2017 Houston Texans Preview

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Houston… We Have A Problem

In 2002, when the Texans landed in Houston as an expansion team, they were winning games in the regular season making a name for themselves early on. In the first eight of the nine seasons in the league, the Houston Texans were either last or second to last in the AFC South division. That all changes in 2009. As a result of a 9-7 record, they finished second in the AFC South division, even though they didn’t make the playoffs. That next season (2011), Houston finally made it to the second season. The Texans would return in 2012, 2015 and 2016. All four games finished either in the Wildcard round or the Divisional round.

Texans in 2016: A Year In Review

In 2016, their key player on defense JJ Watt only played three games in the regular season. Then in the fourth game, was not in the lineup due to a back injury. The injury was so bad that Watt was placed on Injured Reserved (IR). However, he was not the only one on IR. Nine other players were also on the list.

One Giant Leap For Texans Fans

Now entering season 17, the Houston Texans are looking to get back to the playoffs and ultimately to their first Super Bowl. To begin the 2017 season, the Houston Texans will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in week one. Throughout the season, they will have to play in three primetime games. Plus, they will go up against three playoffs as well as their divisional foes Jaguars, Colts, and Titans. At the end of the season, I predict this team will finish the 2017 regular season at a respective record 10-6. Once all the AFC South teams have been previewed, I will determine if the Houston Texans will make the playoffs.

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