Found January 10, 2013 on
State of the Texans:
The Texans won their second consecutive playoff game and snapped their two game losing streak with their 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. The defense played lights out, while the offense moved the ball but struggled in the red zone. This win earns the Texans a ticket to play the New England Patriots and hopefully avenge the beatdown the Patriots laid on them in Week 14.
The difference between the Texans’ and Bengals’ total yards. The Texans had more than twice as many total yards as the Bengals. The Texans had 420 total yards while holding the Bengals to only 198. The Texans really did dominate this game.
The Bengals were 0 for 9 on third down conversions. The Texans did a great job of getting off the field and containing the Bengals’ passing attack. Andy Dalton completed less than 50% of his passes for only 127 yards.
Matt Schaub was sacked 0 times on Saturday. There was much talk of the Bengals’ vaunted defensive line leading up to the game, but the Texans’ offensive line played well and kept Schaub off the turf.
Arian Foster carried the load for the Texans, rushing for 140 yards on 32 carries. The offensive line stepped up and allowed the Texans to control this game on the ground. This led the Texans to have a 17 minute advantage in time of possession.
The Texans only scored a touchdown on 1 of their 4 trips to the red zone. They kicked field goals on the other three trips, including one from inside the 10 yard line. This game could have been a blowout if the Texans had scored touchdowns instead of field goals, but instead the Bengals had a chance to take the lead at the end of the game.
The Texans’ offense allowed the Bengals to score 7 points, while the defense only allowed 6 points. Matt Schaub’s pick six allowed the Bengals to stay in the game a lot longer than they deserved to. Against the Patriots, the Texans’ offense cannot afford to give them points because the Patriots offense is good enough to score on their own as well.
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(Photo: Patriots Email)
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Houston Texans (13-4) at New England Patriots (12-4)
Game Day: Sunday 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Line: Patriots -10
Series Record: New England leads 3-1 (1-0 this season)
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