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Bengals vs. Texans 2013: Game preview, kickoff time, TV schedule and more

Houston is looking to get a win despite some recent struggles, but their chance comes against a Bengals team that has been hotter than nearly any other NFL squad.

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The Houston Texans head to the playoffs looking to right the ship and move forward after a lackluster conclusion to their regular season, but the visiting Cincinnati Bengals have other designs.

After winning six in a row between Week 7 and Week 13, the Texans dropped three of their last four contests, with all four of those games coming against playoff-bound squads (the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots). By contrast, the six-game winning streak featured only one team (the Baltimore Ravens) that would later make the playoffs.

Cincinnati has had the opposite experience. After starting the year off at just 3-5, the Bengals reeled off a stupendous 7-1 finish to make the playoffs. It should be noted, in fairness, that the Bengals recorded just two wins all season against playoff-caliber clubs. Houston had three.

Here's the full rundown for the game:

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 5; 4:30 p.m. ET

Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston

TV Schedule

National: NBC

Announcers: Dan Hicks, Mike Mayock

Radio Schedule

Texans: SR610 AM/100.3 KILT FM/1010 AM

Bengals: 1530 AM WCKY/102.7 FM WEBN/700 AM WLW


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