|Total Net Yards||420|
|Time of Possession||38:49|
|Total Net Yards||198|
|Time of Possession||21:11|
HOUSTON - The Bengals got a safety from a stingy defense that kept Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett out of the end zone and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton finally had a nice homecoming in the first half when he staked his club to a 9-3 half-time lead hitting 16 of 18 passes for 151 yards.
The 6-3-1 Bengals are looking to step on history’s toes Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) when they look eye-to-eye at their recent post-season angst at the 5-5 Texans. The Bengals.com Media Roundtable says it will be closer than the 2011 and 2012 Wild Card Games as Cincinnati looks to remain in first place in the AFC North.