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Problems solved ... or are they?

AP Photo/Dave Einsel

Despite finishing the regular season with many question marks -- particularly on the defensive side of the ball -- the Houston Texans were able to play their type of game as they knocked off the Cincinnati Bengals at home to open up the 2013 NFL playoffs.

What exactly do I mean when I say "their type of game"? I mean that the Texans could run the football on offense and played a great game on the defensive side of the ball. That hadn't been the case down the disappointing home stretch to the regular season. It was the case on Saturday, however, when it mattered most. But does this effort get the Texans a win against the New England Patriots next weekend?