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Texans topple Colts, gain AFC playoff berth

That exhale from Indianapolis was Houston Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn.

The Texans are on their way to the AFC playoffs after defeating the Colts on Saturday, 23-19.

Indy had a long, time-consuming drive that ended with a fourth-down incompletion when Gardner Minshew attempted to find  Tyler Goodson unsuccessfully.

Houston ran down the clock and earned itself at least an AFC Wild-Card berth.

The Texans took a safety on the next-to-last play of the game, cutting the final margin to four points.

Where Houston lands in the postseason depends on Sunday’s Jaguars-Titans game.

Back to Fairbairn. After Devin Singletary scored to give Houston a 23-17 lead in the fourth quarter, the kicker missed his first PAT of the season.

To give you an idea of the turnaround in Houston: The Texans won 11 games total over the previous three seasons. They finish the 2023 regular season 10-7 and a postseason spot.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire