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yahoo.com Updated Jan 3, 2013Saturday, January 5, 2012 - 4:30 p.m. ET NBC For the second consecutive January, the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans will meet in an AFC wild-card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. When the two clubs met on Jan. 7, 2012, the Bengals seemed to be in…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs should be quite familiar by now.Upvote Share TweetIt may seem like sheer sacrilege to criticize Ray Lewis as he heads into what will likely be his final game in Baltimore on Sunday. But amid all the talk of Lewis announcing his retirement this week, few have asked this question: At age 37 and coming of…Upvote Share Tweet
Where they rank on offense, defenseHere's a look at the final NFL rankings for the 2012 season: CINCINNATI BENGALS Offense: Overall (22nd), run (18th), pass (17th) and scoring (12th). Defense: Overall (6th), run (12th), pass (7th) and scoring (8th). CLEVELAND BROWNS Offense: Overall (25t…Upvote Share Tweet
The Brotherhood: A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way to …A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way to stockpiling defenders no one else wanted: They built a dominant unit, one that will make its mark in January, Ben Reiter says.Upvote Share Tweet
Kiper's All-Rookie team: Five from divisionIt wasn't a stellar year for the 2012 draft class in the AFC North, but five newcomers from the division were still named to Mel Kiper Jr.'s All-Rookie team. You'll need a subscription to read the entire piece because it's part of Insider. Here are the …Upvote Share TweetOne-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previewsUpvote Share TweetHere's a Thursday afternoon roundup of the NFL head coaching rumor mill: Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals are one of three teams interested in former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid. The Cardinals were scheduled to meet with Reid on Thursday, h…Upvote Share Tweet
Ben Roethlisberger's Moment in TimeESPN.com's "Moment in Time" piece features Ben Roethlisberger's miracle tackle on Jan. 15, 2006, that helped the Steelers upset the top-seeded Colts. Roethlisberger's heroics were set up by Jerome Bettis' first fumble of the year. With the Ste…Upvote Share Tweet
Bonnie Bernstein Explains Ray Lewis's Crimes With An Unfortunate Parable About Middle Schoolers Smokingdeadspin.com Updated Jan 3, 2013Somewhere along the line, we as a nation apparently chose to forgive/forget the fact that Ray Lewis was involved in a murder at a Super Bowl party in 2000. That Lewis and his friends got into a fight with another group, and two people in that other grou…Upvote Share Tweet
Something's Gotta GiveRookie QBs reviving non-playoff teams aren't the only thing the Redskins and Seahawks have in common, but who continues deeper into January? Peter King has the answer.Upvote Share TweetPeter King: NFL Wild-Card PicksUpvote Share TweetWhile the assumption is Oregon's Chip Kelly is at the top of the Browns wish list, Cleveland continued with its coaching search, interviewing former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, according to ESPN's Chris Mortsensen. Whisenhunt wouldn't make the same …Upvote Share TweetCincinnati Bengals kicker Josh Brown has been impressive in replacing the injured Mike Nugent this month. In fact, he was among the most impressive players in December. Brown was named the AFC special teams player of the month. Signed Dec. 6 after Nugen…Upvote Share TweetThe Bengals got one streak off their back when they clinched back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 1981-82. Now, they're looking to end another mark of postseason futility. Cincinnati hasn't won a playoff game since Jan. 6, 1991. The…Upvote Share Tweet
Colts Owner Jim Irsay Is Ready For The Playoffs: "Time To Let The Monster Feed!!!!!!!!!!!!!"deadspin.com Updated Jan 3, 2013The Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts, by some unexplainable circumstance, pulled off an 11-5 record this season and secured a wild-card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. Colts owner Jim Irsay? Oh, he's ready to party, as you can s…Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Jan 3, 2013Alabama coach Nick Saban arrived with his SEC championship team Wednesday afternoon to prepare for Monday’s BCS national championship game against top-ranked Notre Dame in Miami amid a swirl of speculation that he may leave for the NFL at season’s endUpvote Share Tweet
About Last Night: Ray Lewis, Pregame Dance to Retiregrantland.com Updated Jan 3, 2013In case you were busy explaining why your "flu-like symptoms" aren't just a cover for a two-day New Year's Eve hangover, here's what you missed in spo...Upvote Share Tweet
Cold Hard FactsJan 3Mark Schlereth shares which teams he believes are poised to win on Wild-Card Weekend.
How they got here: Baltimore RavensJan 3Follow the Baltimore Ravens as they battle through injuries and divisional foes on their way to the NFL playoffs and a Wild Card matchup with the Indianapolis Colts.
Brian Billick On Ray Lewis' Upcoming RetirementJan 3Ray Lewis syas he will retire after the playoffs.
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice: 'We're right where we need to be'Jan 3Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss the legacy of teammate Ray Lewis and what we can expect from him during Wild Card Weekend.
Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playo…Jan 3RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…
2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card RoundJan 3With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previewsJan 3One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews
Peter King: NFL Wild-Card PicksJan 3Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks