Texans win first playoff game since 2016 over Bills

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans playoff game was a tale of two halves. The Bills were the dominant team of the first team.

However, in the second half, the Texans, were the dominant team. The Texans won 22-19 over the Bills on Saturday afternoon at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson attempts to pass against the Tennessee Titans
Deshaun Watson attempts to pass against the Tennessee Titans (Getty Images)

The Bills end their season with a 10-7 mark. They are now 14-17 all-time in the playoffs.

Buffalo has not won a playoff game since the 1995 season. They defeated the Miami Dolphins, 37-22, on Dec. 30, 1995 at Rich Stadium (now New Era Field).

They are 0-6 in the playoffs since the win over the Dolphins.

The Texans improved to 11-6 on the season. They are now 4-5 all-time in the playoffs.

This was Houston’s first playoff win since the 2016 season. They defeated the Oakland Raiders, 27-14, in the Wild Card round.

The Texans had to wait until nearly midnight on Saturday to find out who their next opponent is. Since the Tennessee Titans defeated the New England Patriots, Houston will now play on Sunday, Jan. 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs at 3:05 pm EST.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson went 20 of 25 for 247 yards. He had one touchdown pass.

Watson had 14 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown. DeAndre Hopkins had six receptions for 90 yards.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen went 24 of 46 for 264 yards.

Allen had nine carries for 92 yards. Devin Singletary had six receptions for 76 yards.

Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn made the game-winning 28-yard field goal with 3:20 left in overtime.

Houston outscored Buffalo, 19-6, in the second half. Watson scored on a 20-yard rushing touchdown. Following the score, Watson converted a two-point conversion.

Watson hit Carlos Hyde for a five-yard touchdown reception. Watson hit Hopkins for a two-point conversion.

Fairbairn also made a 41-yard field goal.

Buffalo kicker Stephen Hauschka also made two field goals.

The Bills led 13-0 at halftime. Allen hit John Brown for a 16-yard touchdown reception. Hauschka also made two field goals.

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