HOUSTON -- Much righteous indignation was expended over seven NFL coaches being fired immediately after the regular season. I am saving my outrage for who survived.
It was those guys botching the start of the NFL playoffs on Saturday.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis staged a clinic of coaching ineptitude in what amounted to The AFC junior varsity game. Or as league purists like to call it, the wild card game. Houston defeated Cincinnati, 19-13, an interesting set of numbers considering the Texans dominated every facet of this game except for punting. And in fairness, the guy from Cincy had way more practice.
First downs: Texans 24, Bengals 12
Total yards: Texans 420, Bengals 198
Time of possession: Texans 38:49, Bengals 21:11
This list goes on and on and on and includes Kubiak schooling Lewis in what amounted to a fight to be the tallest short person. Lewis okayed and watched as his offensive coordinator Jay Gruden inexplicably underused running back B...