NFL WILD-CARD PLAYOFF CAPSULES
Bengals (10-6) at Texans (12-4)
When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Reliant Stadium, Houston
TV/Radio: NBC/670 AM
Series streak: Texans 3
Last meeting: Texans 31-10, (2012 AFC Wild Card playoffs)
Last week: Bengals 23, Ravens 17; Colts 28, Texans 16
Bengals FYI: 4th playoff appearance for team under coach Marvin Lewis. … First time team has reached playoffs in consecutive seasons since 1981-1982. … Quarterback Andy Dalton is 19-13 as a starter and threw for 3,669 passing yards and 27 TDs this season. … Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis rushed for career-high 1,094 yards.
Texans FYI: Posted 6-0 record at home vs. AFC this season. … 12 wins is most in franchise history for a season. … Won second consecutive AFC South title. … Quarterback Matt Schaub will make first postseason start. He threw for 4,008 yards in regular season. … Arian Foster rushed for 153 yards on 24 attempts with two touchdowns.
SVM pick: Texans 28-17
Colts (11-5) at Ravens (10-6)
When: Noon, Sunday
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
TV/Radio: CBS/670 AM
Series streak: Ravens 1
Last meeting: Ravens 24-10 (Dec. 11, 2011)
Last week: Colts 28, Texans 16; Bengals 23, Ravens 17
Colts FYI: Coach Chuck Pagano spent four seasons as Ravens assistant coach (2008-11). … Have won 9 of last 11 games. … Quarterback Andrew Luck's 4,374 set NFL record for most by a rookie. … Luck's 11 wins are most by rookie QB drafted No. 1 overall in Super Bowl era. … Vick Ballard's 814 rushing yards was second among AFC rookies. … Reggie Wayne ranks 5th in NFL history with 83 postseason receptions.
Ravnes FYI: Have reached playoffs for fifth consecutive season. … Have 2-2 record at home in postseason. … Quarterback Joe Flacco is first quarterback to start postseason game in each of his first five seasons in Super Bowl era. He has a 5-4 record in postseason. … Running back Ray Rice reached 1,600 yards from scrimmage for 4th season in row. Led AFC running backs with 61 receptions.
SVM pick: Colts 23-21
Vikings (10-6) at Packers (11-5)
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
TV/Radio: NBC/670 AM
Series streak: Vikings 1
Last meeting: Vikings 37-34 (last week)
Last week: Vikings 37, Packers 34
Vikings FYI: Participating in playoffs for 27th time in franchise history. … Won final four games of season to qualify. … Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards, nine-yards shy of breaking NFL record for single season help by Erick Dickerson. … Quarterback Christian Ponder passed for career-high 2,935 yards and 18 touchdowns. He did not throw interception in last three games.
Packers FYI: Have won NFL-record 13 championships. … 29 playoff wins are third all time. … Won division for 20th time. … Quarterback Aaron Rodgers led NFL with 108.0 passer rating. … Packers are 29-2 when Rodgers starts and has a 115-plus rating. … Jermichael Finley's 61 receptions is most by tight end in team history. … James Jones led NFL with 14 touchdown receptions. … Clay Matthews had 13 sacks. It was third time in 4-year career that he recorded more than 10.
SVM pick: Packers 36-32
Seahawks (11-5) at Redskins (10-6)
When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: FedEx Field, Washington, D.C.
TV/Radio: Fox/670 AM
Series streak: Redskins 6
Last meeting: Redskins 23-17 (Nov. 27, 2011)
Last week: Seahawks 20, Rams 13; Redskins 28, Cowboys 18
Seahawks FYI: Have won last three wild-card playoff games. … Won last five games and seven of last eight. … Outscored teams 193-60 in last five games. … Quarterback Russell Wilson threw 26 touchdown passes, tying Petyon Manning's record for most by a rookie QB. He threw for 3,118 yards. … Marshawn Lynch was third in NFL with 1,590 rushing yards. … Sidney Rice led team with 50 receptions, 748 yards and seven touchdowns.
Redskins FYI: Seven wins in a row is longest current streak in NFC. … Fifth team to make playoffs in NFL history after 3-6 start. … Won NFC East for first time since 1999. … Robert Griffin III set NFL rookie record with a 102.4 passer rating. He had 3,200 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. Also rushed for 815 yards, most by a rookie QB in NFL history. … Alfred Morris rushed for team-record 1,613 yards, third most by a rookie in NFL history. … Team led league in rushing offense at 169.3 yards per game.
SVM pick: Seahawks 19-17