The Houston defense led the way on Saturday and earned the team a trip to play the Patriots in the divisional round of the postseason.
It was the defense that led the way for the Texans, keeping the Bengals' offense out of the end zone for the entire game and holding them to just 198 yards of total offense. The sole touchdown of the game for Cincinnati came in the second quarter when Leon Hall intercepted a pass from Matt Schaub and returned it for a score that gave the Bengals the lead.
However, Schaub was efficient for the rest of the game, completing 29 of 38 passes for 262 yards. He was aided by the play of running back Arian Foster, who became the first running back ever to accumulate more than 100 yards rushing in his first three postseason appearances.
Foster finished with 140 yards rushing and a touchdown on 32 carries.
The Texans tallied 420 yards of total offense while the Bengals were unable to surpass 200.