Intro: Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.
Bears 51, Titans 20
-The Titans are still a week away from one of the latest bye weeks in the NFL and will have a big game this Sunday to maintain pace in the AFC. On Sunday, the Bears forced five turnovers and jumped on Tennessee early with 28 first quarter points. The four first quarter touchdowns included a blocked punt returned for a touchdown and an interception by linebacker Brian Urlacher taken back for a score. Titans running back Chris Johnson recorded his fifth career touchdown of at least 80 yards with an 80-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Johnson finished with 141 yards on 16 carries.
NEXT GAME: @Miami, Sunday at 1:00 EST
Lions 31, Jaguars 14
-Without Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew in the lineup, the Jaguars struggled to put together any substantial drives until the final quarter. Detroit picked off Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert twice and held the Jaguars to just 64 yards on the ground. Gabbert did bounce back to throw a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns and finished the afternoon 27-of-38 for 220 yards. First-round draft pick Justin Blackmon hauled in his first NFL touchdown with a six-yard score late in the fourth quarter.
NEXT GAME: Indianapolis, Thursday at 8:20 EST
Texans 21, Bills 9
-Returning from a bye week, the Texans had their toughest home challenge of the season on Sunday but were able to keep pace with the AFC’s best record. Quarterback Matt Schaub was efficient, with a 19-of-27, 268-yard effort that included a pair of touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Texans also got Pro Bowl production from running back Arian Foster (111 yards and a touchdown) and wide receiver Andrew Johnson (118 yards on eight catches). The Bills cut the lead to 14-9 heading into the fourth quarter but Schaub connected with tight end Garrett Graham for a five-yard touchdown, giving Houston a two-score lead.
NEXT GAME: Chicago, Sunday at 8:20 EST.
2012 AFC South Standings
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