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35AT12/19 - Final
Texans Clinch First Playoff Birth in Franchise History
Rookie T.J. Yates led the biggest drive in Houston Texans history on Sunday, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left for a 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that brought the first playoff berth in franchise history.
With their seventh straight win, the Texans (10-3) moved to the threshold of their first playoff berth.
They clinched the AFC South title a few minutes later when Tennessee lost to New Orleans.
Cincinnati (7-6) couldn't prevent the Texans from going 80 yards in the closing minutes behind their third quarterback in the last four games.
Yates' 6-yard throw to Kevin Walter - uncovered at the goal line - set off a celebration on the Houston sideline.