“I saw him this morning,” cornerback said. “I gave him a hard time about how he looked. He didn't look himself, to say the least.” Dalton said he was able to eat a little before his limited practice on ski jackets Thursday. The weather was much better than earlier in the week, when there were wind chills in the teens. The Bengals don't have a covered practice field. “It was a tough day yesterday, but I feel a lot better than I did,” he said. Dalton watched tape of the practice that he missednorth face clearance to get up to speed on the game plan. He took it easy while warming up during the first half-hour of practice that was open to the media. “I can't try to do too much,” Dalton said. “I've watched the film and I know what's going on. Obviously I would have liked to have practiced yesterday, but it didn't happen.” Coach Marvin Lewis declined to say how much the rookie was able to do in practice. He thought Dalton was up to date on the offensive plan. “He's fine,” Lewis said. “He'll gonorth face triclimate through the video. He's already been through it (from Wednesday). It's not a big deal.” The Bengals are trying to get their first playoff win since the 1990 season, when they beat the Houston Oilers. They've made the playoffs only three times in the last 21 years, losing their opening games in 2005 and 2009. It'll be Dalton's second time seeing the Texans defense. Houston came to Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 11 both of whom have been voted to the Pro Bowl. Joseph left the Bengals after last season's 4-12 finish, in part because he felt he had a better chance at making the playoffs with Houston. Green had five catches for only 59 yards, including north face boots a 36-yarder off a pass basically thrown up for grabs. “I think the first game they had a good battle,” Hall said. “I have a lot of experience with J-Jo and know what he can do, and A.J. has come in here and done a lot of great things. He pretty much catches everything. Anytime you can watch two Pro Bowl players go at it, it is fun to watch.” Dalton is glad he's facing a defense that north face sale he saw only a month ago instead of playing a team for the first time. “Anytime you get to play a team twice, you have a feel for what they do and how they play,” Dalton said. “So, it's nice going into the first playoff game against a team we've played before.” Notes: (shoulder) also were limited in practice on Thursday. ... Lewis declined to comment on a report that Jacksonville is interested in offensive coordinator kids north face Jay Gruden as a head coaching candidate. ... Hall tore his left Achilles tendon in mid-November and is doing rehabilitation at Paul Brown Stadium. He's limited to stretching the Achilles and riding a stationary bicycle.