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Drew Brees already has a well-deserved reputation for accuracy -- he's completed 65.9 percent of passes in his career, a mark that puts him among the all-time leaders -- but you won't believe just how dead-on he can be until you watch him bulls-eye a Frisbee at Saints training camp.

Seriously, that is perfect -- as dead-center as you can get on a target that doesn't move in any way like, say, a wide receiver (or Jimmy Graham). We can't imagine the type of light-speed calculations Brees must be doing in order to pull that off, mainly because we struggle to throw crumpled-up pieces of paper into a trash can from 5 feet away.

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The numbers say Tom Brady no longer is a top-five quarterback. Brady, meanwhile, says only one number matters: the score. All of which is to say, the status of the New England Patriots star is up for discussion. Where does the three-time Super Bowl champion rank among the NFL's signal-callers today?

Best quarterbacks in NFL

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

Baltimore Ravens

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts

Eli Manning

Eli Manning

New York Giants

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Carolina Panthers

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

San Diego Chargers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers

Ben R'berger

Ben R'berger

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Kansas City Chiefs

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Miami Dolphins

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks

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Richard Sherman isn't universally loved, especially after his now-infamous postgame tirade against Michael Crabtree and the San Francisco 49ers. But that doesn't mean he's without his fans; quite the opposite, in fact, as the Seattle Seahawks cornerback ranked 10th on the NFL's list of most-bought jerseys. Two of Sherman's teammates, Russell Wilson (second) and Marshawn Lynch (sixth) also made the list. No. 1? Their opponent's quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning.

Our question: Which of the top 10 is your favorite? Whom do you like the least? Click on the images below to set your personal popularity rankings!

Popular NFL Players

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Jersey rank: 4

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Jersey rank: 5

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Jersey rank: 3

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

Jersey rank: 6

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Jersey rank: 1

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Jersey rank: 7

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Jersey rank: 8

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

Jersey rank: 10

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Jersey rank: 9

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Jersey rank: 2

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Saints, Niners prevail in NFC

The wild-card round of the 2013-14 NFL playoffs nearly belonged to all the road teams. In the AFC, the Chargers beat the host Bengals, while a furious rally was all that saved the home-standing Colts versus the Chiefs. In the NFC, there were no exceptions. Thanks to last-second field goals in both games, the Saints on Saturday tipped the Eagles, and the 49ers on Sunday braved bitter-cold conditions to take out the Packers. Does either NFC team have another road win in it?

Which win was most impressive?

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  • Which team will win Saturday's divisional playoff game at Seattle?

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  • Which team will win this divisional playoff game at Carolina?

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  • What effect will Seattle's 34-7 win on Dec. 2 vs. New Orleans have on the Saints-Seahawks divisional playoff game?

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  • What effect will Carolina's Nov. 10 win at San Francisco have on the 49ers-Panthers divisional playoff game?

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  • Which team is under more pressure in their playoff game on Sunday?

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  • Whom would you rather have at quarterback?

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  • Which was the best team eliminated from the playoffs this past weekend?

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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Peyton Manning has the records. Tom Brady has the rings. Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers? They have some impressive credentials, too. Who is the best among the NFL playoff teams' 12 starting quarterbacks? Click on the images below to set your rankings!

Rank 'Em: Playoff teams | Playoff offenses | Playoff defenses

NFL playoff QBs

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Patriots

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

Bengals

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Eagles

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

49ers

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Colts

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Panthers

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

Chargers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Packers

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Chiefs

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seahawks

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