Saturday's game against the Texans may be Andy Dalton's first-ever NFL playoff appearance but it will certainly not be his first time on the field turf of Reliant Stadium. Dalton won a pair of high school playoffs games at Reliant as the quarterback at Katy High School, just west of Houston. A few years later he lead TCU to a Texas Bowl win over the University of Houston on the same field.
"Katy played in the first high school game that was ever played at Reliant Stadium," Dalton said. "In high school, when you get a chance to play in an NFL stadium and to be out on that fieldit makes for a cool atmosphere. And then to get the bowl win over Houston, that was another fun thing. So I've had some fun games in there."
Obviously, the Texans hope that the fun at Reliant stops for Dalton Saturday afternoon.
Dalton, a rookie starting for the Bengals and T.J. Yates, Houston's own rookie, will combine as the first ever rookie quarterback duo to start a playoff game in the Super Bowl era....