- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans will be the next opponent for the reigning AFC champion New England Patriots. Houston won its wild-card game Saturday over the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-13, at Reliant Stadium.
The Patriots will host Houston in a divisional-round matchup on Jan. 13. This is a rematch of a lopsided game in Week 14 when New England beat Houston, 42-14, at Gillette Stadium.
Home-field advantage could be a factor again next week. The Texans have lost their last two road games.