2013 NFL playoff picture and scenarios: Texans can earn No. 1 seed with one more win

Bob Levey

With a 29-17 win against the Indianapolis Colts, the Texans have secured a second consecutive AFC South title.

The Houston Texans finished up their successful pursuit of a second consecutive AFC South division title on Sunday with a 29-17 victory against the Indianapolis Colts that clinched a second trip to the playoffs in as many years for the team. A loss by the Patriots later in the night helped the Texans come close to clinching a first round bye in the postseason as well.

With a two-game lead and two games left to play, the Texans can't say they've clinched a first-round bye due to the Patriots owning the head-to-head tiebreaker. However, a win in either of the final two games of the season against the Vikings and Colts would be enough to clinch a week off in January.

The Texans also have a one-game lead over the Denver Broncos after nine consecutive wins by Peyton Manning and company, but can still hold them off with just one more win due to a head-to-head tiebreaker earned back in Week 3. That would give the Texans the top seed in the AFC and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

With a playoff spot clinched, the scenario for the Texans in the final two weeks has complicated ways to earn a top seed, but the simple way for the team to earn the No. 1 seed is to win just one of their last two.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.