Here are your daily Texans stories for Monday:
Sorting out the playoff madness by Will Brinson, CBS Sports
"Massive longshot for Indianapolis here, and it’s over if the Bengals win on Monday night. The Colts are hoping they can tie the Texans record-wise at 8-8 and have the strength of victory tilt their way (the fifth tiebreaker after record, division games, common games and conference games)."
J.J. Watt visits hospital by FOX Sports
"While much of the world spent Christmas with family, at home, opening gifts, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt chose to spend his holiday away from home — with kids who have no choice but to spend the day away from home.The behemoth, most feared man in the NFL spent Friday visiting children in the hospital, trying to brighten their day while getting the same in return."
Joseph not Declining by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle
"The whispers kept getting louder about Texans veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph, growing rapidly into outspoken, noisier and ultimately misinformed opinions falling just shy of shouts.The general assumption around town was that Joseph had lost a step and his time as a shutdown cornerback had come to a screeching halt."
Texans take another step forward by Marc Vandermeer, Houstontexans.com
"The Texans came into Nashville needing to carve out a win whatever way they could. Starting their third different quarterback in three weeks looked like a tremendous challenge that would result in a nail-biting down-to-the-wire finish.Instead, the Texans took it to their arch rivals with a dominating 34-6 victory, confirming that they are a resilient team with one of the league’s very best defenses."