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• NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan: Texans-Bengals outcome rides on two rookie quarterbacks
The edge at quarterback has to go to Dalton, who is also going to be asked to carry much more of the offensive load than Yates. In Week 14, the Bengals settled for four field goals … and lost by one point. Dalton will need to make at least two touchdown passes this time around.
It will be a tight battle defensively, but a slight edge goes to Houston. The Texans have home-field advantage and Johnathan Joseph on their side.
In one of two videos embedded in Kirwan’s NFL.com story, an NFL Network panel of Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin and Steve Mariucci tackles, “Who’s better: Bengals or Texans?” Here’s what they say: (spoiler alert in case you watch the video)
Mariucci: Texans, but good matchup
Irvin: Unclear … “should be interesting to watch” the Bengals
In the other video – at the top of the Kirwan story on NFL.com – they talk to Texans play-by-play guy Marc Vandermeer, who, suffice it to say
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Andy Dalton was back in the locker room on Thursday morning and said he is ready to practice today. Dalton missed yesterday due to a bout of the flu.
“I feel great. It was a tough day yesterday, but I feel a lot better than I did. I’ll be out there practicing and be ready to go,” Dalton said. “It was just a one-day thing. It was kind of out of nowhere. But I feel good now...
Saturday's game against the Texans may be Andy Dalton's first-ever NFL playoff appearance but it will certainly not be his first time on the field turf of Reliant Stadium. Dalton won a pair of high school playoffs games at Reliant as the quarterback at Katy High School, just west of Houston. A few years later he lead TCU to a Texas Bowl win over the University of Houston...
Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton missed Wednesday's practice with the flu, but is expected to be ready for Saturday's playoff game against the AFC South champion Houston Texans.
In fact, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said that Dalton should return to practice on Thursday.
Dalton, 24, is a Houston native and played collegiately at Texas Christian.
Cincinnati Bengals starting quarterback Andy Dalton wasn’t at practice today for what’s being called a intestinal virus. With it being only Wednesday and not an actual injury I wouldn’t be worried at all about him missing Saturday’s game. He’s pretty much just got a case of the *****, or maybe some nausea.
@GeoffHobsonCin: #Bengals QB Dalton not in early part of practice...
And when you have nothing to lose, you can be quite dangerous. Banks says Got to love that the Bengals, the team that I’m not even sure the city of Cincinnati truly appreciates, made the playoffs in what was supposed to be a take-your-lumps kind of year. A rookie quarterback in Andy Dalton isn’t supposed [...]
Mike Florio talks with Bengals beat reporter Joe Reedy about Cincinnati’s playoff chances against the Houston Texans on Saturday behind rookie Andy Dalton.
The Bengals needed this game and they fought hard, before falling just a little bit short. Andy Dalton completed 22 of 44 passes (50%) for 232 yards without a TD pass or INT. He also carried the ball 4 times for 17 yards (4.3 ypc) in this game. Cedric Benson led the way for the Bengals on the ground in this game with 51 yards rushing on 13 carries (3.9 ypc) and he also caught...
The Cincinnati Bengals will try to bring things full circle on Saturday
Its been 22 years since the Bengals last won a playoff game -- and that win came over Houston, in Houston, 41-14 in a wild card playoff game on Jan. 6, 1991. A win Saturday in the same city in the same round ends a 20-year playoff drought -- and gives the Bengals their first road playoff win in team history....
The Bengals are leaving for Houston this afternoon for Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. kickoff against the Texans in the opening game of the NFL playoffs.
They head into the game in good physical shape.
S Taylor Mays (hamstring) and LB Dontay Moch (illness) are doubtful to play. Neither participated in Friday’s walk-through session.
The rest of the injury report has players that practiced...
On this pre playoff edition of Luv Ya Steel Blue podcast, Mike, Aaron and Pat dive into this epic moment in Houston Texans history. With the Bengals coming to town, the Texans are on deck to make history with their ever playoff game.
The guys touch on Texans awards, the return of Andre and the success of T.J. Yates. It is also revealed the Antonio Smith is a new type of Ninja...