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At long last, receiver Andre Johnson gets a taste of the playoffs when Texans face Bengals
HOUSTON (AP) ' Year after agonizing year, Andre Johnson was asked about his goals for the season and his answer never changed.
He wanted the Houston Texans in the playoffs.
Now, after years of often terrible seasons, Johnson and the Texans have reached that goal. They will face Cincinnati on Saturday in the franchise's first playoff game.
This is Houston's 10th season, and Johnson has been there for all but Year 1. That makes him the longest-tenured player on the roster and the only one who's been in Houston longer than coach Gary Kubiak.
The quarterbacks in this game share none of Johnson's history. Houston's T.J. Yates and Cincinnati's Andy Dalton are rookies, the first time two rookies QBs have started against each other in a playoff game.