Top takeaways from NFL Wild Card Weekend

13Bad football, bad coaching and excellent games

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NFL Wild Card Weekend provided us a combination of bad football, bad coaching and some excellent games. The Houston Texans proved they were not ready for prime time against Indianapolis Saturday afternoon — losing at home by two touchdowns.

Once the other wild-card game kicked off in Dallas on Saturday, we knew that the Seahawks’ offense would be going up against a juggernaut. We had little idea that the trenches would help Dallas win just its third playoff game of the millennium.

Then, on Sunday, the Los Angeles Chargers’ defense took it to Baltimore in a big way — providing Philip Rivers and Co. with enough of a safety net to come out on top in front of an embarrassing Ravens crowd.

Closing up shop on the weekend’s slate, the Eagles took out the Bears in a drama-filled game to remain alive in their bid to repeat as champions.

These are among the top takeaways from NFL Wild Card Weekend.


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