Texans beat Bengals 20-19 for first playoff berth

Updated: December 11, 2011, 7:20 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals' playoff chances got blown away by a rookie quarterback.

The Houston Texans left the field with arms raised in celebration after rookie T.J. Yates threw a 6-yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left for a 20-19 victory Sunday that likely scuttled Cincinnati's chances of postseason play.

At 7-6, the Bengals fell behind in the chase for the final AFC wild card berth. They've lost four of their last five, turning what started as a promising season into something ...

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