Fans will be able to watch live online as the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts battle in the 2015 NFL playoffs, with both franchises trying to join the AFC’s elite.
Both the Bengals and Colts are teams on the upswing, each reaching the playoffs for the last three seasons behind young quarterbacks Andy Dalton and Andrew Luck. But both teams have also struggled to make it past the traditional AFC powers.
Now they will get a chance, with one of them guaranteed a place in the AFC divisional round. The teams play at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Fans who watch the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts game live online will see if the Bengals can nix a curse that’s now lasted 25 years. The team last won a playoff game in 1990, beating the Houston Oilers 42-14 in a wild card game. They lost the next week and have dropped their last four playoff games.
There is more bad news for the team this week, as the Bengals could also be without receiver A.J. Green, who is going through the league’s concussion protocol after taking a hit to the head in last week’s loss to the Steelers. But the Bengals still have a lot of weapons, including rooking running back Jeremy Hill.
“We have a lot of respect for what they do,” Luck said of the Bengals. “They do a lot and they do it well…. These guys do everything and do it with confidence and competence. It’s a fun team to play.”
The Colts also said they are ready to surpass Patriots and Broncos as the AFC’s top team.
“Do we want to take the next step? Yes,” coach Chuck Pagano said Monday. “Do we want to reach the Super Bowl that’s going to be played in Arizona? Yes. We’re glad to be in (the playoffs), but (we’re) never satisfied until we hoist (the Lombardi Trophy).”
Fans who want to watch the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts game live online can click here for streaming video through CBS.