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CB Kareem Jackson guides Houston to its first win at Indianapolis

Kevin Jairaj - USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson has the team in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot as an AFC South champion.

The former Alabama standout guided Houston to its first victory at Lucas Oil Stadium (RCA Dome) over Indianapolis in franchise history. He was solid against the run, limiting the Colts to 50 rushing yards on 19 carries in Sunday’s 16-10 win.

Jackson recorded four tackles, giving him 54 on the season.

He anchored a Texans’ secondary that frustrated Indianapolis’ wide outs. The Colts totaled just 160 yards on 18 receptions.

Houston selected Jackson in the first round (20th overall pick) of the 2010 NFL Draft. His efforts against Indianapolis have the Texans in first place in the AFC South at 7-7. Two more wins will position Houston for the playoffs as a division champion for a third time in franchise history (2011-12).

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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