Everyone wanted to talk about Andrew Luck and the Colts coming into Sunday’s game in Houston vs the Texans.
Now it’s the Texans that can talk. And again hoist an AFC South title.
The Texans clinched the division title with a rousing 29-17 win over the Colts, with Matt Schaub throwing a touchdown pass to Andre Johnson and Arian Foster gaining 165 yards on 27 carries
Houston shook off an awful loss last week to the Pats, and came out with an aggressive play that was highlighted by the play of Schaub.
Schaub ended with 261 yards on 23-of-31 efficiency for the Texans (12-2), and Johnson made 11 catches for 151 yards.
Houston moved the ball, amassing 417 yards, but scored only one offensive touchdown. Shayne Graham kicked five field goals in Houston’s third consecutive win at home against the Colts.
“I liked the way we got back to what we are as a football team today, protecting the ball, running the ball, playing solid defense,” said Texans coach Gary Kubiak.
Indianapolis rookie Luck had two touchdown passes, but the Houston native was held to 186 yards on a season-low 13 completions in 27 attempts.
“They did a great job defensively of never letting us establish a rhythm or get in a rhythm,” Luck said.
The Colts (9-5) had won seven of their last eight games. However, the seven victories had come against teams that entered Week 15 with a combined 29-62 record.
The Texans will host the Vikings next Sunday.