AFC Wildcard Preview and Predictions Pt. 2
Pittsburg Steelers vs. Denver Broncos
“Tebow, Tebow, Tebow, Tebow”
There’s really no need to waste time breaking down this game. The Broncos stink. They’re lucky to even be in the playoffs, and had it not been for the consistently inconsistent San Diego Chargers. They wouldn’t be in the playoffs. So Denver should go out there sling it around for a while and get off the stage.
The Steelers are far better than Denver. The only way they lose this game is if they start looking towards next week. I know they have a lot of injuries, and may think it prudent to take it easy down the stretch. However, you have to plan to the wall. Don’t allow for any of that flukey hero stuff down the stretch.
Pittsburg wins 20 – 9
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans
This is the game where neither team has a clear advantage. That means we’re going all gut here (Andy Reid style).
I like the fact that Houston is playing at home. When you have a backup, rookie quarterback in the playoffs you want to try to give him as many advantages as possible. So, I think home field could be huge in this game. I also like Houston’s ability to run the ball with Arian Foster. If the Texans can run the ball effectively they could win this game easily.
For Cincinnati to win this game they have to try and keep it close. If they can get to halftime with a lead or within 3 points they will have an excellent opportunity to win.
With that being said,
Houston wins, 26 – 10
Kortney Shane Williams
Editor of Comedic Prose