Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) is pushed out of bounds by Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) during the first quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - For the second time in less than a calendar year, the Houston Texans have ended the Cincinnati Bengals' season.
In a rematch of an AFC Wild Card game from last season, Arian Foster rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries, as the Houston Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-13, to earn their second straight AFC Wild Card game victory at Reliant Stadium.
Foster added eight catches for 34 yards and became the first player in NFL history to rush for 100-or-more yards in his first three career playoff games.
Quarterback Matt Schaub, who missed last season's 31-10 victory over the Bengals due to a foot injury, finished 29-of-38 for 261 yards with one interception in his first career playoff start.
Owen Daniels added nine catches for 91 yards for the Texans, who improved to 2-1 all-time in the postseason and will visit the second-seeded New England Patriots on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. (et).
The Cincinnati offense was held in check all game, with quarterback Andy Dalton managing just 127 yards with an interception on 14-of-30 efficiency.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis carried the ball 11 times for 63 yards for Cincinnati, which hasn't won a playoff game since Jan. 6, 1991.
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