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Texans clinch AFC South with 12-10 win over Bengals

HOUSTON (AP) Tom Savage threw for 176 yards in his first career start and the Cincinnati Bengals missed a field goal as time expired, giving the Houston Texans a 12-10 victory and their second straight AFC South title Saturday night.

The Bengals converted a fourth down play to keep a drive alive, but four plays later, former Texan Randy Bullock's 43-yard attempt sailed wide right to secure Houston's victory.

Savage helped the Texans (9-6) rally for a win over the Jaguars last week after taking over when Brock Osweiler was benched after throwing interceptions on back-to-back possessions in the second quarter.

The Texans knew they were in the postseason with a win after the Titans fell to the Jaguars earlier Saturday. But it didn't look good for them early with Savage completing just two passes for 13 yards and them trailing 3-0 at halftime.

Savage was able to move the offense much better in the second half, but Houston still struggled in the red zone.

The Texans had a first down at the 6 early in the fourth quarter before the offense stalled and they settled for a 22-yard field goal that put them up 6-3. Quintin Demps got his career-high fifth interception when he picked off Andy Dalton's pass two plays later, but Houston couldn't move the ball and had to punt it away.

Cincinnati (6-8-1) regained the lead when Dalton found Brandon LaFell on a short pass and he took it 86-yards for a touchdown that made it 10-6 with about 11 minutes left.

A 24-yard touchdown run by Blue put the Texans back on top with about 9 minutes left, but the extra point was blocked to leave Houston up 12-10. That score was set up by a 21-yard reception by DeAndre Hopkins.

Dalton finished with 268 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception.

Lamar Miller missed his first game this season because of an ankle injury and Blue had 73 yards rushing in his place.

A.J. Green, the Cincinnati star receiver who said earlier this week that he would play after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury, was inactive amid reports that he was unhappy with the decision to sit him.

After a terrible first half on offense, Houston finally got a little something going after halftime and tied it at 3-3 with a 25-yard field goal early in the third quarter.

The first half was an offensive struggle for both teams with a combined 12 punts. The Texans were a bit worse than the Bengals though and had just two first downs and 34 total yards with minus-5 yards passing because of three sacks.

The Bengals had a 3-0 lead at halftime after a 43-yard field goal by Randy Bullock at the end of the second quarter.

The Texans didn't cross midfield their first drive of the third quarter when Will Fuller caught a 14-yard pass that got them to the Cincinnati 47.

UP NEXT

Bengals: Host the Ravens next Sunday.

Texans: Visit the Titans next Sunday.

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Key Players
B. LaFell 11 WR
130 YDs, 1 TDs
A. Blue 28 RB
73 YDs, 1 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 8:41
N.Novak extra point is Blocked (M.Hunt), Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler. DEFENSIVE TWO-POINT ATTEMPT. V.Rey recovered the blocked kick. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
10
12
Touchdown 8:41
A.Blue left tackle for 24 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
75
yds
2:04
pos
10
12
Point After TD 10:45
R.Bullock extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
10
6
Touchdown 10:45
A.Dalton pass short left to B.LaFell for 86 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on HOU-E.Pleasant, Defensive Offside, declined.
3
plays
91
yds
0:55
pos
9
6
Field Goal 13:31
N.Novak 22 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
12
plays
71
yds
6:34
pos
3
6
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 9:05
N.Novak 25 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Weeks, Holder-S.Lechler.
11
plays
68
yds
5:55
pos
3
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
R.Bullock 43 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
14
plays
67
yds
4:58
pos
3
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:54 31:06
1st Downs 15 17
Rushing 3 4
Passing 12 8
Penalty 0 5
3rd Down Conv 7-16 4-14
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 294 250
Total Plays 63 57
Avg Gain 4.7 4.4
Net Yards Rushing 50 95
Rush Attempts 19 24
Avg Rush Yards 2.6 4.0
Net Yards Passing 244 155
Comp. - Att. 28-41 18-29
Yards Per Pass 6.0 5.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-24 4-21
Penalties - Yards 6-60 3-25
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 1-0
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 8-45.8 8-46.4
Return Yards 122 32
Punts - Returns 7-15 4-32
Kickoffs - Returns 4-107 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 2/3 2/2
Extra Points 1/1 0/0
Field Goals 1/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-2 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-2 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bengals 5-9-1 030710
Texans 9-6 003912
244 PASS YDS 155
50 RUSH YDS 95
294 TOTAL YDS 250
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Dalton 14 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.3% 268 1 1 84.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.7% 3980 17 8 91.3
A. Dalton 28/41 268 1 1 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Burkhead 33 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 225 0
R. Burkhead 12 42 0 9 6
J. Hill 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
222 839 9
J. Hill 7 8 0 4 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
B. LaFell 11 WR
19
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 6 130 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 57 795 6
B. LaFell 10 6 130 1 86 19
C. Core 16 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
14 8 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 118 0
C. Core 14 8 39 0 9 3
C. Uzomah 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 221 0
C. Uzomah 6 5 28 0 8 2
R. Burkhead 33 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 120 0
R. Burkhead 4 4 25 0 11 6
T. Boyd 83 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 564 1
T. Boyd 4 2 25 0 21 2
J. Wright 86 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 106 0
J. Wright 1 1 8 0 8 0
R. Hewitt 89 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 13 0
R. Hewitt 1 1 8 0 8 0
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 71 0
A. Erickson 1 1 5 0 5 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Dansby 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
63-40 0 1.0
K. Dansby 5-5 0.0 0 0
S. Williams 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-21 2 1.0
S. Williams 3-0 0.0 0 0
V. Rey 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-32 1 0.0
V. Rey 3-4 0.0 0 0
G. Atkins 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-10 0 8.5
G. Atkins 3-0 1.0 0 0
G. Iloka 43 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-21 3 0.0
G. Iloka 3-3 0.0 0 0
J. Shaw 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-16 1 0.0
J. Shaw 3-0 0.0 0 0
N. Vigil 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 0.0
N. Vigil 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Maualuga 58 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-10 1 0.0
R. Maualuga 2-0 0.0 0 0
P. Sims 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-21 0 1.0
P. Sims 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Jones 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-11 1 0.0
A. Jones 2-0 0.0 0 0
W. Gilberry 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 1.5
W. Gilberry 2-1 1.5 0 0
M. Johnson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-12 0 3.5
M. Johnson 2-2 0.5 0 0
W. Clarke 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 4.0
W. Clarke 2-0 1.0 0 0
R. Burkhead 33 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-5 0 0.0
R. Burkhead 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Kirkpatrick 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-8 3 0.0
D. Kirkpatrick 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Peko 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-20 0 0.0
D. Peko 1-3 0.0 0 0
C. Dunlap 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-19 0 7.0
C. Dunlap 1-0 0.0 0 1
D. Dennard 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-13 0 0.0
D. Dennard 1-1 0.0 0 0
P. Dawson 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Dawson 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hunt 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-8 0 0.0
M. Hunt 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Peerman 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Peerman 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Bullock 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
6/7 6/7
R. Bullock 1/2 43 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Huber 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 45.8 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
73 46.1 22
K. Huber 8 45.8 3 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 26.8 35 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
28 28.4 84 0
A. Erickson 4 26.8 35 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
6 2.7 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
27 7.2 24 0
A. Erickson 6 2.7 7 0
A. Jones 24 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 -1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 4.0 12 0
A. Jones 1 -1.0 -1 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
T. Savage 3 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.1% 176 0 0 79.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.1% 436 0 0 82.6
T. Savage 18/29 176 0 0 8
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Blue 28 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 73 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
89 392 1
A. Blue 21 73 1 24 14
T. Savage 3 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
T. Savage 1 11 0 11 8
A. Hunt 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 109 0
A. Hunt 1 6 0 6 2
J. Prosch 45 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 9 0
J. Prosch 1 5 0 5 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Hopkins 10 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 71 831 4
D. Hopkins 6 3 43 0 21 4
C. Fiedorowicz 87 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 547 3
C. Fiedorowicz 7 4 42 0 14 4
W. Fuller 15 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 611 2
W. Fuller 6 3 39 0 19 3
A. Hunt 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 29 0
A. Hunt 2 2 28 0 24 2
A. Blue 28 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 28 0
A. Blue 4 4 17 0 5 14
K. Mumphery 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 46 0
K. Mumphery 2 2 7 0 5 0
R. Griffin 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 48 432 2
R. Griffin 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Bouye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-14 1 1.0
A. Bouye 9-0 0.0 0 0
B. McKinney 55 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
78-50 0 5.0
B. McKinney 5-2 0.0 0 0
C. Moore 43 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-7 0 0.0
C. Moore 4-1 0.0 0 0
A. Hal 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-15 2 1.0
A. Hal 4-3 0.0 0 0
E. Pleasant 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 0.0
E. Pleasant 3-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Demps 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-17 5 0.0
Q. Demps 3-4 0.0 1 0
B. Cushing 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-27 0 0.0
B. Cushing 3-2 0.0 0 0
W. Mercilus 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-16 0 7.5
W. Mercilus 3-0 2.0 0 0
D. Jones 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
D. Jones 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Joseph 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-7 0 0.0
J. Joseph 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-10 1 0.0
K. Jackson 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Grimes 41 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
J. Grimes 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Dent 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
A. Dent 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Smith 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.5
A. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Wilfork 75 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-12 0 0.0
V. Wilfork 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Clowney 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-12 0 6.0
J. Clowney 1-2 1.0 0 0
R. Nelson 32 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-3 1 0.0
R. Nelson 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Hunt 33 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
A. Hunt 1-2 0.0 0 0
C. Covington 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-9 0 0.0
C. Covington 0-2 0.0 0 0
J. Prosch 45 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Prosch 0-1 0.0 0 0
B. Peters 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
B. Peters 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Reader 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-14 0 1.0
D. Reader 0-2 0.0 0 0
J. Simon 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-19 0 3.5
J. Simon 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Novak 8 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/1
SEASON FG XP
34/39 20/23
N. Novak 2/2 25 0/1 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Lechler 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 46.4 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
69 47.6 30
S. Lechler 8 46.4 4 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Ervin 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 8.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
25 10.2 57 0
T. Ervin 4 8.0 14 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CIN 41 1:45 3 -1 Punt
10:01 CIN 16 2:45 5 20 Punt
5:19 CIN 43 2:46 6 13 Punt
1:05 CIN 28 1:52 3 6 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:40 CIN 28 1:01 3 9 Punt
10:04 CIN 23 2:35 4 8 Punt
4:58 CIN 8 4:58 14 67 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:05 CIN 30 4:00 6 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:31 CIN 20 0:50 2 15 INT
11:40 CIN 9 0:55 3 91 TD
8:41 CIN 29 1:41 3 -3 Punt
3:46 CIN 15 3:46 13 60 FG Miss
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:15 HOU 23 3:14 6 13 Punt
7:16 HOU 22 1:57 3 -7 Punt
2:33 HOU 13 1:28 3 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:13 HOU 18 1:33 3 6 Punt
11:39 HOU 17 1:35 3 5 Punt
7:29 HOU 29 2:31 5 10 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HOU 25 5:55 11 68 FG
5:05 HOU 24 6:34 12 71 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:41 CIN 40 1:01 3 0 Punt
10:45 HOU 25 2:04 4 75 TD
7:00 HOU 21 3:14 6 29 Punt