These Texans (10-3) are playoff bound!
T.J. Yates, a rookie quarterback who recorded 300 yards and two touchdowns, showed something special as the Texans earned their first-ever playoff berth in franchise history.
The Texans also clinched their first AFC South championship with the win and Tennessee’s loss to New Orleans on Sunday, Dec. 11.
"It's pretty crazy," Yates said. "A lot of people in this organization have waited a long time for this. This is a special day for this team and this organization."
Andy Dalton, a Katy, Texas, native and Bengals quarterback, recorded 189 yards and one touchdown. There's no question Dalton had trouble with one of the top defenses in the league, too.
Texans tight end Joel Dreessen caught a touchdown pass for the third straight game and the sixth time overall this season when he hauled down a TD from Yates in the third quarter."That was a very hard way to lose a football game,” Marvin Lewis, Bengals head coach, told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “As far as the team goes, they are very disappointed and I’m going to have to pump some air in them. Before this game, we controlled our own destiny, and now I can’t tell you what is going to happen. We have to move forward and see what happens.”