By Derek Fogel

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – Since their Bye in NFL Week 9, the Texans have a record of (2-3). Four of those five games have been on the road and both wins were away from Houston. Now with two games in a row at NRG Stadium, the team can settle in to finishing the regular season with a division title.

“Oh man, going from Mexico to the snow in Green Bay, Indy last week, you know its been a lot… So to be back home this week means a lot, to have our fans behind us, it means everything, so we’re looking forward to it,” Offensive Lineman Duane Brown said.

In the final three weeks of the season, the Texans have two divisional games left. One is this Sunday hosting the Jaguars and the other is the last game of the regular season at Tennessee. Houston is still undefeated in the AFC South this year and (7-6) overall.

“We’re here. It’s been a long season and we’ve put ourselves in position to be right where we want to be, but you’ve got to follow through with it,” Duane said.

In the tough stretch after Week 9, the Texans’ three losses were by a single possession. They only have two double-digit-point losses this year, to the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. Tight games have made it a grueling season in Houston.

“Looking at the things we’ve been through this year. It’s been a long season, had a lot of adversity, you know lost some close games that we think we should’ve won, and to still be in this position means a lot,” Brown said.

Looking ahead to Sunday, the Jaguars are (2-11) on the season and have lost eight games in a row. The Tennessee Titans who also have a record of (7-6) have a challenge ahead of them facing the Chiefs (10-3) in Kansas City. The Texans control their own destiny in securing a division title and a playoff spot.

“Knowing what lies ahead if we handle our business, it’s a great feeling… No matter what’s happened this year, guys are very optimistic.”


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