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.
After a 4-12 season, major questions – from QB, to defensive coordinator, to general manager — loom over the Washington Redskins.
The Cowboys prepped for the playoffs Sunday with a 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins, with DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant breaking a pair of prestigious franchise records along the way.
The Redskins will have linebacker Keenan Robinson and offensive tackle Trent Williams available for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Tony Romo hasn’t made it through his past two games against Washington without a back injury, and the most realistic playoff scenarios don’t require the Cowboys to beat the Redskins on Sunday.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III made it through a full practice on Friday and is expected to start in the season finale Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
“It’s not about stats. The NFL’s about winning games,” a Cowboys fan from Maryland argues with D.C. sports radio hosts about why Tony Romo is “by far” the NFL MVP this season.
Gov. Chris Christie says even President Barack Obama razzed him for rooting for the Dallas Cowboys at their game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.