Found January 07, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
The first game of the NFL playoffs features two teams who are coming into the playoffs following losses. The Bengals are coming off of a loss to the Ravens that could have eliminated them from the playoffs, while the Texans are losers of three straight following their clinching of the AFC South. The game features two rookie quarterbacks, who both have great threats at the receiver position, and a solid defense to back them up. Andy Dalton has proven everyone wrong who thought the Bengals were going to bring up the rear of the AFC North, (which the Browns took the liberty of doing), and T.J. Yates has stepped into a tough situation and taken his team to the playoffs. The two teams met up in Week 14 in a game that went down to the wire, with T.J. Yates throwing a touchdown pass to Kevin Walter with two seconds left in the game. The Texans won 20-19, and that was the last time they won a game. The Bengals went on to finish 2-1 after the loss and secure their spot in the playoffs. Hous...
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