Texans morning huddle: Houston to host Chiefs in playoffs
The Houston Texans will start their postseason the same way they started the regular season, by hosting the Kansas City Chiefs
The Houston Texans took care of business Sunday by easily defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-6, capping a three week dismantling of all three of their AFC South opponents. In total, the Texans beat the Colts, Titans and Jags by a combined score of 80-22, as they proved they were the deserving champs of their division this season.
Now they get ready to face the team that beat them 27-2o on opening day, here is what you need to know as the team looks to get their revenge on KC;
2016 Houston Texans home and away opponents determined – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"Home opponents (*playoff team): Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs*, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals*Away opponents (*playoff team): Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos*, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings*, Green Bay Packers*, New England Patriots*More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie Smith"
Houston Texans clinch AFC South division title – by Kevin Patra, NFL.com
"Credit the Texans’ defensive line for the division championship. J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus destroyed the Jaguars’ offensive line. Watt, playing without a cast for the first time in weeks, couldn’t be blocked. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year whipped every blocker who attempted to slow him down. He was in Blake Bortles’ grill all game, compiling three sacks, eight tackles — three for loss — two passes defensed, four QB hits, a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Mercilus was nearly as impressive racking up 3.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and two tackles for loss. Watt took over the NFL sacks lead with 17.5 (Khalil Mack enters his afternoon game with 15). The pass-rushing duo will be devastating for any playoff opponent."
Texans to host Chiefs in Wild Card round of playoffs – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com
"Houston clinched the AFC South title with Sunday’s win over the Jaguars, and finished with a final mark of 9-7. They are the AFC’s 4th seed.Because the Broncos beat the Chargers in Week 17, they locked up the AFC West division crown, which meant the Chiefs, at 11-5, were a Wild Card team.After his squad beat the Jaguars, head coach Bill O’Brien said the Texans weren’t satisfied."
Brian Hoyer: It’s been a crazy year – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com
"Brian Hoyer finished the 2015 season much like it began, as the Texans starting quarterback. However, on Sunday after the final game of the regular season, he was wearing an AFC South Champions hat.Never mind that in between, there were quarterback changes, injuries, adversity, big wins, and devastating losses. After missing the last two games while dealing with his second concussion of the year, Hoyer returned to help lead the Texans to a 30-6 win over Jacksonville and their first playoff appearance since 2012.“It’s been a crazy year, but we’ve stayed the course,” Hoyer said. “When we could have split apart, we really came together.”"