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Houston Texans Clinch AFC South Title: What’s Next?

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The Houston Texans took the AFC South title in a 23-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 21, 2019, their fourth AFC South title in five years. They now join the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots as the only teams to have four division titles since 2015. What’s next for the Texans?

The Texans ended the four-game winning streak held by Bucs to clinch the AFC South title in the NFL. They forced five turnovers, and one of the four interceptions of Tampa’s quarterback, Jameis Winston, was returned for an early touchdown. In the end, an interception by Jahleel Addae with 1:27 to go ended any hopes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had of recovering. “Anytime you win a division in this league it’s important,” Coach Bill O’Brien told apnews.com. “We’ve done it four out of the last five years. To win the division with one game left to play says a lot about this team. It’s a resilient team. They work hard, they come to work every day and they try to do what we ask them to do.”

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Highlights of the week 16 game between the Houston Texans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were shared on the official NFL YouTube channel. Despite some obvious errors in judgment and play, the Texans took a win with a field goal following a penalty. In the meantime, wide receiver Will Fuller is said to be on the injured list and won’t be playing for the Texans in their upcoming regular-season finale against the Titans. Fuller has been recognized as the fastest player on the team’s roster, and as such, hasn’t been ruled out as a possible return for the playoffs. The team enters the final week of regular season play knowing that their playoff fate will be determined with the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs outcome. With that, they have an outside chance to be the third seed in the AFC. If the Chargers win and the Texans take the Titans, that will mean their rise in the playoff standings. Following their win of the AFC South title, Coach O’Brien was ready to get back down to business with a game plan for their pending Titans match.