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Deshaun Watson has reason to smile after leading the Texans into sole possession of first place in the AFC South. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A little luck and a crucial stop go a long way as Texans beat Colts to seize control of AFC South

November 22, 2019 at 1:30 a.m. EST
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The Houston Texans had the officiating mini-controversy in the game’s final minute go their way. They thwarted the Indianapolis Colts’ fourth-down gamble with the outcome in the balance. And they showed that, even after failing to demonstrate four days earlier that they’re among the league’s elite teams, they nevertheless are the class of the AFC South.

They held on to beat the Colts, 20-17, Thursday night in Houston in a showdown for first place.  
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