The New York Jets (9-7) are set to rematch the Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) to kick off this year’s NFL post-season. After ending the Indianapolis Colts run at perfection in Week 15, Mark Sanchez and crew put on a show at home during a convincing 37-0 win over Cincinnati to notch the remaining AFC Wild Card spot.
This time around it may not be so easy for New York as they travel to Paul Brown Stadium, where the well rested Carson Palmer and Cedric Benson wait to give the league’s top ranked defense a run for their money. “We’re trying to win the thing,” said NY head coach Rex Ryan. “That’s our goal. To get to this point and not have that as your ultimate goal, then I don’t think you’re going to be successful. I think you have to visualize yourself being successful and then try to go out and make it happen.”
Chad Ochocinco has been struggling lately with knee problems but should be cleared to suit up on Saturday. In his last matchup against stand-out cornerback Darrelle Revis, #85 was held to zero receptions for the first time since 2003. Earlier this week Chad was concerned about the injury but later found himself practicing just two days later. He commended his teammates through his Twitter account, saying “really good practice today on both sides of the ball, we had Popeye’s for snack after practice, best 2 piece I’ve had n a while.”
The Jets have won seven of their last eight against the Bengals. Their only playoff meeting was back in 1983, which featured a 44-17 victory for New York. Jets vs. Bengals playoff tickets are still available right here with us at AceTicket.com!