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HOUSTON (AP) – The Texans needed a win over Baltimore to enter their bye with the AFC’s best record.
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The lopsided victory gave them that, and clearly separated them from the second-place Ravens and the rest of the conference.
Still, the Texans (6-1) know they can’t be too impressed with what they’ve accomplished so far.
“You can’t look at the big picture because when you get too far ahead of yourself, that’s when bad things happen,” Andre Johnson said.
But with a dominant defense allowing the second fewest points in the AFC coupled with the second-highest scoring offense in the conference, they’ve become the team to beat in the AFC.
Aside from Houston and Baltimore, New England (4-3) is the only AFC team with more than three wins. Houston will get a shot at the Patriots on Dec. 10.
The Texans are well on their way to winning a second-straight AFC South title with a three-game lead over second-place Indianapolis (3-3).