"Once you get in, it's wide open for anybody," insisted Tennessee linebacker Brian Orakpo, a nine-year veteran who will play his first playoff game Saturday against the Chiefs. "Yeah, the Patriots and Steelers have a lot of pedigree, a lot of tradition, and you've got some young up-and-comers like ourselves that are hungry."
"I totally agree with what we're doing because the jet lag is vicious," Orakpo said. "There's definitely a setback, and also the time difference, getting used to the time difference on the West Coast, there's all these different elements. It really helps if we just stayed out there, not have to worry so much traveling back and forth because it's a lot of mileage, especially when you're trying to play at a high level in a football game."