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In a close and, as expected, low scoring match-up, the Houston Texans bested the 22-year-playoff-win-drought-ridden Cincinnati Bengals 19-13. Houston will travel to New England next week with the acrid taste of their December 10th, 42-14 meeting with the #2 seed Patriots likely still in their mouths. Regardless of next week, there were several players with phenomenal performances today, as well as less-than-stellar ones.The hero of the game is, undoubtedly, Arian Foster with 32 carries for 140 yards and one TD, as well as eight receptions for 40 yards. This is a no-brainer. However, there are some honorable mentions: the Texans' offensive line that enabled Foster to shine; Owen Daniels' nine receptions for 91 yards; Shayne Graham's four FGs against his former team; Johnathan Joseph's shutting out A.J. Green for the first half and then holding him to five receptions for 80 yards and no scores, as well as one INT; Glover Quin's impressive coverage of Jermaine Gresh...
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Just in case the Houston Texans needed any more fuel for this weekend's upcoming AFC Divisional playoff game, Boston sports writer Dan Shaughnessy provided them with some.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster recently changed his Twitter avatar to this quote taken from a Shaughnessy article written on Sunday bashing the Texans after their Wild Card win over the Bengals...
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster used what Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe wrote as bulletin board material by posting it as a his Twitter profile picture as they get ready to play the Patriots this week. I’m sure this will fire the Texans up a little more. After getting dismantled by the Patriots earlier in the season, it will be interesting to see how they play...
Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy obviously decided that his Monday column had to get people talking. And maybe even thrust himself in the conversation for Sunday’s Divisional round game between the Patriots and Texans.
Doing a well thought out, well reasoned column on why the Patriots would beat the Texans wouldn’t get the job done. So Shaughnessy goes with the most effective...
Many NFL pundits aren’t giving the Texans much of a chance in their return trip to New England this weekend, not after stumbling to a 42-14 loss less than a month ago. Texans running back Arian Foster is soaking in all the doubt, though, and using it as motivation for his rematch with the Patriots.
Foster, who is very active on social media, changed his Twitter avatar to a photo...
The above is what Texans running back Arian Foster is now using for his Twitter avatar. It is a cut and paste job from the article Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe wrote yesterday in advance of next weekend's AFC playoff game between the Patriots and Texans. Shaughnessy is known for two things: being a troll while offending pretty much everyone, and making grandiose and hyperbolic...
Texans running back Arian Foster bulldozed his way to 140 yards rushing Saturday in a first round win over Cincinnati.Fantasy Spin:The 32 carries Foster received were a season-high. Foster and the Texans play New England a week from Sunday. Foster was held to 46 yards on 15 rushes when he played against the Patriots earlier in the season.
Arian Foster of the Texans has a new Twitter avatar.
From Shaughnessy’s column yesterday.
Shaughnessy’s Column Used As Bulletin Board Material by @ArianFoster is a post from: Boston Sports Media Watch
HOUSTON (AP) -- Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and a touchdown, and the Houston Texans used a stifling defensive effort for a 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday in an AFC wild-card playoff game.
The Texans will next play at New England on Jan. 13.
Foster became the first player in NFL history to have 100-yard games in each of his first three playoff games.
After beating the Bengals 19-13 to open wildcard weekend for the second straight year, the Houston Texans (13-4) head into the divisional round as pretty heavy underdogs to the New England Patriots (12-4).
Though head coach Bill Belichick is inevitably sending a message that the 42-14 win in Week 14 means nothing now, Dan Shaughnessy has a different outlook in his column in the...
Couldn't stop Arian Foster. Couldn't make that one big play when it was right at their fingertips. And, in an ending so sickeningly familiar, the Bengals couldn't break one of the NFL's longest streaks of playoff futility.
Plenty of blame to go around for this one.
Andy Dalton overthrew an open A.J. Green in the end zone in the closing minutes, and the Houston Texans...
Arian Foster could be the player with the most on his shoulders this weekend
Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans 4:30 p.m.
@ Reliant Stadium in Houston
The Texans have been struggling as of late as their 1-3 record shows to end the season. In those four games, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has one touchdown and three interceptions. That type of production in this playoff...
J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
Matt Schaub made his postseason debut a successful one when Foster's 1-yard touchdown in third quarter helped the Texans to a 19-13 AFC wild-card playoff win over the Bengals on Saturday.
Now comes the...
THE GOOD: Houston's OffenseThe Texans scored just one touchdown in Saturday's game, but scored on five different possessions. That tells us that Houston moved the ball consistently all day, and stuck to its game plan: giving the ball to #23. Arian Foster ran for 140 yards on 32 carries, and scored the only offensive touchdown in the game. He also added eight grabs for...
After a bye week off, the Patriots now know who their divisional round opponent is — and they should seem pretty familiar.
It wasn’t all that lone ago (just under a month, in fact) that the Houston Texans traveled to Gillette Stadium for what was billed as a heavyweight matchup between two Super Bowl contenders. The end result didn’t nearly match the hype, as Tom Brady and...
HOUSTON -- With positive momentum long since departed and home-field advantage lost during a forgettable December, the Texans sought a fresh start Saturday, something to erase the stench of their collapse. While their offense, led by six Pro Bowl selections, failed to deliver convincingly, the Texans welcomed the timely return of their dominating defense and outlasted the Bengals...