The Houston Texans and Denver Broncos had a great game of football on Sunday night, and it was only the third time in team history that the Texans had a playoff-level effort on their resume.
The Texans came away with a 35-27 win and their first postseason win since 2001.
The Broncos had the first overtime victory of the season when rookie quarterback Trevor Siemian completed 17-of-25 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown.
Both teams had their share of miscues, but the Texans’ performance and the way they responded to Siemian’s inaccuracy was key.
Here’s a look at the most impressive plays from the game.
Texans: 3rd-and-5 on the Broncos’ first drive, the Texans are expecting a quick pass play, and their safeties are lined up to cover tight ends.
But, Siemian drops the ball, and his quarterback is sacked by safety Donnie Avery.
Texans (6): Siemian scrambles to his right, but his left foot is caught by safety Trevon Jenkins, who makes a play on the ball to the left sideline.
The fumble is recovered by the Broncos at the 2-yard line, and they have a first-and -10 at the Denver 25.
Texans 20: In a situation similar to the play below, the Broncos are lined in a 3-4, but they start to line up with two receivers wide left and a tight end in the backfield.
But the Texans have two safeties and one cornerback, and a cornerback in the middle of the field.
So the Broncos start to go to the right side, and the Texans don’t.
Texans 18: The Texans are in a 4-3.
Quarterback Brock Osweiler drops back and has two receivers running routes in the back end.
Osweilers eyes are locked on a receiver on the far sideline, and he takes off on a fade to the end zone.
He’s in the endzone for a touchdown, but not before the ball is picked off by a linebacker.
Texans 16: In the same formation, the Raiders are lined with two wide receivers.
Quarterbacks Derek Carr and Derek Carr Jr. are in the slot, with running back Jalen Richard in the third round of the draft.
But he is in coverage, with safety Reggie Nelson playing him off.
When Richard gets open, he runs the go route for a 5-yard gain.
Texans 13: The Broncos are in an unusual formation, with a running back on the outside and a linebacker in the nickel.
Safety T.J. Ward, who has been playing a lot, is lined up on the right, with cornerback Bradley Roby lined up at the right.
But Roby is playing off to the sideline, with safeties Aqib Talib and Bradley Robey in coverage.
Texans 10: In an unusual situation, quarterback Brock Osisian is running an option play.
He is lined in shotgun, with tight end Tyler Eifert lined up across from him.
But EifERT is playing inside, and safety T.D. Green is playing outside, with cornerbacks Bradley Roberson and Aqibe Talib.
Texans 8: The Dolphins are in this formation, as they run a play action pass to quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
But instead of running a read option, the Dolphins run a read-option, with receiver Jarvis Landry in the outside.
This gives him plenty of room to make a play, as he can get open underneath and make a huge play.
Texans 7: The Jets are in tight quarters, with their offensive linemen lined up wide left, with left tackle Kelvin Beachum playing off.
But linebacker Dannell Ellerbe plays him inside.
Texans 6: The Chiefs are in nickel, with wide receiver Travis Kelce playing off, and defensive end Karl Joseph playing in the opposite direction.
But both defensive ends are playing outside.
Texans 5: The Titans are in their standard defense, with the defensive line lined up outside and cornerback Marcus Williams in the box.
Williams is playing as a safety, with defensive end Myles Garrett playing in coverage on the left.
But they also have a defensive end in Tashaun Gipson, who played defensive end as a rookie.
Texans 4: The Patriots are in dime, with linebacker Devin McCourty playing off and cornerback Logan Ryan lined up inside.
But outside linebacker Jerod Mayo is playing nickel, and Ryan is playing the defensive end.
But inside linebacker Cameron Fleming is playing on the edge, and outside linebacker James Anderson is playing in dime.
Texans 3: The Bears are in Cover 3, with two defensive backs in the left and right zones.
Safety Kenny Vaccaro is playing down the sideline.
Texans 2: The Jaguars are in three-deep Cover 1 with cornerback Marcus Maye