And then there were eight. Wild Card Weekend in the NFL didn’t provide a ton of drama, but it had its moments. Robert Griffin III‘s knee bending a way knees aren’t supposed to should lead to an interesting offseason for the Redskins. That field was a joke and an embarrassment and unquestionably played a part in RG3 going down. Seattle moves on to face the Falcons in Atlanta.
Houston won, but didn’t look very dominant in doing so. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton overthrew A.J. Green in the endzone on a play that could have given the Bengals a late lead. Dalton’s future is even being questioned, even though he’s taken the Bengals to the playoffs in each of his first two years. Houston now goes to New England.
Christian Ponder was a late scratch for the Vikings and the Packers had no trouble with backup QB Joe Webb or Adrian Peterson. The Pack now has to travel to the Bay Area to take on Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers.
Indianapolis rookie Andrew Luck found out that the playoffs run at a different speed. The Colts’ offense never got going against the Ravens, who now must try to slow down Peyton Manning and the Broncos.