Six straight wins...never before in Texans history.

Amazing considering Houston's down to its third-string quarterback, T.J. Yates, who looked poised in the 17-10 win over Atlanta on Sunday, Dec. 4.

"I never thought that I would be playing this quickly in my career," Yates said.

Nobody else did either. How about Yates' first career touchdown strike to tight end Joel Dreessen?

"You know that felt really good because me and him have been working on that play every day at practice," said Dreessen.

So how close are the Texans to earning their first playoff berth?

"Definitely a legitimate shot at the playoffs, but don't want to jinx anything so one day at a time," Desiree Guenther, a Texans fan, said with a smile.

"Very realistic," said Allison Gilliland, whose husband Robert couldn't agree more. 

"We've just gotta win two out of the next five," said Robert. "Two out of the next five [which includes the win over the Falcons] and we're in. Go Texans."

"They've actually got their stuff together this year, and everyone's playing [well]," Chelsey Hearen, a Texans fan, said. "We lost two quarterbacks already. It's [all] heart and we're gonna do it."

Hopefully the Texans keep doing it on a winning note because their next test - at Cincinnati.

Should Houston beat the Bengals, and Tennessee loses its contest to New Orleans, Texans clinch a playoff spot on Sunday.