Texans Lead AFC South with Win Over Titans

Sep 16, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) makes the call at the line against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Despite a blowout loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 14, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien reminded his players last week what was still in front of them.

Houston (9-5) took care of business on Sunday with a 24-21 victory in Tennessee, ending the Titans’ four-game winning streak to take the outright lead in the AFC South, and giving themselves the chance to clinch the division next week.

According to FPI, the Texans now have a 90% chance at winning the AFC South. A loss would have dropped them down to a 46% chance at the division title.

The Texans can clinch the division next week with a victory. Houston plays at Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon and the Titans host New Orleans on Sunday. Even if the Titans win in the Week 17 rematch, Houston would hold the tiebreaker because of a better division record.

QB breakdown: The Texans won despite Deshaun Watson throwing two interceptions in the end zone, one on the opening drive for the first time in his NFL career, and another at the end of the third quarter. Watson completed 19 of 27 passes for 243 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

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SOURCE: ESPN, Sarah Barshop