The Houston Texans handled their business in Week 17 against the Titans, but they’ll need to win again in Week 18 to secure a playoff berth. They travel to face the Colts with both teams looking up at the Jaguars in the AFC South tiebreaker.
If the Jaguars lose next Sunday against the Titans, the winner of Texans-Colts claims the AFC South. If the Jaguars lose, the winner of the game likely secures a wild card berth.
Houston Texans current odds
Week 18: @ Colts
The Colts are the home favorite and have a more veteran presence. However, the Texans have C.J. Stroud back in the saddle after he made his return from a concussion. I think the youngster caps off his OROY campaign by securing a road upset and getting his Texans into the playoffs.
Final record prediction: 10-7
Current AFC playoff standings
The Texans likely won’t win the division, but they’ll clinch a wild card berth with a road win over the Colts. They hold tiebreakers over the Steelers and Bengals, and so even if they finish in a tie with either of them, they have the edge.