Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/12/11
In their nine-year franchise history the Houston Texans have never participated in an NFL postseason.  Whether it was the shortcomings of their teams or the fact that they play in a division that is headlined by Peyton Manning, for some reason or another the Texans continuously fell short.  Since the Texans inauguration, Manning and the Indianapolis Colts have won seven consecutive AFC South Championships dating back to 2003.  That all changed on Sunday afternoon. The Texans kept pace for a possible first round bye as they improved their AFC leading record to 10-3 on Sunday with a 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.  T.J. Yates completed 27 of 44 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns as the Texans rallied late to get the win.  With time running out in the fourth quarter Yates, a rookie, led the Texans on an 80 yard drive down the field knotting the game at 19 on a six yard touchdown pass by WR Kevin Walter.   The extra point gave the Texans the lead with two seconds remaining.  For Yates and the Texans the win was half of the equation necessary for the Texans to clinch the AFC South in Week 14.  The other half would come as [...]
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