HOUSTON First playoff win for a Houston team since 1991. First playoff win, ever, for the Houston Texans. First time in a long time this overlooked football city announced in no uncertain terms to the rest of the country that it needs to take its franchise seriously.
Never mind that, in using a phenomenal defensive outing and a mistake-free rookie quarterback to dispatch the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 Saturday at Reliant Stadium, the Texans earned the almost certain right to get slaughtered on the road next weekend against the Baltimore Ravens.
This win, with its heavy emphasis on penalties, defense, big plays and growing confidence, means many things that should last long past their showdown in Baltimore.
"I'm just elated, excited, happy to bring this city a playoff win that's been thirsty for (one)," said running back Arian Foster, who ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
Houstonians, again knowing what it means to win an NFL postseason game, were imbued Saturday with the kin...