Being the sixth and final seed in the NFL playoffs usually means you’re a sizable underdog. When it comes to the San Diego Chargers, that holds true a second weekend straight.
The Bengals and Chargers will have a lot of young players in the playoff spotlight at Paul Brown Stadium.
Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break its playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.
The Cincinnati Bengals had an unexpectedly successful season with an AFC North crown and a trip to the playoffs. Now, they’re facing off with a San Diego Chargers team they beat just a few weeks ago, but they may be facing them without a number of players.
If you ask many people around the NFL to give you a prediction for this weekend’s San Diego-Cincinnati AFC Wild Card game, most folks would lean towards the Bengals.
While some layer up and brave the conditions at freezing Lambeau Field, the rest of Green Bay will be able to watch Packers-49ers from the warmth of their homes.
The last time an NFL playoff game was blacked out was on Jan. 10, 2002, a wild-card game between the Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens in Miami.
You again? It begins with the Colts hosting the Chiefs on Saturday. At night, in the only first-round game not involving teams that faced each other this season, New Orleans is at Philadelphia.
The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?
Admit it. If the devil had walked into Cortland with contract that said as much, you’d gladly have pricked your finger and signed.
Ryan saw all he needed the first time. So, when he and his Jets gathered Monday morning after being embarrassed 49-9 by the Bengals, the coach decided to skip the team film review.
“Lady Cro” tweeted that Bengals QB Andy Dalton, who threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns against her husband and the Jets’ secondary, was “making this s— look like pop warner.”
Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was so upset with David Nelson on Sunday that he threatened to “come and get” the receiver at his home, according to the Daily News.
This is not, nor was it expected to be, a playoff team. For those who cling to the belief that the Jets defense is worthy enough to keep them competitive in every game, think again.
There were few positives for the Jets on Sunday as the Bengals dominated Gang Green in a 49-9 blow out.