With the combined finishes of both teams, this might be the least hot match-up of the Wild Card weekend. The Texans enter the Wild Card round having lost their last three games - two to sub-.500 teams Indianapolis and Carolina. Meanwhile, the Bengals have lost three of their last five, but backed their way into the final playoff spot by virtue of a New York Jets' loss against Miami.
The Bengals / Texans game is tied for the smallest spread of the Wild Card weekend's four games, alongside the Falcons and Giants, who opened at New York (-3). The Saints open as 12-point favorites hosting the Lions, while the Steelers are favored by as much as nine points heading to Denver.