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The AFC South title is within reach for the Texans.

After a 34-6 win at Tennessee on Sunday, Houston is now 8-7.

With one more victory, the division would belong to the Texans. Indianapolis can finish no better

than 8-8 if they were to win next week. Houston would host a Wild Card playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9 or 10.

With the Broncos victory over the Bengals on Monday Night Football, the Texans still remain in the driver's seat when it comes to winning the AFC South. Below is a the updated playoff and tiebreaker scenarios for the Texans heading into Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Regardless, head coach Bill O'Brien emphasized that the Texans need to have a winner's mentaility.

"Every time they take the field, they need to play to win," O'Brien said in Nashville after the win over the Titans.

Veteran linebacker Brian Cushing, meanwhile, reiterated that playoff talk is meaningless if the Texans fail down the stretch.

"We've just got to take care of business," Cushing said. "That's all it comes down to and we know we're really in the driver's seat of our destiny. We've got to take care of what we can do and we've just got to win."

The Texans host the Jaguars next Sunday at NRG Stadium, with kickoff at noon CT.


The Texans faced the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 15.

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