These variables will play a key role in determining who survives and advances to the conference championship games.
The Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons since winning the Super Bowl. However, they have failed to get past the divisional round and have just one win in that time frame. The Packers want to change that fortunate this weekend. The last time the Packers and Dallas Cowboys played a playoff game at Lambeau Field was the famed Ice Bowl.
Some expect the Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game to be a shootout between the NFL’s top rated passers. However, the Packers coach considers running back DeMarco Murray to be the difference.
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“I don’t know how we, in any way, can think about going up there without having him,” the owner said. “With the way we’re playing, and the mojo.”
Christie has taken considerable ribbing about his allegiance to the Cowboys, who are bitter rivals of the Eagles and Giants, teams favored by most from N.J.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell never got a good enough explanation about the penalty flag that got picked up. Yep, the one that would have given Detroit a critical first down while still leading in the fourth quarter.
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.
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.
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.
The Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
The Green Bay Packers do not have to play this Sunday. That is a good thing as quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to get some extra rest before the Packers begin their run toward the Super Bowl. They will host one of three teams in the Divisional Round. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game.
The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Bengals (9-4-1) host the Broncos (11-3) on Monday night. Denver already owns a playoff spot, but trails New England for the AFC’s top slot.