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The Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans will play against each other in the opening round of the AFC playoffs. NBC will carry this game which has kickoff scheduled for 4:30 pm EST from Reliant Field in Houston, TX.
After starting the season 11-1 the Texans have lost three of four and thus stumbling into the playoffs. The Bengals seem to be peaking at the right time having lost only one game since the second half of the season started.
What is the point spread in the Bengals and Texans game? The Texans are a 4.5 point favorite against the Bengals. The over/under for this game is 43 points.
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The Texans and Bengals were close when the season ended in terms of points per game. The Texans averaged 26 points per game while the Bengals scored 24.4.
Houston will look to target Andrew Johnson down the field but with a struggling Matt Schaub that will be no easy task.
The Bengals have their own weaponry in Andy Dalton and A.J. Green. Green caught 1,350 yards and 11 touchdowns this season while Andy Dalton set career highs in yards and touchdown passes.
How much of an impact the ground game will have for either team remains to be seen. Arian Foster of the Texans wore down as the season sent on while BenJarvus Green-Ellis is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Defensively these two teams rank inside the top ten which will hopefully set up a good early game.
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J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during their AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at Reliant Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Do the Bengals or Texans have the stronger team?
Comparing wildcard teams by position.
AFC Wild Card Game - #6 Bengals at #3 Texans
QB - Matt Schaub over Andy Dalton - I really should be going with Dalton here but I'm going to stick with Schaub.
RB - Foster over BGE - This is obvious.
WR - Johnson over Green - This is probably the last year Johnson would...
Michael Johnson towers over blockers at 6-foot-7. At 6-foot-1, Geno Atkins often gets dwarfed on the line. Domata Peko is gregarious. Carlos Dunlap tends to cut off interviews after a few questions.
The Bengals' defensive line is an eclectic mix of players from far different backgrounds with very different personalities and body types. Together, they formed one of the NFL'...
For analysis on Cincinnati http://footballfanspot.com/cincinnati-bengals-wild-card-round-power-rankings-10
For analysis on Houston http://footballfanspot.com/houston-texans-wild-card-round-power-rankings-7
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The Bengals have made the playoffs for the 2nd straight year, but like last year, they did it by winning the games they were supposed to and nothing else (well not technically nothing else this year, but close to it). The Bengals went 9-0 against non-playoff teams last season, but 0-7 against playoff teams, a number that grew to 0-8 when they lost to the Texans in the first round...
T-minus 2 hours. Houston, you're about to have a big problem. #WhoDey #Bengals #DNO— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 5, 2013
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