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Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is sacked by Houston Texans defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (92) during the fourth quarte
Playoff football was back in Houston Saturday, and the Texans, at one point a team that looked like it could be the #1 seed in the AFC, were ready for it.
Andre scored on a 40-yard pass, and Arian Foster had a huge day on the ground, and the Texans ran to a 31-10 victory over the bungling Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday in an AFC wild-card game.
“This is something not just for me, but for the whole organization,” the Texans star receiver said. “It’s a very special feeling. That’s probably the most I’ve smiled in a long time.”
Rookie J.J. Watt helped with a TD on a pick late in the second half, and T.J. Yates had a solid day through the air. Foster raced to two touchdowns and 153 yards.
Watt came through with a leaping interception return for a touchdown late in the first half, Yates threw a pinpoint pass to Johnson in the third quarter and Foster followed wi...
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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...
The Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback suffered flu like symptoms extreme enough to keep him out of practice Wednesday and force Dalton to make a trip to the Hospital. Today as the Bengals play in their first play-off game in years, Dalton will face another rookie quarterback TJ Yates making this the first time two rookie quarterbacks faced each other in a play-off game.
Andy Dalton will need his "maturity beyond his years" to show up in order to win this week
Game time: 4:30 EST, Saturday
Weather Forecast: High of 72 with scattered showers
All time series record: Tied at 3-3
Spread: Texans by -3
The last time these two teams played was in week 14, when the Bengals controlled much of the game and lost at the end thanks to a...
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is probable for Saturday's AFC Wild Card Game with the Houston Texans. Dalton, who was hospitalized earlier this week with flu-like symptoms, participated in practice Friday and is listed as probable on the team's injury report. Running back Cedric Benson, who had been limited in practice Wednesday because of a foot injury, is also listed as...
The first playoff wild card game of the 2011-2012 season is now in the books as the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 down in Houston. It was the first playoff win in Texans history.
Texans running back Arian Foster rushed for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns on 24 carries and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was intercepted 3 times with 1 being returned for a touchdown...
That game went exactly and not at all like I thought it would. Sloppy start? Check. Arian Foster wears the Bengals down late in the game and busts a long play? Check. 31-10 – WHAT?!?!
Incredible game, and there can be no doubt that the ridiculous, stupendous interception by JJ Watt was the play of the game. No matter how many times I watch that play, it’s still unbelievable...
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Tying season highs in sacks allowed (four) and interceptions (three) in a playoff game is not a good thing. Andy Dalton started off well and then things unraveled in the second half. A.J. Green had five receptions in the loss but only one in the second half. Jermaine Gresham had five receptions for 46 yards but none in the first half. Of the three Dalton interceptions...
How good is the AFC North? That's a statement framed as a question. The AFC-N placed three teams in the playoffs and its wildcard representative is giving a good account of themselves.
The Cincinnati Bengals roared into Reliant Stadium for an evenly matched game with AFC South champion Houston Texans. TGS writers favored the Texans at home by a vote of 4-3. Cincinnati dominates...
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...
No first-time playoff jitters for the Houston Texans. Rookie J.J. Watt returned an interception for a touchdown, and Andre Johnson and Arian Foster put the game away with second-half scores to power the Texans over the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 on Saturday in the NFL playoffs. In the postseason for the first time in their 10-year history, the Texans (11-6) came up with big plays...
J.J. Watt returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown and the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 for the franchise's first playoff victory on Saturday.
The Houston Texans turned to their kids, then to their stars to win the first playoff appearance in franchise history, a 31-10 rout Saturday of the bungling Cincinnati Bengals at Reliant Stadim. J.J. and T.J. and Andre and Arian. Rookie J.J. Watt's leaping interception return for a touchdown late in the first half propelled the Texans in an AFC wild-card game.
Texans over Bengals: The Bengals started strong, looked like they had it in the first half. But they had the proverbial uncapitalized opportunities, and by the second half, homefield advantage was kicking in in a big way. The Texans' fans were going nuts non-stop for 3 1/2 hours, and the Bengals eventually succumbed. Well, to the fans and to Arian Foster's 150+ yards on the...