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Bengals Sack T.J. Yates On Big Fourth Down Conversion Attempt

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CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 11:  T.J. Yates #13 of the Houston Texans warms up before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 11: T.J. Yates #13 of the Houston Texans warms up before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
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Following a Mike Nugent field goal to give the Bengals a 19-10 lead late in the third quarter, the Houston Texans offense retakes the field at their own 25-yard line. T.J. Yates finds a wide open Arian Foster, 10 yards off the line of scrimmage within a broken zone, picking up 17 yards on the play. After an offensive hold by the Texans and a 16-yard reception by Jacoby Jones, Yates takes off on a designed quarterback draw off the left edge, converting the third and four and the first down to Cincinnati's 40-yard line as the first quarter expires.

Following an excellent defensive play by Adam Jones to swat a deep pass away near the endzone, Arian Foster picks up nine yards on a run down the right sidelines setting up a third and short from the Bengals 31-yard line. Yates hands off to Foster, attempts to cut and slipped on the turf, falling two yards short of the first down marker.

The Texans decide to go for it on fourth and two from the Cincinnati 32-yard line. Yates takes the shotugn snap and looks for options when the pressure reaches the quarterback and he's forced to take the sack (shared between Robert Geathers and Geno Atkins) -- and lose the football in the process (recovered by Jonathan Fanene).

Bengals football.