Houston Texans can clinch NFL playoff berth Sunday
The 9-1 Houston Texans can be the first team to punch their ticket to the dance if the following goes down in Week 11:
Convoluted scenario No. 1:
Texans win + Titans loss or tie + Dolphins loss or tie + Jets loss or tie + Bengals loss + Chargers loss or tie
Sounds unlikely? Yeah, probably. How 'bout this one?
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Convoluted Scenario No. 2:
Texans win + Titans loss or tie + Dolphins loss or tie + Jets loss or tie + Bengals loss or tie + Steelers loss
What have we learned? Well, the Texans are unlikely to clinch a playoff spot in Week 11. But it is possible, which tells you a lot about how their season is going.
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"When you expect it," Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said candidly as he stood at his locker, "you don't need to celebrate it."