AFC Wildcard Playoffs Live Thread - Bengals at Texans

Jamie Squire

The NFL Wildcard playoffs are here. Join us to discuss all the game action as the Cincinnati Bengals head south to face the Houston Texans.

The NFL gets the 2012-2013 post season started today, with the Cincinnati Bengals facing the Houston Texans in the AFC's first Wildcard game. The Texans, who most of the year looked like locks to be the number one seed in the AFC, are going to be trying to end the late season slide that saw them lose three of their last four games, and fall from the top seed to third.

After starting the season 3-5, the Bengals got hot in the second half of the season, winning seven of their last eight games to finish the regular season 10-6 and in second place in the AFC North. Now, they will look to continue that hot streak and advance to the Divisional round of the playoffs.

AFC Wild Card: Bengals vs. Texans

SB Nation blog: Cincy Jungle | Battle Red Blog

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 5, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV Schedule: NBC
Announcers: Dan Hicks, Mike Mayock
NFL odds: Texans -4
NFL picks: Bengals, 20-16

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As usual, keep pictures to a minimum, and appropriate, in a live thread. I will remove pictures that are inappropriate and they can lead to warnings and/or bannings.

Do not request or post links to illegal internet streams of the game (instant temporary ban if you do).

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