The Texans are 8-3 and have a two-game division lead over Tennessee with just five games to go. The odds certainly are in favor of Houston earning its first playoff berth. However, there are unlikely scenarios in which the Titans can overtake the Texans to win the AFC South. ESPNs Paul Kuharsky goes into the complete detail here, but here are a couple major bullet points. The Titans must finish with a better overall record than the Texans, obviously meaning the Texans would have to finish 0-5 or 1-4 while the Titans went 4-1 or 5-0. Or, if they both finish with equal records, the Titans pretty much need the Texans to lose to the winless Colts. And, of course, the Titans would have to beat the Texans here in town on New Years Day. Here are the remaining schedules for the Texans and Titans with the opponents records: Houston Dec. 4 vs. Atlanta (7-4), Dec. 11 at Cincinnati (7-4), Dec. 18 vs. Carolina (3-8), Dec. 22 at Indianapolis (0-11), Jan. 1 vs. Tennessee (6-5) Tennessee Dec. 4 at Buffalo (5-6), Dec. 11 vs. New Orleans (8-3), Dec. 18 at Indianapolis (0-11), Dec. 24 vs. Jacksonville (3-8), Jan. 1 at Houston (8-3) http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2011/11/heres-how-the-texans-can-still-lose-the-division/ **** If Matt Schaub was still healthy and starting Sunday in Relaint, I doubt that this article would have been written ? However and under the circumstances which includes the first NFL start of rookie and 5th round Draft pick TJ Yates instead of Schaub this Sunday, lets just call this topic of the Texans failing to get into the playoffs at this point of the season the proverbial elephant in the room. It's there whether you want to admit it's presense or not ?