Texans heading back to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons

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HOUSTON, TX – The Texans are back in the playoffs, clinching the AFC South with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

“Really exciting that we didn’t back in, we won our way in,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “Now, the second season starts, and that’s what’s exciting.”

“We wanted to come out and play a ballgame and clinch it ourselves, and carry the momentum into the playoffs,” cornerback Johnathan Joseph said.

The Texans dominated on defense, forcing four turnovers. J.J. Watt had three sacks, while Whitney Mercilus recorded three and a half.

On offense, Jonathan Grimes had two touchdowns, one receiving and one rushing.  Fellow running back Alfred Blue rushed for 102 yards on 21 carries.

The Texans secured their third ever playoff birth, and first since 2012. Unfortunately for the Texans, left tackle Duane Brown suffered a torn quad injury and left the game in the first quarter.

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