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Postgame notes: Texans 19, Bengals 13

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 11:05 pm

J.J. Watt, Connor BarwinCourtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from Saturday at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 19-13 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs:

THE WIN

  • Improved Houston’s all-time postseason record to 2-1 overall and 2-0 at Reliant Stadium.

 

  • Advanced the Texans into the AFC Divisional Playoffs for the second consecutive season.

 

  • Improved Houston’s all-time record against Cincinnati to 5-3 overall, 2-0 in the postseason and 3-1 all-time at Reliant Stadium.

 

THE TEXANS

  • Won the time of possession battle for the first time in team postseason history and the 13th time this season overall, holding the ball for 38:49.

 

  • Scored first for the 10th time this season and for the first time in team postseason history when they took a 3-0 lead on K Shayne Graham’s 48-yard field goal in the first quarter.

 

  • Led after the first quarter for the first time in team playoff history and for the ninth time overall this year.

 

  • Led at halftime for the second time in team postseason history and for the 11th time overall this season. Houston led Cincinnati 17-10 in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff on 1/7/12.

 

  • Led after three quarters for the second time in team postseason history and for the 11th time overall this season.

 

THE TEXANS OFFENSE

  • Gained 420 yards of total offense in the game and averaged 5.5 yards per play. Over the last eight weeks of the 2012 season, Cincinnati’s defense had held its opponents to an average of 282.0 yards per game, which ranked second in the NFL over that time frame.

 

  • Outgained the Bengals 158-80 on the ground. It was the third consecutive postseason game in which the Texans outrushed their opponents. Houston improved to 3-0 all-time in postseason and 12-1 overall this season when outrushing the opposition.

 

  • Ran the ball 39 times in the game. It was the 12th game this season in which Houston ran the ball at least 30 times, and the Texans improved to 12-0 in those games. Under head coach Gary Kubiak, Houston improved to 45-5, including regular season and postseason games, when rushing at least 30 times.

 

THE TEXANS DEFENSE

  • Held Cincinnati to 198 yards of total offense, which was the fewest surrendered in team postseason history. Houston previously held Baltimore to 227 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff (1/15/12).

 

  • Held its opponent to fewer than 20 points for the second time in postseason play, limiting Cincinnati to 13 points. Houston improved to 2-0 in the postseason, 43-2 overall (including playoffs) under Head Coach Gary Kubiak, and 10-0 overall this season when holding its opponent to fewer than 20 points.

 

  • Did not allow the Bengals offense to convert any of its nine third-down attempts in the game. It marked the first time since the 1989 playoffs that a team did not allow a single third-down conversion. The last team to do so was the Cincinnati Bengals against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game on 1/8/89.

 

 

 

ILB CAMERON COLLINS

  • Made his professional debut when he took the field on the opening kickoff. Collins was signed from the Texans’ practice squad on Friday, Jan. 4.

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

  • Set a franchise postseason record with his ninth reception of the game. WR Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12), and RB Arian Foster matched that reception total today with eight catches for 34 yards.

 

  • Recorded the second-most receiving yards in a playoff game in team history with 91, trailing WR Andre Johnson’s 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

 

  • Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 84, including regular season and postseason games, with an 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

  • Became the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards in each of his first three career playoff games. Foster finished the game with 140 yards on 32 carries. Overall, he was the eighth man in League history to run for more than 100 yards in three consecutive playoff games.

 

  • Has rushed for 425 yards through his first three playoff games, the most by any player in NFL history through his first three career postseason games. The previous three-game high was 383 yards by Jacksonville RB Fred Taylor following the 1998 and 1999 seasons.

 

  • Set the team postseason record with 32 rushing attempts, bettering his own previous high of 27 in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

 

  • Caught eight passes in the game, which was tied for the second-most in a game in Texans postseason history behind TE Owen Daniels’ nine catches today. WR Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/151/2).

 

  • Scored his fourth career touchdown in postseason play when he dove into the end zone from a yard away in the third quarter. Foster has scored at least one touchdown in all three of his career postseason games.

 

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

  • Connected on a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was the longest postseason field goal in his career and was also the longest in Texans history in postseason play. Graham’s previous long in the playoffs was a 35-yard kick on 1/16/11 in an AFC Divisional Playoff as a New England Patriot against the New York Jets. The previous long in Texans history was a 40-yarder by K Neil Rackers at Baltimore on 1/15/12 in an AFC Divisional Playoff.

 

  • Set a team postseason record and postseason career high with four field goals in the game. K Neil Rackers hit two field goals in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12). Graham previously kicked two field goals in the 2011 AFC Divisional Playoff vs. the New York Jets (1/16/11) as a member of the New England Patriots.

 

  • Set the franchise single-game scoring record with 13 points, topping the 12-point effort of RB Arian Foster in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12).

 

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

  • Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 99, including regular season and postseason games, with a 19-yard catch in the first quarter.

 

  • Finished the game with four receptions for 62 yards

 

CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH

  • Intercepted his second career pass in postseason play when he picked off Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton in the third quarter. Joseph also had an interception against Cincinnati in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff (1/7/12).

 

OLB BROOKS REED

  • Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for no gain in the fourth quarter, raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5. He has recorded at least one sack in all three of his career postseason games.

 

QB MATT SCHAUB

  • Made his playoff debut as a starter. He played briefly in the 2005 NFC Championship Game with the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia (1/23/05) but did not record any statistics.

 

  • Set franchise postseason single-game records for most completions (29), attempts (38) and yards (262). The previous marks were 17 completions, 35 attempts and 184 yards by T.J. Yates at Baltimore in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff (1/15/12).

 

DE J.J. WATT

  • Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter, raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5. Watt has recorded at least one sack in all three of his career postseason games.

 

  • Led the team with five tackles, all of which were solo stops, and recorded two tackles for loss and two passes defensed.

 

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

  • Total paid attendance was a franchise-record 71,738. The previous high was 71,725 in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12).

 

  • The following players made their playoff debuts in the game: G Brandon Brooks, DE Jared Crick, TE Garrett Graham, CB Brandon Harris, T Ryan Harris, G Ben Jones, P Donnie Jones, WR Keshawn Martin, OLB Whitney Mercilus, S Eddie Pleasant and WR DeVier Posey.

 

  • Inactive players for the Texans were G Antoine Caldwell, CB Roc Carmichael, FB Tyler Clutts, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

 

  • Captains for the Texans were ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, FS Shiloh Keo, C Chris Myers, QB Matt Schaub, DE Antonio Smith and DE J.J. Watt. Schaub, Johnson and Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

 

  • The Texans won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.

 


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Third-quarter notes: Texans 16, Bengals 10

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 6:02 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from the third quarter at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Cincinnati Bengals 16-10 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Led after three quarters for the second time in team postseason history and for the 11th time overall this season.

 

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Set a franchise postseason record with his ninth reception of the game. WR Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

 

·         Has the second-most receiving yards in a playoff game in team history with 91 through three quarters. He trails WR Andre Johnson’s 111 yards in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

 

RB ARIAN FOSTER

·         Became the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards in each of his first three career playoff games. Foster has 113 yards on 26 carries through three quarters.

 

·         Scored his fourth career touchdown in postseason play when he dove into the end zone from a yard away in the third quarter. Foster has scored at least one touchdown in all three of his career postseason games.

 

CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH

·         Intercepted his second career pass in postseason play when he picked off Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton in the third quarter. Joseph also had an interception against Cincinnati in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff (1/7/12).

 

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Set franchise postseason single-game records for most completions (25) and yards (218). The previous marks were 17 completions by T.J. Yates at Baltimore in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff (1/15/12) and 184 yards by Yates at Baltimore.


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Halftime notes: Texans 9, Bengals 7

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 5:00 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from halftime at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Cincinnati Bengals 9-7 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored first for the 10th time this season and for the first time in team postseason history when they took a 3-0 lead on K Shayne Graham’s 48-yard field goal in the first quarter.

·         Led after the first quarter for the first time in team playoff history and for the ninth time overall this year.

·         Led at halftime for the second time in team postseason history and for the 11th time overall this season. Houston led Cincinnati 17-10 in the 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff on 1/7/12.

ILB CAMERON COLLINS

·         Made his professional debut when he took the field on the opening kickoff. Collins was signed from the Texans’ practice squad on Friday, Jan. 4.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 84, including regular season and postseason games, with an 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

·         Caught seven passes for 73 yards in the first half. His six receptions are the second-most in a game in Texans postseason history, trailing WR Andre Johnson’s eight catches in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12).

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Connected on a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was the longest postseason field goal in his career and was also the longest in Texans history in postseason play. Graham’s previous long in the playoffs was a 35-yard kick on 1/16/11 in an AFC Divisional Playoff as a New England Patriot against the New York Jets. The previous long in Texans history was a 40-yarder by K Neil Rackers at Baltimore on 1/15/12 in an AFC Divisional Playoff.

·         Set a team postseason record and postseason career high with his third field goal of the game, a 22-yard kick in the second quarter. K Neil Rackers hit two field goals in the 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12). Graham previously kicked two field goals in the 2011 AFC Divisional Playoff vs. the New York Jets (1/16/11) as a member of the New England Patriots.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 99, including regular season and postseason games, with a 19-yard catch in the first quarter.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Made his playoff debut as a starter. He played briefly in the 2005 NFC Championship Game with the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia (1/23/05) but did not record any statistics.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter, raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5. Watt has recorded at least one sack in all three of his career postseason games.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         The following players made their playoff debuts in the game: G Brandon Brooks, DE Jared Crick, TE Garrett Graham, CB Brandon Harris, T Ryan Harris, G Ben Jones, P Donnie Jones, WR Keshawn Martin, OLB Whitney Mercilus, S Eddie Pleasant and WR DeVier Posey.

·         Inactive players for the Texans were G Antoine Caldwell, CB Roc Carmichael, FB Tyler Clutts, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

·         Captains for the Texans were ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, FS Shiloh Keo, C Chris Myers, QB Matt Schaub, DE Antonio Smith and DE J.J. Watt. Schaub, Johnson and Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

·         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.


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First-quarter notes: Texans 3, Bengals 0

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 4:26 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ media relations staff, notes from the first quarter at Reliant Stadium, where the Texans lead the Cincinnati Bengals 3-0 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs:

THE TEXANS

·         Scored first for the 10th time this season and for the first time in team postseason history when they took a 3-0 lead on K Shayne Graham’s 48-yard field goal in the first quarter.

·         Led after the first quarter for the first time in team playoff history and for the ninth time overall this year.

ILB CAMERON COLLINS

·         Made his professional debut when he took the field on the opening kickoff. Collins was signed from the Texans’ practice squad on Friday, Jan. 4.

TE OWEN DANIELS

·         Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 84, including regular season and postseason games, with an 8-yard catch in the first quarter.

K SHAYNE GRAHAM

·         Connected on a 48-yard field goal in the first quarter. It was the longest postseason field goal in his career and was also the longest in Texans history in postseason play. Graham’s previous long in the playoffs was a 35-yard kick on 1/16/11 in an AFC Divisional Playoff as a New England Patriot against the New York Jets. The previous long in Texans history was a 40-yarder by K Neil Rackers at Baltimore on 1/15/12 in an AFC Divisional Playoff.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

·         Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 99, including regular season and postseason games, with a 19-yard catch in the first quarter.

QB MATT SCHAUB

·         Made his playoff debut as a starter. He played briefly in the 2005 NFC Championship Game with the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia (1/23/05) but did not record any statistics.

DE J.J. WATT

·         Sacked Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton for a 9-yard loss in the first quarter, raising his career postseason sack total to 4.5. Watt has recorded at least one sack in all three of his career postseason games.

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

·         The following players made their playoff debuts in the game: G Brandon Brooks, DE Jared Crick, TE Garrett Graham, CB Brandon Harris, T Ryan Harris, G Ben Jones, P Donnie Jones, WR Keshawn Martin, S Eddie Pleasant and WR DeVier Posey.

·         Inactive players for the Texans were G Antoine Caldwell, CB Roc Carmichael, FB Tyler Clutts, T Andrew Gardner, NT Terrell McClain, CB Stanford Routt and G Cody White.

·         Captains for the Texans were ILB Tim Dobbins, WR Andre Johnson, FS Shiloh Keo, C Chris Myers, QB Matt Schaub, DE Antonio Smith and DE J.J. Watt. Schaub, Johnson and Smith went to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

·         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.


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Texans-Bengals Wild Card inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 5, 2013 – 2:13 pm

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Wild Card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
20 CB Roc Carmichael
30 CB Stanford Routt
40 FB Tyler Clutts
62 G Antoine Caldwell
66 T Andrew Gardner
67 G Cody White
97 NT Terrell McClain

Texans starting lineup changes
Barrett Ruud will start at inside linebacker for Tim Dobbins, who was placed on IR on Friday.

Bengals inactives
11 WR Dane Sanzenbacher
25 CB Jason Allen
33 S Chris Crocker
34 HB Daniel Herron
75 DT Devon Still
79 DT Brandon Thompson
89 TE Richard Quinn

Bengals starting lineup changes
Marvin Jones will start at wide receiver for Brandon Tate. Kyle Cook will start at center for Trevor Robinson. Robert Geathers will start at defensive end for Carlos Dunlap. Nate Clements will start at strong safety for Chris Crocker.


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Texans-Bengals Wild Card Friday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 4, 2013 – 5:55 pm

Antoine CaldwellThe Friday (final) injury report for the Texans and Cincinnati Bengals, who play in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday at Reliant Stadium at 3:30 p.m. CT (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

HOUSTON TEXANS

OUT
None

DOUBTFUL
G Antoine Caldwell (Back/DNP)

QUESTIONABLE
None

PROBABLE
CB Alan Ball (Foot/Limited), FB James Casey (Knee/Full), FB Tyler Clutts (Abdominal/Full), NT Shaun Cody (Back/Limited), TE Owen Daniels (Chest/Knee/Limited), RB Justin Forsett (Knee/Full), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle/Full), T Derek Newton (Knee/Limited), WR DeVier Posey (Foot/Full), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin/Limited), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle/Limited), G Wade Smith (Knee/Limited), RB Ben Tate (Foot/Full), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow/Full)

Notes: The Texans conducted a walk-through on Friday; statuses are listed as if an actual practice had been conducted. Texans ILB Tim Dobbins was placed on IR on Friday and taken off the injury report.

CINCINNATI BENGALS

OUT
None

DOUBTFUL
S Chris Crocker (Thigh/DNP)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Jason Allen (Hamstring/Limited)

PROBABLE
DE Wallace Gilberry (Illness/Full), HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Hamstring/Full), CB Leon Hall (Hamstring/Full), S Taylor Mays (Hamstring/Full), CB Terence Newman (Groin/Full), LB Dan Skuta (Thigh/Full)


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Texans-Bengals Wild Card Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 3, 2013 – 6:41 pm

Tim DobbinsThe Thursday injury report for the Texans and Cincinnati Bengals, who play in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday at Reliant Stadium at 3:30 p.m. CT (bold indicates change in player’s status from previous day):

HOUSTON TEXANS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Antoine Caldwell (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Foot), NT Shaun Cody (Back), TE Owen Daniels (Chest/Knee), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
FB James Casey (Knee), FB Tyler Clutts (Abdominal), RB Justin Forsett (Knee), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle), WR DeVier Posey (Foot), RB Ben Tate (Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

CINCINNATI BENGALS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Chris Crocker (Thigh)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Jason Allen (Hamstring), DE Wallace Gilberry (Illness), HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Hamstring), CB Leon Hall (Hamstring), S Taylor Mays (Hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION
CB Terence Newman (Groin),  LB Dan Skuta (Thigh)


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Brian McKnight to sing national anthem on Saturday

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 3, 2013 – 5:26 pm

Reliant Power TowelA star-studded lineup of entertainers is scheduled for Saturday for the Texans-Bengals AFC Wild Card game at Reliant Stadium, which kicks off at 3:30pm CT on NBC.

Country music star Clay Walker will perform on the field pregame. Fans can download the ring tone for his song, “It’s Football Time in Houston,” by clicking here.

Later on before kickoff, platinum R&B recording artist Brian McKnight will sing the national anthem. The halftime performer is Terry McDermott, a Scottish singer/songwriter who starred on the hit NBC show “The Voice.”

For the full list of gameday activities, click here.

Also, the first 65,000 fans in attendance will receive a Reliant Power Towel (pictured).


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Texans-Bengals Wild Card Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 2, 2013 – 4:40 pm

The Wednesday injury report for the Texans and Cincinnati Bengals, who play in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday at Reliant Stadium at 3:30 p.m. CT:

HOUSTON TEXANS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
G Antoine Caldwell (Back), ILB Tim Dobbins (Ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Alan Ball (Foot), NT Shaun Cody (Back), TE Owen Daniels (Chest/Knee), T Derek Newton (Knee), OLB Brooks Reed (Groin), DE Antonio Smith (Ankle), G Wade Smith (Knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
FB Tyler Clutts (Abdominal), RB Justin Forsett (Knee), S Shiloh Keo (Ankle), WR DeVier Posey (Foot), RB Ben Tate (Foot), QB T.J. Yates (R. Elbow)

CINCINNATI BENGALS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DE Wallace Gilberry (Illness)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Jason Allen (Hamstring), S Chris Crocker (Thigh), HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Hamstring), S Taylor Mays (Hamstring), CB Terence Newman (Groin)

FULL PARTICIPATION
LB Dan Skuta (Thigh)


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