NFL Wild Card Recap

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers carries the ball past inside linebacker Will Compton #51, inside linebacker Mason Foster #54, and outside linebacker Trent Murphy #93 of the Washington Redskins in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Packers 35
Redskins 18
Green Bay completed the NFL’s first-ever Wild Card Weekend sweep for road teams by running like the Lombardi Packers … literally. Eddie Lacy and James Starks are the first Packers duo to each rush for 45+ yards and a TD in a playoff game since Super Bowl I. The Pack will need more of the same next week if they’re going to avoid a repeat of their last trip to the desert. The Redskins blew a golden opportunity but at least they know they have a pair of playoff performers on offense: Kirk Cousins is the first ‘Skins QB to have a TD run and TD pass in a postseason game and Jordan Reed became the first Redskins TE to post a 100 yard game. The Redskins might actually beat a winning team in 2016 if they can get that ground game going and shore up a defense that sacked Aaron Rodgers just once and gave up 35 points to a Packers squad that hadn’t score that much since Week 3. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rob Carr)
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis talks with outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) after a penalty during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Cincinnati. Pittsburgh won 18-16. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
Steelers 18
Bengals 16 While Pittsburgh is doling out thanks, they should thank the football gods for drawing a trip to Cincinnati. As is generally the case when these two teams link up, it was chippy and the penalty flags flew at an alarming rate. The Bengals basically handed the Steelers their NFL-record 34th postseason win by coming unglued at the end and that tells me it’s time for Cincy to move on from Marvin Lewis. I know I’ve defended him in the past, but the Bengals had control of this game — even without Andy Dalton — and pissed it away in mystifying fashion. It’s not so much that Lewis’ 0-7 career postseason record is the worst ever — it’s how he got there. Vontaze Burfict was trolling the Steelers leading up to the game and needed to be reigned in during the game. He wasn’t. And now it’s time to find a coach that can do more with one of the most talented rosters in football. (AP Photo/Frank Victores) (AP/Frank Victores)
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (21) runs after an interception during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Chiefs 30
Texans 0 The key to a Kansas City playoff run? Make sure it goes through Houston. The Chiefs’ last postseason win was against the Oilers in 1994 and are 3-0 all-time in playoff games at Houston (just 3-9 in all other road playoff games). So the longest postseason losing streak (8 games) in NFL history ends, and the league’s longest active win streak extends to 11. Meanwhile, Houston has a problem: the Texans are the first home playoff team to get shutout since the 2005 Panthers and Brian Hoyer isn’t as consistent as he thinks he is. With J.J. Watt going under the knife, that offense will need to be markedly better in 2016 if Houston is going make a return trip to the postseason. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) (AP/Tony Gutierrez)
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LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers carries the ball past inside linebacker Will Compton #51, inside linebacker Mason Foster #54, and outside linebacker Trent Murphy #93 of the Washington Redskins in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis talks with outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) after a penalty during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Cincinnati. Pittsburgh won 18-16. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (21) runs after an interception during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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