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The NFL Wild Card Weekend kicks off with the Houston Texans (12-4) hosting the Cincinnati Bengals (10-6). For the second year in a row, the Texans and Bengals will meet as the No. 3 and No. 6 seeds. The Texans came out on top 31-10 last year at Reliant Stadium. The Bengals enter this weekend having won seven of their last eight, while the Texans struggled in the final weeks of the regular season, losing three of their last four. Both teams have studs on each side of the ball, but this year’s match-up will focus on the Houston offense and the Cincinnati defense.
AccuScore simulations have the Texans as the favorites, with a 61.1 percent chance of winning. The average score after 10,000 simulations is 24-20, meaning it’s a much safer bet to take Cincinnati and the points when betting on the spread. Houston has just a 48 percent chance of covering the -4.5 spread. The over/under chances are comparable: with a 50.8 percent chance of the total score going over 43 and a 46.2 percent chanc...
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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)
The Houston Texans entered into Saturday afternoon’s wildcard game with the Cincinnati Bengals carrying more than just the hopes of moving on to the next round of the 2013...
The Houston Texans, who struggled the last month of the season, beat the Cincinnati Bengals tonight 19-13 behind their All-Pros running back Arian Foster and defensive end J.J. Watt.
The Texans, who eliminated the Bengals last season as well, were paced by four field goals by Shayne Graham of 48, 27, 22 and 24 yards and a 1 yard touchdown run by Foster, who finished with 140 yards...
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
As tempting as it is to go against Matt Schaub, whose team is reeling right now, especially since this is Matt Schaub’s first playoff start (quarterbacks are 5-13 ATS at home...
Cincinnati Bengals kicker Josh Brown have been selected as one of the AFC's top players for the month of December.
Brown converted 11 of his 12 field goal attempts to collect the special teams award.
Source: The Sports Network
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...
Kubiak needs to get his act together after ugly wild-card win.
The Cincinnati Bengals are coming into the game on Saturday against the Houston Texans in a lot better shape than most people think. They currently are on a three game winning streak including beating the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, so confidence shouldn’t be that much of an issue for this team at all. Here [...]The post Cincinnati Bengals Keys to Victory Saturday...
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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