The Texans hung on, and earned another patch to put on their letter jackets.
They clinched the AFC South with a 29-17 win over the Colts, and kept pace in their chase for home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs, pushing their record to 12-2.
The Texans did it by familiar means, playing the kind of old school football that they didn’t a week ago when they were shamed by the Patriots.
Arian Foster ran for 165 yards and they kept constant pressure on Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (four sacks), keeping the comeback kids at bay.
The Colts (9-5) proved they’re not an easy out for anyone, but until they catch up personnel-wise over the next offseason or two, they’re going to continue to lag behind the top teams in the AFC.