(HOUSTON) — The AFC South belongs to the Houston Texans again.
Matt Schaub and a stingy defense led the Texans to a 29-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday to give Houston the division crown for the second year in a row.
A week after getting blown out by the New England Patriots, the Texans delivered a big clinching peformance, but are already looking ahead. “It’s awesome,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “But there’s a lot more fun ahead, so I hope everybody is not celebrating too early.”
Houston (12-2) had a strong first quarter capped off by a touchdown pass from Schaub to Andre Johnson, and led 10-0. They added 10 more points in the second quarter and held on for the win.
For Indianapolis (9-5), they could not cash in on an opportunity to put pressure on the division leaders. “We came here to win, not put up a respectable showing,” quarterback Andrew Luck said. “We’ll move on to next week and hopefully get better.”
Schaub threw for 261 yards and the team rushed for 178.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN