Pro Football Notebook-Friday-Wildcard Playoff Preview

Posted by on January 8th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

(Playoffs)

Steelers-Bengals…AFC-Wildcard Game…..Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown combo tough to defend…Brown (136R) this season….Pittsburgh without its top two running backs….AJ McCarron remains Cincinnati starter……WR-AJ Green could have field day vs shaky Steelers secondary….Steelers (395YPG) this year..scored 45-TDs…#1-Offense in AFC….Defense allowing (363YPG)….Bengals-AJ Green (86R) 15YPC…..Offense turned it over only 17-times…just 9-picks….Defense allowing (358YPG)…Reggie Nelson-8 interceptions….Cincy 42-QB-sacks…Geno Atkins-Carlos Dunlop combined 24-sacks.

Chiefs-Houston….AFC-Wildcard Game….Kansas City carries 10G-win streak into playoffs…..Chiefs offense has slowed down last couple of weeks…..LB-Justin Houston-out 3W-spraine knee cleared to play…..Texans Brian Hoyer will start at QB…..JJ-Watt coming off 16-sack season-keys Houston defense….Chiefs defense 47-sacks..29-turnovers…Marcus Peters-CB-8 Interceptions….Chiefs offense just 15-tovers-2nd least in NFL….Texans 45-QB sacks-25-turnovers…#2-defense in AFC….JJ Watt-Whitney Mercilus combined 29-sacks.

Green Bay-Washington…NFC-Wildcard Game…..Packers have lost 4-of-last 6…struggling to protect Aaron Rodgers…..Defense has let down…..Kirk Cousins on strong second half run with Washington offese….Alfred Morris coming off 100-yard game…..Washington defense strong pass rush….Packers OL allowed 47-sacks….Offense ranked 23rd in league….Passing offense drops to 24th this year….Washington defense leaky-allows (380YPG)….Kirk Cousins (29TD-11Int) 4166Y passing…Aaron Rodgers (31TD-8Int)-but team struggling down stretech.

Seattle-Minnesota…NFC-Wildcard Game….Arctic blast weather…..(-23 Windchill) for Sunday afternoon…..RB-Marshawn Lynch-out since November 15th-returns from abdominal surgery-practiced well all week……Vikings Adrian Peterson-leading rusher in league-missed workouts with bruised back this week-will start…..QB-Ted Bridgewater-only 14-TDs in 16-games this year-last in starting QBs in league….Seahawks ‘Legion of Boom’ defense finished 1st in NFC…..allows just (291YPG)…..37-sacks-23-turnovers….allowed just 16-red zone touchdowns…..Russell Wilsokn #1-passing NFL…(34TD-8Int)…110Rating…(4,024)….Vikes KR-Cordarelle Patterson (31YPR)….Adrian Peterson (1,485R)-…4.5YYPC….Minnesota defense allowed just 18TD in red zone…43-QB sacks.

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