Despite the loss the Houston Texans faced against the New England Patriots last week (27 – 6), the Texans have had a pretty decent season. This year, with a record of 6 wins and 7 losses, the Houston Texans are second in their division. If the Texans can make a strong recovery from last week’s loss, they could slide into the number one position in the AFC South this week.
The team trying to stop the Texans from reaching their goal, is none other than the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts are number one in the AFC South right now, but the Texans have a chance of getting the big win this week. The Colts lost their starting quarterback Andrew Luck a couple weeks back from a lacerated kidney against the Denver Broncos. This allowed the Houston Texans to have hope in clinching the first place spot. The Colts are hoping their backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst can make a miracle happen against the Houston Texans. Considering the embarrassing loss the Colts sustained against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week (16-51), the Texans’ fans should feel comfortable about this week’s game.
However, if the Houston Texans lose against the Indianapolis Colts, and the Jaguars continue to win, this could cause more trouble than expected. A loss this week would put the Colts record at 6-8. As mentioned previously, the Jaguars destroyed the Colts last week, so if they keep this up and defeat the Atlanta Falcons, the Jaguars could potentially have the same record as the Houston Texans, which would make both teams tied for second place. The chance of the Jaguars winning this week are high, due to the major loss the Atlanta Falcons took against the North Carolina Panthers.
The race for the number one spot of the AFC South, really depends on this week’s results because the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville Jaguars are all capable of being number one. Out of the three teams, the Houston Texans are the most capable to win this division, so fans just have to keep their fingers crossed and expect for everything to work in the Texans favor.