NFL Playoffs: New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals


The wild card round of the National Football League playoffs begins this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET when the Cincinnati Bengals host the New York Jets.

The Bengals, making just their second playoffs appearance in 19 years, finished the season one game ahead of the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers to capture the AFC North title. The Jets, on the other hand, come into the postseason after winning against the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati—where they routed Marvin Lewis’ side 37-0 to secure the first of the wildcard spots.

For the second consecutive week, Carson Palmer and the gang will face cold conditions, a tough offensive line and one of the best defenses in the league. This matchup features two old-school teams. And considering their similar styles, expect it to be a low-scoring, field-position game.

Meanwhile according to NFL Network’s Scott Hanson, David Harris will play this afternoon. The 25-year-old linebacker was injured last Saturday against the Bengals and was listed as questionable for today’s wild-card fixture.

UPDATE: New York beat Cincinnati 24-14 in an AFC Wild Card game at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals started strong in the first quarter but the Jets scored 21 unanswered points and took control of the game.