Titans edge Texans 23-22, await playoff fate - NBC Sports

Titans edge Texans 23-22, await playoff fate
Hasselbeck throws 2 TD passes, Houston botches 2-point PAT attempt in final seconds
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Titans wide receiver Donnie Avery slips behind cornerback Jason Allen for a touchdown in the second quarter.
January 1, 2012, 4:01 pm

Matt Hasselbeck threw two touchdown passes and the Tennessee Titans kept alive their playoff hopes with a 23-22 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Houston (10-6) will head into its first postseason on a three-game losing streak. The Texans were locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs and coach Gary Kubiak played mostly reserves in the second half.

Rookie starter T.J. Yates left the game after one series and was replaced by Jake Delhomme. The Texans would not say if Yates was injured.

The Texans pulled within a point late in the game on a 5-yard TD pass by Delhomme, but failed on a 2-point conversion that would have won it.

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