Originally Posted by Legend of Josh
I don't see anyone giving the Bengals a shot over the Texans this weekend. Granted, Cincinnati hasn't won a playoff game in decades, I have a feeling things might be different this season. I don't expect either the Texans or Bengals to make it past the 2nd round, but I will go ahead and say Cincy over Houston this week. They're one of the more dangerous teams right now, and they play better on the road.
My main concern is, how will Marvin Lewis handle the spotlight? Past history has shown that he comes up short in crisis. However, I think that Houston's Gary kubiak also has a spotlight on him, and this is Matt schaub's first ever playoff game.
Defensively, I feel as if the bengals will hold their own, but we have struggled to run the ball lately, and someone has gotta step up as the no.2 wideout.
As far are the playoff win drought goes, I'm sick and tired of it, but the fans, not the players on the field, are the ones carrying that baggage around. It's Houston that has everything to lose Saturday, as they were once 11-1, whereas we finished the 2nd half of the season 7-1