Intro: Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games. Below is a recap of the three AFC South games from Week 1:
Texans 30 Dolphins 10
-Down 3-0 over halfway through the second quarter, the Texans defense turned up the heat and never looked back. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw three interceptions in the final six minutes of the first half leading to 24 Houston points. Houston’s defense was dominant on the afternoon forcing four turnovers, recording three sacks and giving up just three points (the Dolphins only touchdown came via a punt return). Texans wide receiver Andrew Johnson had eight catches for 119 yards and a touchdown.
NEXT GAME: Jacksonville, Sunday at 1:00 EST
Vikings 26 Jaguars 23 OT
-A game that included two scores in the final 20 seconds ended in defeat for the Jaguars. Down 23-15, quarterback Blaine Gabbert found receiver Cecil Shorts for a 33-yard touchdown with 22 seconds to go and the Jaguars converted the two-point conversion. With 14 seconds remaining, the Vikings got completions of 26 and six yards before rookie kicker Blair Walsh booted a 55-yarder at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. The Vikings won the overtime toss and a Walsh 38-yard field goal gave them the 26-23 lead. Under new overtime rules, the Jaguars would have a chance but turned the ball over on downs.
NEXT GAME: Houston, Sunday at 1:00 EST
Patriots 34 Titans 13
-The Titans loss to the Patriots wasn’t the only bit of bad news on the afternoon. Quarterback Jake Locker had to leave the game with an injured shoulder while trying to tackle Patriots safety Patrick Chung after a fumble return that was negated to do a penalty. Titans wide receiver Nate Washington caught a 29-yard touchdown early in the third quarter to bring the home team within 21-10. However, the Patriots would outscore the Titans 13-3 the rest of the way while holding Tennessee running back Chris Johnson to four yards rushing on 11 carries.
NEXT GAME: @San Diego, Sunday at 4:25 EST.
2012 AFC South Standings
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