NFL Wildcard weekend has been a fun ride, as per usual, filled with tough defense and a few phenomenal plays. The Indianapolis Colts took care of the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon, meaning a matchup between Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos and his former team.
Arguably the Cincinnati Bengals’ best player, wide receiver A.J. Green is iffy for Sunday’s playoff game in Indianapolis against the Colts. He didn’t practice on Friday and hasn’t cleared the league’s concussion protocol after suffering the injury in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Green can’t go, the pressure might double for the Bengals to win their first postseason contest since 1990.
The Indianapolis Colts will face the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs without A.Q. Shipley and Hugh Thornton on the offensive line.
The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won an NFL playoff game since January 6, 1990. They beat the Houston Oilers—right there, that tells you it was a long time ago—by a 41-14 score in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Since then, the Bengals have lost all five postseason contests they’ve played in. That needs to change this weekend.
The Indianapolis Colts haven’t forgotten their last meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals in week seven of the 2014 regular season, and look to capitalize on Bengals letdown.
A late divisional battle could see the Indianapolis Colts take the AFC South crown with two games still left to go, but the Houston Texans are fighting for a playoff spot and still need the win badly. Dan Fouts of CBS Sports took the time to talk on the big AFC match-up and what it means to both teams.
After the day’s action was done, only two of the six improved to 8-5. Thanks to their 28-13 victory over the Dolphins in Miami, the Ravens were one of the two.
Paul Bessire joins me to give his picks every week for Capper’s Corner.
Paul Bessire of predictionmachine.com joins Jeremy Conn to give his picks every week for Capper’s Corner as well as Jeremy’s Conn-Create Lock of the Week.
Rob answers the question: “What are you going to do Sunday now that the Ravens aren’t playing?”
I don’t know what to make of the Ravens. They really don’t have any signature wins. They look like a decent team, but not exceptional.
Could the Bills have interest in Rice? Ed says he wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if they were.