Texans Vs. Bengals Final Score: Houston Earns First Ever Playoff Victory By Defeating Cincinnati, 31-10

The Houston Texans have won their first ever playoff game in franchise history as they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10. The offense for both the Texans and Bengals started off slow in the first half, but the Texans picked up their game on both sides of the ball to score the final 24 points in this game.

The Texans defense forced rookie quarterback Andy Dalton into three interceptions and two key back-to-back picks in the third quarter, but Dalton did pass for a respectable 257 yards. The Texans own rookie quarterback T.J. Yates did what he was asked for by not turning the ball over and passed for a modest 159 yards, but he did have a huge play when he connected on a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson which gave Texans a 24-10 lead. At that point in the third quarter it seemed that the Texans had this game wrapped up.

The Texans put an exclamation point on this game when Danieal Manning intercepted Dalton and then three plays later Arian Foster ran off a 42-yard touchdown run to put the Texans up 31-10. Foster scored two touchdowns and rushed for 153 yards today.

Next week, the Texans travel to take on the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional round.

For more on the Bengals, be sure to check out the SB Nation blog Cincy Jungle. For more on the Texans, head over to Battle Red Blog.

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