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NFL Playoff Picture: AFC South Champion Houston Texans Lock Up The 3 Seed

"Hmm, which one will fall to my halfback pass?"
"Hmm, which one will fall to my halfback pass?"

Your AFC South Champion Houston Texans may not be playing in today's Christmas Eve games, but they have locked in their playoff seed for their first trip to the postseason.

By virtue of wins by the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens plus the loss by the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos, the Texans will be the third seed in the AFC when the playoffs start in two weeks. Houston will host a wild card weekend playoff game at Reliant Stadium against the sixth and final seed.

Currently, the sixth seed is held by the Cincinnati Bengals (9-6) by virtue of their win and the New York Jets loss (8-7). However, the Bengals, Jets, Tennessee Titans, and Oakland Raiders, and San Diego Chargers (eliminated with loss to Detroit) are all eligible for that final playoff spot. A Bengals win over the Ravens will send them to Houston, but a loss opens up the door for a lot of scoreboard watching.

Who would you like to see in Reliant Stadium? Who would you hope stays home? Sound off in the comments.