The Houston Texans are a team that have taken great strides over the last couple of years to improve their team, and make a push for the playoffs with the the ultimate goal being The Super Bowl.
Unfortunately for the Texans, this is not going to be their year.
The Texans have done a great job at building their team. They have used the draft to build an incredible defensive line and have strengthened it with the addition of great line backers.
They also have a great, young QB in Matt Schaub, and one of the best receivers in the NFL in Andre Johnson.
The negative side is, they lost their best cover corner in Daunta Robinson, and Brian Cushing is going to be suspended for the first four games of the regular season, due to testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.
The Texans are in the process of developing a three headed monster at running back with Steve Slaton (if healthy), Chris Henry, and Jeremiah Johnson. Though none of these backs strike fear in hearts, they are growing. Have they grown enough to be dominant is the question?
To add to everything else, the Texans are in a division with the Indianapolis Colts, which means, if they are going to make a Super Bowl run, they are either going to have to defeat the Colts and win the AFC South crown, or take the Wild Card route, and I am just not sure that the Texans are ready to overcome either of those obstacles.
My prediction: Texans finish with a 9-7 record and miss the playoffs by a game.