Re: 2012 Playoff Picture
OK, doing the math, I don't think the Texans can clinch a bye next week, unless Bal or Den loses too. If Denver and the Ravens tie when they play each other, they could both finish with better records than the Texans.
Texans beat NE and Denver and Bal both win next week:
Week 15 - Hou loss, Den/Bal tie, NE win
Week 16 - Hou loss, Den, Bal, NE win
Week 17 - Hou loss, Den, Bal, NE win
So for the Texans to clinch a bye this weekend they must beat NE, Ten over Indy, and Bal or Den has to lose.