Week 12: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
All stories concerning the Cincinnati Bengals game against the Houston Texans.
Bengals Week 12 "Unsung Hero Of The Week Award"
We take a look at some Bengals players whose contributions may have gone overlooked in Cincinnati's victory over the Houston Texans.
Bengals PFF scores against the Texans
Taking a look at the Cincinnati Bengals Pro Football Focus scores against the Houston Texans. A lot of good, to be honest... but some bad.
Bengals Week 12 Most Valuable Player Award
We run down the list of the greatest Bengals performers versus the Texans on Sunday. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner!
Fan Poll: Biggest Play In Bengals Versus Texans?
We look over the biggest plays on Sunday in the match-up between the Bengals and Texans. What play gets your vote as the biggest in the end result?
Bengals Vs. Texans: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
We take a look at the Bengals' best and worst from Sunday against the Texans.
CONFIRMED: Andre Smith tears tricep
Cincinnati Bengals starting right tackle Andre Smith, who had already missed time with a bum ankle, will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn tricep against the Houston Texans.
Watch eagle with GoPro flies into Texans stadium
The American Eagle Foundation has been using GoPros for the past year, but this is Challenger the Eagle's first time wearing one at an NFL football game, which happened to be the Bengals vs. Texans matchup.
Nugent redemption continues with critical FGs
Since missing his 36-yard field goal attempt against the Carolina Panthers, Bengals placekicker Mike Nugent has converted eight consecutive field goal attempts. And the rumor is, he hasn't even missed an attempt during practice.
Lewis confirms Smith injury but updates are scarce
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis misspoke on Sunday when talking about Andre Smith's injury. On Monday he corrected himself, calling it a tricep.
Mallett played with torn pec Sunday; Out for year
The Texans have lost starting quarterback Ryan Mallett after he played through a torn pectoral muscle against the Bengals.
Film Room: Breaking down safety Bengals forced
Rey Maualuga read the Texans' check and anticipated their play-call on the safety play in the second quarter.
What We Learned: Bengals vs Texans
For the first time in their last six trips to Houston, the Bengals came away with a win. Not as satisfying as a win in 2011 or 2012 would have been, but a good win nonetheless. Here is what we learned.
Newhouse with just enough against Watt
Backup offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse wasn't perfect against J.J. Watt on Sunday, but he did just enough to help Cincinnati's offense after Andre Smith went down.
Bengals vs Texans: Snap counts
Taking a look at the snap distribution by the Bengals offense and defense during Cincinnati's 22-13 win over the Houston Texans.
Green comes up big in Bengals win over Texans
The Bengals wouldn't have won today if not for A.J. Green, and that was most evident on several third-down conversions that led to scores.
Today is a good day for Andy Dalton's family
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, originally from Katy, Texas, won his first game against the Texans. Making it even better, he did it on his father's birthday.
Lewis says Smith injured left bicep
There are differing reports on what Andre Smith actually hurt during Cincinnati's 22-13 win over the Houston Texans. We do know that it was his left arm and that it could end his season.
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Bengals place Andre Smith on Injured Reserve
Cincinnati Bengals right tackle Andre Smith suffered a significant arm injury against the Texans on Sunday. According to Fox Sports, Smith will have an MRI on Monday.
Bengals with 22-13 win over the Texans
The Cincinnati Bengals have secured two convincing wins on the road, in New Orleans and Houston, after their embarrassing Thursday Night Football display three weeks ago. The Bengals improve to 7-3-1 and maintain first place in the AFC North.
Clowney offsides when Dalton threw pick-6 (video)
Houston linebacker Jadeveon Clowney was clearly offsides on the play in which Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a pick-6 to Johnathan Joseph.
Bengals with 16-13 lead after Texans FG
The momentum is clearly in Houston's favor after scoring ten straight points to conclude the third quarter. Once comfortable with a 16-3 lead, the Bengals are now hanging on by a field goal.
Bengals and Texas exchange picks and touchdowns
Rey Maualuga's interception led to a Jeremy Hill touchdown and Johnathan Joseph returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown. Midway through the third, the Bengals lead 16-10.
Bengals defense scores a safety to take a 9-0 lead
After the Cincinnati Bengals offense fails to convert a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line, the defense stood up and forced a safety on an Alfred Blue run in the endzone.
Green to Bouye: "Better get somebody else on me"
Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye has not impressed A.J. Green thus far.
Bengals take 7-0 lead on Sanu's six-yard TD
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson offered a superior mix of runs and passes, keeping the Houston Texans off-balance while accumulating a handful of big runs and third down conversions.
Bengals lose Andre Smith to arm injury
It didn't take long before the Bengals lost a key starter in their Week 12 game at Houston.
Gresham's third down reversed
The officials denied Cincinnati a third down conversion. A challenge reversed the call.
GAMETHREAD: Bengals at Texans
This is the official game thread for Sunday's game between the Bengals and Texans. Talk here.
Bengals vs Texans: Sights and... well, sights
A few tweets to get us ready for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans from ESPN's Coley Harvey, Bengals radio voice Dan Hoard and Fox 19's Jeremy Rauch.
Bengals vs. Texans inactives
The Bengals went heavy at defensive line with Will Clarke while only going with four wide receivers. Based on inactives, this could be a battle of the running game.
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It's Game Day!
The game stream for the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans.
Arian Foster unlikely to go vs. Bengals
Arian Foster tends to have big games against the Bengals, but he may be out for the Texans this time, leaving Alfred Blue to get the bulk of the carries.
Bengals and Texans with heavy connections
Taking a look at the connections between the Bengals and Texans, who play in a city that's known Cincinnati Bengals football since the late 60s.
Dalton looks to score first win against Houston
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has never beaten a Texas-based team in the NFL. He's 0-3 against the Texans, which includes two postseason losses, and 0-1 against the Cowboys.
Bengals vs Texans television coverage map
Bengals and Texans with widest coverage across these beautiful United States. Does that include you?
Cincinnati, I just want to say thank you accepting my family and I with open arms. We couldn’t have asked for a better home these past four years. I will always have nothing but love for you.— samaje perine (@samajp32) March 14, 2023
Happy Birthday to our guy with the smooth moves— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) February 28, 2023
Enjoy your day, @THE_Ickster! pic.twitter.com/ljAhLyC85a
.@ljw21 is a BALL HAWK— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) February 25, 2023
His 7 career INTs are the most by a LB since he was drafted in 2020. pic.twitter.com/LhLWVwHrTe