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Week 15 NFL Scores & Standings: Colts Take Charge Of AFC South, Houston Hits Bottom

Jacksonville Jaguars 24, Indianapolis Colts 34 - The Jaguars had a chance to clinch their first-ever AFC South Championship, but they couldn't seal the deal in Indianapolis. The Colts took control of the AFC South race behind two Peyton Manning touchdowns, a career-day from Donald Brown, and a good performance from their rush defense.

If the Colts win against Oakland and Tennessee, Indianapolis will win yet another AFC South title and keep Jacksonville at home. The news for Indy wasn't all good as wide receiver Austin Collie left the game with a concussion. This was the third time since November 7th that Collie has left the game due to a head injury. Jacksonville heads home to meet Washington where they'll need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Houston Texans 17, Tennessee Titans 31 - You could tell which team played a physical Monday Night game and which one had been off since December 9th. The Titans looked fresher, played faster, and dominated the Texans from start to finish. Tennessee jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter behind two Kerry Collins touchdown passes and a Chris Johnson score, and they never looked back.

Texans running back Arian Foster left the game with an ankle injury, but he was largely ineffective prior to leaving. The rest of the game was typical Texans: dropped passes, dumb penalties, and bad secondary play (despite a Jason Allen interception). Tennessee keeps small playoff hopes alive while Houston has been officially eliminated from any postseason scenarios. Next up for the Texans? An interesting trip to Denver - where Kubiak's name has popped up in the coaching rumor mill.

UP-TO-THE-SECOND AFC SOUTH STANDINGS
Indianapolis Colts 8-6 (3-2)
Jacksonville Jaguars 8-6 (3-2)
Tennessee Titans 6-8 (2-3)
Houston Texans 5-9 (2-3)

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