Unexpected seasons from both the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans landed them in the playoffs against each other in the wild card round.
The Browns, after dealing with poor play and then a season-ending injury to Deshaun Watson, have found unexpected success following the arrival of Joe Flacco. Under a revitalized Flacco, who is 38 years old, the Browns offense is starting to click. They have won four of their last five games, and seven of their last ten.
On the other side of the coin is 22-year-old rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud and the Texans. The Texans got off to a mediocre 3-3 start, but Stroud found his footing after the Week 7 bye and they went 7-4 the rest of the way behind his impressive rookie season.
This is the 16th playoff game of Flacco's career. It's a first for Stroud. Will experience triumph or will youth defeat age? Follow along as Yahoo Sports delivers the latest news, scores, and highlights from Saturday's Wild Card game.
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