The first day of the NFL Playoffs is over.
The Chiefs demolished the Texans in the opener 30-0. Kansas City returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never looked back. Brian Hoyer joined the pantheon of Jake Delhomme and Ryan Lindley among the worst Playoff quarterbacking performances of the past decade going 15 for 34 for only 136 yards and 4 interceptions.
Amazingly, the Texans were not the team most embarrassed on Saturday. That would be the Cincinnati Bengals. I try and stay off my soapbox, but the Bengals organization and their fans disgraced the NFL tonight with their behavior. You can read and see about it on your own. The bottom line is the Bengals overcame a 15-0 fourth quarter deficit to go ahead 16-15 with under 2:00 left. The Bengals then picked off a pass. With the game in hand, Jeremy Hill proceeded to fumble the ball away. Then Ben Roethlisberger, who had left the game injured and had debris thrown at him as he was carted off the field, returned to the lineup and put together a drive. Two personal foul penalties on the Bengals, one on a complete cheap shot by Vontaze Burfict, the other after that play on Pacman Jones, took the Steelers from outside field goal range into chip shot territory for a game-winning kick. The Bengals still have not won a Playoff game in 25 years.