Intro: Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.
Texans 23, Jets 17
-The Colts got a look at their next opponent on Monday night as the Jets loss to the Texans in Houston’s first one-possession game of the season. Houston running back Arian Foster had 152 yards on 29 carries and helped run the clock out late in the fourth quarter. NFL sack leader J.J. Watt added to his sack total with a takedown of Sanchez and the Houston defense had a pair of interceptions. The last turnover came on a third-and-18 with less than two minutes to go. Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson picked off Sanchez to keep the Texans as the lone undefeated team in the AFC.
NEXT GAME: @Green Bay, Sunday at 8:20 EST
Vikings 30, Titans 7
-The Titans will have to bounce back with a short week ahead of themselves. After rushing for 141 yards in Week 4, running back Chris Johnson was held to 24 yards on 15 carries against the Vikings. Minnesota wide receiver Percy Harvin had a touchdown on the ground and receiving to go along with three Blair Walsh field goals, which helped build a 23-0 lead for the Vikings. Titans rookie receiver Kendall Wright did have nine catches for 66 yards and the Tennessee defense picked off Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder twice.
NEXT GAME: @Pittsburgh, Thursday at 8:20 EST
Bears 41, Jaguars 3
-A game that was tied at three at halftime quickly changed thanks to a defensive touchdown by Chicago. Bears cornerback Charles Tillman picked off Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown to give Chicago a 13-3 lead. Chicago then exploded in the fourth quarter as quarterback Jay Cutler threw a pair of touchdown passes and linebacker Lance Briggs recorded the second pick six of the day for the Bears defense. Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew had 56 yards on 12 carries but three turnovers by Gabbert stalled the Jacksonville offense.
NEXT GAME: @Oakland, 10/21 4:25 EST
2012 AFC South Standings
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