A decade plus of work and frustration will come to a head Saturday afternoon in Houston, as the Texans make their first ever playoff run since arriving in the NFL in 2002. The guys at Battle Red Blog are confident about beating the Bengals twice in a month, and on this momentous occasion in Texans franchise history, they're overcome with excitement, and... Silver Surfer references:
Personally, I think we're going to win this game. We beat this team on the road without Andre Johnson. WeeJay has more experience running this offense. Wade Phillips will have the not-so-enviable task of keeping Brian Cushing from ending all of existence as we know by focusing his Achillean-rage on Andy Dalton. Brooks Reed will harness the Power Cosmic and glide around the Bengals' offensive line to prepare the way for J.J. Watt's arrival and the subsequent eating of Andy Dalton's soul. Arian Foster will seduce the Bengals' defense with his cutbacks, which are on loan from God.
Time / Date: Saturday, January 7, 3:30 p.m. CT
Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Streaming: NBC Sports
Line: Houston (-3)
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