The Texans (11-2), who have already clinched a playoff spot, can clinch their second consecutive division title and possibly more in Week 15.
Here are the Texans’ latest playoff scenarios, as provided by the NFL:
Houston clinches AFC South division with:
1) HOU win
Houston clinches a first-round bye with:
1) HOU win + NE loss or tie + DEN loss
The Texans play the Indianapolis Colts (9-4) at Reliant Stadium on Sunday at noon CT. The Patriots (10-3), who just beat the Texans 42-14 at Gillette Stadium, play the San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1) on Sunday Night Football in New England. The Broncos (10-3) play the Baltimore Ravens (9-4) in Denver on Sunday at noon CT.
Last season, the Texans clinched the AFC South title in Week 14, earning their first-ever postseason trip. They clinched a playoff spot this season in Week 13 with a 24-10 victory at Tennessee.
If the playoffs started today, the Texans would have the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Patriots would have the No. 2 seed, followed by the Broncos, Ravens, Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6).
Even after losing to the Patriots on Monday night, the Texans can still guarantee themselves of the top seed in the conference if they win their final three games. They face the Colts and Minnesota Vikings (7-6) at home before traveling to Indianapolis for their regular-season finale.
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