Texans Clinch Playoff Spot with 24-10 Win Against Titans


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With the Houston Texans 24-10 win over the Tennessee Titans, the Texans have guaranteed themselves a playoff spot for a second consecutive season, and for the second time in the franchises history. In addition to making the playoffs again, the Texans are now 11-1 and regardless of what happens in the final quarter of the season, the Texans have also earned their regular season record in franchise history, their previous best was 10 wins, which came last season.

In the 24-10 rout against the Titans, the Texans built up a 24-3 lead prior to giving up a meaningless touchdown with 1:34 remaining. The Texans didn’t have a great day offensively, but it wasn’t needed with the way their defense dominated the Titans offense. The Texans were able to sack Jake Locker six times, and they hit him eight times. They forced two quarterback fumbles, and stripped Chris Johnson once. Additionally, they picked off Jake Locker three times.

On offense, the Texans struggled on the ground, with Foster only rushing for 38 yards on 14 carries, however he did rush for one touchdown. Matt Schaub completed 21 of 35 attempts for 207 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Schaub was only hit once by the Titans defense, but was not sacked at all in the game.

The Texans are now 11-1 and the rest of the AFC divisional leaders are all 9-3. One of those 9-3 division leaders is the Patriots, who the Texans will play next week in New England. The Texans also have two games remaining with the Indianapolis Colts, they only need to win one of them to secure their position as AFC South Champions.

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