(Reuters) - The Houston Texans won the AFC South title for a second successive year on Sunday with a 29-17 home win over divisional rivals the Indianapolis Colts.
The Texans (12-2) had already assured themselves of a place in the playoffs. Their victory means the Colts are not yet sure of a wild-card place although at 9-5 they remain in a strong position.
Arian Foster rushed for 165 yards for Houston while Andre Johnson had 151 yards receiving and scored on a three-yard Matt Schaub pass in the first quarter to put the Texans 10-0 up.
The game turned decisively in Houston’s direction in the second quarter when Bryan Braman returned a blocked punt eight yards for a touchdown.
Reporting By Simon Evans in Miami, editing by Gene Cherry