HOUSTON (AP) J.J. Watt swatted at a distance passes, Arian Foster ran from the tacklers and also the particular Houston Texans have just simply adequate to help topple Cincinnati out of your playoffs to the second instantly year.
Matt Schaub made his / her first postseason take up a effective one when Foster's 1-yard touchdown inside the third quarter helped the actual Texans to somewhat of a 19-13 AFC wild-card enlighten that Bengals on Saturday.
"The total arena knew we had to fall into line along with run your golf ball in addition to boy, he has been at his best there in the end," discipline Gary Kubiak said. "He's turn out to be a fine, fine player, and it also merely is just superior stone it gets, more suitable Arian gets."
Now shows up the particular big test. The Texans (13-4) proceed towards the next circle upon Jan. 13, once they take a look at the New England Patriots, that beat these 42-14 around Week 14. This period they are 9 -point underdogs.
"It's one step," Watt said with the win. "We know what that means, and also we have even larger objectives as compared to that."
He's glad the company obtained again on track this specific week, although knows Houston will need to engage in better to conquer your Patriots.
"They determine what they really are executing inside playoffs," Watt said. "They've already been here many times before. They determine what this takes, hence it will take every thing we have as well as we're definitely ecstatic in regards to the challenge."
Foster said he just isn't planning that will watch an excess of movie connected with Houston's reduction towards the Patriots.
"They're a fresh team, we're a fresh team," Foster said. "Anytime anyone play your group 2 times in a very time . it's important to strike that differently. It's a several mentality. Different elements will be from stake."
Shayne Graham kicked four arena ambitions for that Texans, while Foster done with 140 meters in addition to grew to be the initial NFL gambler to have 100-yard adventures within every one of his very first three playoff games.
Watt completed which has a sack and also swatted away a pair of involving Andy Dalton's pass attempts, one time wagging his hand in the Bengals quarterback after the play.
"I feel it had been a total sheltering effort, anybody has been arriving all around plus all of us had been getting over field on third downs," Watt said.
The Texans defense choked Dalton along with the Bengals early. Their minute drive ended any time Connor Barwin undertaken BenJarvus Green-Ellis for any 6-yard impairment along with Watt used having a sack involving Dalton.
Houston's criminal offense had the ball intended for almost 39 seconds because it dined on up that time clock which includes a season-high 32 carries from Foster.
"We governed your line of scrimmage, along with every time we let that happen it may be tricky that will whip us," Foster said.
The Texans have problems a finish devices and also was able three arena objectives from the primary fifty percent from the Bengals (10-7). Houston minted earliest soon after the break, having Foster scoring the game's exclusively offensive touchdown to generate them 16-7.
Schaub, who missed continue year's playoffs with your foot injury, had an interception delivered for just a touchdown by means of Leon Hall before halftime.
"It ended up being never easy," Schaub said. "Cincinnati is a great team. I made a revenues and gave these points. We merely were required to rally close to each other along with we would that."
Johnathan Joseph, a past Bengal, came up with an interception for that Texans, who seem to retained Cincinnati without a playoff gain considering that 1990 season, the league's longest present streak.
Houston acquired battled on finally downs lately. This time, this Texans did not allow your Bengals convert one third down about seven tries.