After an incomplete pass and a false start penalty, the Bengals will face a fourth-and-9 with 1:13 left and the game on the line.
Field goal. Houston tallies three more points to increase its advantage to 13-9. Watson leads a 13-play, 66-yard drive and Ka’imi Fairbairn sends a 42-yard field goal through the uprights. After Hopkins was called for a penalty, Watson scrambled for an 11-yard gain to move the Texans back into field goal range. The Bengals will get the ball back trailing by four and 1:56 left in regulation.
Houston’s drive continues thanks to a pass interference call on the Bengals. Facing a second-and-long, Watson threw a pass intended for Hopkins that sailed over his head, but Hopkins had been tripped by Adam Jones, who was called for the penalty that extends the Texans possession. Hopkins has six catches for 64 yards in the game.
Watson totaled 125 passing yards and 67 rushing yards in the contest. The Bengals have still yet to score a touchdown this season.
Sporting News provided live updates during Thursday night’s Texans-Bengals game. Here’s how the Texans came away with a victory in Cincinnati.
It’s over in Cincinnati. After multiple laterals, J.J. Watt brings down a Bengals offensive lineman on the game’s final play and Houston secures the 13-9 victory.
The Bengals will have one final chance at a win. Following a Houston punt, Cincinnati has the ball on its own 20-yard line with two seconds left in the game.
Dalton overthrows his intended receiver and Houston will get the ball back with a four-point lead and a minute to go.