Which QBs are red-hot entering the divisional playoffs?

Down the stretch, no QBs were better than the Jets' Chad Pennington and Tampa Bay's Brad Johnson.

Updated: January 10, 2003, 3:56 PM ET
By by Ethan D. Cooperson, STATS. Inc.
You like quarterbacks? The NFL's got quarterbacks. Under the bright spotlight of the Divisional playoffs this weekend, the league will feature quite a variety of signal callers. Fast quarterbacks, slow quarterbacks, banged-up quarterbacks, healthy quarterbacks, old quarterbacks and young guns who are considered the future of the NFL.

Which of the eight QBs, the players who will face the most intense scrutiny this Saturday and Sunday, will enjoy the best performance? While there's no sure way to answer that question, it is worth noting which of the Divisional playoff quarterbacks played the best down the stretch in the regular season and in last weekend's wild-card matchups. The Jets' Chad Pennington and Tampa Bay's Brad Johnson were head and shoulders above the rest: