The 2015 NFL playoffs move into day two of the wild card round as the Indianapolis Colts host the Cincinnati Bengals. The game kicks off at 10:05 a.m. PT, and will air on CBS. The winner advances to face the Denver Broncos next week in the divisional round.
The Bengals are in trouble heading into this game, missing two key offensive weapons. Wide receiver A.J. Green was ruled out with a concussion, and tight end Jermaine Gresham has been declared inactive. It is safe to say the Bengals are going to be relying heavily on running back Jeremy Hill. Mohamed Sanu is the leading receiver at this point, with 56 receptions, but only five of them in the month of December.
The Colts are a 3.5-point favorite, but I just can't see anybody putting money on the Bengals as we head into the game. An upset is possible, but I just don't see how Andy Dalton can keep them in this. Of course, that's exactly when something surprising happens in the NFL, so maybe we get a good game.
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
When: 10:05 a.m. PT
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson
Radio: Bengals Radio Network, Colts Radio Network
Online streaming: CBSSports.com/AFCPlayoffs, Verizon NFL Mobile
Odds: Indianapolis is favored by 4 points at home against Cincinnati, with an over/under of 49, per OddsShark.
Bengals blog: Cincy Jungle.
Colts blog: Stampede Blue