Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans 2012 AFC Wild Card

Houston Texans JJ Watt

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Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans 2012 AFC wild card game preview.

Quick Summary: The pick is Houston Texans at BetOnline.

NFL Team Stats & Key Players

Cincinnati Bengals AJ Green

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Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) won their last game of the regular season in week 17 vs Baltimore Ravens. Lately they have been playing really great football. Winning games when most people believe they will lose. The true threat from this team is Andy Dalton connecting with A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham pass 10 yards. A.J. Green really knows how to get those extra yards after the catch. BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushing the ball is always a threat to opponents.

The Bengals defense have a challenge on their hands as Texans is a team that can be a threat with both rushing and passing. On average per game the Bengals defense allows 212 passing yards and the Texans offense on average receive 239 yards per game. This shows that Cincinnati will need to work on this during the game to keep the Texans from scoring.

On average the Bengals defense allows 107 rushing yards per game and the Texans offense averages 132 yards per game. I can’t help but think that the Bengals defense will either need a monster night or the Texans forget how to play offense. Both are highly unlikely.

Houston Texans (12-4)coming off a 28-13 lost in week 7 vs Indianapolis Colts. Nobody expected the Colts to win that game and I am sure that lost has put the Houston Texans back into hungry mode. The average stats for Houston and Cincinnati shows the Texans have the Bengals beat in every way on the field. The only thing Houston need to do is bring their A-game and not play like this is a preseason game or something.

The Texans offense only need to play their A-game and avoid turnovers in order to win this game. As long as the Texans can put points on the board it will come down to the Houston Texans defense keeping the Bengals from scoring. The Texans will need to shut down the Bengals passing game to keep the Bengals from scoring. On average the Texans defense allow 225 passing yards per game and the Bengals offense averages 223 passing yards per game. Houston defense must find a way to force the Bengals into rushing the ball the whole game.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans Prop Bets

  1. Who will have more Receiving Yards in the game?
    • A.J. Green (CIN) WR: +5½ (-115)
    • Andre Johnson (HOU) WR: -5½ (-115)
  2. Who will have more Receptions in the game?
    • A.J. Green (CIN) WR: +½ (-105)
    • Andre Johnson (HOU) WR: -½ (-125)
  3. Who will have more Sacks in the game?
    • Cincinnati Bengals: +160
    • Houston Texans: -200

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Where To Bet Online On The Bengals vs Texans Game

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Houston Texans: -5
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BetOnline Review $10 Cincinnati Bengals: +4½ (-110)
Houston Texans: -4½ (-110)
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Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans Predictions

The Cincinnati Bengals passing game and their defense is the only thing that will keep them into this game. However, I believe the Texans will win this game by a field goal or one touchdown. Houston Texans 24-21 or 28-21 but most likely the Texans will get that one last touchdown in there so ill go with 28-21.

My Prediction: Houston Texans 28-21

Game Final Score

  • Cincinnati Bengals: 13
  • Houston Texans: 19
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