HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Texans pulled off a stunning upset of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, defeating them 24-21 with a last-second field goal.
The Texans were trailing 21-17 with just over a minute to play. They drove down the field, but with seconds remaining, they faced a fourth-and-10 from the Bengals’ 35-yard line. Quarterback Kyle Allen dropped back to pass, but the pressure got to him, and he was forced to scramble. He just managed to elude the defenders and throw a Hail Mary pass into the end zone.
The ball was tipped up in the air, and Texans wide receiver John Metchie III leaped up and grabbed it for the touchdown. The Texans then scored the two-point conversion to tie the game at 21-21.
The Bengals had a chance to win the game in overtime, but they were unable to score. The Texans then drove down the field and kicked a field goal with no time left on the clock to win the game.
The Texans’ win was their first of the season, while the Bengals’ loss was their first.
- Texans quarterback Kyle Allen threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns.
- Texans wide receiver John Metchie III had eight catches for 120 yards and one touchdown.
- Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
- Bengals running back Joe Mixon rushed for 110 yards and one touchdown.
- Texans third-down conversions: 8 for 12
Quote of the Game:
“We never gave up. We believed in each other, and we made plays when we needed to.” – Texans quarterback Kyle Allen