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Five things to know about next Sunday’s Houston Texans-New England Patriots AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium: It was ugly last time: On Dec. 10, on "Monday Night Football," the Patriots smoked the Texans 42-14. New England was up 28-0 in
Share TweetSaturday’s start of the postseason went according to form, as the division champion No. 3 seeds in each conference advanced by winning at home, eliminating the wild card No. 6 seeds. But the similarities between the two games end there. In Houston, theShare TweetNo player on the field was under more pressure to win Saturday’s wild-card game than Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. Schaub and coach Gary Kubiak were the primary targets for criticism after the Texans failed to secure home-field advantage throughout th
Survive And Advance: Did the Texans right the ship after their 19-13 w…Updated Jan 5 Share TweetDid the Texans right the ship after their 19-13 wild-card win over the Bengals? Austin Murphy says we'll know the answer next Sunday, when Houston re-visits New England.Source: CNNSI.com
Injured Cushing supports teammates from sidelineUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetOnce bodies began flying, cleats tore up grass and the Texans went to work, Brian Cushing was fine. But while the national anthem rang out Saturday inside Reliant Stadium and a crowd that swelled to a franchise-record 71,738 settled in to watch Houston …Share TweetIf running back Arian Foster was the person who passed out gameballs, and not coach Gary Kubiak, he would give one to Kubiak. Foster said Kubiak delivered a speech on Friday night that carried the Texans’ through their wild-card victory over Bengals. ”Share TweetJames Harden scored 29 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Saturday night.
Johnathan Joseph makes sure he has things coveredUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetIf any Bengal was going to beat the Texans on Saturday, A.J. Green figured to be the man. Quarterback Andy Dalton’s security blanket, Green had cradled more touchdown catches this season (11) among his 97 receptions than all except two receivers in the
Owen Daniels, other tight ends grind it outUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetThe Texans played grind-it-out, wear-‘em-down, beat-‘em-up football Saturday afternoon. In short, it was a tight end’s kind of day. Owen Daniels had a team-high nine catches for 91 yards, his best statistical performance of the season, and compatrio
Redemption, for at least a day, in HoustonUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetHOUSTON -- Don’t fast-forward too quickly. Wade Phillips won’t. The Houston Texans' defensive coordinator asked for a day before he starts to figure out how to improve on the Texans’ terrible showing in New England five weeks ago. That’s not unreaShare TweetIn Cincinnati's 19-13 wild-card loss to the Houston Texans, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton's day was defined by one underthrow and one overthrow, and a whole lot of bad throws in-between. With 11:10 left in the first half and the ball on his own 38-yar…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetQB: C+ Matt Schaub was 29-of-38 for 262 yards and no touchdowns. He threw one interception that was returned for a touchdown. He wasn’t sacked. He moved the offense down the field, but they settled for field goals rather than touchdowns. RB: A Arian Fos
Offensive line manhandles BengalsUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetRealizing they had not been very dominant in the last month as the Texans failed to seal the top seed in the AFC playoffs, the offensive linemen spent the week challenging each other to step up in the wild-card game against the Cincinnati Bengals. They …
Who Wants To Sex J.J. Watt? Bengals-Texans, In Three GifsUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetSo, 23 years now, and a guaranteed extra 365 days (at least) on that 8,400 day playoff winless streak for the Bengals. Yikes! They sure do suck. Matt Schaub played just OK but still completed 29/38 passes, Arian Foster ran for 140 yards, and J.J. Watt c…Source: deadspin.com
Graham’s fourth field goal gives Texans 19-10 advantageUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetThe Texans are one quarter away from moving on to an AFC divisional playoff game. Houston leads Cincinnati 19-10 early during the fourth quarter on Saturday during a wild-card matchup at Reliant Stadium. The Texans’ latest score came via a 24-yard Shayn
Bengals’ Green hauls in 45-yard bomb; Texans up 16-10Updated Jan 5 Share TweetCincinnati Bengals star wide receiver A.J. Green finally got involved. After going without a catch during the first half, Green hauled in a 45-yard bomb courtesy of a perfect throw by Andy Dalton, setting up a 34-yard Josh Brown field goal with 7:48 lef…
Photos: Rain can’t keep Texans fans away from ReliantUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetPhotos: Rain can’t keep Texans fans away from Reliant
First-half analysis: No touchdowns spell troubleUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetThe Texans have dominated the first half but lead only 9-7 because the offense has stalled in the red zone - big surprise - and been forced to settle for three Shayne Graham field goals. The Bengals’ touchdown came on a terrible pass by Matt SchaubShare TweetThe Houston Texans had dominated the Cincinnati Bengals through the first quarter-and-a-half of their wild-card matchup, at least in yardage. Starting their second drive of the second quarter, the home team at Houston Reliant Stadium had well over 100 t…
Watch today’s wild card games on NBCSports.comUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetIf you can’t get in front of a TV today or you want even more than the TV has to offer, you’re in luck: Both of today’s wild card playoff games will stream live as part of Wild Card Extra right here at NBCSports.com. Wild Card Extra features the livSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetCincinnati strong safety Chris Crocker is inactive for the Bengals' AFC wild-card playoff game against Houston.Share TweetFormer Astros slugger Lance Berkman has agreed to a one-year, $11-million deal with the Texas Rangers, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday.
The Bengals Really Could Break Their 8,400-Day Playoff Winless Streak TodayUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetFor a summer in college I interned for the sports department of the Columbus Dispatch, which sent me for a few days to cover Cincinnati Bengals training camp. The 1990s had just come to a close-a dismal era even by the Bengals' standards-and the beatSource: deadspin.com
It's all doom and gloom in HoustonUpdated Jan 5 Share TweetHOUSTON -- I don’t believe I’ve ever covered a playoff game where the bulk of the crowd had such poor expectations. A home playoff game is usually filled with optimism. But after the Texans blew three chances in the past four weeks in games that couldShare TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts for the wild-card match up between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Houston Texans. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Bengals-Texans
Harden Leads Rockets To Fourth Straight WinJan 5James Harden scores 29 points as Rockets top Cavs for their 11th win in past 14 games.
Texans postgame press conferenceJan 5Texans react following game with Bengals
Countdown Daily Recap: Bengals-TexansJan 5Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Texans' 19-13 win over the Bengals
Texans Trump Bengals On Wild-Card WeekendJan 5Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and a touchdown to propel the Texans past the Bengals.
NBA - It's too late for Los Angeles Lakers to take solace in their fourth-…Jan 5It's too late for Lakers take solace in their fourth-quarter surge against Clippers.