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Texans Breeze Past Bengals, Patriots Next 2

Posted: January 05, 2013 9:42 PM ; Updated: January 06, 2013 10:16 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.

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Oregon Beats Kansas State In Fiesta Bowl, Scores Rare 1-Point Safety 2

Posted: January 04, 2013 10:27 AM ; Updated: January 04, 2013 10:27 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- De'Anthony Thomas caught the opening kickoff, raced past Oregon's sideline and leaned his head into the end zone like a sprinter crossing the finish line.

The track meet had started and the fifth-ranked Ducks barely looked back after that.

Triggered by Thomas' 94-yard return, Oregon bolted by No. 7 Kansas State 35-17 Thursday night at the Fiesta Bowl in what may have been coach Chip Kelly's final game with the Ducks.

"I felt like my role in this game was to be a momentum-builder and a game-changer," Thomas said. "Once I saw that edge, I wanted to get to the end zone as fast as I could so I could celebrate with my teammates."

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