Found January 01, 2012 on Shutdown Corner:
Both of the wild-card games on Saturday, January 7 are rematches of games we've seen in the last month, which gives us some pretty good indicators of how things will go. That said, some things have changed since then, so here's a basic read on the Saturday games, with the Sunday ones to follow. We'll have advanced stat studies and tape breakdowns for all the games later in the week. Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans — 4:30 PM ET The first thing the Bengals need to do before the take on a Texans pass defense that is as good as any in the league is to figure out what has been up with Andy Dalton in the second half of the season. The only rookie quarterback since the merger to start all 16 games of his rookie season despite not being drafted in the first round may have hit a bit of a rookie wall. In his first eight games, Dalton completed 158 passes in 257 attempts for 1,696 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. In his last eight games, 142 completions in 259 att...
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