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The Houston Texans, who struggled the last month of the season, beat the Cincinnati Bengals tonight 19-13 behind their All-Pros running back Arian Foster and defensive end J.J. Watt.
The Texans, who eliminated the Bengals last season as well, were paced by four field goals by Shayne Graham of 48, 27, 22 and 24 yards and a 1 yard touchdown run by Foster, who finished with 140 yards on 32 carries. The Bengals could not get an offensive touchdown but got a pick 6 by Bengals Leon Hall of 21 yards from Matt Schaub’s errant pass and two field goals b y Josh Brown of 34 and 47 yards to round out their scoring.
The Bengals could not get anything all game as they only were able to muster 207 total yards, 127 yards from Andy Dalton, 80 yards running (59 yards from Benjarvis Green-Ellis). The Texans caused confusion with an interception, two sacks and a couple of pass deflections by the master of it in Watt.
The Texans now travel to New England next Sunday at 4:15 in the final game of the weekend will have to put their game vs. the Patriots in week 14 out of their mind. The Patriots manhandled Houston all night winning 42-14 and the Texans will have to overcome the memories, the elements in Foxboro, and a red hot offense of Tom Brady and the Patriots.
They will need to learn how to forget quickly, or it could be a disappointing flight home next week.
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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...
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...
Arian Foster of the Texans has a new Twitter avatar.
From Shaughnessy’s column yesterday.
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In a quarterback-driven world, neither one that started in this battle out-shined the other.Andy Dalton threw for a hapless -6 yards in the first half. (Yes – that is a negative sign, not the en dash that I overuse). Matt Schaub misfired the ball and Leon Hall read the quarterback’s eyes like a comic strip and returned the ball for six points in the 2nd quarter.Both defenses...
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...
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...
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...
Dear Houston Texans, I think you can win it all.
As a matter-of-fact, I know that you will. But first things first, we need to talk.
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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 of the Houston Texans knocked down a pass from the Bengals Andy Dalton and wasn’t going to let him forget about it. Following the bat-down, which Watt specializes in, Dalton was greeted with a Mutombo finger wag.
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They say running backs are worth less than a dime a dozen in the NFL, and they have a point. After all, the NFL's No. 2 leading rusher this season -- Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins -- was passed on exactly 172 times in the 2012 NFL draft. And the league's rushing touchdown leader -- Arian Foster of the Houston Texans -- wasn't even selected in the 2009 draft...
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...
The Race for Steak continues. Only 11 games to go…
1. Rob Celletti (137-112-7)
2. Chris Gross (129-120-7)
3. Mike Donnelly (129-122-5)
4. Chris Celletti (126-124-6)
5. Joe Caporoso (114-135-7)
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