This year's NFL postseason is arguably the most exciting in years. It's already seen two overtime games, the Chiefs come back from a 21-point deficit in just the SECOND quarter, and the surprising Titans running roughshod through everyone's AFC Super Bowl favorites in Baltimore.
Yet, we still haven't gotten to conference championship weekend. It's been one for the ages, and has come complete with a surplus of historical individual performances from some of the game's best and brightest. Here are the four players (still in contention, of course) that have been hardest for opponents to stop heading into a star-studded championship weekend.
4. Derrick Henry
This century's incarnation of King Henry has already cemented his place among the greats in NFL postseason history, and in fact, is accomplishing a few feats NO ONE has since the league's inception. His 1,273 yards over the Titans' last eight games is the most by any running back over that stretch, while 239 yards AFTER contact are more than any player's total yards from scrimmage. He's been the workhorse who's taken down back-to-back heavyweights in the Pats and Ravens, and will be giving Kansas City more than a few headaches in preparation for him.
3. Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes was clearly on a mission Sunday. The Kansas City gunslinger gave everyone a brazen reminder that he was the last man to hoist the league's MVP trophy. What's even more impressive about his performance though is that it took him just three quarters to do it. KC's offense put up 51 points against the Texans, and did so after being completely shut down through the first frame. Then, Mahomes took off. KC put up 21 points in about four minutes, and Mahomes dominated thereafter, throwing his way to 321 yards and five touchdowns while looking virtually unstoppable through the process.
2. Davante Adams
Troy Aikman had an absolute field day calling the Packers game Sunday, and he constantly marveled at how easy it was for Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams to get open when Aaron Rodgers needed him most. It's clear Aikman himself would've loved having Adams at his disposal during his own playing career, and Rodgers looked smug as ever in the pocket knowing he consistently had No. 17 as a ready option. Adams made easy work of several Seahawks defenders, even making one fall on his way to 160 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
1. Nick Bosa
The San Francisco 49ers are huge pro-wrestling fans, and their D-Line did their best heavyweight suplex and body-slamming impressions Saturday. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo even got in on the action. Despite an apparent injury scare to defensive end Nick Bosa, he looked completely un-blockable vs. Minnesota. It was a collective rout for San Francisco of Kirk Cousins and the Vikes, and Bosa's presence at the line of scrimmage was undoubtedly felt heavily by an offensive line that at times looked helpless against him. Bosa posted two sacks and six total tackles, another performance that will strengthen his Defensive Rookie of the Year standing.