(HOUSTON) — It wasn’t pretty, but the Houston Texans rode Arian Foster to a 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC wild-card playoff game.
Foster rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown and became the first player in NFL history to have 100-yard games in each of his first three career playoff games.
Shayne Graham added four field goals for the Texans (13-4), who knocked out the Benglas in the playoffs for the second-straight year.
Leon Hall intercepted Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and returned it for a touchdown in the first-half to give the Bengals (10-7), a 7-6 lead but that would be the only time they led the entire game.
Andy Dalton struggled in his second-career playoff game. He threw for 127 yards and an interception. In contrast, Matt Schaub also started his first career playoff game at age 31.
The Texans advance to play the New England Patriots on Jan. 13 in the divisional round.
Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire