Originally posted on Houston Diehards  |  Last updated 12/10/11
One road win by the Texans in Cincinnati. One home loss by Tennessee to New Orleans (who is also looking to lock up their division). That’s it. That’s all that needs to happen on Sunday for the Houston Texans to make franchise history and clinch their first ever AFC South division title, and subsequent first playoff berth. It’s hard to argue that the Bengals are a tougher test for rookie QB TJ Yates than the Falcons were, but this time of course he will be making his first road start, and will be without Andre Johnson. Yates and Johnson hooked up four times for 97 yards last week. It would have been more had Johnson not hurt his hamstring – and had he not dropped a pass on a bootleg throw from Yates that was right on the money. Like most of you, I expect Yates to have some serious growing pains at some point. Perhaps Sunday will be that day against a tough Bengal defense, but if Yates can keep it together (NO TURNOVERS, TJ!) and the Texans’ running game and defense stay “on sche...
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