Top 5 Houston Texans games to watch in quarantine

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4. Jan. 7, 2012

Wild Card Weekend: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans

Final Score: Texans 31, Bengals 10

Though it started out without any offensive fireworks on either side, the first-ever Houston Texans playoff game was a wonderful sight to see. This Cincinnati Bengals team featured a solid class of rookies, including the “Red Rifle” Andy Dalton and Georgia phenom wide receiver A.J. Green. The Texans were hampered by injuries to starting quarterback (Matt Schaub) and backup (Matt Leinart), which led to the unexpected rise of third-string rookie T.J. Yates.

No one could have expected this kid to come out of nowhere and lead his team to a playoff victory, but he certainly owes a lot of credit to another fellow rookie, J.J. Watt.

Watt’s pick-six on Dalton just before the end of the first half is an iconic moment in Texans history and truly showed us how much this young man was capable of when thrust into the spotlight.

Some other major moments include Arian Foster accumulating 182 yards and a tightrope run to the end zone and Andre Johnson scoring his first playoff touchdown. This was the same Bengals team the Texans had to beat to get into the playoffs, but this was as sweet of a win as there has ever been in team history.