Andrew Luck will need to break a winless streak against Tom Brady to earn his first Super Bowl appearance.
Despite the absence of any of the local teams, NFL Wild Card Weekend was at the top of the list for Boomer and Craig on Monday.
Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and one touchdown, Daniel “Boom” Herron ran for another score and Indianapolis dominated the second half to beat Cincinnati 26-10 in the AFC wild-card round Sunday.
The last time the Cincinnati Bengals won a playoff game, Boomer Esiason was under center and handing the ball off to Ickey Woods.
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.
You can make an argument for all four road teams to win in the first round. And isn’t that what we want?
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.
Four minutes were left when Peyton Manning took the field to try to lead his 51st game-winning drive. One bad throw brought the playoffs into sharper focus.
The best reality TV show better known as the National Football League once again delivered its fair share of thrills, chills, surprises and disappointments.
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.
First place is on the line in the air tight AFC North as the Browns visit the Bengals on Thursday night. Considering the Browns are involved, that’s hard to believe-remember, Cleveland hasn’t posted more than five wins since 2007.
Week 10 of the 2014 NFL regular season has a lot of big games on the schedule and that includes two big AFC contests that include match-ups between potential playoff teams. Steve Tasker of CBS Sports took some time to discuss the “Thursday Night Football” game between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals and then a Sunday match-up between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.
Then Craig had some nice things to say about his old buddy Jim ‘Hello Friends’ Nantz before ripping into the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen.