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Saturday Wildcard Playoffs Open Thread

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New York Jets (9-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)
1:30 PM PST, NBC
Jets coverage: Gang Green Nation
Bengals coverage: Cincy Jungle

Rex Ryan would have you believe his Jets should be favorites to go all the way, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Bengals do what they can to force the Sanchise to struggle in his playoff debut.  The Bengals are currently 3 point favorites and I think they'll be able to cover that.  They were laying down last week in a meaningless game for them, and I don't see that happening this week.  The Jets could certainly spring the upset, but I just don't see that happening.  There's also the fact that I just don't like anything about the Jets.

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Philadelphia Eagles (11-5) at Dallas Cowboys (11-5)
5:00 PM PST, NBC
Eagles coverage: Bleeding Green Nation
Cowboys coverage: Blogging the Boys

A week ago the Cowboys dismantled the Eagles, and will be looking for a repeat performance.  The Eagles were already in the playoffs before last week, but a win would have given them the division and a first round bye, so clearly they had something to play for.  Instead, they laid themselves a big fat egg.  The Cowboys sit as a 4 point favorite, so clearly the bookies don't have a clear idea of what to expect.  The Eagles have been a very up and down team, while the Cowboys have to be hoping Tony Romo can figure out how to find some success in the postseason.