Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and a TD, and the Texans used a stifling defense for a 19-13 win over the Bengals on Saturday.
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.
The Bengals vs. Texans might be the least attractive matchup of wild-card weekend, but it's another chance to watch star DE J.J. Watt.
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.
Three of this year's wild-card games are whoppers, with the two Sunday games appearing to be quite fascinating.
The Texans placed ILB Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve because of a hip injury on Tuesday.
The Colts sent the reeling Texans back to Houston as Chuck Pagano had a successful return to the sideline after three months away.
Andrew Luck threw two TD passes to lead the Colts to a 28-16 victory over Houston in head coach Chuck Pagano's return.
The Texans are a ball-control offense, but it still must start with QB Matt Schaub, who is pressing with his team mired in a funk at the worst possible time.
The Bears signed S Troy Nolan, the team announced Wednesday. Chicago had an open roster spot after waiving WR Dane Sanzenbacher.
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.
The Colts punched their postseason ticket with a 20-13 win at Kansas City and the Texans continue to stumble late this season.
Christian Ponder threw a touchdown pass, Toby Gerhart added a score and Blair Walsh kicked three field goals in the Vikings' win over the Texans.
Third-round rookies DeVier Posey and Brandon Brooks are coming on at the right time for the Texans.