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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate makes a catch in front of Houston Texans cornerback Alan Ball during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate makes a catch in front of Houston Texans cornerback Alan Ball during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate makes a catch in front of Houston Texans cornerback Alan Ball during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (R) and teammate Kareem Jackson break up pass in the end zone intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green during the fourth quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (R) and teammate Kareem Jackson break up pass in the end zone intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green during the fourth quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston,...more

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (R) and teammate Kareem Jackson break up pass in the end zone intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green during the fourth quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (R) has his pass blocked by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt during the second half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (R) has his pass blocked by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt during the second half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (R) has his pass blocked by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt during the second half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (L) is pressured by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (L) is pressured by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (L) is pressured by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) scores a touchdown in front of Cincinnati Bengals tight end Orson Charles (80) during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) scores a touchdown in front of Cincinnati Bengals tight end Orson Charles (80) during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) scores a touchdown in front of Cincinnati Bengals tight end Orson Charles (80) during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster bows after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals with teammates Duane Brown and Garrett Graham during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster bows after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals with teammates Duane Brown and Garrett Graham during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5,...more

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster bows after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals with teammates Duane Brown and Garrett Graham during the third quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (R) pressures Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (R) pressures Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (R) pressures Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster breaks a tackle by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Nate Clements in the second quarter during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster breaks a tackle by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Nate Clements in the second quarter during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster breaks a tackle by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Nate Clements in the second quarter during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Houston Texans kicker Shayne Graham kicks a field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans kicker Shayne Graham kicks a field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans kicker Shayne Graham kicks a field goal against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (29) is congratulated by teammates Vontaze Burfict (55), Wallace Gilberry (95) and Bernard Scott after scoring a touchdown on an interception during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (29) is congratulated by teammates Vontaze Burfict (55), Wallace Gilberry (95) and Bernard Scott after scoring a touchdown on an interception during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football...more

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (29) is congratulated by teammates Vontaze Burfict (55), Wallace Gilberry (95) and Bernard Scott after scoring a touchdown on an interception during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (R) is congratulated by teammate Wallace Gilberry after running an interception in for a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (R) is congratulated by teammate Wallace Gilberry after running an interception in for a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston,...more

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (R) is congratulated by teammate Wallace Gilberry after running an interception in for a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (L) throws under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (L) throws under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (L) throws under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub throws under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub throws under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub throws under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins during the first half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reacts after a play against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reacts after a play against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reacts after a play against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throws a pass against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throws a pass against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throws a pass against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak waves as he leaves the field after the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak waves as he leaves the field after the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak waves as he leaves the field after the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub leaves the field after the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub leaves the field after the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub leaves the field after the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals during their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (C) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton as Bengals Clint Boling watches during the second half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (C) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton as Bengals Clint Boling watches during the second half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike...more

Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed (C) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton as Bengals Clint Boling watches during the second half of their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (L) speaks with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton after the Texans defeated the Bengals in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (L) speaks with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton after the Texans defeated the Bengals in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (L) speaks with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton after the Texans defeated the Bengals in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (L) speaks with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton after the Texans defeated the Bengals in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (L) speaks with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton after the Texans defeated the Bengals in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (L) speaks with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton after the Texans defeated the Bengals in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (R) celebrates with teammate J.J. Watt after the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (R) celebrates with teammate J.J. Watt after the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (R) celebrates with teammate J.J. Watt after the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Tim Sharp
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton stands on the sidelines during the BEngals loss to the Houston Texans in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton stands on the sidelines during the BEngals loss to the Houston Texans in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton stands on the sidelines during the BEngals loss to the Houston Texans in their NFL AFC wildcard playoff football game in Houston, Texas January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone
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