- Friday - DeSean Jackson of the Eagles uses a number of gay slurs on a Sirius XM radio show. He has since apologized
- Saturday - Steeler Hines Ward is arrested and charged with a DUI in Georgia in the wee hours of the morning
- Sunday - Another arrest, this time of Bengal Pacman Jones at a bar in Cincinnati for being intoxicated and disruptive
Because of this trio, it may be easy to forget that all too often; the best post-season action is served up during the Conference Championship round. 1998, for example, saw the Broncos edge out a valiant Jets effort as the Falcons upset the favored Vikings in a thriller. The Super Bowl that these two games spawned was far from memorable.