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.
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos was selected to the National Football League’s Pro Bowl for the 12th time in his career, surpassing Brett Favre for the most career invitations to the All-Star game for a quarterback.
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.
The New England Patriots designated Pro Bowl wide receiver Wes Welker as their franchise player ahead of yesterday’s National Football League deadline, while Houston Texans running back Arian Foster avoided the tag by agreeing to a long-term contract extension.
Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another as the New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets 49-19 on the Thanksgiving holiday, while the Houston Texans beat the Detroit Lions in overtime for their National Football League-best 10th win.