Shaun King

Flacco feels for T.J. Yates

Flacco feels for T.J. Yates

When the Houston Texans routed the Cincinnati Bengals, 31-10, in an AFC Wildcard contest Saturday evening, T.J. Yates became the fifth rookie quarterback to win a playoff game, joining the Ravens’ Joe Flacco, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, the New York Jets’ Mark Sanchez and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Shaun King.

When Houston visits M&T Bank Stadium Sunday, Yates will try to join an even more elite club as Flacco and Sanchez are the only rookie passers to win two postseason contests.

Flacco, who is the only starting quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to the playoffs in each of his first four campaigns, can empathize with the challenge that awaits...