): Trent Williams (Oklahoma), Kory Lichtensteiger (Bowling Green), Will Montgomery (Virginia Tech), Chris Chester (Oklahoma), Tyler Polumbus (Colorado)

Redskins defensive line (DL coach Jacob Burney): Jarvis Jenkins (Clemson), Barry Cofield (Northwestern), Stephen Bowen (Hofstra)

Seahawks offensive line (OL coach Tom Cable): Russell Okung (Oklahoma State), Paul McQuistan (Weber State), Max Unger (Oregon), JR Sweezy (NC State), Breno Giacamini (Louisville)

Seahawks defensive line (DL coach Todd Wash): Red Bryant (Texas A&M), Alan Branch (Michigan), Brandon Mebane (Cal), Chris Clemons (Georgia)

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Packers offensive line (OL coach James Campen): Marshall Newhouse (TCU), TJ Lang (Eastern Michigan), Evan Deitrich-Smith (Idaho State), Josh Sitton (UCF), Don Barclay (West Virginia)

Packers defensive line (DL coach Mike Trgovac): Ryan Pickett (Ohio State), BJ Raji (Boston College), CJ Wilson (East Carolina)

Vikings offensive line (OL coach Jeff Davidson): Matt Kalil (USC), Charlie Johnson (Oklahoma State), John Sullivan (Notre Dame), Brandon Fusco (Slippery Rock), Phil Loadholt (Oklahoma)

Vikings defensive line (DL coach Brendan Daly): Brian Robison (Texas), Kevin Williams (Oklahoma State), Letroy Guion (FSU), Jared Allen (Idaho State)

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Falcons offensive line (OL coach Pat Hill): Sam Baker (USC), Justin Blalock (Texas), Todd McClure (LSU), Peter Konz (Wisconsin), Tyson Clabo (Wake Forest)

Falcons defensive line (DL coach Ron Aiken): Kory Biermann (Montana), Jonathan Babineaux (Iowa), Peria Jerry (Ole Miss), John Abraham (South Carolina)

49ers offensive line (OL coach Tim Drevno): Joe Staley (Central Michigan), Mike Iupati (Idaho), Jonathan Goodwin (Michigan), Alex Boone (Ohio State), Anthony Davis (Rutgers)

49ers defensive line (DL coach Jim Tomsula): Ray McDonald (Florida), Isaac Sopoaga (Hawaii), Justin Smith (Missouri)

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*** AFC teams ***

Texans offensive line (OL coach John Benton): Ryan Harris (Notre Dame), Ben Jones (Georgia), Chris Myers (Miami, FL.), Wade Smith (Memphis), Duane Brown (Virginia Tech)

Texans defensive line (DL coach Bill Kollar): J.J. Watt (Wisconsin), Shaun Cody (USC), Antonio Smith (Oklahoma State)

Bengals offensive line (OL coach Paul Alexander): Andrew Smith (Alabama), Kevin Zeitler (Wisconsin), Trevor Robinson (Notre Dame), Clint Boling (Georgia), Andrew Whitworth (LSU)

Bengals defensive line (Dl coach Jay Hayes): Carlos Dunlap (Florida), Domata Peko (Michigan State), Geno Atkins (Georgia), Michael Johnson (Georgia Tech)

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Ravens offensive line (OL coach Andy Moeller): Kelechi Osemele (Iowa State), Marshal Yanda (Iowa), Matt Birk (Harvard), Jah Reid (Central Florida), Michael Oher (Ole Miss)

Ravens defensive line (DL coach Clarence Brooks): Pernell McPhee (Mississippi State), Terrence Cody (Alabama), Haloti Ngata (Oregon)

Colts offensive line (OL coach Harold Goodwin): Tony Hills (Texas), Mike McGlynn (Pittsburgh), A.Q. Shipley (Penn State), Joe Reitz (Western Michigan), Anthony Castonzo (Boston College)

Colts defensive line (DL coach Gary Emanuel): Lawrence Guy (Arizona State), Martin Tevaseu (UNLV), Fili Moala, (USC)

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Broncos offensive line (OL coach Dave Magazu): Orlando Franklin (Miami, FL.), Chris Kuper (North Dakota), J.D. Walton (Baylor), Zane Beadles (Utah), Ryan Clady (Boise State)

Broncos defensive line (DL coach Jay Rodgers): Derek Wolfe (Cincinnati), Kevin Vickerson (Michigan State), Justin Bannan (Colorado), Elvis Dumervil (Louisville)

Patriots offensive line (OL Dante Scarnecchia): Sebastian Vollmer (Houston), Dan Connolly (Southeast Missouri State), Ryan Wendell (Fresno State), Donald Thomas (Connecticut), Nate Solder (Colorado)

Patriots defensive line (Patrick Graham): Rob Ninkovich (Purdue), Brandon Deaderick (Alabama), Vince Wilfork (Miami, FL.), Chandler Jones (Syracuse)

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