The Houston Texans are closing in on the AFC South title, and if any NFL experts or fans of the Texans would have believed that winning the division and earning at least one home playoff game was possible after the way their season began, they would have been considered a bit foolish back in September!
After starting the 2018 season 0-3, the Houston Texans have won 10 of their last 11 games and are now one win away from clinching the South Division Title and possibly earning the second seed in the AFC postseason bracket.
According to a Chron.com report, the Texans had a bit of a struggle in their Week 15 contest in New York, but in the end, they rallied in the fourth quarter to pull off the 29-22 win over the Jets.
A good team needs a good leader, and the Texans have found just that in Deshaun Watson. On the brink of losing their second straight game, Watson led his team down the field late in the fourth quarter and tossed what turned out to be the game-winning 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with just over two minutes left in the contest.
Watson finished the night completing 22 of 28 passes for 294 yards and the two touchdowns – both to Hopkins.
While the win was great for the Texans, it did come with a small price. Running back Lamar Miller and nose tackle Brandon Dunn both left the game with ankle injuries and did not return. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said after the game that he believed that the injuries were not too serious, but more information should become available as the week progresses.
Next up for the Texans is another trip to the East coast to face the Philadelphia Eagles. While a win will bring the Texans a division title, it won’t come easy as the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles are in a fight for their playoff lives.
Game time for this big matchup is 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 23.