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Home-field advantage, first-round bye on the line for Texans Sunday

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 24, 2012 – 9:57 am

Andre JohnsonThe Texans (12-3) clinched a playoff spot in Week 13 at Tennessee and clinched the AFC South in Week 15 against Indianapolis. Their loss to Minnesota on Sunday means they likely have to win at Indianapolis (10-5) on Sunday to secure a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the playoffs.

Here are the Texans’ Week 17 playoff scenarios, as provided by the NFL:

Houston clinches a first-round bye with:

1)    HOU win or tie OR
2)    NE loss or tie OR
3)    DEN loss

Houston clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1)    HOU win OR
2)    HOU tie + DEN loss or tie OR
3)    NE loss or tie + DEN loss

The Texans play the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday at noon CT. The Denver Broncos (12-3) play the Kansas City Chiefs (2-13) in Denver on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT. The New England Patriots (11-4) play the Miami Dolphins (7-8) on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT in Miami.

The AFC playoff field is set. All that remains to be determined is the seeding of the top-four teams. If the playoffs started today, the Texans would have the No. 1 seed. The Broncos would have the No. 2 seed, followed by the Patriots, Baltimore Ravens (10-5), Indianapolis Colts (10-5) and Cincinnati Bengals (9-6). The Colts are locked into the No. 5 seed, while the Bengals are locked into the No. 6 seed.

The lowest seed the Texans can end up with is the third seed. In that worst-case scenario, they would play the Bengals at Reliant Stadium in the Wild Card round of the playoffs — a repeat of the 2011 postseason.


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Texans can clinch first-round bye, home-field advantage on Sunday

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 18, 2012 – 11:59 am

J.J. WattThe Texans (12-2) clinched a playoff spot in Week 13 at Tennessee and clinched the AFC South in Week 15 against Indianapolis. They can clinch a first-round bye and home-field advantage this week.

Here are the Texans’ latest playoff scenarios, as provided by the NFL:

Houston clinches a first-round bye with:

1)    HOU win or tie OR
2)    NE loss or tie OR
3)    DEN loss

Houston clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1)    HOU win OR
2)    HOU tie + DEN loss or tie OR
3)    NE loss or tie + DEN loss

The Texans play the Minnesota Vikings (8-6) at Reliant Stadium on Sunday at noon CT. The Denver Broncos (11-3) play the Cleveland Browns (5-9) in Denver on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. CT. The New England Patriots (10-4) play the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) on Sunday at noon in Jacksonville.

If the playoffs started today, the Texans would have the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Broncos would have the No. 2 seed, followed by the Patriots, Baltimore Ravens (9-5), Indianapolis Colts (9-5) and Cincinnati Bengals (8-6).

The Texans can clinch home-field advantage with a victory in either of their last two games. They finish the regular season at Indianapolis on Dec. 30.


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Texans will clinch AFC South with win on Sunday

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 11, 2012 – 11:23 am

Matt Schaub, TexansThe 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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Texans will clinch playoff spot with win or tie on Sunday

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 27, 2012 – 10:16 am

The Texans (10-1) can clinch a playoff spot in Week 13 in four different ways. The most straightforward: Beat or tie the Tennessee Titans (4-7) on Sunday at LP Field.

Here are the scenarios, as provided by the NFL:

Houston clinches a playoff berth with:
1) HOU win or tie OR
2) MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie OR
3) MIA loss or tie + CIN loss or tie OR
4) PIT loss + CIN loss

Last season, the Texans clinched the AFC South title in Week 14, marking their first-ever postseason trip.

If the playoffs started today, the Texans would have the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Baltimore Ravens (9-2) would be the No. 2 seed, followed by the New England Patriots (8-3), Denver Broncos (8-3), Indianapolis Colts (7-4) and Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5).

The Texans cannot clinch their division this week. Even if they win and improve to 11-1 and the Colts lose and fall to 7-5, both teams could still finish 11-5. The Texans and Colts play each other twice in the final three weeks of the season, and the Colts would win the division tiebreaker if they beat the Texans twice head-to-head.


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Texans don’t clinch playoff spot — yet

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 25, 2012 – 3:36 pm

The Texans will not clinch a playoff spot in Week 12.

They had a chance to become the first NFL team to wrap up a spot in the postseason this weekend, but a couple of outcomes on Sunday negated that possibility.

After beating the Detroit Lions, the Texans needed the following to happen to clinch a playoff berth:

1) TEN loss or tie + MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + CIN loss + SD loss or tie
2) TEN loss or tie + MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + CIN loss or tie + PIT loss

The Jets, Titans and Steelers all lost. The Chargers play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon. But the Miami Dolphins beat the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Oakland Raiders.

At 10-1, the Texans are tied with the Atlanta Falcons for the best record in the NFL. They have a three-game lead in the AFC South over the Indianapolis Colts (7-4), who they play twice in the final three weeks of the season.


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Texans can clinch playoff berth in Week 12

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 20, 2012 – 9:37 pm

With six regular-season games still remaining, the Texans can become the first NFL team to clinch a playoff berth this week.

Here are the scenarios, as provided by the NFL:

Houston clinches a playoff berth with:
1) HOU win + TEN loss or tie + MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + CIN loss + SD loss or tie
2) HOU win + TEN loss or tie + MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + CIN loss or tie + PIT loss

Last season, the Texans clinched the AFC South title in Week 14, marking their first-ever postseason trip.

If the playoffs started today, the Texans (9-1) would have the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Baltimore Ravens (8-2) would be the No. 2 seed, followed by the New England Patriots (7-3), Denver Broncos (7-3), Indianapolis Colts (6-4) and Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4).


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Texans playoff and seeding scenarios: Week 14

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 9, 2011 – 10:50 am

Coach Gary Kubiak isn’t talking about it to his players, and players aren’t letting it cloud their focus. But we’ve got to talk about it here for information purposes.

If the Texans (9-3) beat the Cincinnati Bengals (7-5) on Sunday, and the Tennessee Titans (7-5) lose to the New Orleans Saints (9-3) on Sunday, they’ll clinch the AFC South title.

The Texans have never been to the playoffs, let alone won the division. Doing so would guarantee them of playing at least one playoff game at Reliant Stadium. All division winners play their first playoff games at home, and the top two seeds in the conference get a bye week in the first round of the playoffs.

If the playoffs started after last week’s games, the Texans would have had the No. 2 seed in the AFC. They were tied for the top record in the conference with the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh won on Thursday night to improve to 10-3, which has bumped the Texans down to the No. 3 seed for the time being.

The Texans can reclaim the No. 1 seed in the AFC under the following scenarios:

  • Texans win at Cincinnati + Ravens win vs. Indianapolis (0-12) + Patriots win at Washington (4-8)
  • Texans win at Cincinnati + Ravens lose vs. Indianapolis (Patriots result would not matter)

Here’s an explanation of the seeding and tiebreaker scenarios:

  • If the Texans, Patriots, Ravens and Steelers are all 10-3, the Steelers would be eliminated from tiebreaker scenarios for the top seed because the Ravens beat them twice and would be the AFC North leader
  • If the Texans, Patriots and Ravens are all 10-3, the Texans would win the tiebreaker based on conference record (Texans would be 8-2, Patriots 7-2, Ravens 7-2)
  • If the Texans, Patriots and Steelers are all 10-3, the Texans would win the tiebreaker based on conference record (Texans would be 8-2, Patriots 7-2, Steelers 8-3)
  • If the Texans and Steelers are 10-3, the Texans would win the tiebreaker based on head-to-head record (Texans beat Steelers in Week 4)
  • If the Texans, Ravens and Steelers are 10-3, the Steelers would be eliminated based on their division tiebreaker with Baltimore, and the Ravens would win the tiebreaker with the Texans based on head-to-head record (Ravens beat Texans in Week 6)

At worst, the Texans will be the No. 2 seed in the AFC if they win on Sunday.

Of course, none of that matters if they don’t win. Kubiak knows that his players know what’s at stake in the division, and he hasn’t even been talking about it to them this week.

“The only thing I know is every time you talk about a scenario, that scenario includes us winning, so let’s worry about winning the next game,” Kubiak said on Wednesday. “Our guys know that.”


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