Hurtin' Texans clinch playoff berth

Houston Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin rushes for yardage against the Tennessee Titans on...

Houston Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin rushes for yardage against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Nashville. (REUTERS)

Bill Lankhof, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:29 PM ET

The Houston Texans won the battle.

But, it may eventually mean losing the war.

Houston easily beat the Tennessee Titans, 24-10, on Sunday. But, it may prove costly as the injury list continues to grow.

The win clinches a playoff berth and sets a franchise record of 11 wins but linebackers Bradie James and Brooks Reed, cornerback Johnathan Joseph and right tackle Derek Newton all sat out. And, that’s just the beginning of the Texans’ issues. Cornerback Brice McCain hurt his foot and couldn’t finish. Tight end Garrett Graham also suffered a head injury and couldn’t finish. None of that cost them on this day. Linebacker Brian Cushing is gone for the year with a knee injury.


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