Found January 05, 2012 on Football Nation:
Houston Texan fans, the NFL playoffs have finally arrived.   Drink that down slowly. Let it sit on your tongue like a fine 20 year old whiskey. Bask in its warmth for a bit, because like a Sage Rosenfels 17 point 4th quarter lead, it can be gone in an instant.   It’s been a lengthy and largely disappointment filled road since the teams inaugural game on August 5th, 2002 against the New York Giants at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH; 10 years, 3,442 days, and 160 regular season games (unfortunately 40 preseason games as well) to be exact.   It’s been even longer for the city of Houston itself, which was previously home to the longest playoff drought of any city. Sorry Buffalo its on you now. Not since Joe Montana led the Chiefs to a 28-20 victory into the Astrodome against Warren Moon’s 12-4 Oilers has this city seen a NFL playoff game.   You want some perspective on how long ago that was?   Bodacious, radical, and tubular were legitimate adjectives in the American v...

Arian Foster gets haircut with Texans’ logo

Houston Texans’ Arian Foster made waves in the social networking sports world earlier this season when he tweeted a picture of his MRI. The Pro Bowl running back is back at it again with a new haircut destined to be the focus of social media chatter. “Check out my dawg @ArianFoster cut! #ReppinToTheFullest,” tweeted Duane...Read the Rest...

AFC Wildcard Preview: Houston Texans Ready For Their Cinderella Moment

The Texans have been so close to being a playoff-worthy team for so long, that it's not that surprising to see them finally cross the threshold. It IS surprising, however, to see them do it without Mario Williams, Matt Schaub, or Andre Johnson, the three franchise cornerstones. Now they face a brave new world with an uncertain cast. How will this Cinderella team fare in the...

Gameday preview - Bengals at Texans

GAME SNAPSHOT KICKOFF: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 1712 SURFACE: Natural grass PREDICTION: Texans 23-17 KEYS TO THE GAME: C Chris Myers has his hands full as the leader of an offense with a quarterback making his sixth career start. Myers' calls, of coverage and adjustments, ease the burden on T.J. Yates but he'll have to win with long drives as he did three weeks ago...

Week 17 Recap: Texans - Titans

The Texans played harder than I expected and had a shot to win at the end going for the two-point conversion in a failed attempt to knock the Titans out of the playoffs in one fail swoop. In the end tiebreakers did what the Texans couldn’t and sent the Titans home to watch with the rest of the AFC South.   Since Sunday’s game was as close to meaningless a game as the Texans...

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans Preview and Prediction

The first game of the NFL playoffs features two teams who are coming into the playoffs following losses. The Bengals are coming off of a loss to the Ravens that could have eliminated them from the playoffs, while the Texans are losers of three straight following their clinching of the AFC South. The game features two rookie quarterbacks, who both have great threats at the receiver...

Who is Better? Texans or Bengals, the NFL Network Weighs In

  NFL Network’s Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin and Steve Mariucci discuss who the better team is between the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans. You can watch it after the jump. You can watch it here.

Bengals vs. Texans

1. The Texans are in the playoffs for the first time, but with a dark cloud hanging over the season.

Houston Texans team report: Frisky Johnson could be targeted often

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Playoff Preview: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans

The 2012 NFL Playoffs kick off Saturday when The Cincinnati Bengals visit Texas, and the Houston Texans. Cincinnati finished ( 9-7 ) and needed help to get in while Houston ( 10-6 )  took advantage of a banged up division and earned the number three seed despite having a walking mash unit of their own [...]

Playoff pre-snap read: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans

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Injury report: Wild Card Weekend - Bengals at Texans

The official NFL injury report for the Texans - Bengals playoff game on Saturday, January 7, 2012:CINCINNATI BENGALSDOUBTFUL S Taylor Mays (hamstring), LB Dontay Moch (illness)PROBABLE DT Geno...

Against the Odds: Wild Card Edition

OK, we all know betting on sports is illegal in 46 states, so don't do it unless you're in Vegas, Oregon, Montana or Delaware, but if you're going, you can make these bets for me. 1. Cincinnati at Houston (-3.5), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. — This is a tough one to pick given the way the Bengals came of age this year, led by a rookie quarterback and a rookie wide...
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