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HOUSTON At 3:36 p.m. at Reliant Stadium on Saturday, Arian Foster was handed the ball in his first playoff game. He was living his dream.
"It's a beautiful feeling," Foster said. "It's hard to describe. You feel like you were meant for it."
And then he fumbled.
The ball popped out of Foster's hands on the first play from scrimmage. It popped forward, though, right back into his path, going down as a simple five-yard gain. Nightmare averted.
On the next play, he jumped offside.
On the next series, he ran into a teammate and fell down for a two-yard loss and was replaced by Ben Tate.
He was jittery, he said. Well, not jittery, he corrected. That wasn't quite the right word. Excitement was part of it, but everybody understands excitement. This was different. Foster, standing in front of reporters after his Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 in the AFC wild-card playoffs, realized this was going to be difficult to explain to anybody who h...
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Houston running back and social networking sports star Arian Foster carried the ball 24 times to rack up 153 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans’ 31-10 victory over Cincinnati on Saturday. “Arian Foster…Australian for ridiculous touchdowns,” tweeted Michael Schottey, Bleacher Report Editor. Foster entered the game with a new haircut, having a barber shave the...Read the Rest...
How does Texans running back Arian Foster get prepared for his team’s playoff game against the Bengals? By shaving the Texans logo into his hair. He’s no Antonio Garay, but we appreciate the effort and passion he has for his team. What will truly make the day special is if he does the Dream Shake in the end zone like he said he might.
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Arian Foster rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns to power the Houston Texans to a 31-10 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals in their first playoff game in franchise history.
Andre Johnson hauled in a 40-yard scoring pass and rookie defensive end J.J. Watt made a spectacular interception return for a touchdown as the Texans (11-6) ran off 24 unanswered points to beat...
The wait was worth it. In their first playoff game ever, the Texans dismantled the Bengals 31-10 behind Arian Foster's 153 yards and two TDs. Up next for Houston will be the Ravens.
The ties run deep. Just because Texans RB Arian Foster and Patriots LB Jerod Mayo haven’t been at the University of Tennessee together since 2008, doesn’t mean they aren’t still close. Yesterday after the Houston-Cincinnati game, Foster referred to Mayo as one of his brothers, and Mayo will be at Foster’s wedding. Foster offered some more thoughts on his old Vols buddy and...
HOUSTON (AP) -- 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...
The Texans defeated the Bengals 31-10 on Saturday to notch their first playoff victory in franchise history. Here are a couple of quick-hit reactions from this Wildcard contest.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster rushes for a gain against the San Diego Chargers in the first half at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on November 7, 2010. UPI/Aaron M. Sprecher
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The Houston Texans turned to their kids, then to their stars to win the first playoff appearance in franchise history, a 31-10 rout of the bungling Cincinnati Bengals.
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 Saturday's AFC wild-card game.
Third-string quarterback T...
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...
The Texans were dominant in their first Playoff win in franchise history as they took down the Bengals 31-10 at Reliant Stadium on Wild Card Weekend.
Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates was efficient as he completed 11 of 20 passes for 159 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions. Running back Arian Foster once again turned heads as he bruised his way to 153 yards and...
Broncos/SteelersI'm absolutely sick about the Bronco win against the Steelers. I felt like Pittsburgh was the only team that could possibly block the Patriots march to the Super Bowl. Now the team that the Pats demolished in New England a few weeks back is heading back for more punishment. It will take more than a good game by Tebow to do the trick. Denver will need to force...