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Houston Texans Take A 20-19 Lead With Two Seconds Remaining

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CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 11:  T.J. Yates #13 of the Houston Texans drops back to pass during 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 drops back to pass during 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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After giving the football back to the Houston Texans at their own 20-yard line with 2:33 remaining in the game, T.J. Yates completes 11 and seven-yard passes to Owen Daniels when the game reaches the two-minute warning.

From Houston's 38-yard line the Texans lineup second and three with two minutes remaining in the game. Yates fires an incomplete pass downfield setting up a third and three and one of the smallest crowds during a Bengals regular season game is fired up. As he's going down, Yates fires a fast ball to a Daniels, picking up the first down on the eight-yard reception.

On first and ten from the Bengals five-yard line, Michael Johnson registers a quarterback sack forcing a third and 15. Yates avoids the sack and sprints upfield, escaping the pressure and picking up the first down on a 17-yard scramble to the Bengals 23-yard line. After spiking the clock and an incomplete pass, Adam Jones is called for pass interference for hooking the receivers arm.

First and goal from the Bengals six-yard line with 12 seconds remaining in the game.

Following an incomplete pass, the Bengals used their second timeout. With eight seconds remaining in the game, Yates takes the shotgun snap. Kevin Walter, lined up wide right, cuts underneath and hauls in the touchdown reception to give the Texans a 20-19 lead with two seconds remaining.