NFL Playoffs Schedule 2012: Bengals Improbable Run Continues Against Texans

The Cincinnati Bengals are in the playoffs, which is almost hard to believe. They were considered one of the NFL's worst teams before the season begin because they were starting a rookie quarterback. That rookie quarterback, Andy Dalton, turned into a solid season and helped lead the Bengals to the playoffs.

The Bengals will travel to Houston to play the Texans in the Wild Card round.

SB Nation's Cincy Jungle is obviously excited about Cincy's improbable run and recaps the season nicely in this post.

The Cincinnati Bengals have truly come full-circle, largely believed to be the worst team in the NFL during the preseason to being one of 12 teams that made the playoffs this year. Though the moment is bittersweet due to Cincinnati's most recent loss to the Baltimore Ravens, remember this moment as the second time in three seasons that the Bengals made the playoffs. No matter what they've done in the regular season, none of that matters now. Everyone in the post season is winless, yet undefeated. And the Cincinnati Bengals will play one more week than anyone else expected.

Indeed, everyone has a shot. And the Bengals may have the best chance at an upset on Wildcard weekend. They're playing a Texans team that has lost three straight and, like the Bengals, will start a rookie quarterback in the playoffs.

For more on the Bengals, visit SB Nation's Cincy Jungle and for more on the Texans check out Battle Red Blog. Also check out the updated NFL draft order for those non-playoff teams.

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