Houston Texans: Five Reasons They Won't Make the Playoffs

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Houston Texans: Five Reasons They Won't Make the Playoffs
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Can Schaub propel the Texans to the playoffs? I think not

Before this Sunday, most commentators thought that the Houston Texans had supplanted the Dallas Cowboys as the best team in Texas.  Unfortunately for Houston fans, a desperate Dallas team came into Reliant Stadium and showcased its talent, beating the Texans 27-13.

Now losing this game isn't a cataclysmic event. However, the Cowboys offense and defense exposed holes in the Houston Texans that their previous victories had masked.  Though clearly an improved team, the Texans are still a year or two away from being serious AFC contenders. 

Many of you may say that they beat the Colts and have therefore proven their ability to dominate in the AFC, but I would disagree.  The performance Arian Foster put on in that game will not be duplicated, and the Colts will once again win the AFC South. 

The Texans are doomed to miss the playoffs once again, and here's why.

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