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National Football League
BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Cincinnati 37, Houston 31
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 27, 2020
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Brad Rogers
Attendance: 12344
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Cincinnati 73141337
Houston 3714731
1st Quarter
1Q 15:00 Houston
CIN 35 3-A. Seibert kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 15:00 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
2 and 10 - HOU 25 14:57 31-D. Johnson rush for 3 yards.
3 and 7 - HOU 28 14:19 4-D. Watson pass to 81-K. Warring for 3 yards.
4 and 4 - HOU 31 13:40 9-B. Anger punts 47 yards, 12-A. Erickson returns for 7 yards.
1Q 13:28 Cincinnati
1 and 10 - CIN 29 13:28 8-B. Allen pass to 25-G. Bernard for 28 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 43 12:47 25-G. Bernard rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - HOU 42 12:06 8-B. Allen pass to 12-A. Erickson for 8 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 34 11:21 34-S. Perine rush for 3 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 31 10:41 8-B. Allen pass to 34-S. Perine for 15 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 16 10:00 25-G. Bernard rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 14 9:21 8-B. Allen pass to 25-G. Bernard for 6 yards, forced out of bounds.
3 and 2 - HOU 8 8:37 8-B. Allen pass to 89-D. Sample for 8 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3-A. Seibert extra point is GOOD.
CIN 7    HOU 0    Plays: 8    Possession: 4:56
1Q 8:32 Houston
CIN 35 3-A. Seibert kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 8:32 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 32 8:00 31-D. Johnson rush for 2 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 34 7:19 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 17-C. Hansen.
4 and 1 - HOU 34 7:16 9-B. Anger punts 49 yards, fair catch by 12-A. Erickson.
1Q 7:07 Cincinnati
1 and 10 - CIN 17 7:07 25-G. Bernard rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - CIN 18 6:31 8-B. Allen pass to 25-G. Bernard for 17 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - CIN 35 5:54 34-S. Perine rush for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 49 5:13 34-S. Perine rush for no gain.
2 and 10 - CIN 49 4:33 8-B. Allen pass to 34-S. Perine for 8 yards.
3 and 2 - HOU 43 3:44 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 18-A. Green.
4 and 2 - HOU 43 3:37 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 18-A. Green.
1Q 3:33 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 43 3:33 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 50 yards.
1 and goal - CIN 7 2:43 4-D. Watson pass to 11-S. Mitchell for 2 yards.
2 and goal - CIN 5 2:09 4-D. Watson rush for 2 yards.
3 and goal - CIN 3 1:29 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 81-K. Warring.
4 and goal - CIN 3 1:24 7-K. Fairbairn 21 yard field goal is GOOD.
CIN 7    HOU 3    Plays: 5    Possession: 2:09
1Q 1:22 Cincinnati
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - CIN 25 1:22 8-B. Allen pass to 18-A. Green for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - CIN 30 0:42 25-G. Bernard rush for 2 yards.
3 and 3 - CIN 32 0:01 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 18-A. Green. PENALTY on Houston, Defensive Pass Interference, 7 yards, enforced at CIN 32 - No play.
END QUARTER 1
2nd Quarter
Cincinnati continued...
1 and 10 - CIN 39 15:00 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 85-T. Higgins. PENALTY on Cincinnati, Ineligible Downfield Pass, 5 yards, enforced at CIN 39 - No play.
1 and 15 - CIN 34 14:57 8-B. Allen pass to 25-G. Bernard for 6 yards.
2 and 9 - CIN 40 14:22 25-G. Bernard rush for 2 yards.
3 and 7 - CIN 42 13:39 8-B. Allen pass to 85-T. Higgins for 9 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 49 13:00 32-T. Williams rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - HOU 43 12:18 32-T. Williams rush for no gain.
3 and 4 - HOU 43 11:34 8-B. Allen pass to 12-A. Erickson for 7 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 36 10:52 8-B. Allen pass to 16-T. Irwin for 5 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 5 - HOU 31 10:19 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 85-T. Higgins.
3 and 5 - HOU 31 10:14 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 18-A. Green.
4 and 5 - HOU 31 10:10 3-A. Seibert 49 yard field goal is NO GOOD.
2Q 10:06 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 39 10:06 31-D. Johnson rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - HOU 43 9:36 31-D. Johnson rush for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 47 8:50 4-D. Watson rush for 6 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at CIN 44.
1 and 17 - HOU 46 8:28 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 81-K. Warring.
2 and 17 - HOU 46 8:25 4-D. Watson pass to 31-D. Johnson for 12 yards.
3 and 5 - CIN 42 7:51 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
4 and 5 - CIN 42 7:46 9-B. Anger punts 33 yards, fair catch by 12-A. Erickson.
2Q 7:39 Cincinnati
1 and 10 - CIN 9 7:39 25-G. Bernard rush for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - CIN 12 7:00 8-B. Allen pass to 18-A. Green for 33 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 45 6:15 12-A. Erickson pass incomplete to 25-G. Bernard.
2 and 10 - CIN 45 6:07 25-G. Bernard rush for 5 yards.
3 and 5 - 50 5:27 8-B. Allen pass to 85-T. Higgins for 30 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 20 5:01 34-S. Perine rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 18 4:20 34-S. Perine rush for 1 yard.
3 and 7 - HOU 17 3:37 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 16-T. Irwin.
4 and 7 - HOU 17 3:33 3-A. Seibert 35 yard field goal is GOOD.
CIN 10    HOU 3    Plays: 9    Possession: 4:06
2Q 3:30 Houston
CIN 35 3-A. Seibert kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 3:30 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 17 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 42 3:01 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 17-C. Hansen.
2 and 10 - HOU 42 2:55 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 7 yards.
3 and 3 - HOU 49 2:13 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 26 yards, forced out of bounds. PENALTY on Cincinnati, Illegal Use of Hands (declined).
Two minute warning
1 and 10 - CIN 25 2:00 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 25 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
CIN 10    HOU 10    Plays: 5    Possession: 1:36
2Q 1:54 Cincinnati
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - CIN 25 1:54 8-B. Allen pass to 25-G. Bernard for -6 yards.
2 and 16 - CIN 19 1:13 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 85-T. Higgins.
3 and 16 - CIN 19 1:10 8-B. Allen pass to 25-G. Bernard for 9 yards.
Houston timeout at 1:05
4 and 7 - CIN 28 1:05 10-K. Huber punts 40 yards, fair catch by 16-K. Coutee.
2Q 0:57 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 32 0:57 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 43 0:38 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 6 yards.
Houston timeout at 0:35
2 and 4 - HOU 49 0:35 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
3 and 4 - HOU 49 0:27 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 11-S. Mitchell. PENALTY on Houston, Illegal Formation (declined).
4 and 4 - HOU 49 0:23 9-B. Anger punts 51 yards, touchback.
2Q 0:10 Cincinnati
1 and 10 - CIN 20 0:10 8-B. Allen kneels for -1 yard.
END QUARTER 2
3rd Quarter
3Q 15:00 Cincinnati
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - CIN 25 15:00 8-B. Allen pass to 25-G. Bernard for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - CIN 31 14:24 25-G. Bernard rush for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 42 13:44 8-B. Allen pass to 18-A. Green for 12 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 46 13:09 34-S. Perine rush for 46 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3-A. Seibert extra point is GOOD.
CIN 17    HOU 10    Plays: 4    Possession: 2:01
3Q 12:59 Houston
CIN 35 3-A. Seibert kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 12:59 31-D. Johnson rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 27 12:24 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 7 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 34 11:40 4-D. Watson, 4-D. Watson rush for 5 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 39 11:02 31-D. Johnson rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 44 10:30 31-D. Johnson rush for 38 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 18 9:43 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 14 yards.
1 and goal - CIN 4 9:09 31-D. Johnson rush for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
CIN 17    HOU 17    Plays: 7    Possession: 3:54
3Q 9:05 Cincinnati
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - CIN 25 9:05 8-B. Allen pass to 12-A. Erickson for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - CIN 32 8:30 25-G. Bernard rush for 2 yards.
3 and 1 - CIN 34 7:47 8-B. Allen pass to 85-T. Higgins for 31 yards, ran out of bounds. PENALTY on Cincinnati, Offensive Pass Interference, 10 yards, enforced at CIN 34 - No play.
3 and 11 - CIN 24 7:20 8-B. Allen pass to 18-A. Green for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 38 6:40 8-B. Allen pass to 12-A. Erickson for 42 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 20 5:53 8-B. Allen pass to 85-T. Higgins for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3-A. Seibert extra point is GOOD.
CIN 24    HOU 17    Plays: 5    Possession: 3:19
3Q 5:46 Houston
CIN 35 3-A. Seibert kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 5:46 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 38 5:09 31-D. Johnson rush for 48 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 14 4:15 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 87-D. Fells. PENALTY on Houston, Illegal Shift (declined).
2 and 10 - CIN 14 4:10 4-D. Watson pass to 31-D. Johnson for -3 yards.
3 and 13 - CIN 17 3:27 4-D. Watson rush for 14 yards, fumble by 4-D. Watson (forced fumble by 24-V. Bell), ball out of bounds.
1 and goal - CIN 3 2:50 PENALTY on Houston, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at CIN 3 - No play.
1 and goal - CIN 8 2:29 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 4 yards.
2 and goal - CIN 4 1:43 31-D. Johnson rush for 2 yards.
3 and goal - CIN 2 0:58 4-D. Watson pass to 31-D. Johnson for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
CIN 24    HOU 24    Plays: 8    Possession: 4:51
3Q 0:55 Cincinnati
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 69 yards, 40-B. Wilson returns for 64 yards. PENALTY on Cincinnati, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at CIN 20.
1 and 10 - CIN 10 0:46 8-B. Allen pass to 34-S. Perine for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 24 0:01 34-S. Perine rush for 7 yards.
END QUARTER 3
4th Quarter
Cincinnati continued...
2 and 3 - CIN 31 15:00 8-B. Allen pass to 85-T. Higgins for 22 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 47 14:24 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 85-T. Higgins.
2 and 10 - HOU 47 14:17 34-S. Perine rush for 5 yards.
3 and 5 - HOU 42 13:39 8-B. Allen pass incomplete to 80-M. Thomas.
4 and 5 - HOU 42 13:34 PENALTY on Houston, Neutral Zone Infraction, 4 yards, enforced at HOU 42 - No play.
4 and 1 - HOU 38 13:34 8-B. Allen pass to 12-A. Erickson for 4 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 34 12:56 8-B. Allen pass to 85-T. Higgins for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 27 12:16 34-S. Perine rush for 1 yard.
3 and 2 - HOU 26 11:34 34-S. Perine rush for 1 yard.
4 and 1 - HOU 25 10:57 8-B. Allen rush for 1 yard. PENALTY on Cincinnati, Illegal Formation, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 25 - No play.
4 and 6 - HOU 30 10:39 3-A. Seibert 48 yard field goal is GOOD.
CIN 27    HOU 24    Plays: 11    Possession: 5:16
4Q 10:35 Houston
CIN 35 3-A. Seibert kicks 66 yards, 22-D. Hilliard returns for 23 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 22 10:30 4-D. Watson pass incomplete to 17-C. Hansen. PENALTY on Cincinnati, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 22 - No play.
1 and 10 - HOU 27 10:25 31-D. Johnson rush for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 37 9:48 31-D. Johnson rush for no gain.
2 and 10 - HOU 37 9:07 4-D. Watson pass to 85-P. Brown for 29 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at CIN 34.
1 and 10 - CIN 49 8:32 4-D. Watson rush for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 35 7:43 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 22 7:01 4-D. Watson pass to 16-K. Coutee for no gain, fumble by 16-K. Coutee (forced fumble by 23-D. Phillips), ball out of bounds.
2 and 10 - CIN 22 6:27 4-D. Watson pass to 87-D. Fells for 22 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7-K. Fairbairn extra point is GOOD.
CIN 27    HOU 31    Plays: 7    Possession: 4:20
4Q 6:15 Cincinnati
HOU 35 7-K. Fairbairn kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - CIN 25 6:15 25-G. Bernard rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - CIN 27 5:43 8-B. Allen pass to 85-T. Higgins for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - CIN 38 5:06 25-G. Bernard rush for 9 yards.
2 and 1 - CIN 47 4:27 25-G. Bernard rush for 3 yards.
1 and 10 - 50 3:45 25-G. Bernard rush for 11 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 39 3:39 8-B. Allen pass to 12-A. Erickson for 20 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 19 2:57 34-S. Perine rush for 7 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 3 - HOU 12 2:52 8-B. Allen pass to 34-S. Perine for 4 yards.
1 and goal - HOU 8 2:10 34-S. Perine rush for 5 yards.
Two minute warning
2 and goal - HOU 3 2:00 34-S. Perine rush for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3-A. Seibert extra point is GOOD.
CIN 34    HOU 31    Plays: 10    Possession: 4:18
4Q 1:57 Houston
CIN 35 3-A. Seibert kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 1:57 4-D. Watson pass to 88-J. Akins for 15 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 40 1:35 4-D. Watson, sacked for 7 yards (94-S. Hubbard), fumble by 4-D. Watson (forced fumble by 94-S. Hubbard), RECOVERED by 70-M. Hunt returned for -1 yard.
4Q 1:28 Cincinnati
1 and 10 - HOU 38 1:28 25-G. Bernard rush for 7 yards.
Houston timeout at 1:20
2 and 3 - HOU 31 1:20 25-G. Bernard rush for no gain. PENALTY on Houston, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 31 - No play.
1 and 10 - HOU 26 1:17 25-G. Bernard rush for 2 yards.
Houston timeout at 1:13
2 and 8 - HOU 24 1:13 25-G. Bernard rush for 2 yards.
Houston timeout at 1:09
3 and 6 - HOU 22 1:09 8-B. Allen rush for 4 yards.
Cincinnati timeout at 0:21
4 and 2 - HOU 18 0:21 3-A. Seibert 36 yard field goal is GOOD.
CIN 37    HOU 31    Plays: 5    Possession: 1:07
4Q 0:18 Houston
CIN 35 3-A. Seibert kicks 59 yards, 22-D. Hilliard returns for 12 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 18 0:14 4-D. Watson pass to 13-B. Cooks for 12 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 30 0:09 4-D. Watson pass to 17-C. Hansen for 8 yards, lateral to 16-K. Coutee for -9 yards, lateral to 4-D. Watson for -4 yards, lateral to 13-B. Cooks for 20 yards, lateral to 74-M. Scharping for 7 yards, lateral to 67-C. Heck for 8 yards, forced out of bounds.
END OF GAME
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