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    NFL Wild Card: Bengals at Texans
    By: John Morgan

    Of all four playoff games taking place this weekend, the least hyped game - Cincinnati at Houston - may be of the most interest to Pats fans. Why? Because there is a very good chance that the Patriots will be playing the Bengals in Foxboro a week from now...

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    Odd Stat

    Bengals have 5118 yards of total offense and 5060 yards of total defense.
    The difference is only 3.6 yards a game.
    Yet they are ranked 20th on offense and 7th on defense.

    Thoughts?


    EDIT: Even stranger they have 285 offensive first downs and 284 defensive and are ranked 22nd on offense and 7th on defense.
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    Re: Odd Stat

    There's 8 teams within 20 yards per game just behind them on defense and 5 teams within 20 yards per game just ahead of them on offense. Narrow margin making them near average on both ends which with a 3.6 YPG difference makes sense.
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    ****** Wildcard Saturday Games Thread ******

    First game is Cincinnati against Houston.
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    Re: ****** Wildcard Saturday Games Thread ******

    Mayock and Hammond are the announcing team, so we can expect some mistakes to be made.
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    Re: ****** Wildcard Saturday Games Thread ******

    Go Bengals.

    Hammond looks like a doll. :eek:
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    Re: ****** Wildcard Saturday Games Thread ******

    Cincy's got a good shot....wow red rifle 3-0 @ Reliant...that is a very relevant stat...
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    Re: ****** Wildcard Saturday Games Thread ******

    Texans will start on offense after the touchback.
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    Houston looked nervous on the first drive and will have to punt.
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    One of the few times I've thought "geez, I could've completed that throw" with absolute certainty. Yates feeling the pressure a little bit.
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    classy houston fans....
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    That crowd is loud
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    Both QBs looking really shaky.
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    Two rookies starting at QB. Two overthrows on 3rd down. Could be a low scoring game.
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    holy crap, what a bull rush...:eek:

    Bengals D is nasty or Texans O plain sucks !
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    Both, pretty much.
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    Tate is such a good punt returner, I have missed him. Nothing like moving yet staying at the same spot.
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    So I assume we're all rooting for the Bengals. A Bengals win and a Pitts win tomorrow set up Pitts and Balt for the divisonal round which would be excellent. I'd rather have Denver take out Balt, but we all know they're not getting that far.
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    If Brooks Reed and/or Connor Barwin go off in this game, prepare for the "we should have drafted those guys!" threads..
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    Man, the NFL absolutely HAS to make pass interference a 15 yard penalty. The CB interfered with Green here, but it's ridiculous to potentially gain 30+ yards on a ticky tacky call.
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    Bad pass interference, didn't even attempt to make a play on the ball.

    I think they said it was for 52 yards, I agree this needs to be fixed.
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    I am not rooting for anybody. I prayed for the Jets last season and you know what i got?
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    a lousy T-shirt?
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    Exactly. New England has to beat someone next week. Obviously not all opponents are even talent-wise, but on any given Sunday any team has a chance.
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    Ya, let's go Bengals............Great start
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    True, anything can happen, but you have to admit that the Bengals appear to be the better matchup than the next most probable Steelers.
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    That P.I. call on Quinn looms large and with the way these two teams have started out on offense, might be turning point in this game... early on.
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    I agree that the 52 yard penalty is frustrating. Correct call, but it should be for 15 yards, like in college. A penalty that completely flips the field is not commensurate with the actual interference. Frustrating.

    And I am definitely rooting for the Bengals. I think we'd easily beat them.
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    The difference is Pittsburgh has something like a 40% chance and a team like Denver would have a 2% chance. Facing the Bengals instead of the Steelers would be huge for us, no need to be diplomatic about it.
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    Yeah, for sure the matchup to covet will be against Cincy.
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