AFC Power Rankings Week 17: Steelers fall, Pats stay at No. 1

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<p>J.J. Watt’s first sack in a month, Quentin Demps’ fumble return for a touchdown and Brandon Weeden’s first career rushing touchdown led to the Texans’ 34-6 thumping of divisional rival Tennessee, and even better, set the Texans up for the AFC South title. All they need is for the Bengals to win tonight, and the Colts’ playoff hopes will fizzle out, giving the Texans the division.</p> <p>DeAndre Hopkins and Nate Washington both scored in Week 16, which is what the Texans had in mind when they plucked Washington from the Titans over the offseason. It must have felt pretty good for Wash to reach the end zone against his former teammates.</p> <p>Whether or not the Bengals win tonight, the Texans need to finish strong next week against the Jaguars. If nothing else, it’s just better to enter the playoffs with a winning record rather than 8-8.</p>. AFC South. 8-7. Houston Texans. 6. player. 10

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