The Texans won the AFC South despite their $72 million quarterback, not because of him. And upgrading the position is not going to be easy -- or cheap.
Bringing back Tom Coughlin as VP of football operations is a good move by the Jaguars, who aren't far from challenging for the AFC South title.
The Indianapolis Colts played catch-up all season. After going 8-8, sliding down another peg in the AFC South and missing the postseason in consecutive years for the first time in almost two decades, the Colts must figure out what went wrong, how to fix it and how they can get back to the playoffs.
Houston and Oakland might have to switch quarterbacks again before their AFC playoff matchup. The health of Tom Savage and Matt McGloin will be the deciding factors. Savage was sidelined by a concussion in a 24-17 loss at Tennessee on Sunday, forcing Brock Osweiler back onto the field for the AFC South
A concussion that sidelined quarterback Tom Savage could have the biggest impact coming out of the Houston Texans' 24-17 loss at Tennessee on Sunday. Savage started for the AFC South champions, left in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion and was cleared. Houston (9-7) will host
There are a handful of knowns heading into Week 17, the last of the 2016 NFL regular season. The AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers are locked into the No. 3 seed. The Houston Texans, AFC South champs, are the No...
A healthy Andrew Luck was supposed to lead the Indianapolis Colts back to the playoffs. A maturing Blake Bortles and a young, improving defense were supposed to put the Jacksonville Jaguars back in the AFC South title chase. ''If you can't figure out why you're playing, then you probably
The AFC South title Tennessee hoped to be playing for Sunday now rests comfortably in Houston's hands for a second straight season. The Texans and Titans insist they still have lots on the line in their regular-season finale. Houston (9-6) can finish its first season sweep of the AFC South and
In an AFC South matchup between two teams that were supposed to contend for the division title this season, the Indianapolis Colts (7-8) will simply attempt to finish at .500 when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12) as solid home favorites...
After clinching the AFC South last weekend with a third straight outright victory, the Houston Texans aim to wrap up the regular season on a winning note when they visit the battered Tennessee Titans in Week 17...
The Houston Texans are sticking with Tom Savage at quarterback on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Savage made his first career start in place of Brock Osweiler on Saturday night in a 12-10 win over the Bengals that allowed the Texans to clinch the AFC South. Osweiler was benched in the second
Houston clinched a second straight AFC South title. Savage and the Texans know he'll need to improve if they hope to make a run this postseason. ''I think we can build, and obviously I think it's a good thing that we protected the ball - not put the defense in a tough situation,'
Clowney and the Texans are headed to the playoffs after surviving a scare from the Cincinnati Bengals to get a 12-10 victory on Saturday night that clinched their second straight AFC South title. Tom Savage threw for 176 yards in his first career start and the Bengals missed a field goal as time expired
Tom Savage threw for 176 yards in his first career start and the Cincinnati Bengals missed a field goal as time expired, giving the Houston Texans a 12-10 victory and their second straight AFC South title Saturday night. The Bengals converted a fourth down play to keep a drive alive, but four plays
Like in most of their games this season, the Texans didn't play pretty football Saturday, but their win over the Bengals gave them the AFC South title.
The Texans are heading back to the playoffs for the second consecutive season as AFC South champions. Houston's 12-10 win over the Bengals in Week 16 secured them a fourth postseason berth in six years.
The New England Patriots will have to play to win in the final game of the regular season if they want home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
The Titans will rally around Matt Cassel, who will either be the QB playing for the AFC South title next week or the guy playing out the string.
In a disastrous Christmas Eve game in Jacksonville, the Titans lost a game, their quarterback and perhaps the AFC South.
Houston's $72 million man Brock Osweiler is staying on the bench and the Texans are counting on Tom Savage to help them to their second straight AFC South title on Saturday night against the Bengals. Osweiler, who Houston signed to that huge contract this offseason, was replaced after throwing interceptions
The Houston Texans (8-6) will take the AFC South title by winning their last two games, starting with Saturday night's matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals (5-8-1)...
This is not how the Houston Texans envisioned the end of their season playing out when they gave Brock Osweiler a $72 million contract this offseason. The Texans, who are tied for first in the AFC South, will turn to Tom Savage to help get them to a division title. Osweiler, who has struggled all season
The resilient first-place Titans, who were 5-27 between 2014 and 2015, continue to believe after a dramatic comeback victory on Sunday.
Baby, it's cold outside -- but the AFC South race is heating up! Tom Savage led Houston to a major comeback while Ryan Succop kicked the Titans to the top of the division.
Ryan Succop kicked a 53-yard field goal into the wind as time expired to give Tennessee a 19-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on a frigid Sunday and keep the Titans tied with Houston atop the AFC South. Succop, who began his career with Kansas City, came up short on his first try at the winner
The Houston Texans are being careful to avoid a letdown Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are losers of eight straight, after their huge win at Indianapolis last week that left them in control of the AFC South. ''We keep it all in perspective no matter what their record is,''
The Tennessee Titans are making believers out of lots of folks. The idea that they could win the AFC South is very much alive after their victory over Denver. Should the Titans come out of Kansas City with another win on Sunday, the question might become are they good enough to not only make the playoffs
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has quite a streak going against AFC South rival Houston. Bortles has thrown a Pick-6 in three consecutive games against the Texans, tying an NFL record set by Peyton Manning. Bortles has had 11 of his 50 interceptions returned for touchdowns during his
The Houston Texans are in control of the AFC South at the moment. The Texans and the Titans are both 7-6, but Houston holds the tiebreaker with a perfect 4-0 mark in division play. The Texans completed a season sweep of the Colts for the first time in franchise history on Sunday to leave Indianapolis
Coach Mike Mularkey believes his Tennessee Titans are figuring out how to win. The Titans (7-6) have won three of four and are coming off a big 13-10 win over Denver that keeps them tied atop the AFC South with Houston, and they wrap up the season hosting the Texans (7-6) in what could be a showdown
Jadeveon Clowney acknowledged Sunday's strip sack of Andrew Luck was the biggest play of his career. The play helped propel the Houston Texans to the lead in the AFC South.
The Tennessee Titans are above .500 for the first time this season and tied atop the AFC South for a second straight week. For the Denver Broncos, the NFL's toughest finish is even more rugged - they're in a scrap for a playoff spot, just for a chance to defend their Super Bowl title. The Titans
The Houston Texans are heading home with a lot more than a second straight victory at Indianapolis. What they did Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak and position themselves for a second straight AFC South title was rely on a proven old-school formula - run efficiently, force turnovers and let
The Indianapolis Colts had 12 months to reflect on how Houston got its first win on its home turf - and the AFC South title last season. After spending the past month fighting their way back into the division chase and a potential playoff spot, the Colts took a major step backward Sunday with a 22-17
Lamar Miller scored Houston's only touchdown and the Texans defense stopped Andrew Luck on Indy's final drive of the game to preserve a 22-17 victory on Sunday. Houston (7-6) retained a share of the AFC South lead with Tennessee by ending its three-game losing streak. The Texans won for the
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) DeMarco Murray ran for 92 yards and a touchdown, and the Tennessee Titans held on to beat the Denver Broncos 13-10 Sunday and keep a piece of first place in the AFC South.
The Colts' aspirations of winning the AFC South took a significant hit after a loss to the Texans that included three turnovers by Andrew Luck.
While Brock Osweiler was inconsistent, Houston used an old-school formula to win a crucial divisional contest and stay atop the AFC South.
The AFC South was arguably the worst division in the NFL in 2015. That same argument can be made again this year. But even in a bad division, there's good news...
Yes, he and his teammates realize the winner takes control of the AFC South and has the inside track to the playoffs. It's like (receiver) T.Y. Hilton said, it's a Game 7 atmosphere. While the Colts and Texans are tied with Tennessee (6-6) for the division lead, nobody understands the significance
Roaring out of Texas come the Dallas Cowboys , headed to the Big Apple ready to grab a division crown and maybe more. Crawling out of Texas come the Houston Texans , headed to Naptown for a first-place showdown with the Colts after blowing an exclusive AFC South lead. Dallas (11-1) takes on the New
Just under two months ago, following their spirited fourth-quarter rally to victory over the Indianapolis Colts, the Texans owned a two-game lead in the AFC South, including a pair of victories over their most threatening divisional rivals.
As one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league, Marcus Mariota has the Titans in a three-way tie atop the AFC South. What accounts for Mariota's breakthrough? Chris Wesseling examines.
The Tennessee Titans will try to maintain a share of first place in the AFC South on Sunday when they welcome the Denver Broncos to Nissan Stadium. The 6-6 Titans enjoyed a Week 13 bye after claiming a 27-21 win over the Chicago Bears as 6...
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