The divisional round of the NFL postseason featured three players from Western New York, a University at Buffalo graduate and 10 former Buffalo Bills.
Here is look how each of those players did:
Western New Yorkers
• Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski: The Amherst native made seven catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-20 victory over Kansas City. Gronk played 53 offensive snaps (91 percent). The Patriots face the Denver Broncos at 3:05 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.
• Packers RB James Starks: The Niagara Falls native (and UB graduate) carried seven times for 23 yards and caught four passes for 4 yards in Green Bay's 26-20 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Starks played a team-leading 39 offensive snaps (53 percent) among Green Bay's running backs, as well as five snaps on special teams (20 percent).
• Packers OL J.C. Tretter: A week after playing all 75 offensive snaps in Green Bay's wild-card win over Washington, Tretter returned to his reserve role against Arizona, playing just four snaps (16 percent) on special teams.
University at Buffalo products
• Seahawks OL Kristjan Sokolii: The Seattle rookie was inactive during the Seahawks' 31-24 loss to Carolina.
• Seahawks RB Fred Jackson: He gained 9 yards on two carries and 23 yards on a pair of receptions against the Panthers, playing 16 offensive snaps (24 percent).
• Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch: He returned to the Seattle lineup after missing eight games, including the wild-card win against Minnesota, because of surgery to repair a sports hernia. Lynch rushed for just 20 yards on six carries and caught two passes for 15 yards despite playing 47 offensive snaps (70 percent).
• Seahawks RB Bryce Brown: Brown was inactive for the Seahawks against the Panthers.
• Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson: He dressed as the backup quarterback to Russell Wilson, but did not enter the game.
• Panthers DT Dwan Edwards: The 11-year veteran had a sack, three quarterback hits and a pass defensed for Carolina in its 31-24 win over the Seahawks. Edwards and the Panthers host the Arizona Cardinals at 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.
• Steelers LB Arthur Moats: He suffered a pectoral injury covering a punt in the first quarter of Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Denver Broncos. The injury knocked him out for the rest of the game, limiting Moats to just three special-teams snaps.
• Steelers CB Ross Cockrell: He made one tackle in playing 28 defensive snaps (38 percent) against the Broncos. Cockrell also played five snaps on special teams (15 percent), downing a punt at the Denver 1-yard line.
• Steelers OL Doug Legursky: He played one offensive snap (2 percent) and four snaps on special teams (12 percent) against Denver.
• Patriots TE Scott Chandler: He played just five offensive snaps for New England (9 percent) and another five on special teams (18 percent) against the Chiefs. He was not targeted in the passing game.
• Patriots DL Alan Branch: He made five tackles agains the Chiefs, participating in 38 defensive snaps (43 percent), as well as 11 snaps on special teams (39 percent).
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