“Best & Worst Wildcard Weekend”
Steelers-Bengals….Tremendous grit shown by QB-Ben Roethlisberger, coming back off sidelines with AC-shoulder joint sprain and still getting team down field close to field goal range….Superb performance by street free agent RB-Jordan Todman as Pittsburgh played without DeAngelo Williams…..Disgraceful helmet hit by LB-Vontaze Beferect, facing suspension now as repeat offender……..Stupidity of CB-Pac Man Jones to touch official and shove Steelers assistant coach…..Shameful move by Berfect to try and check on Brown hit after he obviously targeted his head…..Steelers in trouble going to Denver with all these injuries and Broncos coming off bye….Marvin Lewis (0-7) in postseason and facing heat for having no-class players on his roster who keep hurting team.
Chiefs-Texans…..Kansas City continues to live off its defense…Superb pressure on QB-Brian Hoyer bailed out pedestrian offense….KC in trouble now with hi ankle injury to WR-Jeremy Maclin when went down on turn by himself trying to turn to run upfield…Houston defense on field way too long….despite heroics of Brian Cushing-JJ Watt-could not bail out struggling offense….Texans had no playmakers outside of DeAndre Hopkins…..
Packers-Redskins….Aaron Rogers goes no-huddle to change entire chemistry of game…spreads Washington defense out-slows down pass rush, then RBs take over game, pounding for (141) on ground….Kirk Cousins lost his rythm under pressure…took 6-sacks….Washington went away from run game again….Packers pass rush covers up for deficiencies in secondary…..Pick your poison defending Rodgers…keep him in pocket….chase him when he avoids rush…deal with hurry up package.
Seahawks-Vikings…..Brutally cold weather wiped out potential good matchup….Neither team could run ball to set up other parts of offense….Russell Wilson under seige early in game-went to rollouts then no-huddle to get momentum….RB-Christian Michael broke off gash-runs in 2nd half thazt made a difference…..Teddy Bridgewater just not consistent throwing down field….WR-Mike Wallace-making big money, just not key component….Adrian Peterson fumble killed drive….never really got to second level running the ball-Seahawks team speed defense locked him in for limited gains.