The 6th seed Cincinnati Bengals led by Quarterback Andy Dalton take on the 3rd seed Houston Texans in the play offs. The Bengals have been on a winning streak and the Texans have had problems winning lately. Dalton and his Bengals have won 7 of their last 8 games and they have won their last 3 games. The Texans lost their last 2 games. Could this be a sign of things to come this weekend?

The Cincinnati Bengals have momentum coming into the play offs, they beat the Ravens which many thought could not happen. They had a tough time winning the week earlier against the Steelers but the Bengals defense stepped up and held Pittsburgh to get the win. This Saturday the Bengals are going to have to depend on their defense to step up again to try to stop Matt Schaub from picking apart the Bengals secondary. If the Bengals defense can control the line of scrimmage and bring pressure to Schaub, they have a chance in the game.

When it comes to the Bengals offense it is clear they need to play better.  One thing they are going to have to do is protect Dalton. The Texans have a play maker by the name of J.J. Watt  who leads the NFL with 20.5 sacks this season. Watt gets up for these big games and he can change the outcome of a play in a moments notice. The Bengals have to find a solution to slow this guy down if they are going to be successful offensively in Houston Saturday. If they can’t it is going to be a very long day for the Bengals and Andy Dalton……..


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