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The Texans only found the end zone once all game and apparently that’s all they would need as they held off the Bengals 19-13 to advance to the Divisional Round for a matchup against the New England Patriots. Despite winning seven of eight games to end the regular season, Cincinnati’s offense has been nothing but terrible over the last three games as they’ve managed to score just one touchdown.
What’s even more disappointing to think about–cornerback Leon Hall recorded two touchdowns over the final three games himsef.
The Packers received an unexpected gift when Christian Ponder was ruled inactive just hours before the game–meaning the Vikings were forced to go with Joe Webb at quarterback instead. The fact that Webb made Mark Sanchez look like an effective quarterback shows how poorly he performed against Green Bay on Saturday night and this game was over by halftime.
All of the momentum seemed to be in favor of the Ravens considering it was the last home game for Ray Lewis and the defense stepped it up by keeping Andrew Luck and company out of the end zone. Plus, give Anquan Boldin credit for making some impressive big plays after finishing the game with five catches for 145 yards and one touchdown.
As if losing the game wasn’t already frustrating enough to deal with, the Redskins also have to deal with the possibility of losing Robert Griffin III for part of the 2013 season after the rookie played most of Sunday’s game against the Seahawks with an injured knee. Kirk Cousins proved to be an effective starter a few weeks ago against the Cleveland Browns–so why would Mike Shanahan risk Griffin’s future by keeping him in the game?