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DeVier Posey gives Houston at least one highlight to remember (VIDEO)

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Houston did plenty wrong as it fell way behind to New England in its AFC playoff game, but at least DeVier Posey provided a bright spot.

Posey, a rookie from Ohio State who had six catches for 87 yards in the regular season, hauled in a highlight touchdown catch in the fourth quarter to cut New England's lead to 38-20.

Posey might have made it a little tougher on himself than he needed to, but the result was a great grab in the end zone.

On a deep pass, Posey put up a hand at the last moment, and knocked the ball to himself in the air. He probably had a chance to catch the ball with both hands for an easy score, but what fun is that?

Posey almost brought in the catch right before he landed on the ground, but couldn't secure it. He turned on his back, got his right arm on the ball to keep it from getting away and landing incomplete and then hauled it into his chest as he was sliding on the ground. Officials ruled him out of bounds, and in real time it looked like he was out. Replays showed that Posey had in fact made a phenomenal catch and got it under control right before he touched the sideline.

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Too bad for Posey the moment didn't last long. Posey was carted off the field later in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Chronicle reported he has a torn Achilles. At least he now has a long offseason to rehab before training camp.

Houston didn't have a lot to celebrate during its 41-28 loss to New England, but at least Posey got a memorable first NFL touchdown catch.

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