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NFL Scores, AFC South Standings: Houston Extends Division Lead Over Tennessee

Houston extends its lead in the AFC South with a 30-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Tennessee fails to keep pace after losing at home to Cincinnati.

Houston Texans 30 vs. Cleveland Browns 12: The Houston Texans ran for 261 yards against the Browns including 124 from Arian Foster and 115 from Ben Tate. The win was Houston's third in a row and helps them open up a 1.5 game lead over the Titans. 

Cincinnati Bengals 24 vs. Tennessee Titans 17: The Titans took a 17-7 lead into halftime but saw Andy Dalton rally the Bengals to a 24-17 victory in Tennessee. Matt Hasselbeck was solid with 272 yards and two touchdowns but the Titans couldn't get it done late. 

Atlanta Falcons 31 vs. Indianapolis Colts 7: Julio Jones finished with 131 yards and two touchdowns as the Falcons handed the Colts their ninth straight loss of the season. The entire game was a struggle for the Colts offensively as they totaled just 186 yards of total offense. 

Jacksonville Jaguars - Bye: The Jaguars limped into their bye week with a 2-6 record and thankful for the Colts in the AFC South standings. Jacksonville will travel to Indy in Week 10 looking to avoid becoming the first team to lose to the Colts this season. 

AFC South Standings

Houston 6 3 0 236 157
Tennessee 4 4 0 156 169
Jacksonville 2 6 0 98 163
Indianapolis 0 9 0 128 283

(updated 11.7.2011 at 4:20 AM EST)

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