Playing in your team's first ever playoff game gives you the opportunity to get in the record book for all kinds of things. The Texans' first ever playoff touchdown? Arian Foster on a 9-yard run around the edge, on a perfectly blocked play, then followed it up with a "Dream Shake" tribute to Hakeem Olajuwon.
That score tied the game early, 7-7, and was an important marker in the game of playoff momentum. The biggest story of this game between two inexperienced playoff teams? Both teams made mistakes, but the Texans got away with theirs. Foster fumbled the ball twice in his first six carries, but recovered them both before making his scoring run on carry number seven.
Meanwhile, the Texans were ready to pounce when the Bengals made mistakes of their own. To wit:
Head coach Marvin Lewis throws away both of his challenges on two iffy calls that would barely have benefited his team if correct. Could not challenge a much more important ruling on Houston's game-tying field goal attempt ...