Wild Card Playoff Predictions for Saturday
Keys to victory for the Bengals:
Cincy has won seven of eight with a strong defense and control of the clock on offense. That must continue if they hope to upset Houston Saturday afternoon. They will have to play mistake free football and Their running game will be counted on to keep the chains moving. A few play action fakes might free up AJ Green down the sideline if Houston's aggressive secondary inches too close to try and stop the run.
Keys to victory for the Texans:
Be patient and stick to the game plan . Simply put, hand the ball to Arian Foster 25 times and keep Cincy's defense honest with 13 or so targets to Andre Johnson. Let's be honest, Cincy's offense isn't very scary if you take away Green so the need to score a ton of points is really a non-issue. I foresee a bunch of 4-2-5 and 4-3-4 defensive sets to pressure Andy Dalton into bad throws. JJ Watt will get to the QB at least twice.