Arian Foster scored one touchdown and ran 140 yards to lead the third-seeded Houston Texans to a 19-13 victory over the No. 6-seeded Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the American Football Conference playoffs.
Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck set rookie-quarterback records all season, exceeding expectations. Now they will get their first taste of the playoffs, with two of their teams going head-to-head in the opening round.
The Houston Texans defeated the Chicago Bears 13-6 in a showdown of one-loss teams in the National Football League, while New York’s Giants and Jets both lost by at least 18 points for the first time in 29 years.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was fined $20,000 by the National Football League for a hit on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during an Aug. 12 preseason game, the Detroit News said.