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The Texans played, hosted and won their first playoff game in franchise history. The franchise came close in its 10-year history, but always seemed to miss the mark.
Houston's Reliant Stadium was loud and rockin' all afternoon as they reminded the NFL that they know how to throw a party.
Yates will go down as the quarterback who led the Texans to their first postseason victory. The stand-in rookie had a nice game against the Cincinnati Bengals to give the home crowd what they've been waiting for, a playoff victory.
Dalton enjoyed a successful first year on the job. The rookie quarterback led the Cincinnati Bengals to a Wild Card seed.
His first playoff game did not go as he wished, but he got plenty of experience along the way. We'll see him again in the postseason.
Tebow led the Denver Broncos on a wild journey to the playoffs. Since taking over as the starter he stole the NFL by storm and that continued in his first NFL Playoffs.
Tebow did the improbable and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in his first playoff game while simultaneously earning his first victory.
Thomas was the first player to go over a 100 yards receiving all season versus the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Wild Card Round victory.
Didn't throw a touchdown pass for the first time in his postseason history. It was the first time in 36 games that he didn't throw a single touchdown.
Ryan continues to look for his first win in the playoffs. Three playoff appearances have resulted in three losses.
New Orleans Saints Road Victories:
The New Orleans Saints traveled to San Francisco with an 0-4 record on the road during the NFL Playoffs. New Orleans left San Francisco 0-5 as they continue to search for their first victory.
New York Giants:
The Giants are the first team in NFL history to make it to the Super Bowl with a negative point differential in the regular season.
Manning is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl Era to have three games with 275-plus pass yards and two-plus passing touchdowns in a single postseason.
Detroit Lions and Matthew Stafford:
Stafford led the Lions to their first play of game since 1999.