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C.J. Stroud, Texans hang on to beat Colts, clinch playoff berth

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two teams that combined for seven wins last season proved how far ahead of schedule their rebuilds are by playing for a playoff berth Saturday night, and the Houston Texans didn't have to settle for a moral victory.

A fourth-down stand with 1:03 left secured a 23-19 victory over the Indianapolis Colts as Houston heads to the playoffs. The Texans will be the AFC South champs if the Jacksonville Jaguars lose at the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

It capped a tremendous regular season for rookie quarterback C.