HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans are AFC South champions for the second straight year after beating the Indianapolis Colts 29-17 Sunday.
Andre Johnson had 151 yards receiving and a touchdown, Bryan Braman scored a special teams touchdown on a blocked punt, and Shayne Graham kicked five field goals.
The Texans (12-2) grabbed their first AFC South title last season after the Colts nosedived without injured quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning is gone and Andrew Luck couldn t do much against the inspired Houston defense.
The Colts (9-5) had won three straight and needed a win to clinch a playoff berth a year after going 2-14.
But Houston held them off, thanks in part to three sacks from J.J. Watt, to get back on track a week after an embarrassing 42-14 loss to New England on national television. The Texans will have home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs in they win out.