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EYE ON THE PRIZE: WEEK 16

Posted by Kevin Bowen on December 24, 2012 – 8:53 am

Intro:  Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.

Vikings 22, Texans 6

-Looking to lock home the No. 1 seed in the AFC, the Texans could not overcome the leg of Vikings kicker Blair Walsh and a staunch Minnesota defense. Houston led 3-0 early in the first quarter before Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder hit tight end Kyle Rudolph for a three-yard touchdown later in the stanza. From there, Walsh would kick three field goals and the closest Houston would get the rest of the day would be 10 points late in the third quarter. A win next week for the Texans would still clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

NEXT GAME: @Indianapolis, Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

 

Packers 55, Titans 7

-Coming off a short week after a Monday Night Football victory, the Titans struggled to find any rhythm against one of the NFC’s best teams. Running back Chris Johnson was held to just 28 rushing yards and Tennessee did not get on the board until 1:39 remaining when quarterback Jake Locker found wide receiver Kenny Britt for a two-yard touchdown reception.

NEXT GAME: @Jacksonville at 1:00 p.m.

 

Patriots 23, Jaguars 16

-The Jaguars did their best in trying to spoil home field scenarios for the Patriots on Sunday. Jacksonville jumped out to a 13-3 first half lead but turnovers plagued the Jaguars in the second half. In cutting the lead to 23-16 midway through the first quarter, the Jaguars twice drove inside the Patriots 12-yard line over the final eight minutes but quarterback Chad Henne was picked off twice. Rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon continued his strong second half to the season with seven catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.

NEXT GAME: Tennessee, Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

2012 AFC South Standings

Houston 12-3

Indianapolis 10-5

Tennessee 5-10

Jacksonville 2-13


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