Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/22/12
Houston leads the AFC, and will control their own destiny in the race for home-field advantage. Up until last week the Texans appeared to be dominant in the conference.In a real David and Goliath match up, Jacksonville nearly followed through with the upset as they took the Texans to overtime. The 1-8 Jaguars did not appear to be the team that would knock Houston off. It is because of this perception that the game was so close.The division games always have potential to go down to the wire, and this one was no exception. Houston was coming off of a big win over Chicago, and very nearly overlooked the threat that was the Jaguars.That should be the extent of concern (if any) for the Texans. It was a trap game.One which could have easily knocked the Texans down a notch had they not shown tremendous poise and mental toughness in the clutch.Instead, this game will fuel the Texans as they push through the home-stretch.This week will show a side of the Texans America is more familiar with....
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