Bengals vs. Texans: 5 Key Matchups in AFC Wild Card

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Bengals vs. Texans: 5 Key Matchups in AFC Wild Card
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The sixth-seeded Cincinnati Bengals haven't been to the playoffs since 2009, and the third-seeded Houston Texans have never played postseason football. While that may discourage some fans from watching the game, it actually makes the matchup that much better.

Both teams are fairly evenly matched because of the injuries suffered by Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub. That means two rookie quarterbacks will matchup against each other on Saturday for two up-and-coming teams. 

The two teams faced each other on Dec. 11 in Cincinnati. The Texans pulled away and won 20-19 thanks to a late drive put together by quarterback T.J. Yates that sealed their playoff spot. Now that the teams are facing up a second time, it should be an even better game.

Let's find out some key matchups to watch for on Saturday. 

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