Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.
Patriots 42, Texans 14
-The Texans suffered their second loss of the season on Monday night. New England jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and the deficit was too much for the Texans to rally from. Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson had eight catches for 95 yards on against the Patriots. The Texans two losses have come against the Packers and Patriots and they hold head-to-head tiebreakers against the Broncos and Ravens. Houston still remains atop the AFC with a one game lead and finishes the season with two games against Indianapolis sandwiched around a home date with Minnesota.
NEXT GAME: Indianapolis, Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Colts 27, Titans 23
-In jumping out to a 20-7 halftime lead, the Titans could not finish off a road victory that would have kept their slim playoff hopes alive. Tennessee started the game with a very impressive nine-play, 80-yard touchdown drive with tight end Jared Cook hauling in a third-down 18-yard touchdown catch. The Titans added an interception return for a touchdown late in the second quarter. Things began to unravel in the second half with the Colts scoring on their first drive of the third quarter and then forcing a pair of second-half turnovers. Tennessee re-took a 24-23 lead early in the fourth quarter but Indianapolis added two field goals and the Titans couldn’t mount a final comeback.
NEXT GAME: N.Y. Jets, Monday at 8:30 p.m.
Jets 17, Jaguars 10
-Looking for their third win of the season, the Jaguars comeback attempt in the fourth quarter fell just short. Running back Montell Owens scored on a 32-yard run with 7:06 remaining in the game to cut the Jets lead to 17-10. The Jaguars would get a pair of cracks at it with quarterback Chad Henne leading a two-minute drill all the way down to the Jets 28-yard line before an interception thwarted a potential game-tying drive. Owens had a career-high 14 carries for 91 yards while filling in as the starting the running back for Jacksonville.
NEXT GAME: @Miami, Sunday at 1:00 EST.
2012 AFC South Standings
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