Houston's Arian Foster is grabbed by Adam Jones in the second quarter of last year's wild card game, won by the Texans. The teams meet again today, with Cincinnati looking for its first postseason win in 22 years.
HOUSTON - The Houston Texans were looking forward to enjoying a bye this week before beginning their work in the playoffs as the AFC's top seed.
Tom Brady carved up Houston, producing his 18th game with at least four TD passes, moving ahead of Johnny Unitas into fourth place in NFL history.
The Patriots defense also looked strong, with safety Steve Gregory, left, breaking up a pass to Lestar Jean.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Look out. That familiar sight is the New England Patriots romping through December, looking like a Super Bowl team.
After catching a screen pass, Houston's Andre Johnson (80) breaks away for the winning 48-yard TD in OT. Johnson had 14 catches for 273 yards.
HOUSTON - Andre Johnson had the game of his life to save the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush (29) fumbles in the first half. Houston, which had four takeaways, recovered the ball.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster makes a touchdown catch with Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs, an ex-UA Wildcat, defending.
CHICAGO - The Houston Texans kept taking the ball away from the Chicago Bears. Then they took their quarterback out of the game.
Led by linebacker Lance Briggs (55) and cornerback Charles Tillman, the Bears have seven defensive TDs this season, tying team a record set in 1942 - all on interception returns.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Lance Briggs wasn't sidestepping the topic.
Jets (3-3) at Patriots (3-3)
HOUSTON - The Baltimore Ravens are standing in Houston's way again, only this time without Ray Lewis and their best cornerback.
The Houston Texans took defensive end/linebacker Brooks Reed in the second round of the 2011 draft. (KENNETH K. LAM / MCT 2011)
Arian Foster runs for a 13-yard TD, helping put Houston up 14-7 in the second quarter, as Jets safety Yeremiah Bell watches from the turf.
"We're very excited to be 5-0 and get a win on the road," says Texans QB Matt Schaub, beating the Jets' pressure on this play.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Thanks to Arian Foster, the Houston Texans are still undefeated, but they very nearly let this one slip away.
The matchup: Jets defense vs. Houston Texans offense
Former Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Juron Criner, left, of the Raiders, pulls in a 39-yard touchdown pass from Terrelle Pryor in the fourth quarter. Later, the two hooked up for a 76-yard touchdown pass.