Houston wins a return trip to New England

The Houston Texans defeat the Cincinnati Bengals, 19 – 13 and their reward will be a return trip to New England to face Tom Brady and the Patriots next weekend.  The Texans suffered a humiliating defeat in their last meeting on SNF.  Today, the Houston defense was superb, forcing the Bengals into a dismal 0 for 9 on 3rd down conversions.  Houston standout performances were delivered by J J Watt on defense and Arian Foster on offense (140 yards rushing, 174 total yards).  In spite of an interception that led to a Bengal score, QB Matt Schaub provided leadership and stability.  Now, it is on to New England for the Texans!

In the NFC wildcard game up next,  Minnesota will start Joe Webb at QB for the injured Christian Ponder.

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