Found January 08, 2012 on Houston Diehards:
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 to me. I’m also fond of pointing out when other teams quit against the Texans. It happened several times in 2011, and in Saturday’s game, wow did the Bengals ever quit – in a PLAYOFF game, no less. On Arian Foster’s 42-yard TD in the fourth quarter, no less than two Bengal defensive backs just up and quit, gave up, wanted no more, and rolled over in a playoff game. Disgusting. But hey – it happened because the Texans wore them down and made them quit. I love it. While Watt’s TD was the key play of the game, there was no better moment than seeing Andre Johnson score a touchdown in his first-ever playoff ...

Arian Foster Leads Texans to First Playoff Win Ever; Projects to Be #1 Fantasy Pick in 2012

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...

Watt's play propels Texans to next round

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer The Houston Texans see J.J. Watt make disruptive plays in practice all the time. The 6-foot-5, 288-pound rookie defensive end is constantly swatting passes, and even intercepting a few. He finally hung onto one when it counted, in the biggest game of the year. Watt's game-changing interception return for a touchdown...

Houston Battles Cincinnati to 17-10 Lead on JJ Watts' Big Play

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...

Doug Sez: NFL Playoff Predictions

Cincinnati at Houston: The Texans are going to loose their playoff virginity. Coming in with the best rushing game and running back Arian Foster, the Texans should be ready to

NFL Wild Card Weekend Thoughts

The Denver Broncos walked onto their home turf and beat the defending AFC Champions. The Broncos defense played well and Tim Tebow threw for over 300 yards. Yes Tim Tebow threw for over 300 yards! Related posts: NFL Wild Card Weekend Preview & Predictions – Inside The Wheelhouse 2011-12 NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Weekend Picks Examining The Field Of 12 – The Race To NFL...

Watts TD changes game

Mike McGlynn felt good about his block on J.J. Watt. The Bengals’ right guard punched out on Watt, the Houston Texans’ top draft choice this season, and stopped his path to quarterback Andy Dalton. The next thing McGlynn and everyone else inside Reliant Stadium knew Watt picked off Dalton’s pass and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown that broke a 10-10 tie and sent the Texans...

Texans pick apart Bengals for first playoff win

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.

Texans throttle Bengals in playoff debut (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 with big plays on offense and...

2011 Wildcard Weekend Recap

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...

Halftime thoughts: Texans 17, Bengals 10

The Bengals could have gone into halftime tied at 10, but a great play by J.J. Watt of snagging the ball out of the air gave the Texans momentum and the lead at halftime. Offensively, Jay Gruden was doing a nice job of mixing things up on first down with a balance of run and pass (eight pass and six run) which we will see if that continues. Andy Dalton has completed the ball to eight...

Halftime at Reliant Stadium: Texans 17, Bengals 10

A rookie scored his first playoff touchdown, but it wasn’t Bengals QB Andy Dalton or Texans QB T.J. Yates. Nope, it was Houston DE J.J. Watt, who made one of the sickest plays you’ll see by a lineman. Watt’s interception and 29-yard touchdown return with 59 seconds left in the half was the difference after 30 minutes. It’s Texans 17, Bengals 10 from Reliant Stadium. Otherwise...

Kids, stars shine in win

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.
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