A Texans Playoff Game For The Ages

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Like much of Houston, was watching the Texans AFC wild card playoff game with the Buffalo Bills.

So many folks were glued to their televisions that I heard or saw no cars rolling up or down the streets of my neighborhood during the roughly three hours the game was on

I was not a happy camper during the first half as the Texans stunk up NRG Stadium with one of their patented slow starts.   Deandre Hopkins was being shut out, and the one pass he caught in the first half he fumbled

Down 13-0 at halftime, visions of Houston area Cowchip fans hatin’ danced in my head and only added to the frustration of watching what was looking like another Bill O’Brien orchestrated early round playoff failure.

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 They spotted the Bills a 16-0 lead before hitting the comeback trail started by a JJ Watt sack that forced a Bills field goal, woke up the Texans and the NRG Stadium crowd. 

The Texans then scored 19 unanswered points to take a 19-16 lead. 

Buffalo fought back and got into position deep in Texans territory to kick a game tying field goal, but the Texans defense once again rose to the challenge and forced two huge losses, one on a 4th and 27 play to give the Texans the ball deep in Buffalo territory with a chance to close out the game 

Instead of kicking the field goal that would have put them up by six points, the Texans went for it on 4th and 1 and failed.   Buffalo said thank you very much for the reprieve and drove down the field with no time outs to get the Steven Hauschka field goal to send the game into overtime. 

After both teams failed to score on their initial overtime possessions, then came the drive that will forever live in Texans playoff lore. 

Next week we play the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional round, and we’ll see if the Texans can keep the momentum going

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