What to like about the Cincinnati Bengals
Ready to get revenge for a last-second 20-19 loss to the Texans earlier in the season, the Bengals have plenty of weapons on their side to get the edge.
Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton will probably have a better game than last time, in which he threw only 189 yards and a touchdown. He'll be helped by wide receivers A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson, who flipped onto the national stage with this electrifying touchdown.
What to like about the Houston Texans
The Texans have found stability with rookie quarterback T.J. Yates, who has surprised many with his ability to step in and set up the Texans playoff berth (which they clinched in their win over the Bengals).
The team's rushing attack, led by backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate, should help make things easier for the rookie.
Their defense has also been solid, and will surely cause some major problems for Dalton and the Bengals offense.
The difference: I can't imagine the Texans pairing of Foster and Tate being held to just around 100 yards again, and the team will surely avoid the turnovers which plagued the team in their last meeting in Cincinnati.
For the Bengals to win, they will have to find ways to benefit while deep in Texans territory. Last meeting, kicker Mike Nugent attempted and completed four field goals.
The score: Texans win 24-17