2009 NFL Wild Card Round: Saturday Games Preview

January 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NY Jets (9-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (10-6), Saturday January 9th , 4:30 PM ET on NBC
Broadcast Team: Tom Hammond, Joe Gibbs, Joe Theismann, Tiki Barber (Field reporter) 
Let’s Do It Again…but this time, the game will be in Cincy.  Last week, the NY Jets needed a win to get in the playoffs and they dominated the Bengals by a score of 37-0.
I don’t know if the Bengals are suffering from playing a long, hard 2009 season, where they lost both WR Chris Henry and the wife of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, but they need to look more like the team that swept the AFC North (6-0) than the group that has gone 3-4 in their last seven games. 
The Bengals have been a great turnaround story this season (won AFC North for the second time under head coach Marvin Lewis after starring on HBO’s Hard Knocks) but they are playing a young and energetic NY Jets team led by brash rookie head coach Rex Ryan. 
The veteran defensive-minded coach is trying to become...

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