NFL Playoff Picture 2011: Houston Texans Clinch AFC South

The Houston Texans have clinched their first playoff bid and the NFC South.

For the first time in team history, the Houston Texans are heading to the playoffs. The Texans not only secure a spot in the postseason, they clinched the division, becoming the first AFC team to lock up a playoff bid to this point. And as it stands now, the Texans would be the No. 1 seed in the AFC, though two other teams hold the same record through 14 weeks.

The Texans hold a record of 10-3 through this point in the season -- the same record as the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. But because the Texans have the better in-conference win percentage, they hold the tiebreaker for now. The Ravens are the No. 2 seed and the Patriots are the No. 3 seed through this past weekend.

The Tennessee Titans are still alive and in the playoff picture, as well, at 7-6. Tennessee is currently one-game behind the last wildcard spot, in a tie with the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders. Thanks to conference win percentage, Tennessee holds the tiebreaker as it stands now, but is still chasing the 8-5 New York Jets for the final playoff spot.

For more on the playoff picture, visit our NFL hub.

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