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CB Kareem Jackson strong outing for Houston, team falls short

Kevin Jairaj - USA TODAY Sports

Houston still finds itself with a shot at a division title, despite a 6-27 loss Sunday at home against New England.

A reunion was in order at NRG Stadium between Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien and quarterback Brian Hoyer with New England’s coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft.

Houston’s cornerback Kareem Jackson had an exceptional performance tackling in space. The former Alabama standout and six-year veteran accounted for nine total tackles.

Jackson defended one pass and held both LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden under 60 yards rushing. He is now sixth on the team in tackles (46) and has defended four passes with an interception. Houston, who stands at 6-7, is now tied with Indianapolis for first place in the AFC South.

The Colts hold the tiebreaker, but if Houston wins out and Indianapolis stumbles, Houston will make the playoffs as the fourth and final top seed.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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