Wild Card Weekend in the NFL continues Sunday with two more games. Here is what you need to know about today's games.
Bengals at Colts
Game time: 1:05 p.m. ET
Records: Bengals, 10-5-1 (No. 5 seed) | Colts, 11-5 (No. 4 seed)
Odds: Colts -3.5
Bengals' quarterback Andy Dalton is 0-3 in playoff games, and might be without star wide receiver A.J. Green, doubtful due to a concussion.
"At the end of the day, there are only so many teams that get this opportunity," said Cincinnati tackle Andrew Whitworth. "It doesn't matter what your record is anymore. It doesn't matter where you're seeded. All that matters is if you win."
The Colts sputtered at the end of the season, averaging 19 points over their last four games after scoring 31.8 per game in their first 12. One problem for the Indy offense was that former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw was lost for the season after 10 games due to an ankle injury.
"It's one-and-done now," said Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. "We all know the stakes get higher and it's single elimination. Whatever we have to do to win a game, that's what we're going to do. We're going to do whatever it takes."
Ed says: When in doubt take the better quarterback. Luck is better than Dalton. Pick: Colts
[Bengals web site: Cincy Jungle | Colts web site: Stampede Blue]
Lions at Cowboys
Game time: 4:40 p.m.
Records: Lions, 11-5 (No. 6 seed) | Cowboys, 12-4 (No. 3 seed)
Odds: Cowboys -7.5
The NFC East champion Cowboys (I know how much you hate reading that phrase) are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
"We're just getting started and we're excited about the opportunity in front of us," said quarterback Tony Romo.
Can the Lions pull off the upset?
"Controlling the line of scrimmage is important," said Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell, who tied a franchise record with 11 wins in his first season with the club. "Our defense has been really strong in that area throughout the year."
Ed says: As much as you guys would love to see the Lions win this game, I don't see it happening. The Lions prove over and over again that they just aren't a mature football team. Pick: Cowboys
[Lions web site: Pride of Detroit | Cowboys web site: Blogging The Boys]