SPORTS
01/07/2012 04:16 pm ET

Texans vs. Bengals Live Updates: NFL Playoffs Wild Card Round Game 1

NFL Wild Card weekend kicks off on Saturday with a showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans. When these two squads faced off in week 14, rookie quarterback T.J. Yates led the Texans to an 80-yard game-winning drive -- capped by a 6-yard touchdown pass -- with less than two minutes to go to send Houston into the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

The problem is Houston hasn't won since that game. Now, they have to beat the Bengals again. And this time, the Texans are the hosts.

The Bengals backed into the playoffs despite losing to the Baltimore Ravens in the season finale. Led by rookies Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, Cincinnati won nine games while playing in arguably the toughest division in the NFL and reached the postseason for the first time since 2005.

Will Cincinnati be able to stop Houston's No. 2 ranked rushing offense and advance to the Divisional Round? Or will Yates and the Texans pull off their first postseason win ever?

Stay tuned here for live updates throughout the game and tweet to @HuffPostSports to join in the conversation.

01/07/2012 7:38 PM EST

That Will Do It

Ben Tate runs left and easily gets the first down. Cinci is out of timeouts so that will do it. The Texans have won their first ever playoff game!!! They will travel to Baltimore next week.

01/07/2012 7:37 PM EST

Tate powers his way to the left and gains 6 yards. 3rd and 1 coming

01/07/2012 7:35 PM EST

Ben Tate cuts left and runs for 3 yards. TWO MINUTE WARNING

01/07/2012 7:34 PM EST

@ ACromartie :

Congrats to the @houstontexans on their 1st playoff win in franchise history. Also to my bro Dre.9 years waiting for this opportunity.

01/07/2012 7:34 PM EST

4th and 5

Dalton goes for A.J. Green in the back of the end zone but Joseph deflects it. Texans take over!

01/07/2012 7:32 PM EST

Cincinnati takes their final timeout.

01/07/2012 7:32 PM EST

Dalton's pass is batted right back at him for an incompletion.

01/07/2012 7:31 PM EST

Dalton goes for Hawkins in the slot but the ball falls incomplete. 2:33 left in the game. 3rd and 5 coming.

01/07/2012 7:30 PM EST

Penalty

Neutral zone infraction on Houston. 5-yard penalty.

01/07/2012 7:29 PM EST

Dalton and AJ Green weren't on the same page and the QB throw it to nobody.

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