HOUSTON -- Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and one touchdown, and the Houston Texans used a stifling defensive effort for a 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday in an AFC wild-card playoff game.
The Texans next will play at New England on Jan. 13.
Foster became the first player in NFL history to have 100-yard games in each of his first three playoff games.
The Texans had trouble finishing drives all day and mustered just three field goals in the first half. Houston struck first after the break, with Foster scoring the game's only offensive touchdown on a 1-yard run in the third quarter to make it 16-7.
Johnathan Joseph had an interception, and J.J. Watt had a sack as the Texans beat the Bengals in the wild-card round for the second consecutive year. Cincinnati hasn't won a playoff game since 1991, the NFL's longest current streak.
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