Texans dispose of toothless Bengals in NFL wild-card game

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt pressures Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during their AFC wild-card...

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt pressures Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during their AFC wild-card game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Tex., Jan. 5, 2013. (TIM SHARP/Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:35 PM ET

HOUSTON - There was not much of a problem for Houston.

Not this day.

Controlling the ball and the clock on the accuracy of quarterback Matt Schaub’s right arm and the legs of running back Arian Foster, the Houston Texans bested the Cincinnati Bengals for the second consecutive year in their wild-card game, this time beating them by a 19-13 margin.

The final score was flattering to a Bengals team that didn’t show up in the first half, yawned a few times in the third quarter and failed to come through with a touchdown on their best drive in the fourth.

The biggest winners this day were the New England Patriots, who watching at home with their feet up, must be thinking ‘Is this all you’ve got?’


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