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This year’s NFL playoffs begin the same way they did last season, with the Bengals heading to Houston to take on the Texans.
Both teams are the same seed that they were last year … which is not something the Texans are proud of.
They come in as the third seed after going into Week 17 as the top seed in the AFC. The Bengals are the six seed, but must not be taken lightly in this game.
J.J. Watt will look to continue terrorizing the Bengals on Saturday. (Credit: Getty Images)
The Bengals are the lowest seed in the AFC playoffs, but they finished with the same 10-6 record as the Baltimore Ravens who won the AFC North. They went 7-1 in the second half of the season with the only loss being a one-point defeat against the Cowboys.
Last year’s game was a big win for the Texans, but the game was not dominated by Houston. The difference was turnovers, specifically the three interceptions thrown by Andy Dalton. The most memorable of the three came at the end of the first h...
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J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during their AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at Reliant Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
The Houston Texans entered into Saturday afternoon’s wildcard game with the Cincinnati Bengals carrying more than just the hopes of moving on to the next round of the 2013...
It seemed like the whole game all wrapped into the one play, yet the moment was so brief. J.J. Watt jumped into the air knocking down an Andy Dalton pass. The ball flew backwards and then the Texans defender shook his finger at the Bengals. Watt is either telling the Bengals not to try that junk again or telling their quarterback his total number of passing yards. H/T BigLeadSports
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...
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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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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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...
Anyone can predict one round at a time, so I’m going all the way through I tell you why who has big games and the Super Bowl champ. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans This will probably be the least exciting matchup of the weekend. Andy Dalton will be average as usual, A.J. Green will come [...]
The Bengals have made the playoffs for the 2nd straight year, but like last year, they did it by winning the games they were supposed to and nothing else (well not technically nothing else this year, but close to it). The Bengals went 9-0 against non-playoff teams last season, but 0-7 against playoff teams, a number that grew to 0-8 when they lost to the Texans in the first round...
For the second straight year, the Houston Texans (13-4) advanced with a win in wildcard weekend, beating the Cincinnati Bengals (10-7) 19-13. The two teams met on the same stage in the same place at the same time to kick off postseason play last year.
Though the Texans’ margin of victory (21 points) was wider last year, the main difference-makers in each game didn’t seem to...
Both teams exchanged opening drive three-and-outs before Houston broke through with a first down conversion in the shadow of its own goal line on a third down pass to Owen Daniels. The Texans got a nice extended drive out of it, but eventually had to settle for a field goal. The Bengals got a 29-yard run from Law Firm on the next drive, but Cincy got into a 3rd and long, which ended...
Cincinnati has been in the playoffs four times in the past eight years. Why does that sound wrong? Why does that not command more respect? Possibly because each of those four times, the Bengals have swiftly exited via an unwatchable loss. The best you can say about this one is at least it wasn’t by multiple scores, which was the case with the previous three. The Texans were practically...