Don’t be surprised if the star of Sunday’s divisional playoff game at Green Bay isn’t Tony Romo or Aaron Rodgers, DeMarco Murray or Eddie Lacy, Dez Bryant or Jordy Nelson.
After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card round, the Indianapolis Colts are in preparation for a familiar foe; the Denver Broncos.
Peyton Manning versus Andrew Luck and his former team, the Indianapolis Colts. It’s a dream matchup for the NFL, but a playoff game that could be decided by the play of two relative no-names at running back.
New England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.
NFL Wildcard weekend has been a fun ride, as per usual, filled with tough defense and a few phenomenal plays. The Indianapolis Colts took care of the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon, meaning a matchup between Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos and his former team.
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.
Each of the NFL teams still standing has reason to believe that they will win. Every one of them also has a potentially costly flaw that could have them clearing out their lockers.
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 Indianapolis Colts haven’t forgotten their last meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals in week seven of the 2014 regular season, and look to capitalize on Bengals letdown.
The Cowboys entered Sunday with a 3-4 record at AT&T Stadium. Hardly glittering, but the Cowboys welcome the opportunity to begin the playoffs at home.
The Dallas Cowboys needed a win to secure their first NFC East title since 2009. The Colts had essentially nothing to play for.