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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Brian Cushing promises Texans' best game

By Paul Kuharsky

The city of Houston's been waiting since 1993 to make the playoffs.

"That's a lot of years, man, I was 7 years old," running back Arian Foster said. "I'm proud to be a part of this team."

Saturday at Reliant Stadium, the Texans host the Bengals in the first game of the wild-card weekend. If Houston wins, the Texans earn a trip to Baltimore for a rematch with the Ravens.

“Just be ready for Saturday and bring your best stuff because you’ll see the best game the Texans have played all year, and I can guarantee that," Brian Cushing told Houston fans in an appearance on KILT. " … I haven’t been this excited about a football game maybe ever.”

The atmosphere will be something to behold as Reliant at its best this season has been deafeningly loud.

I think the players have a good handle on how to enjoy and appreciate the story while focusing on their work rather than the buzz.

"The city is fired up and that's a good feeling," safety Glover Quin said. "Our focus is just on getting wins and we'll let the city stay on fire. There will be more fire when we get this win so we have to go out and do our job."