Texans beat Bengals on last-second FG, consecutive weeks with close victories in final moments


(SportsRadio 610) - The Texans are making a habit of winning close games after struggling to do so earlier in the season.

For the second consecutive week, the offense converted a game-winning drive to take the lead in the final seconds, this time with none remaining. Matt Ammendola's 38-yard field goal with five seconds left to play gave the Texans a decisive 30-27 road win against the Cincinnati Bengals, who had won four straight going into this game.

The Texans were not perfect, but stayed the course after giving up a game-opening touchdown drive. The defense shut the Bengals out for the remainder of the half and Houston went into halftime with a 10-7 lead.

Both teams went back-and-forth in the second half, both scoring 10 points in each the third and fourth quarters.

Texans running back Devin Singletary and wide receiver Noah Brown were the big differences for Houston offensively. On the defensive side, Sheldon Rankins sacked Joe Burrow three times. Burrow was also intercepted on back-to-back possessions by backup safety DeAndre Houston-Carson and cornerback Shaquill Griffin.

Singletary had 150 rushing yards on 30 carries, including his first rushing touchdown with the Texans. Brown had a career-high 172 receiving yards on seven catches, just one week after his previous career game against the Bucs with 153 receiving yards on six catches.

With the win, the Texans improve to 5-4 and remain in the thick of the AFC playoff picture.

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