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Sport Titans wrap season by beating AFC South champ Texans 24-17

00:05  02 january  2017
00:05  02 january  2017 Source:   ap.org

Brock Osweiler Threw Two Bad Interceptions against Jacksonville, Finally Was Benched for Tom Savage

  Brock Osweiler Threw Two Bad Interceptions against Jacksonville, Finally Was Benched for Tom Savage Houston, currently tied for 1st in the AFC South, is trailing Jacksonville at home, 13-0 in the second quarter, and the primary reason is QB Brock Osweiler. His two turnovers have led directly to 10 Jaguars points.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – DaQuan Jones recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the first quarter, and the Tennessee Titans never trailed in beating the Houston Texans 24 - 17 Sunday to finish with their first winning season since 2011.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DaQuan Jones recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the first quarter, and the Tennessee Titans never trailed in beating the Houston Texans 24 - 17 Sunday to finish with their first winning season since 2011.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)-- DaQuan Jones recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the first quarter, and the Tennessee Titans never trailed in beating the Houston Texans 24-17 Sunday to finish with their first winning season since 2011.

Osweiler benched for Savage as Texans beat Jags 21-20

  Osweiler benched for Savage as Texans beat Jags 21-20 Tom Savage threw for 260 yards after Brock Osweiler was benched in the second quarter, and Lamar Miller scored Houston's only with less than three minutes remaining as the Texans rallied for a 21-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.The win was Houston's 10th straight in the division and left the Texans (8-6) tied with Tennessee for the AFC South lead. But Houston controls its playoff future with a 5-0 mark in the division.

Savage started for the AFC South champions , left in the second quarter to be evaluated for a The Titans (9-7) also ended a five-game skid to the two-time AFC South champs , who had beaten Matt Cassel also threw for a touchdown in his first start this season in place of an injured Marcus Mariota

The Titans (9-7) also ended a five-game skid to the two-time AFC South champs , who had beaten Tennessee eight of the previous nine games in this series. With their six-win improvement from going 3-13 in 2015, the Titans matched the biggest one-year turnaround in franchise history, previously set in

The Titans (9-7) also ended a five-game skid to the two-time AFC South champs, who had beaten Tennessee eight of the previous nine games in this series. With their six-win improvement from going 3-13 in 2015, the Titans matched the biggest one-year turnaround in franchise history, previously set in 1967 and 1974.

Matt Cassel also threw for a touchdown in his first start this season in place of an injured Marcus Mariota, and Derrick Henry ran for a TD. Rishard Matthews caught nine passes for 114 yards, and Pro Bowl lineman Jurrell Casey had two of Tennessee's four sacks.

The Texans (9-7) had little at stake except sweeping the AFC South for the first time in franchise history. Hosting a wild-card game next weekend, the Texans deactivated six starters before kickoff and had just one starter still in on defense by midway through the third quarter. Undrafted rookie Joel Heath had two of the Texans' four sacks.

Texans bench Osweiler, promote Savage to starter

  Texans bench Osweiler, promote Savage to starter Brock Osweiler's benching will last for more than one game. Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien announced Monday that Tom Savage would start at quarterback in Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after Osweiler was benched in the team's 21-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars."We've asked a lot of Brock. He's done everything we've asked of him," O'Brien said. "It's just the nature of the business."Osweiler was pulled after his second interception of the game Sunday.

Titans wrap season by beating AFC South champ Texans 24 - 17 . DaQuan Jones recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the first quarter, and the Titans never trailed in beating the Texans 24 - 17 Sunday to finish with their first winning season since 2011.

NASHVILLE, TN – The Houston Texans took charge in the fourth quarter, and now they have control of the AFC South with two games remaining. The defending division champs are looking for Houston's fourth AFC South title in six years under coach Bill O'Brien.

Quarterback Tom Savage, who started , left in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion and was cleared. He took a snap to kneel down on the final play of the first half and was diagnosed with a concussion after being re-evaluated at halftime.

That left Brock Osweiler running the offense. He threw for 253 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a 1-yard TD on fourth-and-goal in the fourth quarter.

The Texans had one final chance to tie, getting the ball with 53 seconds left. Osweiler was sacked and threw incomplete on fourth down as Tennessee held on.

MISSING IN ACTION

The Texans scratched six starters, with running back Lamar Miller missing his second straight game. Fullback Jay Prosch also was deactivated. On defense, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, linebackers John Simon and Brian Cushing and cornerback Johnathan Joseph also did not dress. That didn't stop Houston coach Bill O'Brien for going for it on fourth down six times and trying an onside kick in the third quarter that Tennessee recovered.

ATOP AFC

DeMarco Murray came into the regular-season finale trailing Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell by two yards for the most yards rushing in the AFC. Pittsburgh rested Bell for the playoffs. Murray struggled to find running room against Houston, which has allowed an NFL-stingiest 68 yards rushing per game since Week 8. Murray finished with 21 yards on 11 for his worst performance this season.

UP NEXT

Texans: Hosting an AFC wild-card game against either Kansas City or Oakland.

Titans: A busy offseason featuring two first-round draft picks and lots of salary cap space to accelerate rebuilding.

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Osweiler keeps starting job after coming through .
Houston QB shakes off benching to come through with a playoff victory.In Saturday’s 27-14 victory against the Oakland Raiders in the wild card round of the playoffs, Osweiler managed the game and avoided the big mistake. That was enough for Texans coach Bill O’Brien to announce that Osweiler would start next week’s game in the divisional round.

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