A lot of things can happen if the Bengals beat the Texans in Houston this Saturday.
Believe it or not, the Bengals have never won a playoff game on the road. The Bengals have a 6-8 record in the playoffs overall and are only 0-4 on the road. That road record includes losses to the Baltimore Colts in 1970, the Miami Dolphins in 1973, the Oakland Raiders in 1975, and the Los Angeles Raiders in 1991.
The Bengals, with their 15th postseason game ever, are now poised to get their first postseason road win in franchise history and first playoff win since 1990 against the Houston Oilers. The Bengals are 3-3 in wild card games, but they have now lost 3 consecutive postseason games.
They also have a heated and evenly-matched rivalry with Houston. In 57 games between the Bengals and Houston Oilers (now Tennessee Titans), they are 28-28-1. Against the Houston Texans, it’s 3-3. Which sets up for a great battle between rookie quarterbacks and a big rematch from the regular season. Not only that, but the Bengals top free agent priority from last season, Jonathan Joesph, left for supposed greener grass with the Texans, and will be matched against the Bengals lone Pro Bowler, AJ Green.
It all means that Bengals fans have a lot to be excited for, and a lot of reasons to hope the Bengals come out with a win.