One way to sum up NFL Wildcard Weekend for 2015? Injuries. Third-string quarterback Ryan Lindley couldn’t provide any spark to an already Andre Ellington-less Cardinals offense. The Pittsburgh Steelers offense severely lacked any rushing attack with the absence of Le’Veon Bell. The Bengals lost two starting offensive weapons in A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham. It shouldn’t be a surprise that each of these teams lost. Additionally, those three teams’ offenses combined for a total 43 points, meanwhile, the Panthers, Ravens and Colts combined for 83 total points.
The Detroit-Dallas game didn’t feature any injuries to key players and thus turned out to be a shootout with the Cowboys winning 24-20.
The Cowboys will face off against the Green Bay Packers next SUNDAY at 1:05pm EST on FOX.
The rest of the divisional round is
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots – SATURDAY 4:35pm EST on NBC
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks – SATURDAY 8:15 pm EST on FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos 4:40pm – SUNDAY EST on CBS