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Texans-Titans Final Score: Texans Blow 'Em Out; Will It Be Enough To Clinch The AFC South This Week?

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Discuss the victory and the division-clinching scenarios here on Battle Red Blog.

Is it over yet?
Is it over yet?
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Final Score: Texans 34, Titans 6

The Houston Texans walked onto the school yard today and shamelessly bullied the puny Tennessee Titans for four quarters. DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt were dominant, etc., etc.

But that's not the real story. With Zach Mettenberger and J.J. Watt on the field together, a dominant Texans victory was all but guaranteed

The real story is if the Indianapolis Colts would lose to the Miami Dolphins, and they did not.

This means that a number of Strength of Victory tiebreakers kick in to determine if the Texans have indeed clinched the AFC South with their victory today. Here are the relevant scenarios after the victory courtesy of ESPN's Tania Ganguli.

The Texans can clinch the AFC South if one of the following happens:

  • Houston beats Tennessee and Indianapolis loses to or ties Miami.
  • Houston ties Tennessee and Indianapolis loses to Miami.
  • Houston wins and then clinches the strength-of-victory tiebreaker over the Colts.

The Texans can clinch the strength-of-victory tiebreaker if one of the following happens:

The Jets did their part, beating the Patriots in overtime just now. Now we need the Bengals to beat the Broncos, and we clinch? Yes? Anyone? Help me out.

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