Andrew Luck will need to break a winless streak against Tom Brady to earn his first Super Bowl appearance.
Arguably the Cincinnati Bengals’ best player, wide receiver A.J. Green is iffy for Sunday’s playoff game in Indianapolis against the Colts. He didn’t practice on Friday and hasn’t cleared the league’s concussion protocol after suffering the injury in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Green can’t go, the pressure might double for the Bengals to win their first postseason contest since 1990.
The Indianapolis Colts will face the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs without A.Q. Shipley and Hugh Thornton on the offensive line.
The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won an NFL playoff game since January 6, 1990. They beat the Houston Oilers—right there, that tells you it was a long time ago—by a 41-14 score in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Since then, the Bengals have lost all five postseason contests they’ve played in. That needs to change this weekend.
The Patriots will host the AFC Divisional round on Saturday, January 10 at Gillette Stadium.
Hold off cementing your plans for the Patriots’ regular season finale against the Bills.
We have a big enough sample size now to pick which teams would give the Patriots the most trouble in the preseason, and on Thursday Gresh & Zolak shared their choices.
Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett picked up his first career win under center on Sunday, guiding Houston to a 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns.
The Cleveland Browns are tied for first in the AFC North. The perennial doormat of the division dominated its intra-division, intra-state rivalry with the Cincinnati Bengals last night, scoring first and never trailing en route to a 24-3 victory.
At the start of the season, a Cleveland-Cincinnati battle as a Thursday Night primetime game did not appear to be an ideal television choice.