J.J. Watt

AFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans

Texans and Bengals meet in the playoffs for the second straight season
<p> AFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans</p>

The Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans will face off in the postseason for the second straight season when they get together on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The Bengals (10-6) enter this game having won three in a row and seven of their last eight, while the AFC South champion Texans (12-4), stumbled late, dropping three of their last four games. Houston defeated Cincinnati 31-10 in last season’s Wild Card round, earning the Texans their first playoff victory in franchise history.

2013 NFL Playoff Picks: Wild Card Weekend

Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
<p> 2013 NFL Playoff Picks: Wild Card Weekend, including the Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins.</p>

NFL Playoffs previews and predictions for Wild Card Weekend:

Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions Preview and Prediction

Struggling Lions host AFC’s best on Thanksgiving Day
<p> Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions Preview and Prediction</p>

The Detroit Lions host their traditional Thanksgiving Day game today, as they will take on the Houston Texans at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The opener of the NFL’s turkey day triple-header features a Lions team that’s lost two in a row and is almost in a must-win situation if it wants to keep its playoff hopes alive. On the other side are the Texans, who enter this game with an AFC-best 9-1 mark and a three-game lead over the Colts for first place in the AFC South.

NFL Midseason Awards

A look at the award-worthy performers at halftime of the 2012 NFL season.
<p> NFL midseason awards at halftime of the 2012 NFL season, including Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for MVP, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for Offensive Player of the Year, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt for Defensive Player of the Year, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III for Offensive Rookie of the Year, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones for Defensive Rookie of the Year, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for Comeback Player of the Year and Bears coach Lovie Smith for Coach of the Year.</p>

NFL midseason awards at halftime of the 2012 NFL season:

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